The 9th annual Second Life MOOC (renamed the Virtual World MOOC in 2018) started in 2014. VWMOOC23 will take place from September 1-30, 2023 on Moodle for Teachers https://integrating-technology.org/course/view.php?id=114
The theme of the current MOOC is “Connecting in Virtual Worlds. Communities of Practice” There is a plethora of communities in virtual worlds promoting education and learning through connecting online via web technologies such as Second Life. The MOOC will focus on connecting online for collaborative learning and teaching around the world through virtual worlds like Second Life, Digiworldz, Kitely, Minecraft, Artificial Intelligence (AI) Augmented Reality (VR), Virtual Reality (VR), or OpenSim.
The MOOC and the live online classes are organized and coordinated by Dr. Nellie Deutsch, Dr. Doris Molero, Dr. Nancy Zingrone and Dr. Valerie Hill.
The live presentations (click to access) https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-22MwJjXdCQHz3HRNnBjPV1tFkn6M-m3qhAD0mMFEiM/edit?usp=sharing
Bios of the presenters are available to download, view, and to print out https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Jtbn5VbWKNmw-yIn4Im_tqoxSEszVviDBlzDdkJHsWs/edit?usp=Sharing
Recordings are available on this YouTube playlist for VWMOOC23: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8JUcjyABKxnnyFklqEWoLsyOfRYjyJha
VWMOOC23 is for educators, schools, and public and private businesses that wish to provide training in virtual worlds. Weekly badges and a final certificate of completion will be available for free.
There will be 2 learning platforms: Integrating Technology https://integrating-technology.org/course/view.php?id=114 and VMMOOC Headquarters http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chilbo/167/53/97
We also have an exhibition with different presentations where participants will be able to review the slides and get resources from each one of the presenters.
You will get ongoing support from the organizers of the MOOC for each week. Participants will be able to ask questions in advance and throughout the MOOC in Integrating Technology VWMOOC23 MOOC area. 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 you will add to a curation tool such as Padlet wall, Wakelet, Miro, or Flip to save the information relevant to your needs and your learning experiences.
Registration is now open: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwrcuCgqjkoGNP75p40pdVFMOsn9z39eYmL#/registration