Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Learning Space Collaborative Modding Exercise in Second Life - January 18th & 24th 2007

Happy New Year from the MDM Program team!

One initiative that we are currently working on is transforming traditional style educational spaces (for example lecture halls and seminar rooms) into student designed collaborative learning environments. We would like to move beyond conventional 'real life' pedagogical delivery modes and encourage students to actively engage and participate in their learning milieu by creating virtual learning spaces & places, and have students learn technical design skills (and modding) at the same time.

Please join us at our Learning Space Collaborative Modding workshop we are having at the Virtual Centre for Digital Media (Erie, 178, 55, 25) on Thursday January 18th - 1oam SLT/PST AND repeated later the same day at 1pm SLT/PST where we will have a 'brainstorming' session to take the existing seminar room at the Virtual Centre for Digital Media, and transform it into something that is collaboratively created by a group of individuals - the intention is to show that a group of individuals can come together and create their own learning space.

The following week (Wed Jan 24th 10am SLT/PST) we will put theory into practice and actually do the modifications and changes to the room to see what the end result might look like; however if you only want to come to the brainstorming session on the 18th - that's fine too - We're interested in your thoughts, ideas and expertise.

See you there!

If you have questions, please feel free to email Us or message us in Second Life:

TracyTrail Blazer (Tracy Kennedy) - tracy@gnwc.ca

JoannaTrail Blazer (Joanna Robinson) - joanna@gnwc.ca



More information about the progam here:

http://www.gnwc.ca/mdm/

http://www.mastersofdigitalmedia.blogspot.com


http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnwc