teaching and learning
Podcasting is a term inspired by the Apple Computer Corporation’s iPod. Podcasting refers to any hardware and software combination that allow users to download audio from the internet to a computer or another device (mp3 player, Ipod) for later listening. Unlike other media, users have complete control over when they hear the content.
Learning with Serious Games
Play the game, make a difference
What are serious games? How might desktop and mobile-based games provide learning experiences that are engaging and immersive? Serious games situate students in authentic learning contexts through role-play and real-play around critical social issues. Four broad categories of games are presented: simulations, exploratory games, casual games, and games that promote real play.
A Wiki is a collaborative website that can be viewed and modified by anyone with a web browser. Wikis may be accessed online, or you may set-up an RSS feed so that subscribers are notified of new entries via email or mobile devices.
You may incorporate one or more wikis into your Blackboard Course. These wikis may be set to "private," only viewable between the instructor and each individual student, or "public," in which students may see each other's pages and make contributions.
Covenant of the NMC Educational Communities
- NMC Virtual Worlds
Admin Permissions, Roles & Policies
- appx 20 minute tutorial detailing land mgmt, object return, etc:
- General information about Abuse & Griefing in Second Life can be found under Abuse and Griefing on Second Life's Support page.
See Linden Lab's Community Guidlines & description of the "Big 6" Behavioral Guidelines
- Custom graphics resolutions and quality settings are found under: Edit-->Preferences-->Graphics.
- Custom Text Chat settings enable settings such as timestamps, movement while chatting, etc. See: Edit-->Preferences-->Text Chat
Where are we in SL?
We are located on one the New Media Center’s (NMC) Islands in Second Life. You can visit the SEU Campus in Second Life using this Second Life URL (SLUrl)
How Do I Join?
Creating an account in Second Life is free. It is possible to buy Linden dollars (SL’s currency) with real money to own real estate or to purchase other virtual items. However, spending money in SL is entirely optional and is not needed for most academic uses.