Ideas for Classroom Applications

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Idea 1 - Virtual Lectures in Second Life

When organizing a virtual lecture, we suggest:

  1. Invite guest speakers from all over the world, Second Life can help you to break the physical boundaries.
  2. Use the voice function to present. (lagging may cause some delay of the voice)
  3. Ask your audience to take a seat before you start to reduce lagging.
  4. Use interactive tools, such as the voting system, to arouse student's interest and gather instant feedback.
  5. Have a Q and A session, which allows students to ask questions thru voice or chat function.


Loudspeakers and individual headsets with microphone are not part of the standard setup of computers in the PolyU laboratories. Therefore, students can ONLY use text communication in class, not voice.


Arrange students to have a class in a lecture theater with loudspeakers and a projector, and allow them to sit in a lecture with an overseas guest lecturer / speaker using Second Life.

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