Second Life for Education


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Slides used in a short presentation for University of Alaska Fairbanks IT Day highlighting how 3D virtual worlds and SL specifically are being used in education.

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Second Life for Education

  1. 1. 3D Virtual Worlds for Education
  2. 2. MUD Interface
  3. 3. AVATAR (MUD)
  4. 4. WOW http:// /
  5. 5. http:// /
  6. 6. Forterra http://
  7. 7. Active Worlds
  8. 8. Croquet Anyone?
  9. 9. Perplex City (ARG)
  10. 10. Second Life Today
  11. 11. Second Life Today
  12. 12. But What is Second Life?
  13. 13. What Does It Bring to the Table for Learning?
  14. 14. Information/Awareness American Cancer Society mixed-reality event, Relay for Life, raised $40,000 in SL alone
  15. 15. Information/Awareness American Cancer Society Relay for Life
  16. 16. Immersive Environments
  17. 17. Data Visualization Read more about the weather map
  18. 18. Simple Simulations
  19. 19. Building Tools
  20. 20. Collaborative Spaces Collaborative architecture video on YouTube
  21. 21. Social Interaction
  22. 22. What Educators Are Already Doing <ul><li>Aarhus Business College: Aarhus , Denmark </li></ul><ul><li>Arcada University of Technology: Helsingfors , Finland </li></ul><ul><li>The Art Institute of California-San Diego San Diego, CA </li></ul><ul><li>The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh , PA </li></ul><ul><li>Audiocourses Music Production School: London, United Kingdom </li></ul><ul><li>Australian Film TV and Radio School: Sydney, Australia </li></ul><ul><li>Ball State University: Muncie, IN </li></ul><ul><li>The Bay School of San Francisco: San Francisco, CA </li></ul><ul><li>Beach College: Santa Barbara, CA </li></ul><ul><li>Bentley College - Department of Natural and Applied Sciences: Waltham, MA </li></ul><ul><li>Bradley University, Peoria, IL </li></ul><ul><li>Bromley College of Further and Higher Education </li></ul><ul><li>California State University - Pomona: Pomona, CA </li></ul><ul><li>Central Missouri State University: Warrensburg, Missouri </li></ul><ul><li>Central Piedmont Community College - Futures Institute: Charlotte, NC </li></ul><ul><li>Colorado Mountain College: Glendwood Springs, CO </li></ul><ul><li>Columbia University: New York, NY </li></ul><ul><li>Dyersburg State Community College: Dyersburg, TN </li></ul><ul><li>Elon University: Elon , NC </li></ul><ul><li>Finger Lakes Community College: Canandaigua, NY </li></ul><ul><li>Fullerton College: Fullerton, CA </li></ul><ul><li>Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture University of Houston: Houston, TX </li></ul><ul><li>Harvard University: Cambridge, Mass . </li></ul><ul><li>Idaho State University: Pocatello, Idaho . </li></ul><ul><li>Illinois State University: Normal, IL </li></ul><ul><li>Indiana University: Bloomington, IN </li></ul><ul><li>Insead </li></ul><ul><li>Institut Ingemedia : Toulon, France </li></ul><ul><li>Johnson & Wales University: Providence, RI & 5 Western States </li></ul><ul><li>Kalamazoo Valley Community College: Kalamazoo, MI </li></ul><ul><li>Leeds College of Art and Design: West Yorkshire, United Kingdom </li></ul><ul><li>Leeds Metropolitan University: West Yorkshire, United Kingdom </li></ul><ul><li>Lehigh Carbon Community College: Schnecksville, PA </li></ul><ul><li>Loyalist College: Belleville, ON, Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Mayville State University: Mayville, ND </li></ul><ul><li>Minneapolis College of Art and Design: Minneapolis, MN </li></ul><ul><li>Minnesota State Colleges and Universities </li></ul><ul><li>Montana State University: Bozeman, Montana </li></ul><ul><li>Nanyang Polytechnic: Singapore </li></ul><ul><li>Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology: Nelson, New Zealand </li></ul><ul><li>New York University - McGhee Division: New York, NY </li></ul><ul><li>Newcastle University Newcastle upon Tyne, UK </li></ul><ul><li>Northern Illinois University: DeKalb, IL </li></ul><ul><li>Ohio State University: Columbus, OH </li></ul>Oklahoma City University: Oklahoma City, OK The Open University: Milton Keynes, UK Oregon State University: Corvallis, OR Otis College of Art and Design Los Angeles, CA Pellissippi State Technical Community College: Knoxville, TN Pennsylvania State University: (Various towns), PA Pepperdine Universtiy: Malibu, CA Platt (Media Arts) College San Diego : San Diego, CA San Diego State University: San Diego, Calif. San Francisco State University: San Francisco, CA Savannah College of Art & Design: Savannah, GA; Atlanta, GA; Lacoste , France Seton Hall University: South Orange, NJ Sheffield Hallam University: Sheffield, UK / Sogang University: Seoul, Korea Stanford University: Palo Alto, CA SUNY Empire State College: Saratoga Springs, NY Temple University: Philadelphia, PA Texas State University: San Marcos, Texas The Bay School of San Francisco: San Francisco, CA Thomas Jefferson University: Philadelphia, PA Trinity University: San Antonio, Texas Center for Distance Education, UAF Fairbanks, Alaska University of Bedfordshire Luton & Bedford, UK University of California Berkeley University of Cincinnati: Cincinnati, OH University of Colorado at Denver Medical Center: Denver, CO University of Connecticut: Hartford, CT University of Derby: Derby, UK University of Edinburgh: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK University of Florida: Gainesville, FL University of Massachusetts: North Dartmouth, MA University of Minnesota, School of Physics and Astronomy: Minneapolis, MN University of Missouri - Kansas City: Kansas City, Missouri University of Nevada, Reno: Reno, NV University of Paisley: Paisley, Scotland, UK University of Southern California: Los Angeles, CA University of Southern Denmark ( Syddansk Universitet ) University of Surrey: Guildford, UK University of Sydney: Sydney, Australia http:// University of Texas at Dallas: Richardson, Texas University of Texas Medical Branch: Galveston, Texas University of Wales, Newport: Newport, Wales, UK
  23. 23. Discussions/Conferences
  24. 24. NOAA (Meteroa Island)
  25. 25. International Spaceflight Museum
  26. 26. NMC Campus
  27. 27. Life Sciences Building
  28. 28. Middletown
  29. 29. CyberOne Course Syllabus: Course Wiki: One Student’s Blog:
  30. 30. CyberOne
  31. 31. Ketchikan Dry Dock
  32. 32. Ketchikan Dry Dock
  33. 33. Rhetorica 135,229,39 Center for Distance Education, UAF
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