"Is One Life Enough" In-world Student Information – 2010 Fall Semester Class DIT in DVL

dit_promo_3 A thorough knowledge of how online virtual environments and networking communities function is becoming increasingly essential for anyone working in cultural industries. In this module students will explore the creation, management and exploitation of content in blogs, online social networking sites, virtual worlds such as Second Life, video and picture hosting sites etc. The outcome will be an understanding of how to use these applications to achieve professional goals.

Dublin Institute of Technology in Dublin Virtually Live

Virtual Worlds: Is One Life Enough is a college-credit course with five spots available from the Dublin Institute of Technology for Dublin Virtually Live sponsored, in-world students. Other students will be real-world located in Dublin. Requirements are simple; Have SL access, attend classes, and complete assignments including communication via the class blog, face book group, twitter, and learning management system used by the college. Dublin Virtually Live will collect in-world tuition and real world information (under full confidentiality) for D.I.T. to add you to the course list, give access to the student class blog area, and add your name for college credit transcript information. Students receive 5 college course credits for completing Is One Life Enough. There is a substantial discount for the DVL-sponsored spots.

The 2010 Fall Semester Class starts NEXT WEDNESDAY, October 6th, at 12noon PDT (8pm Irish) at the DIT campus in Dublin 3. Students should log into SL 15 minutes early.  For more information, see below. To apply to register, send email to sitearm@gmail.com.

Virtual Environments: Is One Life Enough?
Starting October 6th, 12noon-1:30pm SLT (8pm-9:30pm Irish)

90 Minutes Per Class
One Class Per Week
Assignments Between Classes
12 Weeks
5 College Course Credits through Dublin Institute of Technology

Module Description
http://virtualenvironmentsmodule.wordpress.com/3-module-description/

A thorough knowledge of how online virtual environments and networking communities function is becoming increasingly essential for anyone working in cultural industries. In this module students will explore the creation, management and exploitation of content in blogs, online social networking sites, virtual worlds such as Second Life, video and picture hosting sites etc. The outcome will be an understanding of how to use these applications to achieve professional goals.

The module will be delivered entirely in Second Life, an online virtual environment manifested as a visual world accessed through a personalised avatar. Students will explore how the environment functions and examine and evaluate the way in which a virtual presence is created. They will establish and maintain virtual relationships and reflect critically on the process through a personal blog and postings on their social networking sites.

There is a strong focus on the impact of the regulations and conventions governing the creation and exploitation of content in various contexts to enable students to apply the theory of content creation in online spaces.

On successful completion of this module students will be able to:

  • Access online virtual environments and networking communities to carry out specific activities;
  • Create and manage their presence in virtual spaces;
  • Establish and maintain virtual relationships;
  • Explain how the regulations and conventions operating in online virtual environments and networking communities support the creation and management of content;
  • Describe the potential outcomes from creating content;
  • Apply this knowledge to create and exploit original content for online virtual environments and networking communities.

The module is worth 5 ECTS credits.

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6 Responses to “"Is One Life Enough" In-world Student Information – 2010 Fall Semester Class DIT in DVL”

  1. We are back:Is one Life enough… | Iclaudiai Says:

    […] If you are interested in joining the class and are not fromDIT,  send an email to sitearm@gmail.com who is in charge of inworld registerations. For more info on this see here […]

  2. James Corbett Says:

    I’m hugely impressed by this guys – delighted to see 3rd level modules here in Ireland delivered *entirely* through the virtual world. Will be following with great interest.

  3. Acuppa Tae Says:

    Thanks for the positive comments, James Corbett. You are welcome to drop by and see things in action anytime.

  4. James Corbett Says:

    That’d be great John, thanks.


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