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A presentation I gave on 7/24 in Boston to discuss what higher ed publishers should know about Second Life education.

A presentation I gave on 7/24 in Boston to discuss what higher ed publishers should know about Second Life education.

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Second Life Education Presentation Second Life Education Presentation Presentation Transcript

  • SECOND LIFE IN HIGHER EDUCATION Sarah “Intellagirl” Robbins Presentation for Houghton Mifflin July 24, 2007
  • A Little About Me
    • 97: BA in Literature
    • ‘ 99-’02: Macmillan/Que
    • ‘ 03: MA in Literature
    • Now: PhD Candidate
    • in Rhetoric and Writing
    • Director of Emerging
    • Technologies at MediaSauce.com
  • MediaSauce.com Internal and External Digital Communication and Marketing Strategist
  • Understanding Virtual Environment Communication Mechanics: A Developing Taxonomy of Digital Spaces
  • 10 Qualities of Virtual Environments that Impact Communication
  • Access and Relationship to Others Limited Access Freer Access Limited Relationships Freer Relationships
  • THE CURRENT SITUATION
  • Who are our STUDENTS ? Where do they LIVE ? How do they LEARN outside the classroom?
  • 89% USE EMAIL
  • 67% GET NEWS ONLINE
  • 70% RESEARCH FOR SCHOOL ONLINE
  • 64% SEND IMs
  • 74% WATCH VIDEOS ONLINE
  • 43% PLAY ONLINE GAMES
  • 56% DOWNLOAD MUSIC
  • 91% INTERNET SEARCH FOR ANSWERS
  • 52% READ BLOGS
  • 60% SEND/RECEIVE TEXT MESSAGES
  • 57% SEARCHED FOR INFO ABOUT COLLEGE
  • Wikipedia Traditional Encyclopedia
  • WHERE WE TEACH THEM
  • HOW WE DELIVER INFORMATION
  • LET’S COMPARE
  • VS.
  • VS.
  • A POSSIBLE SOLUTION
  • What is Second Life? M ulti U ser V irtual E nvironment
  • History of Second Life April ‘03 : Second Life founded by Linden Lab, SF CA June ‘03 : Second Life goes live March ‘06 : Intellagirl Tully is born October ‘06 : Second Life reaches 1 million January ‘06 : Second Life reaches 2 million
  • Gartner’s Hype Cycle changes when applied to Second Life education Start here? Start here? Start here?
  • Components of Second Life
  • Infinitely Adjustable Avatars
  • The Map
  • Chat Instant Messaging Inventory Friends List MiniMap Motion Controls Camera Controls Building Tools Chat Window Media Controls
  • LEARNING METHODS IN SECOND LIFE
  • ENCOURAGING SPECIFIC BEHAVIORS
  • PLAYING A ROLE
  • CHANGING ROLES IN DRAMATIC WAYS
  • DISORIENTATION
  • INTERACTING WITH FANTASY
  • CRITIQUE AND PARODY
  • WHAT SUBJECTS ARE SUITABLE TO SECOND LIFE?
  • Art
  • Biology
    • UK National Physics Lab – Color Blindness
  • Business
  • Architecture
  • Communication
    • CMC
    • Verbal and NonVerbal
    • Small Group
    • Interpersonal
  • Education
    • GlobalKids.org
  • English
  • Apparel Design
  • Geography: Climatology, Tourism
  • History
    • Roma
  • Journalism
  • Modern Languages
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
    • UC Davis Schizophrenia Simulator
  • Sociology
  • Theatre/Literature
    • New Globe Theatre
  • Literature
    • Literature Alive’s Inferno
  • Implications
    • Appeal to today’s student
    • Collaboration between campuses, disciplines, students/nonstudents
    • Distributed learning
    • Authenticity
    • Seamless integration from school to work
  • What SL Educators Need
    • Reliable content
    • A trusted guide
    • Safe spaces
    • Understanding of SL in context of other technologies