Education and the SL Ecosystem


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Review of organizations using Second Life and why it's important to find points of inter-connectivity

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Education and the SL Ecosystem

  1. 1. Education and the Second Life Ecosystem
  2. 2. Who is this guy?
  3. 3. Love me some data!
  4. 4. Seen this screen before?
  5. 5. What I knew – where it all began First educational discounted island, Brigadoon Island, purchased in 2004 by John Prototype Brigadoon Island, a collaboration between Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Brain Talk Communities, focused on helping people with Asperger's Syndrome and Autism
  6. 6. What I learned – how far it’s come: an inspiring community Over 750 educational institutions, including over 600 colleges and universities Represent over 40 countries, with nearly 50% of institutions outside of United States Number of education-focused regions grew by 16% during 2009 Educational regions have 50% more sessions per resident than the Second Life average Large Global Growing Committed COMMUNITY
  7. 7. Top educational organizations from around the globe North America Europe Asia Oceania Waseda University Utrecht University McMaster University Hong Kong Polytechnic University University of Auckland Victoria University Wellington University of Sydney University of Queensland
  8. 8. And non-educational organizations as well! Events & Meetings Train i ng & Simulations
  9. 9. Lots of different sectors
  10. 10. Lots of different countries NOTE: Numbers won’t match previous slide because these figures include Solution Providers
  11. 11. Education geographic split similar to that of organizations overall
  12. 12. But colleges and universities are definitely the big dog in town
  13. 13. E-learning covers more than education IMPLICATIONS FOR EDUCATION IMPLICATIONS FOR E-LEARNING =
  14. 14. Moving from what exists today to what’s possible in the future Copyright © 2009 Linden Research, Inc. | All Rights Reserved. Page University of Texas System Coalition Island IBM <ul><li>University of California System </li></ul><ul><li>State University of New York </li></ul><ul><li>New York City Public Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Global Health Consortiums </li></ul><ul><li>Public Services Associations </li></ul><ul><li>United Nations, G8, ISO </li></ul><ul><li>Department-focused islands </li></ul><ul><li>Recruiting and staffing </li></ul><ul><li>Global conferences </li></ul>Education Functional Hubs Enterprise
  15. 15. Times they are a changing Copyright © 2009 Linden Research, Inc. | All Rights Reserved. Page
  16. 16. Collaboration becoming easier Whiteboard Share Desktop Present
  17. 17. Now I am ready to meet!
  18. 18. Need to collaborate with non-educational organizations
  19. 19. Learning from, and giving to, other communities Make inter-community sharing more systematic… … first let’s start with understanding what educators are doing
  20. 20. The answer…
  21. 21. But…
  22. 22. And there are good models out there
  23. 23. Onward and upward… QUESTIONS???