• Overview and Syllabus


    The 6th annual Virtual Worlds MOOC (VWMOOC20) will take place from September 1-30, 2020. The theme of the current MOOC is peace through learning and connecting online for instruction and learning via web technologies such as Second Life and Virtual Worlds. 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.


    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) VWMOOC20. 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.


    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.

    Certificate of Completion

    Participants, who reflect on 4 weekly webinars 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 October 1, 2020.

    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 Second Life and Virtual Words


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

    YouTube Playlist

    Subscribe to Youtube playlist (VWMOOC20) and watch some of the participants’ videos and digital artifacts.