Saturday, March 07, 2009

NPR: The School of Second Life

From: RBakerGenealogy@aol.com
DearMYRTLE,

In case you missed it this morning on NPR, there was a piece on Second Life. You can listen to it at: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=101580485 .

I missed you last Saturday in St George (although we did talk on Friday). You made a comment early last week on your blog implying you were not feeling well. Hopefully, all is well by now.

DearRON,
Hiya! WOW, Thanks for reminding me that I missed my usual Saturday morning NPR fix. I also love Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me! and those wacky Car-Talk Guys, too.

Weekend Edition Saturday, March 7, 2009 featured The School of Second Life and it is available for listening at the NPR site where we read: “Michael Demers is a geography professor at New Mexico State University. He not only uses a standard classroom to teach his students, but also uses the online virtual world, Second Life. Host Scott Simon speaks with Demers about how this virtual terrain helps his students learn more effectively.”

On Tuesday, Ol’ Myrt here signed in to Second Life for a genealogy chat about original sources, and I heard from one of the other avatars that “the word on the street is that DearMYRTLE’s got shingles.” Didn’t know the paparazzi is following me, but alas, ‘tis true -- and it is torture.

The timing of this NPR radio show couldn’t be better.

Preparing an article for Digital Genealogist on the genealogy in Second Life phenomenon, I am. (Sounding very Yoda, wouldn’t you say?)

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
DearMYRTLE,
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Myrt@DearMYRTLE.com

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