Second Life – Beyond Minecraft
Our tutor was an early adopter of virtual world technology and has been delivering training inside the virtual world of Second Life for seven years now. We have our own premises in the oldest part of Second Life (not far from Linden HQ and the original Help Island).
As well as working inside Second Life we also deliver classroom courses for teachers looking to move beyond Minecraft to a more professional environment for building, programming and learning.
Second life is used by educators around the world, many educational establishments have virtual premises in Second Life and deliver classes in-world. Although not connected with the book, the tutor David Batty was pleased to be asked to be on the front cover of a Springer publication written in 2009 about education in a virtual world. This was written by an Australian university who were his next door neighbours in-world. The book features experiments including those sheep that occasionally strayed outside the confines of their land (just like sheep in real life).
If you want to move beyond Minecraft and really get older pupils engaged with professional environment then Second Life offers the ultimate upgrade. Although it has a minimum age limit of 13, Second Life is not considered suitable for younger learners.
Learn how to install Second Life, navigation, building, orientation, programming objects, finding in-world classes to attend. Holding your own classes and much more.