See the protest and the students talk about Google Lively, 3D worlds in education and Digital citizenship

If you watch this, you'll see students who are expressing themselves in meaningful ways about the future of education and technology.  They fielded tough questions from the ustream as well after the 20 minute protest.

Yes, the lively room got a little slow and it wasn't perfect.  This was our first public room and when we went public, someone went in and deleted all of the work because the creator had forgotten to lock the room.  But they proceeded to put it back together.  They've learned a lot.

This is the video recording of the protest (you'll need to forward about 5 minutes to when the protest begins.)  AT the end the students speak out and share their message about the benefits of Google Lively and virtual worlds and fielded some great questions from the ustream.

The protest audio file is available here. 

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2 thoughts on “See the protest and the students talk about Google Lively, 3D worlds in education and Digital citizenship

  1. I watched the first Ustream of the protest and hope things do go well. In case they don’t, I would be willing to help provide another option to keep students engaged in VW’s. I have arranged for purchase of a hosted 4-sim package on Reactiongrid (they use an OpenSim VW platform). I am planning to use these sims to explore (in general) the use of VW’s for a range of educational puposes. My background is mathematics and physical sciences, so initially those will be the themes I will be working with. I’m pretty sure I can get by with 3 sims and would like to offer you the free use of the 4th for the first year at least. In essence, you would have the equivalent of a Second Life Island with flexibility to fine tune access parameters to allow only students, teachers and special guests in that you authorize. You would also have access to the other 3 regions to explore whatever develops in that space, and to copy and reuse any objects and/or scripts found there. If you think this is something you would like to take a look at, just send a tweet through twitter, or email me directly at [email protected].

  2. Trevor- I would love to talk to you about this!!! digiteen at gmail dot com — we are VERY VERY interested in this!!! Let’s talk!!! Please!! Yes!!

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