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From Reality to Second Life

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Sloan-C Conference 2008

Sloan-C Conference 2008

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  • 1. From Reality to Second Life®:Presenting Student Research in a Virtual WorldPatricia Edwards, Ph.D.Mary Bold, Ph.D., CFLECatherine Dutton, M.A.© 2008 Texas Woman’s University
  • 2. The ChallengeHow do we offer distanceeducation students the meansof participating in acampus event?
  • 3. The SolutionProvide an equivalent virtualexperience with as many of thesame functions aspossible.
  • 4. The ContextTWU Student Creative Arts &Research Symposium2007- Virtual Posterswith Wikis2008- Second Life
  • 5. The ProcessIdentifyStaffDeterminePlatformRegentsPresentationDevelopPolicies UserSupportPresenterSupportQualityCheckCommunityPresentationsDevelopSpaceCopyrightCompliance
  • 6. The EventReal Life meets a Second Life“So, in a virtualworld, we don’thave distance.”“Additive ratherthan distractive.”
  • 7. The DebriefingPresenters“The experience exceeded my expectations!”Feeling of accomplishment and excitement to share research.FacultyPlans & requests formore uses of platformStaffOverall SuccessAdjustments and changesfor future events1014 1123190102030VP1 SOA1 VP2 SOA2 VP3Session AttendedReal Life Attendees
  • 8. The FutureSymposium Alumni Activities Teaching Student Research
  • 9. Patricia Edwards, Ph.D.: pedwards@twu.eduMary Bold, Ph.D., CFLE: bold@marybold.comCatherine Dutton, MA: cdutton@twu.eduSL contact: Catherine Soderstrom© 2008 Texas Woman’s University