Yes they are written by Dan who is involved in the Schome project – and there has already been a heap of teaching and learning happening there and some very engaged young people.
In addition the OU has two islands on the main grid – Schome Base (linked to the Schome island on the Teen Grid) and Cetlment Island which is already being used for teaching and learning for OU courses and research being undertaken about the processes involved in that teaching and learning. You are welcome to IM Jacquie Sholokhov in world to find out more and/or visit the islands.
Excellent – nice to see that there’s a good experiential base here. Certainly expect a visit! Out of interest, is there any material outwith Second Life that’s available for this? Any project report or publications that we could refer to?
I am invited to join schoma and will try to bring creative arts to the island. I am keen that teen second life or e-learning should certainly not be about theory of art only, but about the true possibilities of ‘making’. That could be making sl movies, sl photography, sl sculptures, sl paintings etc. Music and sound is very important to young people, e.g. creating abstract shapes, to grow with music, using winamp for example.
Further this may lead into building their teen gallery spaces, organising exhibitions and talks, writing articles for art magazines, reviews and publicity. Of course theory can be included by inviting artists to talk, or young film makers or animators.
We’re data crunching the first sets of results at the moment from transcripts. The next presentation about the results is at Greenwich 4th July and the first big report is due around November. I’ve put a link to the project wiki in – very much WIP but starting to bring some thoughts together about the action research which is going on. We hope to be cross referencing results with Schome as well as we’re working closely with Peter.