domingo, 22 de febrero de 2009

M2: Activity 1:Workshop


Once upon a time, there was a girl called Sunflower Gurbux who was doing a course on SL. She was happy because she had learnt a lot but she was sad because she did not have enough time to spend on SL. She felt quite stupid, when she had to prepare a workshop. "Oh my God, what I am going to do, I am extremelly bad in everything" "Horrrible" she thought. Suddenly she thought she should have to leave the course. Otherwise, the two wonderful teachers told her to be brave. Louise (one of the teachers) advised me Sunflower to do a CONTEST. So, Sunflower started to attend contest... It was horrible, she even got up at 4 o'clock am (at night) and she attended 2 contests. Sunflower started to prepare a contest. She wanted to prepare some T-shirt but she didn't money and she was poor. She wanted to prepare some Gifts for the contest...and here it started HER NEW IDEA. She could do a workshop on GIFTS/PRESENTS.

Suddenly, she spent hours and hours trying to build presents and her teachers helped her a lot. But she wanted to have everything well-prepared. Then, the problem was that she didn't have peers. Luckly, her friend, Azu, told her she would attend. That was lovely and also the teacher would attend too. LOVELY!!!

Thus, Sunflower decided to do the workshop on Thursday 19th February 2009 on Muvenation island in SANDBOX. Sunflower organized everything, she prepared some rugs, some chairs and some presents to give to the attendants. It was quite nice. Everything was so green!!!!

However, Sunflower was quite sad because she only had three students on the workshop. There were many people near but only three students. One was Azu and the others were the two teacher. But at least, they were there supporting me. I appreaciate that.

miércoles, 11 de febrero de 2009

M2: Exploring hands-on-workshops Activity 3

M2: Exploring hands-on-workshops Activity 2

After some days, after some searching and after assiting different types of workshop and after some time talking to my mentors (Louise and Erena), I have decided I am going to prepare a QUIZ about MUVENATION.


I took me quite a lot of time planning my workshop.

I chose the idea many times, because it is not easy to choose what one wants to do.

I suppose it will take about 45 minutes. No more than that.

miércoles, 4 de febrero de 2009

M2: Activity 1 REFLECTION

On 1 February, Azu and me went to a workshop together. It was very funny in my opinion. It is better to be two than to be alone. Although I was not able to finish my bench because I am a very bad builder, Azu did a very nice job!!! I think that it is better to have SL in English, that was one of the reasons I couldn't find everything, and I did everything slowlier than the others. Then I was tired... but I waited there... I sat on Azu's bench. It was quite comfortable...

I think they say it is for beginners but at least you must be quite good, otherwise you do not follow.

Well in general, I found all the workshops good, but I was tired in two of them because I couldn't follow the class very well, because of the english and my little knowledge of building. I liked the philosophical workshop because I didn't have to do anything special.

M2: Activity 1: Valentine Garden Bench

Workshop design: planning and preparation
The teacher did a nice introduction, the class was for 20 people and we had to build a bench, although I couldn't because I am quite stupid with these tools. I felt quite stupid in fact. Now I understand my students :-)
It was quite organised, we could ask questions to the teacher, he gave us instructions, notecards, etc.

Workshop implementation: delivery of instruction.
The tutor basically gave us instructions, and we had to follow but he was very clear and we could ask question. My problem was that I was very slow.
He sent us some tools. In general I think that the delivery of instructions was great.

Implementation of workshop: recall and transfer of learning.
It was good, he explained us other sessions he is going to do.

Implementation of workshop: follow up and evaluation.

There was not feedback, but you could ask him as many question as you wanted.

M2: Activity 1: NCI Class Creation

Workshop design: planning and preparation
On 23rd January, after being in the first workshop, I attended a second workshop. It was NCI Class Creation. There were many, many people but I didn't like a lot because the topic was not interesting in my opinion. However, the instructor had everything well-prepared, but the explanation was to quick and it would have been nice if I could have tried everything he was explaining. He showed different ways to move around SL but it was just theory and then you could ask for doubts.

I would have prefered: theory + practise + doubts, new theory + practise + doubts... but I understand that there were too many people there.

Workshop implementation: delivery of instruction
On 23rd January, after being in the first workshop, I attended a second workshop. It was NCI Class Creation. This class was good but I didn't like the topic a lot, moreover there were many people and it was sometimes difficult to follow the conversation when everybody was asking questions. However the teacher did a good introduction of the course.

In both workshops I think the teachers explained everything very well. However, the second workshop needed practise and we didn't practise anything. Thus, now I do not remember anything...

Implementation of the workshop: recall and transfer of learning.
There was no recapitulation of other sessions and neither of our session

Implementation of the workshop: follow up and evaluation.
At the end of the class there was feedback, we could ask questions, doubts, etc. The problem was that there were many people and everybody was talking at the same time.

M2: Activity 1: Law of Attraction Class

Workshop design: planning and preparation
On 23rd January I attended to Law of Attraction Class. There were just 3 people but I loved it because it was very easy to follow and to understand. So planning was very good and preparation was quite good too. I asked the tutor the main objectives and I think he/she really got them. The tutor was talking about the emotional scale and s/he gave us many information: notecards, webpages, etc.

We had a type of blackboard to follow what was she explained and we could also stop and ask her doubts and give our opinion.

Workshop implementation: delivery of instruction
I think the teacher made a very good introduction of the way it would be, moreover she had a clear blackboard and she followed that. Her speech was good and at the end of each idea she asked our opinion. In fact, we were only 2. So it was easier.

Implementation of the workshop: recall and transfer of learning
In fact there were no recapitulation, she only asked as if everything was understood.

Implementation of the workshop: follow up and evaluation
There was assessment and feedback at the end of the workshop. Moreover, we could ask questions while we were listening to them.


As I told in the forum of Muvenation 08, I went to three workshops. I went to two alone and one together with Azu. Now I will talk about my three experiences.