Thursday, 19 August 2010
TAMK Now in Second Life
You can now find TAMK at EduFinland island in Second Life virtual environment. TAMK's main campus was finished during the summer and is now ready to welcome all teachers and students interested in Second Life.
Second Life is a three-dimensional virtual world. To use it you need the Second Life Viewer 2 programme as well as an avatar, which you can create by registering at www.secondlife.com . Second Life users move as avatars and can interact through text-based chat and voice (a headset).
It is possible to participate in lectures and group works and familiarise oneself with TAMK's projects and student assignments in Second Life. TAMK project SLurls can be found at TAMK's Second Life main campus. The main campus contents and facilities are open for all. Degree programmes can implement courses or parts of courses in Second Life.
The buildings, contents and functions were created in R&D projects during the summers 2009 and 2010. Diverse activities will be organised in the environment from autumn 2010. If you are interested in taking education to a new dimension, please contact the Education Technology Centre.
Register and load Second Life Viewer Second Life Viewer:
TAMK at EduFinland island:
Further information on using Second Life in education:
Helena Tirronen (helena.tirronen(at)tamk.fi), SL: Maija Bimbogami
R&D and Education Services
Sanna Sintonen (sanna.sintonen(at)tamk.fi), SL: Sonja Stillwater
Education Technology Centre