My avatar name is Puamelia. My limited virtual world experience was exhibited in our first class session because I had difficulty sitting exactly on a cushion. I had mastered the art of changing outfits, walking, flying, etc…but NOT sitting. LOL, not to worry, I’ve already made good progress since then. I am excited about this course because I am interacting with the class in a way that I have not done before. It adds another component as a tool to an e-learning community other than IM, e-mail, discussion forums, Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate Live!) and more. It can benefit as a synchronous or asynchronous tool. It is exciting because SL is social networking in a whole new world.
Our first assignment was a scavenger hunt activity. It was fun!! I met with two other classmates and we decided to travel the virtual world together in search of the items on our scavenger hunt list. Here is a photo of myself at one of the SL simulations (sim). This was my first stop. I am at the International Society of Technology (ISTE) sim looking over my shoulder at the ISTE Island Event Calendar.