Thursday, 19 March 2009

Rezed "Educational Implications of Mixed-age Versus Age-segregated Virtual Worlds."


At RezEd Central, we are always looks for ways we can better serve our growing community of educators.
We had such a great response to our first virtual conference in Second Life last November, that we have decided to hold seasonal virtual meetups for the RezEd community to socialize, network and share information more regularly.
Our first Spring Meetup will take place on Wednesday March 25 at the Foundations Sim in Second Life, generously offered by the MacArthur Foundation.
The topic is a hot one:
"Educational Implications of Mixed-age Versus Age-segregated Virtual Worlds."
We have three excellent speakers who can address this subject from a youth, teacher and librarian perspectives, plus lots of time for Q&A, discussion and socializing.Here's the details:
WHAT: RezEd.org's Spring Virtual Meetup
WHERE: Second Life, Foundations Sim (Teleport Link)
WHEN: Wednesday, March 25, 12-1pm PST / SLT
WHO: Lucky Figtree: Teen Second Life Resident
Peggy Sheehy: Teacher, Suffern Middle School
Kelly Czarnecki: Librarian, Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County
It's going to be a fun and thought-provoking event.
Please invite your friends and colleagues interested in the changes going on in the Main Grid and Teen Grid of Second Life, how other virtual worlds and MMORPGs navigate mixed-age and age-segregated spaces, and the impacts upon education and youth development.

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