I just found out that I’m going to be receiving a Presidential Service Award from AECT. Wow! What a wonderful surprise and honor. Two and half years ago at AERA, I met Mary Herring, current AECT President. We’ve had a wonderful collaboration since that time that has included many other individuals working on the AECT Virtual Worlds Committee.
Most recently, we’ve supported AECT to establish their virtual world presence in Second Life on CAVE (Community of Academic Virtual Educators). They’ve just hosted their first event which filled to maximum capacity, and will have a ribbon cutting ceremony simultaneously in real-life and Second Life during the annual meeting at the end of October. We’ve all worked hard, had great fun, and supported learning and new connections through the partnership.
I’m looking forward to our developing partnership with AECT, and very proud to have received this recognition.