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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

First Week, potcert

Hi dear fellows participants, my name is Alfonso. For me, it is a great opportunity to be able to share and learn with all of you in this on line class. 

I have been teaching for a while but my interest about Distance Education started a few years ago.

 I am from Colombia but at the moment I am living in Massachusetts.

 The last couple of weeks I have been busy in a MOOC about Elearning 3D.  I have had some experience of teaching a course entirely online for Spanish Speakers in Virtual Platform. I love to use Machinimas as a great tool for my classes. You can watch an introduction video that I made awhile ago. Keep in touch.

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  1. This is so cool! I have long wanted to explore the virtual possibilities out there--your video has me intrigued already. Thanks so much for sharing and joining our potcert community.

    Jim Sullivan
    freetowrite@gmail.com

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  2. Hi Jim, I hope you can explore the virtual world of Second Life. It has a lot possibilities for teaching!!! This video is made on Extra Normal, but I have a virtual Tv Magazine in Spanish also, this is the link. http://www.youtube.com/user/VitualTvMagazine?feature=mhee

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  3. Hola, Alfonso! It's great to meet another Second Life educator! I joined Second Life in 2006, also, when I realized the possibilities it offered for immersing myself and my students in literature. I do believe that it is an amazing space for learning about language and literature. My virtual classroom is the Bookhenge at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/USDLC%20Star%20Island/77/78/22 Please come visit some time. We hold class there every Thursday from 7 to 9 pm Eastern US time.

    I'd never seen the Virtual TV Magazine before. I'm definitely going to have to check that out for my class.

    Looking forward to working with you in POTcert this year. Technically I think I've been assigned as your mentor so if you have any questions or anything I can help with, just let me know. I'm a proud graduate of last year's program.

    See you around!
    Cris

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  4. Hola Cris:
    It's a pleasureto meet you Cris. I am forward to meet you in second life, thanks for your invitation to your virtual classroom. A group of teacher, spanish speaker, are producing the Virtual Tv Magazine in order to help educator who are interested in learning more apbit virtual worlds in this case, Second Life.
    I am glad to have you as a mentor,having a mentor makes things easier, :);

    See you soon
    Alfonso

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    1. Cool. Just let me know if you have any questions, Alfonso. I just read a post by Jason on "The Limits of Sensemaking" that you might enjoy http://blog.jasongreen.net/?p=55 I applied it to the online teaching I do in Second Life where we prepare for class and then follow-through afterwards. I don't think a lot of online teachers do real-time teaching so I think we Second Life teachers can apply this principle of sensemaking in our time together well.

      See you around the MOOC!

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  5. Hello Alfonso!! Nice to see you here!! Wow I loved your video and your blog!!! Really good!!!

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