K-State faculty will share their teaching experiences and vendors will demonstrate their products at the Teaching, Learning, and Technology Showcase 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, in the K-State Student Union Ballroom. Come and join the event, discuss over coffee, and stay for a light lunch. Prize drawings will be held throughout the showcase.
Registration for the event is required for planning purposes.
Mini-presentations will be held on the hour at the showcase. To learn more, go to the showcase blog.
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A 6-minute video is now available that shows the look and features of Second Life’s new viewer.
Virtual-world environments such as Second Life, There, Whyville, etc. provide opportunities to learn in virtual communities where students meet online for class activities, including lectures, discussions, case studies, projects, papers, exams, labs, and more. Classes can be synchronous, asynchronous, or both. A virtual-world experience is an immersive environment in a three-dimensional (3D) graphical setting, with the use of avatars to represent the class participants, and the sense of presence that puts the learner within the scene.
Second Life is one of the many virtual-world environments available via the Internet and commonly used in higher education. At K-State, faculty have used Second Life to teach courses in geology and hospitality management and dietetics. K-State Research and Extension has a presence in Second Life.
To learn more about Second Life, visit one or more of these YouTube videos: Continue reading “Second Life videos, interest survey for K-State teachers”
K-State’s computer recommendations for students buying a computer to bring to college have recently been updated with the 2009 purchasing guidelines. Intended for freshman/sophomore levels, the recommendations cover operating systems, networking, software, environmental considerations, and more. Continue reading “K-State computer recommendations for 2009”
Come to the IDT Roundtable session 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, in Room 212 of the K-State Student Union to learn more about Second Life, its use by instructors on campus, and what’s happening out in the virtual world. Continue reading “IDT Roundtable Feb. 26: Second Life Showcase”
A K-State Second Life Academic Users Group is being formed. The first meeting is scheduled at noon Thursday, Nov. 20, in Union Stateroom 1 and is open to the educational community. The purpose of the group is to allow current and potential SL users to share project information and enhance their Second Life knowledge and skills.
An informational flier (PDF) is being circulated to the campus. For more information about Second Life, contact Larry Jackson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
A K-State Second Life Academic Users Group is being formed. The first meeting is scheduled at noon Thursday, Nov. 20, in Union Stateroom 1 and is open to the educational community. The purpose of the group is to allow current and potential SL users to share project information and enhance their Second Life knowledge and skills. Continue reading “Second Life user group first meeting Nov. 20”