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Educause Project Parlor Presentation

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An overview of Second Life, how it works for education, and examples of SL uses for a selection of subjects.

An overview of Second Life, how it works for education, and examples of SL uses for a selection of subjects.



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  • Immersion and Engagement in a Virtual Classroom: Using Second Life for Higher Education ELI 2007 Spring Focus Session March 27, 2007 Sarah “Intellagirl” Robbins PhD Candidate Rhetoric and Writing Ball State University, Muncie IN
  • M ulti U ser V irtual E nvironment
  • Chat Instant Messaging Inventory Friends List MiniMap Motion Controls Camera Controls Building Tools Chat Window Media Controls
  • The World
  • The Economy
    • L$ = Real Money
    • $1 = approx. 266 L$
  • Business
  • Avatars Rhetorical choices in action
  • Infinitely Adjustable Avatars
  • Higher Ed in SL Ball State University Bradley University California State University Central Missouri State University Columbia University Elon University Fullerton College Harvard University Idaho State University Illinois State University Indiana University Mayville State University Minneapolis College of Art and Design Newcastle University Newcastle Northern Illinois University Ohio University Ohio State University Oregon State University Pennsylvania State University Pepperdine University San Diego State University San Francisco State University Seton Hall University Stanford University Temple University Texas State University Trinity University University of California Berkeley University of Cincinnati University of Connecticut University of Florida University of Massachusetts University of Missouri - Kansas City University of Nevada, Reno University of Southern California University of Sydney University of Washington Vassar College
  • BSU ’s Presence in SL
  • History of ENG104 in SL
    • Funded by The Center for
    • Media Design at Ball State
    • 18 Students (300 applied )
  • Recreating Reality
  • Traditional Spaces
  • Nontraditional Learning Spaces
  • Creating Versatile Spaces
  • Integrating Media
  • Mass Media in New Forms
  • New Work Spaces
  • What Subjects are Suitable to Second Life?
  • Art
  • Biology
    • UK National Physics Lab – Color Blindness
  • Business
  • Architecture
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
    • CMC
    • Verbal and NonVerbal
    • Small Group
    • Interpersonal
  • Education
    • GlobalKids.org
  • English
  • Apparel Design
  • Geography: Climatology, Tourism
  • History
    • Roma
  • Journalism
  • Modern Languages
  • Music
    • Streaming live music
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
    • UC Davis Schizophrenia Simulator
  • Sociology
  • Telecommunications Streaming Radio, Podcasts
  • Theatre
    • New Globe Theatre
  • Benefits Collaboration Creativity Authenticity Community Engagement
  • Sarah Robbins [email_address] www.intellagirl.com www.secondlife.intellagirl.com