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UOregon receives grant to catalogue learning objects in Second Life

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Submitted by WainBrave Bernal on April 20, 2007 – 8:56pm. SIte News

The Northwest Area Computing Council has granted $10,000 to The Center for Advanced Technology in Education (CATE) at the University of Oregon to create a typology of learning objects found in Second Life and enlist content experts in a number of disciplines to test them out for description and cataloguing.  Partnership with Jeremy Kemp of San Jose State to use the Second Life – Moodle mashup known as SLoodle to create the tools used for this indexing of learning objects – large and small – is expected. The development of inworld tools to assist in the nomination, display, and use of the vetted Learning Objects is anticipated to begin within the next month. Please contact Jonathon Richter at jrichter@uoregon.edu to find out more about the project or to inquire about collaborative opportunities.