• Overview and Syllabus

     

    The fourth annual Virtual Worlds MOOC (VWMOOC18) will take place from August 1-31, 2018. The theme of the current MOOC is peace through learning and connecting online for instruction and learning via web technologies such as Second Life. The MOOC will focus on connecting online for collaborative learning and teaching around the world through Second Life. The live presentations will include the speakers’ reflective process on teaching and learning in fully online and blended learning formats. 

    There are 2 learning areas: Moodle for Teachers and Virtual Worlds.

    Overview and Layout of the MOOC


    Support

    You will get ongoing support from the organizers of the MOOC. Participants will be able to ask questions in advance and throughout the course in Moodle for Teachers (M4T) VWMOOC18. The live online classes will be recorded for future reference, so don't worry if you cannot attend or if you'd like to review the content.

    Workload

    The workload for the MOOC includes participating or viewing the recordings of the  live session and developing a reflective artifact in the form of video that will be added to a blog, Smore, wiki, google drive doc, website, web page on a website and so on to sustain the information relevant to your needs and your learning experiences.

    Weekly Digital Badges

    Participants will qualify for weekly badges once they complete the tasks of the week.

    Certificates of Completion

    Participants, who reflect on 4 weekly webinars, receive 4 badges, and fill in the feedback form at the end of the MOOC, will be eligible for a certificate of completion. The due date for the reflective practice is September 1, 2018.

    Course Highlights

    • Experience Life in Second Life

    • Avatars will Present about their Lives in Second Life

    • Learn how to Teach in Second Life

    • Get Acquainted with Learning Environments in SL

    Organizers

    The MOOC and the live online classes is organized and coordinated by Dr. Doris Molero,  Dr. Nancy Zingrone, and Dr. Nellie Deutsch. You may contact the organizers for further information and support.

    YouTube Playlist

    Subscribe to  (VWMOOC18) and watch some of the participants’ videos and digital artifacts.

    Certificate of Completion

    Participants, who complete the tasks set out for SL MOOC will be awarded with a certificate of completion. The presenters will receive a certificate for presenting.