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Second Life and Virtual Academics

Second Life and Virtual Academics



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

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)