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by Tiziana Angiolini - Friday, 17 August 2018, 2:24 PM
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My reflections on Week 2
by Tiziana Angiolini - Friday, 17 August 2018, 12:16 PM
event on 10th August

This is my task for week 2- I am simply catching up as I was not at home last week and I had to finish some tasks before starting the Mooc again.

I am going to watch more recordings but  I will try to be online on SL too.

The event and the description

The event: “ Web based virtual worlds in education”

It was presented live on SL In the VWMOOC HQ:

The event took place on Friday on 10th August 2018. The speaker was Dieter Heyne alias Edward  Tarber on SL. He presented an interesting platform online which is free and helps him run and organize collaboration for 400 students.

I was not online but watched the recording.  He set up a virtual college online by creating  a school online which doesn’t need any special browser to be accessed and educators can use any content they have to share with the student. You simply need to be registered with a name , an avatar and  a password.

What I liked when he presented it was the idea of not having to download any app and the fact that what he is doing is free. The platform seems to be a safe learning environment where students can collaborate, share ideas and  he said that he could have 40 groups.

More information can be found online

  • Did you connect with the other attendees or the speaker? If so, how?

It was not possible as I watched the recording

  • What questions came up as you watched the event?

It is simple and user-friendly. I would like to  try it

  • How did the content relate to you as a teacher and/or learner or individual?

Online working can be hard sometimes but in some projects this might be the ideal room/school where we might collaborate

  • What were some of the thoughts that went through your mind as your watched the event?

What age are your students?  Which age do you think it might be  good to start introducing this platform?

  • How did you feel as you watched the event? If you felt good, what made you feel good? If you felt discomfort, what made you feel discomfort?

It was fine to learn about  it

  • What challenges might you encounter in implementing some of the ideas presented?

Not all the teachers in my school might be the ones ready to learn

  • What steps can you take to resolve the challenges?

There might be the possibility of trying to use it together with the teachers and then we might try it in some classes to begin with

  • What would you like to do in the future as a result of the event?

I have already registered online and I am going to explore it

  • Write a question or 2 that you would like to research (look into) as a result of the event.  

Has the way of working of your students changed since you started using this virtual classroom?

On the whole I really loved the presentation because  I realized that the online learning  environment can help work with lots of students.


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