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Educational opportunities in Second Life with a focus on Cooperative Extension.

Educational opportunities in Second Life with a focus on Cooperative Extension.

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  • 1. Real Life Education in Second Life Ohio State University May 29, 2008
  • 2. Metaverse Roadmap
  • 3. Virtual Worlds A virtual world is a computer-based simulated environment intended for its users to inhabit and interact via avatars.
  • 4. Mirror Worlds Mirror worlds are informationally enhanced virtual models or “reflections” of the physical world.
  • 5. Coming Thing In five years, business versions of online virtual worlds like Second Life will be just as important to commerce as the Web is today. -- Forrester
  • 6. Coming Thing By the end of 2011, 80 percent of active Internet users (and Fortune 500 enterprises) will have a “second life” -- Gartner Group
  • 7. CES Educational Spaces
      • Morrill Island - mainland grid
      • Bailey Island - teen grid
      • EduIsland - Alliance Library System
  • 8. Second Life Education
      • Mirror world of classrooms
        • Traditional distance learning
      • Using the world
        • SL skills
      • Virtual learning environments
  • 9.  
  • 10. Second Life Advantages
      • Immersive
      • Collaborative (not competitive)
      • Creative/Expressive
      • Social networking
      • Everything is built-in
  • 11. Second Life Disadvantages
      • Difficult to learn
      • Instable
      • Emergent
      • Uncomfortable aspects
      • Proprietary
  • 12. More Information
      • SLED - mailing list
      • SimTeach - wiki
  • 13. Who’s Doing What?
  • 14. Cooperative Extension
      • Facebook
      • Round tables
      • Inworld meet-ups
      • Collaborate wiki
  • 15. Cooperative Extension SL
  • 16. Discussion