Educational Uses of Second Life
What is Second Life? An online 3D virtual world with content created by its users. Real people are represented in-world as...
Educational Places in Second Life
American Library Association SLURL:   Click here to visit the American Library Association There are many libraries in Sec...
Math & Science: The SciLands SLURL:  Click here to visit the SciLands Orientation Island. The SciLands are a group of 33 s...
Math & Science: Science Friday SLURL:  Click here to visit Science Friday in Second Life NPR's weekly science news program...
Health Science: Heart Murmur Sim SLURL:  Click here to visit the Heart Murmur Sim. Visit three exam rooms in a virtual hos...
Ancient Rome SLURL:   Click here to visit the Roma simulation An ancient Roman themed sim. Roleplaying a member of the anc...
EMS: Play2Train SLURL: This is a closed Sim. Only Play2Train students can visit. In traditional first responder training, ...
Real Life Colleges in Second Life
Ohio University SLURL:  Click here to visit Ohio University in SL. A beautiful campus with a lot going on. The campus curr...
Vassar College SLURL:  Click here to visit Vassar College in SL. You can find reproductions of some of the buildings found...
West Liberty State College in SL SLURL:  Click here to visit West Liberty State College in SL. Virtual campus builder, Bob...
Kirkwood Community College SLURL:  Click here to visit  Kirkwood Community College  in SL. Currently in the beginning phas...
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  1. 1. Educational Uses of Second Life
  2. 2. What is Second Life? An online 3D virtual world with content created by its users. Real people are represented in-world as an avatar that they modify to look a lot or not at all like themselves.
  3. 3. Educational Places in Second Life
  4. 4. American Library Association SLURL: Click here to visit the American Library Association There are many libraries in Second Life with holdings that will appeal to a wide range of users. If you are interested in libraries, check out Cybrary City I and II on InfoIsland. Other libraries of interest include, Cleveland Public Library , Ossus Star Wars Library , and The Second Life Library 2.0 . Log into Second Life and click the link above.
  5. 5. Math & Science: The SciLands SLURL: Click here to visit the SciLands Orientation Island. The SciLands are a group of 33 science-related islands including an orientation island as a starting point. International Spaceflight Museum displays full scale models of rockets from 12 countries and a tour of the solar system. NOAA Island has interactive weather and climate exhibits including a virtual tsunami and a plane ride into a hurricane. Genome Island has a collection of interactive genetics experiments. Log into Second Life and click the link above. YouTube Video
  6. 6. Math & Science: Science Friday SLURL: Click here to visit Science Friday in Second Life NPR's weekly science news program, Science Friday, is broadcast live on radio stations nationally and in Second Life. Host Ira Flatow, appears in Second Life during the show as his avatar and takes questions from the virtual audience. Log into Second Life and click the link above. YouTube Video
  7. 7. Health Science: Heart Murmur Sim SLURL: Click here to visit the Heart Murmur Sim. Visit three exam rooms in a virtual hospital and diagnose the heart condition of five patients by listening to heart rhythms. Log into Second Life and click the link above. YouTube Video
  8. 8. Ancient Rome SLURL: Click here to visit the Roma simulation An ancient Roman themed sim. Roleplaying a member of the ancient Roman empire is welcome in ROMA, although certainly not required of all visitors. Tour video on Blip.tv Log into Second Life and click the link above.
  9. 9. EMS: Play2Train SLURL: This is a closed Sim. Only Play2Train students can visit. In traditional first responder training, a disaster scene is presented on a scale model diorama for students to role play. Play2Train has taken the diorama and created it in a virtual world. The Play2Train islands are open only to registered participants. This snapshot shows a BLUMED mobile hospital. Log into Second Life and click the link above. YouTube Video
  10. 10. Real Life Colleges in Second Life
  11. 11. Ohio University SLURL: Click here to visit Ohio University in SL. A beautiful campus with a lot going on. The campus currently uses two islands, as a virtual representation of the Ohio University campus. Classes in subjects ranging from English to engineering have been held on campus. Find it on the Web: www.ohio.edu Log into Second Life and click the link above. YouTube Video
  12. 12. Vassar College SLURL: Click here to visit Vassar College in SL. You can find reproductions of some of the buildings found on Vassar’s real life campus on their Second Life island but there’s so much more to see. A professor from this college has recreated the Sistine Chapel here. Find it on the Web: www.vassar.edu Log into Second Life and click the link above.
  13. 13. West Liberty State College in SL SLURL: Click here to visit West Liberty State College in SL. Virtual campus builder, Bob Wise, gave the Kirkwood group a tour of his campus under construction in November 2007. Find it on the Web: www.westliberty.edu Log into Second Life and click the link above. WV Recruitment Video
  14. 14. Kirkwood Community College SLURL: Click here to visit Kirkwood Community College in SL. Currently in the beginning phases of construction. Outreach and collaboration with Kirkwood libraries, Distance Learning and Marketing Services. Visit the Kirkwood Second Life Group Blog for upcoming and ongoing activities. Log into Second Life and click the link above.

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