Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Who's been sitting in my chair?

Last night I went on a walk through Second Life (see my last post) and spent some time looking around David Warlick's office but I made a little mistake. I sat down on a comfortable looking chair in his office...

Well, I got distracted in RL, so I clicked to quit out of SL. The next morning I realised I hadn't left David's office before quitting. I quickly logged in to get out of the chair and walk outside and who should be standing in front of me but a confused David. I apologised for being in his office and he told me that he hadn't noticed me come in (which I hadn't as I had just appeared). We then proceeded to have an interesting albeit brief conversation about the glass walls in SL and learning how to live in a world without secrets or locks.

It is quite difficult constructing a code of conduct for a new world. This makes me think of our students walking into our schools and classrooms. For many of these students it is a new world with new rules that they neither know nor understand.

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3 comments:

Moturoa said...

That's like getting your hand caught in the cookie jar.

nickb said...

Rooms with glass walls are the norm in life i think - it is just that we in general do not choose to see them in that way, maybe even hoping that they are not transparent but opaque.... kids of course, being very adaptable in general, are probably able to live in multiple worlds (rooms) with lots of different rules applying to the different spaces.... as adults we are far less able to be so flexible which is sometimes good and other times a limitation... SL allows for some very different thinking!!!

Jane Nicholls said...

Thinking about your comment Nick, it made me think that teachers have always thought of themselves as being locked within four walls with it being difficult to see in and difficult to see out. ICT is changing things so that these walls are now too becoming glass walls and we are getting to look both in and out. mmmm...