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Continuing Education Helps Build Your “Second Life”

6/8/2010 —

Educators now have a new and exciting option when it comes to instructing students: Second Life (SL), a virtual world that has become a dominant entrant into the immersive, 3D marketplace for many colleges and universities.

With SL, users can establish an account, create, move, and modify an avatar, locate and join a group, and visit many educational-related “in world” SL locations while also examining how educational institutions are using SL and how SL can be used for non-educational needs.

On August 4, Penn State Wilkes-Barre Continuing Education will host a Second Life workshop as just one of the many educational options the campus provides for area educators.  Penn State Wilkes-Barre Continuing Education offers courses each summer that are delivered in condensed formats—designed to minimize impact on summer vacation plans.  For more information, please view the Second Life Workshop brochure.

Other courses for educators offered this summer include: Dealing with the Bullying Epidemic (June 23); Keys for Effective Communication in the Classroom (July 13); and Classroom Interventions for Students with Emotional/Behavioral Issues (July 15).  For more information about these workshops, please view our Summer Workshops for Educators flyer.

Penn State is an Act 48 approved provider and each of these four courses can help educators satisfy their Act 48 requirements.

For more information about these and other programs offered through Penn State Wilkes-Barre Continuing Education, or to register, please contact Ann Murtagh, Penn State Wilkes-Barre Continuing Education, at 570-675-9219 or amm60@psu.edu or visit www.wb.psu.edu/ce.

 

Penn State Wilkes-Barre Continuing Education is part of Penn State Outreach, the largest unified outreach organization in American higher education, serving more than 5 million people each year, delivering more than 2,000 programs to people in all 67 Pennsylvania counties, all 50 states and 80 countries worldwide.

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