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Moving into the C.A.V.E.

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O.K. so I don’t know how to give myself a haircut, but I have an office now in Second Life. Located on the second floor of the C.A.V.E. (Center for Advanced Virtual Education)

Thanks to Kevin Jarrett (KJ HAX) for inviting me in and for Doug Johnson (BlueSkunk Johnson) for sharing his office space with me.

Sunday morning I woke up early grabbed a cup of coffee and met BlueSkunk and KJ at the CAVE for my first lesson and to set up shop. KJ was awesome! He set me up with this nice glass desk, a chair and two nice ferns that remind me of Bali. I learned how to move objects and how to teleport someone to your location. Good stuff! KJ also hooked me up with a picture for the wall. A little real life in SL. Not sure where all this is leading too. Right now I’m just trying to figure out what I can do here, places to visit and how I might use SL in both the Graduate class I’m teaching this summer and with students next year. I’m sure you’ll be hearing more about Second Life in the coming months as the school year winds down (13 days left!) and my summer moves into full swing.

If you would like to visit my new office space, you can create a free Second Life account and then click here to be taken to my office.


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I started blogging in 2005 and found it such a powerful way to reflect and share my thinking about technology, this generation, and how we prepare students for their future not our past.


  1. I found myself walking around your office in SL the other night and recognised your photo :-). I am finding this whole SL experience to be a real eye opener. I am having to identify an etiquette for a new world that has no rules. I am walking into people’s houses without an invite. I’m walking up to strangers to say Hi and that is alright! (apart from the rude man who shot me with a magic gun the other night!). My SL name is Jojash McMillan, I’ll say hi when next I invade your office 🙂

  2. Jeff, thanks for the kind words, and welcome to our group! I see you are already rearranging the furniture! 🙂 Please make a list of the things you’d like to learn about, and the next time we’re on together, we can connect. Working with pictures is easy and fun and a great way to decorate your space. Now that you have a “home base,” exploring SL should be a bit more “natural.”

    Jane, you might enjoy a video shot by NPR about “personal space” in SL. I blogged about it here:


    I completely agree and have to say when I have barged in on people I feel genuinely embarassed. Similarly, when the roles are reversed, I’m a bit uncomfortable until people introduce themselves. It’s nice of you to be doing that! Hope to see you in-world!


  3. Nice to have a roomie! Especially a smart one who can help me with scripting and such.

    Just keep your dirty socks picked up off the floor, OK?

    Good to have you aboard!


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