show #194: best practices for education in virtualities

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show #194

just came back from florida – a whirlwind tour through the state university system talking with lecturers and the wonderful dev team behind cndg. these guys have been using second life in a way i have not seen implemented before: smart and easy to use for professor and student alike.

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not steam but stem powered

we met at the stem powered conference in gainesville and visited tallahassee as well as orlando. a forthcoming drax files video will examine the work of cndg in second life but everyone please do have patience = publish date will be just before holiday season.

meantime at a lunch panel ceo bill prensky presented to a partially completely n00b audience of interested teachers the concept of virtual learning.


and some context below:

  • a few stills from preliminary sifting the 5+ hours material i shot in florida:









  • on the podcast we here michele yeargain [laboratory/course coordinator a the department of biology at ucf, dr. stephanie dillon [director at freshmen laboraties in the department of chemistry at ucf], fsu professor for oceanography bill landing, panel moderated by bill prensky.



  • the awe 2018 panel i held with lisay peyton about social vr and “our digital selves” = we have a nicely edited video on youtube:


  • coming up 11/12 and not broadcast although i will attempt to record it: another presentation on “our digital selves” in lucca italy:





  • coming up 11/16 bestselling author liz jensen will be in sansar on a one-on-one interview [with vr headsets and all]





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