After I presented about virtual world for learning and teaching with Mark Sivy or Aedann Slade from North Carolina University in Indonesian Ministry of Education headquarter in front of more than 200 teachers, some teachers who attended the workshop managed to make an account in Second Life the very next day.

I still remember my own experience being a newbie. It wasn't always easy. Other educators' help was like a life saving raft. So I decided to help these newbie teachers by conducting a class to teach them how to use a presentation board I got from International School Island in Second Life. 

Having a well adjusted students all the time, I must admit that it was hard for me to deal with adult newbies. I need to adopt new strategies in sharig my knowledge and skill to them because some teachers still could not use the


That afternoon, I was thrilled to get an offline IM from Rurik Bellinghausen or Rurik Nackerud, an educator from United States. He invited me to share my virtual world teaching experince in the first Virtual Worlds Best Practice in Education - Teen Fair (VWBPE-Teen Fair).

VWBPE conference is a community-based conference that provides opportunities for all participants in virtual worlds to share current teaching, learning, and research practices in 3D virtual environments.  VWBPE Teen Fair is a part of VWBPE annual conference which focuses on teen use of virtual worlds.  It was an honor to be able to contribute in this first Teen Fair in VWBPE conference this year.

My students displayed 4 of their works there (Mars Rover, Flip Comic Book, 3D Water Cycle Model, and Free Creations) and I presented my ecperience teaching them in virtual world. I thank Rurik and Kae for giving me a chance to participate in this grand project. See you all in next year VWBPE Teen Fair.

(Pstt...2 of my machinimas won the 2nd and 3rd places in VWBPE machinima competition uder People's Choice category.


Thank you Aedann Slade for sharing your knowledge and spirt to all of us. We were all encouraged to collaborate, thanks to your workshops.