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Collaborative project on HIV/AIDS Prevention Education by the Illinois Department of Public Health, Chicago State University and University of Illinois Springfield called BASUAH Education Center in Second Life.

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  • This is a shot of the UIS Second Life Island..this is my avatar, Vidorah Messmer. I envy her because she never has a bad hair day…
  • Second Life

    1. 1. Second Life: A Collaboration UIS-CSU-IDPH Presented by Deb Antoine-Vidorah Messmer Veronica Halloway-No Morane Julian Scheinbuks-Jules Gigamon
    2. 2. The Collaboration
    3. 3. History of the Collaboration <ul><li>Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Developed online BASUAH training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Target Audience </li></ul></ul><ul><li>UIS experiments with Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>Chicago State University </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage students in Biology of Sexually Transmitted Diseases for non-majors to become BASUAH Ambassadors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Experiment with teaching in Second Life </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. University of Illinois at Springfield 4700 students 21 bachelor degrees 25 minors 20 master degrees 1 doctoral degree 14 fully online degree programs E-tuition 30% growth 91% retention in online programs
    5. 5. Chicago State University <ul><li>7,000 students </li></ul><ul><li>37 bachelor degrees </li></ul><ul><li>22 graduate degrees </li></ul><ul><li>1 doctoral degree </li></ul><ul><li>Largest Minority Population in Illinois </li></ul><ul><li>80% African American </li></ul><ul><li>0.6% Asian American or Pacific Islander </li></ul><ul><li>6.7% Hispanic American </li></ul><ul><li>0.1% Native American </li></ul><ul><li>9.9% Caucasian </li></ul><ul><li>70% women, 30% men </li></ul>
    6. 6. Illinois Department of Public Health <ul><li>BASUAH Initiative </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nationally, AIDS is the leading cause of death among African American women age 25-34 and the second leading cause of death of African American men age 35-44 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Of the total reported HIV cases among females in Illinois, 70 percent were African-American. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Among the total male population with HIV in Illinois, 47 percent were African American. </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Illinois Department of Public Health <ul><li>BASUAH Task </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reach our target audience – college age students 25 – 35 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>educate them about HIV/AIDS and the importance of testing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>.convince them to become peer-educators (there peers are more likely to listen to them) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offer them free training that they can take on their own time. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offer them a venue to practice/use what they have learnt. </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Illinois Department of Public Health <ul><li>BASUAH Solution </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunity to collaborate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UIS-OTEL had expertise in developing e-learning - familiar with state government </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offered a venue for Ambassadors to practice/use what they have learnt. </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Development of the BASUAH Education Center <ul><li>In 2007 the University of Illinois Springfield’s Office of Technology-Enhanced Learning began developing the BASUAH Education Center with the IDPH. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Benefits of the Collaboration <ul><li>Engagement and Retention of BASUAH Ambassadors </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>State-wide networking </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>National networking </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Global networking </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Experiment with teaching and learning in Second Life </li></ul>
    11. 11. Resources <ul><li>Articles </li></ul><ul><li>Learning in the Zone: A social constructivist framework for distance education in a 3D virtual world </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Three-dimensional virtual worlds and distance learning: two case studies of Active Worlds as a medium for distance education </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Design-based Research Strategies for Developing a Scientific Inquiry Curriculum in a Multi-User Virtual Environment </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Recommended Reading: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Second Life for Dummies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Video Tutorials for Second Life </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>