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Teaching in SL

Over the years, I have been incorporating more and more technology into my chemistry classes. Now that I retired in 2015, it is fun to look back at what I did. Here's a PP presentation I gave long ago. http://www.chem.tamu.edu/class/fyp/keeney/secondlife/Integrated%20Technology-its.ppt I am editing this in 2017.

Fall 2010 was my 3rd semester at trying to incorporate optional weekly review sessions into SL. Optional for a few reasons. (1) My classes are large; I teach two classes of about 250 students each, so obviously I cannot have everyone in SL at the same time. (2) I do have a few students under 18 - which is problematic. (3) Some students are very uncomfortable in SL. Here I'll be blogging about the trials/tribulations of encouraging students to get involved in SL. Here's the link to a video clip of a tour of my area: http://www.chem.tamu.edu/class/fyp/keeney/secondlife/drwendy-in-SL.mp4

Chemistry World is the island Kurt Winkleman and I developed to see if first year chem students can do labs in SL. This blog is not about that project.

You can visit researchgate.com to keep updated with our papers.










Monday, March 7, 2011

The Study has started & presenting to ARVEL!

Hi, all - been really busy getting ready to conduct the study on chemistry student learning in my area in SL and it has begun!  I'm giving a presentation on it and on my area in SL on Wednesday in SL for ARVEL SIG inworld discussion (ARVEL is Applied Research in Virtual Environments for Learning - Special Interest Group).  Here's the SLURL to my area.  It will be 1pm SL time (3pm CST - 4pm EST) in my area.  Here's a link to the event:  http://arvelsig.ning.com/events/arvel-sig-inworld-discussion-8 .  Even bought an SL espresso/water machine!

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