Friday, January 11, 2008

Recruiting for new teachers on Second Life

Turns out that the Kansas Department of Education has launched an effort to recruit teachers online via Second Life, the virtual world created by Linden Labs. According to their blog at http://kansasteachingjobs.blogspot.com/ The Kansas Recruitment and Retention Program will be hosting the first statewide virtual career fair for individuals interested in learning more about teaching in Kansas."

Do you think that teachers recruited through a virtual career fair on Second Life might be more likely to consider using technology in their teaching?

3 comments:

tinkerbellchime said...

I think this is a great idea. I followed your link to the blog post and discovered that it has a great screenshot of Second Life. Then I went on the Kansas Department of Ed website. Have you seen it? It's a great site with advanced features. It has a resume builder, video, and more. I think California has to take notice. I'm off to see what our state's Department of Education site looks like.

Larry Ferlazzo said...

Barry,

Happy New Year!

I hope you'll consider contributing to the next ESL Carnival:

http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2008/01/04/dont-forget-the-next-elleslefl-carnival/

Mad Dog said...

I think this is a wonderful idea. I'm interested in finding out if the state of California has any recruitment for online teachers, too.