Jane Wilde is a self-proclaimed computer geek. She thoroughly enjoys technology and loves to teach people how to use it. Having the rare combination of technical skills and the ability to speak English (rather than computer-ese), she can show you how to engage your students and enrich your curriculum with computers, the internet, and multimedia materials. Having begun her teaching career in special education, Jane enjoys working with even the most computer challenged student.
A 25-year veteran educator, Jane has taught at every grade level from kindergarten to graduate school. She is the owner of two consulting businesses. Through Absolute Computing Solutions, she offers teacher training and technology support to K–12 schools. Through Absolutely Virtual, Jane trains and consults on the use of virtual environments for education and business. She is a doctoral student at the University at Albany in the field of instructional technology.
Jane is delighted to offer a course for educators within the virtual world Second Life. In this course you will meet ‘virtual educators,’ read the ‘virtual research,’ and explore, create and evaluate the instructional potential of virtual classrooms in your teaching.
If you are already a resident of Second Life, don’t hesitate to drop Jane’s avatar, Esme Qunhua, an IM.