Part of the series Giving Second Life a Second Chance
The virtual teacher's lounge
I love teacher’s lounges in the same way I love coffee breaks at conferences. They’re great places to make friends and build professional networks (same people, different roles). The people I meet become my partners in learning.
In an earlier post, I suggested that all language teachers would benefit from being in Second Life. Gavin Dudeney made a similar (albeit more articulate) argument as a guest writer on Burcu Akyol’s EFL Blog.
So, let’s say you’re convinced, and have decided to give Second Life a try (or another try). What’s next?
You’ll probably go through several growth stages in your second life, just like you did in your first. I’ll talk about each in a separate post.
My Second Life self, Lynn Carlucci, being camera shy
You may have heard about Second Life . I actually hadn’t heard of it before I saw the course description for a TESOL EVO session on Virtual Worlds and Language Learning. Considering that I thought an avatar was a diety in Hindu Mythology, I think it’s fair to say that my learning curve was pretty steep.