Thursday, September 28, 2006

SL inworld presentation: How People Learn

The following invite is from the LIFE Center blog - An NSF Science of Learning Center:

Dr. John Bransford, prominent education psychology researcher and editor of the book How People Learn, will be giving his first presentation in the popular virtual world of Second Life. Dr. Bransford is the director of The Learning in Informal and Formal Environments (LIFE) Center, a National Science Foundation (NSF) Science of Learning Center. He will present his latest thoughts on different ways that virtual environment can help people learn and possibly reorganize our educational system.

The presentation will take place in Second Life at Palladium/120/120 on Monday, October 2 from noon to 1:30pm Pacific Time. Please contact Drue Gawel at djgawel@u.washington.edu if you need help accessing the site or if you would like to request more information.

Access the meeting location on October 2nd here: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Palladium/120/120



This should be an outstanding experience. I haven't experienced an inworld presentation yet, and so I'm very excited that this will be my first.

2 comments:

Jetse Goris said...

Hi Brent,

I've attended to the presentation and I found it a great experience. We're still a long way from perfecting/ optimizing this wasy of delivering learning content, but I'm excited about it's possibilities. Plus I really like the fact that you virtually gather with a lot of peers and you have the possibility to chat with them.
I would like to thank you for broadening my view on the possibilities of designing learning environments and expanding my network by meeting colleagues in a virtual environment.

kind regards,

Jetse Goris
educationalist at the Groningen university medical center.
The Netherlands

Brent Schlenker said...

Hi Jetse! I was an hour late to the presentation, so I missed it. I'm glad you enjoyed it. And I'm glad you are enjoying my blog. The circle of bloggers in the learning community continues to grow every day and its very cool to continue to meet them from around the world. Thanks for commenting and introducing yourself. Please keep in touch with the community.
Cheers!