SLENZ PROJECT PROGRESS
Foundation Pilot gets new
‘stairway to knowledge’
Stairway to knowledge … the SLENZ Project’s Foundation Learning
Pilot’s “rez-on-each step” guide to interviewing
SLENZ Project lead developer Aaron Griffths (SL: Isa Goodman) and the Foundation Learning Pilot’s lead educator, Merle Lemon (SL: Briarmell Quintessa) have come up with some interesting ideas to make learning easier for Merle’s students.
Their stairway to interviewing knowledge, on the Government-funded SLENZ Project’s Second Life virtual island of Kowhai, is the latest – a concept which allows a student to “rez” each knowledge notice by stepping in front of it and allowing it to vanish once absorbed as she or he proceeds up the stairway.
At the same time Lemon is nearing the completion of a video for publication on YouTube, “Bridging education interview skills @ SLENZ”, which has be designed mainly to explain to lecturers the benefits of using Second Life and the facilities created by her and Griffiths to hone student’s interview skills compared to those of a real life classroom (You will alerted here when this goes live).
At the same time Griffiths has constructed among other things, an interview room which will be able to be used by a variety of students and lecturers to overcome hurdles which stand in the way of many of them achieving success in interview situations and thus securing jobs.
The interview rooms, which are in reality holodeck skyboxes, will be “private” for students and/or their lecturers.
Waiting for a job interview … learning how to handle the stressful moment of truth.
Meanwhile Griffiths has invited casual educator visitors to Kowhai to test out the midwifery animations and other facets of the Midwifery Project’s Birthing Centre on Kowhai as well as the animations and other facilities created for Foundation Learning.
He believes testing by casual users will enable him to eliminate any bugs before the system goes into full operation.
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