1. About this blog

This blog is part of the award winning elective module ‘Virtual Environments: Is one life enough?’ offered by Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) since 2009. It is taken by undergraduate students in the Dublin School of Creative Arts as part of the Optional Module Programme.

It was originally delivered in partnership with Dublin Virtually Live in Second Life to TU Dublin students and others from around the Real World and Second Life. From 2014 to 2016 it was offered jointly with University of Akron (UA) in collaboration with Dudley Turner, Dean of the College of Creative and Professional Arts.

The module won the Jennifer Burke Award for Innovation in Teaching and Learning in 2010, a national award made by the Irish Learning Technology Association and Dublin City University. In January 2012 it won the Learning Without Frontiers Award in London in the Further and Higher Education Innovation category.

The module is delivered by John O’Connor (Acuppa Tae) from the College of Arts and Tourism with guest speakers Claudia Igbrude (Locks Aichi) formerly of the Learning, Teaching and Technology Centre at TU Dublin, Dudley Turner (Dudley Dreamscape) from the College of Creative & Professional Arts at the University of Akron, Glenn Loughran (Joseph Jacotot) from the Dublin School of Creative Arts at TU Dublin, and Sitearm Madonna (James Neville) formerly of Dublin Virtually Live. All classes are held entirely in Second Life: in TU Dublin’s campus and other locations in Second Life.

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