James Paul Gee is one of the keynote speakers for the Gaming, Learning and Libraries Symposium by ALA TechSource this July. Next Thursday, at 2pm sl (PST) he will be available via live audio stream while trying on different avatars created by teens in Teen Second Life. Avatars are a digital representation of the self and give teens the opportunity for self-representation and to break out of any labels they might have been given in the offline world. Here’s how you can participate: Register for a free sloodle account here, click ‘yes’ when asked if you want to enroll in the course. Teens will know beforehand that there will be adults present. Don’t miss this free opprotunity! Can also launch this real player stream in a browser.
Posted by Kelly Czarnecki
WOW! I am such a huge fan of Gee. He’s one of the first who was able to bridge the negative preconceptions of gaming that adults had with the reality of the current contemporary world of gaming!
This is a great opportunity for teens and librarians.