Blog entry by Tiziana Angiolini
My reflections on Week 2
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:
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 Metaverse.school.
It was not possible as I watched the recording
It is simple and user-friendly. I would like to try it
Online working can be hard sometimes but in some projects this might be the ideal room/school where we might collaborate
What age are your students? Which age do you think it might be good to start introducing this platform?
It was fine to learn about it
Not all the teachers in my school might be the ones ready to learn
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
I have already registered online and I am going to explore it
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.