Second Life + Moodle = Sloodle!


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Mari Cruz García who is a Learning Technologist at Carnegie College has created a course explaining how to use virtual worlds in education. She says:

The course I have created is very humble, but I thought that it could be useful for beginners as it illustrates what you can do in Sloodle with very limited budget. The course includes free Linden scripts and objects, as well as a backup copy of the Moodle course. The only object which I couldn’t display is the Presenter, until the IT Department can review the firewall settings that are currently blocking it.

I say: she’s being modest and you should check this out at: (self-registration)
Password: tortilla.

The course is also available via SMUG (the Scottish Moodle User Group) at:

Access in Second Life is at: and click on the “Registration both” object.

Thanks Mari.

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The Open Model of Education


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One of the most promising approaches to increasing attainment is the open model of education. Practitioners are well aware of the requirement to make materials accessible in many more formats (Blackboard, Moodle, WebCT, SCORM) than the traditional words on paper.

This new model opens up the possibility of learning anywhere and everywhere. For example, some of my own students access on-line materials via the web browser on the phone whilst commuting to and from work. This very openness is a major factor in their enjoyment and subsequent success in the course.

How do you make your learning open?

Education Innovation: The Open Model of Education

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