The possibilities of virtual education

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Today I finally ‘met’ Hugho Writer, in Second Life (previously we had emailed and IM’d). This time, I flew to EduNation island where he showed me some of the educational tools (presentation boards, screen/remote/ audio stream-in an immersive environment!!) he is using and going to bring to the teen grid. We listened to a Keats poem via audio stream and video. Hugho is an English teacher for a grammar school in Scotland and is excited about partnering with the library island on Teen Second Life. What really blew me away was not so much the educational and presentational tools but this. He proposed this project (using Second Life as an educational tool) to the Scottish Minister of Education in a presentation. The Scottish government is involved as a funding source to make this happen. “The potential is endless,” says Hugho. Wow. I’m so inspired! His blog is here: http://dgs-secondlife.blogspot.com/

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About Kelly Czarnecki

Kelly Czarnecki is a Teen Librarian at ImaginOn with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. She is a member of the YALSA blog advisory board.
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