Friday, June 22, 2007

Reality in Second Life

I am sitting here in the Cedar Rapids airport at 5:40 AM waiting for my
aerial coach to whisk me off into NECC-land in Atlanta, GA. This is my
annual trek to the NECC(a) MECCA of educational computing.

A new dimension has been added this year with the ISTE Second Life
experience. I am not enrolled in any SL activities yet, but learning about
SL and the instructional opportunities of the Virtual Worlds will be one of
my quests over the next 6 days.

The beginning of the SL integration into the NECC RL experience is the
inclusion of SL nametags. An industrious member, Know Clue, has accepted
the job of taking member-submitted photos of SL members and turning these
into Nametags.

You will see my photo/nametag in this entry. Looks just like me, eh?

Remember the mantra of Second Life, "On the Internet, Nobody knows you're a

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