Learning activity management for avatars
I'm giving a presentation entitled When worlds collide: learning activity management for avatars at the 2007 European LAMS Conference tomorrow in London.
When I originally agreed to give this talk I was, naively, hoping that I'd have done some real work experimenting with how LAMS and Second Life might be integrated. But I haven't, so tomorrow's talk will be somewhat more theoretical than I would have liked.
No matter - I still think it's a potentially interesting area.
I posted a message to the Second Life Educators (SLED) list a few days back, asking if anyone was doing any work in this area. It seems that not much is being done. Peter Miller from the University of Liverpool responded with his ideas about how
learning spaces could be rapidly rezzed from transparent prefab sculpties incorporating the necessary seating/gadgets to support a particular activity/stage in a learning sequence/design. These could be arranged LAMS-like in a sequence but students have the option of walking through walls as well as following the pre-determined path.
There's also the work going on with SLoodle, some of which we are now funding. It is clear that there is a lot of potential for Open Source collaboration in the area of Moodle/SLoodle/LAMS integration with Second Life.