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[NMC Regional]: Teaching Undergraduate Research in Second Life

Here is a beginning of backblogs form the NMC Regional Conference last week. Of course, you may say I may be raving since I work for NMC, but this was a fab conference, with a small enough number of people there that you could converse with all of them over the 2 days of sessions. The program was outstanding!

On day 1, Ed Lamoureux, barely making it to San Antonio after bad weather in Illinois, shared his experiences in planning a 3 week course at Bradley University he will teach in January 2006. Ed dove head first into Second Life, but not without a great deal of fore thought, in dealing with a complex set of issues to prepare his students to now only hold all of their classes in Second Life, but to also engage in social research within the environment.

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Ed has gotten a lot of great press coverage so far, you can find more at:
http://slane.bradley.edu/com/faculty/lamoureux/website2/slstuff.html

as well as the articles he is writing for us on the NMC Campus Observer.

The powerpoint for his presentation is also available at:
http://www.nmc.org/events/2006fallregional/lamoureux-nmc-nov06.ppt

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