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  1. 1. Education in Second Life Use of a Virtual 3D Environment in the Classroom
  2. 2. Entertainment Education Escape Business 3D Mutli-User Virtual Environment Created by its users Users retain rights to their creations Over 100 colleges and universities using Second Life for education. Education in Second Life is: Experiential Creative Collaborative Immersive Second Life – Just a Game?
  3. 3. Demographics Linden Labs – “Second Life Virtual Economy Key Metrics (BETA) Age Band % of Active 18-24 27.46% 25-34 38.78% 35-44 21.00% 45 + 11.52%
  4. 4. Linden Labs – “Second Life Virtual Economy Key Metrics (BETA) Demographics   Gender     F M 2007   January 41.11% 58.89% Country % of Residents United States 31.19% France 12.73% Germany 10.46% United Kingdom 8.09% Netherlands 6.55%
  5. 5. The Economy of Second Life <ul><li>Linden Dollars (L$) - $1.00 = L$240 </li></ul><ul><li>Buy L$ with real US $ </li></ul><ul><li>Sell L$ for real US% </li></ul>
  6. 6. party and wedding planner entrepreneur nightclub owner automotive manufacturer fashion designer custom avatar designer jewelry maker architect tour guide custom animation creator theme park developer real estate speculator vacation resort owner advertiser magazine publisher security landscaper publicist special effects designer gunsmith animation maker Anshe Chung: First Virtual Millionaire
  7. 7. <ul><li>Second Life resides and evolves on a Linux scalable server grid. </li></ul><ul><li>Each server is an unique geographic area. </li></ul>The Second Life Environment
  8. 8. <ul><li>Premium account necessary to own </li></ul><ul><li>Islands (16 acres, or one server) are $1,675 and $295 maintenance per month. </li></ul><ul><li>Educator and Non-profit price is $980 and $150 maintenance per month </li></ul><ul><li>Linden Labs allows land parcels for one semester free </li></ul><ul><li>Alliance Library System has space that can be used for classes or meeting and JWU has a small space dedicated for our use, plus a library. </li></ul><ul><li>JWU Providence has an island for their project </li></ul>Virtual Property
  9. 9. <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Free basic account </li></ul><ul><li>Create an avatar </li></ul><ul><li>Learn Second Life skills </li></ul><ul><li>Use search to locate areas of interest </li></ul><ul><li>Explore, learn, meet, chat, discover! </li></ul>How do I get a Second Life?
  10. 10. Avatar Creation
  11. 11. Building & Scripting
  12. 12. <ul><li>Elon University: Elon, NC </li></ul><ul><li>Central Piedmont Community College - Futures Institute: Charlotte, North Carolina </li></ul><ul><li>Harvard University: Cambridge, Mass. </li></ul><ul><li>Ohio State University: Columbus, OH </li></ul><ul><li>San Diego State University: San Diego, Calif. </li></ul><ul><li>Stanford University: Palo Alto, CA </li></ul><ul><li>University of California Berkeley </li></ul><ul><li>Virginia Tech: Blacksburg, Virginia </li></ul>Colleges and Universities
  13. 13. <ul><li>New York Law School's Democracy Design Workshop developed Democracy Island in Second Life &quot;where interested parties, such as trade associations, activist groups and scientific experts, will be able to set up virtual booths for presentation of information and deliberation as well as advocacy.“ </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Examples of Educational Activities
  14. 14. <ul><li>Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture, University of Houston's Money & Design is a Design Economics course of real live modeling of business practices in a virtual world where designers can try their design and entrepreneurial skills against an entire market rather than the code of simulation software. </li></ul><ul><li>SL provides a real time simulation with real time economy and fickle customers. This all makes for a realistic and quick experience in running an entrepreneurial venture with the favorite coin of the land, design. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  15. 15. UC Davis Medical Center
  16. 18. <ul><li>Play2Train </li></ul><ul><li>Idaho State University </li></ul><ul><li>Idaho Bioterrorism Awareness and Preparedness Program </li></ul>
  17. 19. How Second Life Fits with JWU
  18. 20. Johnson & Wales University Providence Business/Tourism Project Virtual Morocco Hilary Mason Mehdi Moutahir
  19. 23. Real World Businesses in SL
  20. 26. “ By early January more than 3,000 IBM employees had acquired their own avatars, and about 300 were routinely conducting company business inside Second Life. &quot;The 3-D Internet may at first appear to be eye candy,&quot; Palmisano writes in an e-mail interview, &quot;but don't get hung up on how frivolous some of its initial uses may seem.&quot; He calls 3-D realms such as Second Life the &quot; next phase of the Internet's evolution &quot; and says they may have &quot;the same level of impact&quot; as the first Web explosion.”” David Kirkpatrick, Fortune Magazine January 23 2007: 2:24 PM EST
  21. 27. <ul><li>Rhonda Trueman = Abbey Zenith </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>