Archive for the ‘SLpedagogy’ Category
Who took Pedagogy out and put Technology in to replace it?
My team has set up the stream at
Since none of us can be online at 9 am today – we wont be able to troubleshoot or to check if it is streaming.
Only play the video – do not play the music (or it will be totally confusing).
The screen looks like a huge sheet of fabric (of course) – you’ll figure out where its play ing once you get in.
I am asking my team to lay out some cushions – but really you can sit anywhere you like if you can see the videos.
see image to get a sense…
to find out more about what it means to “quilt conceptually” according to rad Zabibha (born in 2006) and Cyb Tabla (born in 2004)
work in-progress – always
considering also linking to Diva’s earlier moo projects – at least those that are still accessible
Sample image of an RL Maidaan
The archives aren’t updated yet – but when they do you can find the discussion…
Meanwhile – cutting and pasting a part of my most recent post to invite anyone in-world to IM me to be a part of the group I am forming.
THIS discussion is to me about SL education and how we as educators can use these tools (if we must) responsibly and to explore if this medium is indeed enhancing or hampering our ability to pedagogically negotiate the complexities of representational practices world wide. When are we as educators part of the solution and when do we become part of the problem?
I am starting a group on SL on the politics of representation and pedagogy – anyone interested should IM me inworld – rad Zabibha.
This fall I teach a course on Pedagogy at the grad level and hope to have them participate in an SL based assignment that will include this group and discussions with them. Therefore the group is about more than “SLED” – it is about Pedagogy and representational practices.
There is a discussion of this going on the sled list. The idea of roleplaying and problem solving is not what is being questioned. My question is – how might we do this sort of “role-play” without perpetuating social problems through the very clear racial and ethnic stereotyping that is happening here in the name of “reality”?
The better the technique and production – the more visible the clear pleasure of producing the villanous gang member with the music invoking particular cultural background and stereotypical (very hollywood and bollywoodlike, actually) characters – all this would draw a child into the role playing and perhaps what would be sidetracked into worrying about people from specific ethnic backgrounds – thus the video, instead of posing a dilemma, would teach the child something else…