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This presentation was delivered at the 2008 League for Innovation conference in Denver, CO.

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    • Second Life and Virtual Academics: Using MUVEs to Enhance Teaching and Learning Beth Ritter-Guth (Desideria Stockton) David Longenbach (Foe Hammerer)
    • Your Guides
      • Beth Ritter-Guth , Instructor of English, Communication, and Women’s Studies, LCCC, CEO of Literature Alive, [email_address]
      • David Longenbach , Dean of Academic Services, LCCC, [email_address]
      • Lisa Plummer , Associate Dean of Institutional Statistics, [email_address]
      • Eloise Pasteur , Educational Designer, UK, [email_address]
      • Daliah Carter , Literature Alive! Assistant, Displaced Worker/Graduate, LCCC
    • The Vestibule
      • Creating Desideria Stockton
        • Gender Discourse Research Exploration
        • The Birth of Literature Alive!
          • Lack of Humanities Content
          • Lack of Faculty Development Opportunities
          • Need for Edifying Content
          • Collaboration with Eloise Pasteur (Virgil)
    • Spotlight The Archetypal Cavern http://slurl.com/secondlife/Cevert/131/87/50
    • Limbo
      • Challenges
        • No Connections, No Money, No Clue
      • Strategies
        • Quit
        • Found Harvard
        • Joined Sled List ( http://secondlife.com/education )
        • Met Sarah Robbins (Intellagirl Tully) and Bryan Carter (Bryan Mnemonic)
        • Met Eloise Pasteur
        • Became a Student
    • Spotlight Mama Day Interactive http://slurl.com/secondlife/Montclair%20State%20CHSS/222/160/0
    • The Lustful
      • Fears
        • Adult Content
        • Counter Culture (BDSM/Furry/Gor/Child RP/RC RP)
        • Griefing
        • Addiction
      • Strategies
        • Prepare Students for International Travel
        • Engage Students
        • Provide Safe Havens
          • Visit Literature Alive! Headquarters Lucky Chairs and Gaming Station
    • Spotlight The Gothic Literature Classroom http://slurl.com/secondlife/Eduisland%203/224/32/0
    • The Gluttonous
      • Challenges to Finding Good Content:
        • Educators Do Not Promote (strip clubs do)
      • Strategies:
        • Started Building British Literature Classroom
        • Created Open Access Policy via Creative Commons
        • Listed All Builds in Classifieds
    • Spotlight Literature of the Progressive Era http://slurl.com/secondlife/VIT%20World/151/128/23
    • Hoarders and Wasters
      • Challenges:
        • Some Educators Do Not Share
        • Locked Sims
        • No Place to Learn HOW to teach using SL (lots of places to learn WHY)
      • Strategies
        • Open SLedware Project (Hiro Sheridan, Eloise Pasteur)
        • Creative Commons Licensing
        • Faculty Workshops @ the Collaboration Station
    • Spotlight The Walden Farm Project http://slurl.com/secondlife/Monroe%20CC%202/210/212/0
    • The Wrathful
      • Challenges:
        • Peer Faculty Perceptions
        • Bad Press
        • Frustrated Students
      • Strategies:
        • Recruited Dean Dave
        • Good Press
        • Listened to Students
    • Spotlight Grendel’s Lair http://slurl.com/secondlife/Io/19/201/54
    • The Heretics
      • Challenges:
        • Virtual Literature versus “Real Literature”
        • Perception of “Unethical Practice”
        • Restricted Classrooms
      • Strategies:
        • Commitment to Virtual Ethics
        • Commitment to Global Partnerships
        • Tour
          • Poe Classroom
          • Spoon River Anthology
          • Archetypal Cavern
    • Spotlight Rime of the Ancient Mariner http://slurl.com/secondlife/Lehigh%20Carbon%20Island/194/89/31
    • The Violent
      • The Death of Good Ideas
        • Lack of Funding, Lack of IT Support (Public Disapproval), Lack of Peer Support (Tenure/Promotion)
      • Strategies:
        • Remember the Cause: STUDENTS!
        • “ If you are going to kick up sand, expect to get sand in your eye” – Former Administrator
        • Create Partnerships
          • Community College Consortium (Pipsqueak Fiddlesticks)
        • Sponsorships
          • Super Sponsors: Finger Lakes CC, Monroe CC, NMC, FireSabre Consulting, Eloise Pasteur Educational Designs
    • The Women and War Partnership http://slurl.com/secondlife/Drexel/194/30/0
      • Introduction to Women’s Studies (online)
      • History of World War II (F2F)
        • Shared Resources
        • Collaboration
        • Joint Projects
        • Assessment
    • The Fraudulent
      • Recreating Real Life
        • Lack of Immersion
        • Empty Shells
        • Politics
      • Strategies:
        • Revised Projects
        • Self Sustaining Builds
        • Surrounded by GREAT and AWESOME people!!!!
    • Spotlight Edgar Allan Poe’s House of Usher http://slurl.com/secondlife/Lehigh%20Carbon%20Island/194/89/31
    • The Treacherous
      • The Nay Sayers
        • They do not go away!!!
      • Strategies:
        • Start Somewhere (find a guide)
        • Build a Reputation
        • Celebrate the Success of All
        • Share Resources
        • Collaborate
        • Present
        • Publish (Innovate)
    • Questions?
      • Beth Ritter-Guth
        • [email_address]
        • [email_address]
        • Desideria Stockton (SL)