I have always been having a dream of becoming an archeologist since I was a child. I often imagined myself discovering mysterious artifact from the past like TinTin by Herge. :D so I didn't want to miss the chance when I got a group notice from Science Circle about this class "Introduction to Archeology"
The class was special. Not because I was sitting by two animals, the wolf and the hoot, but it was because the lecturer was my dear friend Astronomer Somerset. It was great to hear his British accent for more than an hour. I felt like being with Harry Potter...seriously. Well, I did get what was being lectured.
Thank you Astro. It was a great class.
Okay, I have been wondering about this for a while. "Is there such things as book writers, pulishers, and bookshops in Second Life?" I knew there was a readable and realistic 3D book inworld. As I had my spring break, I started my quest to fid information about this. Thanks to Shambelsguru, I got the landmark of Book Island. The name sounds promising, doesn't it?
It does! Book Island is like a dream come true to me. Here you can find books for sale, publishers and of course book writers. There are weekly events in the island such as Writer's Support Group and Book Chat. It's really exciting talking about books in such a relaxing garden. It is indeed better than 2D browser based book chat.
Being a book writer in physical world, I know exactly that many brilliant ideas cannot be published by publishers because the cost of producing and publishing a book is high. This fact discourages creativity and productivity. If adults have to face a gazillion obstacles in sharing their ideas in a book form, let alone young people.
In 3D virtual world, these obstacles can be minimized. The cost of producing a 3D book which is as good and realistic as physical book is almost NOTHING. The marketing outreach of this 3D books is worldwide. Renting a space for a bookshop in the island costs only L$ 550 a week. (around US$ 2.2 / Rp. 20.000) . We will never have that luxury in physical world. We can be a book writer, a publisher and a bookshop owner all at once in Book Island.
I can't wait to bring my students' works inworld.
BioInformatics class with Alfa Roux aka Guiseppe Russo Ph.D. (Research Assistant Professor, Director, Cancer Systems Biology and E-Health Programs, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA)
Hari ini adalah hari pertama liburan musim semi di sekolah jadi saya menggunakan waktu luang ini untuk mencari dan membeli peralatan pendidikan untuk dibagikan kepada peserta workshop virtual world Klub Oase tanggal 9 April 2011.
Karena lama tidak pernah update informasi mengenai alat-alat ini maka saya minta tolong kepada teman saja Josain, guru science SMP di Amerika. Kemudian dia menajak saya bertemu dengan Jennette Forager. Saya sudah berteman dgn Jen sudah lama tetapi baru pertama ini bertemu tatap muka hee hee.
Jen menjelaskan kepada saya tentang berbagai alat pendidikan di SL selama satu jam lebih. Wuih..beruntung sekali bisa dapat kelas privat seperti ini karena Jennette adalah pengelola group tools jam yang spesialisasinya memang di penggunaan alat-alat pendidikan ini.
Dari berbagai demonstrasi yang diberikan Je, yang paling menarik adalah satu alat yang bisa terkoneksi dengan nomor hand phone di manapun di seluruh dunia. Jadi kalau kita punya murid yang belum muncul di kelas, tinggal dipencet namanya maka dia akan mendapat pesan di hand phonenya. *Ingin punya*
Hari ini saya belajar banyak. Thanks Jen and Josain.