As part of Emerging Instructional Technology, we are learning about the virtual world called Second Life (http://secondlife.com). I am definitely a novice in this arena. I have never really done anything with virtual worlds. I have gone to SecondLife, and created my profile. I have done a little bit of exploring. I have to say I am overwhelmed at the shear magnitude of it all. We had a short demonstration in class, but creating my own character there is so much more. I am excited to learn about this virtual world.
At the same time, I am overwhelmed. There is so much! I am apprehensive when it comes to virtual worlds. I guess I am old school, and really prefer meeting people face-to-face. Through my work, I get a little paranoid about people’s predatory motivations. This is especially true when I think about my daughter.
However, I need to look at this as a learning opportunity. Part of the reason for taking the class was to push my thinking and learning about technology in the classroom. I promise to keep an open mind, and look forward to learning something new.