Attended the Autumn 2019 class presentations of Technological University Dublin’s Virtual Environments: Is One Life Enough? course taught in Second Life®.
Four teams presented on various aspects of the topic Future Work. To reach this objective they were required to work collaboratively online, including the difficulty of arranging to meet, the challenge of holding useful discussion, dividing the workload and so on.
The course is challenging—take a look at the expected outcomes:
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
. Access online communities and virtual environments.
. Employ your own online virtual identity.
. Manage the reputation of your personal brand.
. Engage collaboratively in a cross-cultural online environment.
. Identify appropriate online tools to facilitate and enhance online communication.
. Explain how convention and regulation underpin successful virtual communities.
. Create original online content.
. Differentiate between personal gain and professional responsibility.
You can read a summary at https://virtualenvironmentsmodule.com/
Always a pleasure to guest lecture for “Is One Life Enough” at Dublin Institute of Technology’s campus in Second Life. Course module information is at https://virtualenvironmentsmodule.com/
1. Guest Lecturer, Sitearm Madonna
2. Dean of Arts and Tourism, John O’Connor, addressing students
3. Facilitator, Locks Aichi, chatting with Sitearm and John
We are pleased to announce that registration for the Autumn 2014 “Is One Life Enough” professional social media course is now open. The module will begin Thursday, October 2nd, 8:00 p.m. Irish Time, and will be taught online in Second Life.
The “Is One Life Enough” professional social media course is a university-level online course taught weekly for 10 sessions held at Dublin Institute of Technology Campus in Second Life and accredited by Dublin Institute of Technology in Ireland. The audience for this course is undergraduates, professionals, and educators seeking university-level training and credit in the use of online tools, such as Second Life, WordPress, Twitter and LinkedIn. Students will attend sessions as Avatars and maintain online journals between sessions. Students will learn to establish and strengthen their online professional presence. Students will learn to work collaboratively, online, to complete team projects selected by the students and presented at module’s end to a collective university and Second Life audience.
Dublin Institute of Technology Students may receive DIT College Credit as part of their current tuition – contact the office of Dean John O’Connor.
Second Life Students may receive DIT Accredited Professional Continuing Education Credit for a part-time tuition fee (99 Euro or equivalent in L$/US$) – contact Dublin In SL Registrar Sitearm Madonna
University of Akron Students may receive UOA College Credit as part of their current tuition – contact the office of Dr. Dudley B. Turner.
Inquiries: James Neville (“Sitearm Madonna” in SL) firstname.lastname@example.org
In 2009, the “Is One Life Enough” module was founded for Dublin Institute of Technology DIT students by (then) Head of School, John O’Connor (“Acuppa Tae” in SL), and eLearning Development Officer, Claudia Igbrude (“Locks Aichi” in SL).
In 2010, IOLE received the “Jennifer Burke Innovation in Teaching and Learning Award” from the Irish Learning Technology Association and Dublin City University. Also in 2010, module eligibility was expanded to the greater Second Life Community via collaboration with Dublin Virtually Live Owner, John Mahon (“Ham Rambler” in SL).
In 2012, IOLE received the “Further and Higher Education Innovation Award” from Learning Without Frontiers (London, UK). Also in 2012, Dr. Dudley Turner (“Dudley Dreamscape” in SL) graduated from the Autumn 2012 module as a Second Life Student.
In 2014, module eligibility was further expanded to University of Akron students via collaboration with Dr. Turner.
Dublin Institute of Technology is the largest provider of third level education in Ireland and is on track to be Ireland’s first nationally accredited technological university.
Dublin in Second Life is a recreation of Dublin City online, celebrating the music, art, education, culture, and enterprise of Ireland and is a premier member of the broad Second Life Community, recognized by both Residents and Linden Lab Top Management.
University of Akron is one of America’s strongest public universities, focused on innovation, entrepreneurship and economic growth.
John O’Connor is a Director of Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) in Dublin, Ireland, and Dean of the College of Arts and Tourism. His work includes sitting on the Senior Leadership Team of DIT, teaching the award winning module, ‘Virtual Environments: Is one life enough?’ and promoting Dublin as a creative city and thriving economic hub. His academic interests include: access to education for isolated communities; the use of technology to support learning; typography; and development of the professional design sector in Ireland.
Dr. Dudley B. Turner is Former Interim Dean, College of Creative & Professional Arts, University of Akron (UOA) in Akron, Ohio, USA. He teaches communication, persuasion, and professional speaking. Dr. Turner is a champion of the use of virtual world communication technologies such as Second Life. He is the 2014 winner of the prestigious Ohio’s Innovative Teacher Award from the Ohio Communication Association.
This semester, Dublin, Ireland students met with Akron, Ohio, USA students in an "Is One Life Enough?" Professional Use Of Social Media Class Meeting Update.
More specifically, John O’Conner’s Dublin Institute of Technology Lecturers and Alums met with Dudley Turner’s University of Akron Lecturers and Honors Students in a beneficial clash of Dublin vs. Akron cultures to mutual benefit. More news later in an online education conference presentation in France and in this blog.