Teaching with a panopticon in Second Life
December 21st, 2006

Sometimes a panopticon is… a teaching tool:
panopticon_skyview.jpg
This is for a class, wherein the instructor felt traditional dorm/office spaces failed to elicit community among students. As she writes,

I want the students to watch each other, to observe how others are using their space, to be encouraged to talk to each other about the space, the class, SL, and their experiences. Stay tuned to see if it works.

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Comments
1 - lil natnat

i dont get it…wats going to happen to the students?

2 - joe

Really interesting idea!…im designing a primary school at univfersity atm and have come up with something simaler..a little less prison like in appearance but same principle!..
Fantastic precedents study!

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