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in Education Virtual Space, Real Learning Kevin Jarrett (SL: KJ Hax) Part-Time Faculty Walden University 21st Century Lear...
Get a First Life x x
Agenda <ul><li>What Second Life is (and why it matters) </li></ul><ul><li>A Tale of Four Sims: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ramap...
What is Second Life? <ul><li>“…  an Internet-based virtual world … developed by Linden Lab … users, called &quot;Residents...
What is Second Life? <ul><li>“…  an Internet-based  virtual world  … developed by Linden Lab … users, called &quot; Reside...
What is Second Life? <ul><li>Second Life is: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An environment, a platform, a blank slate </li></ul></u...
What is Second Life? <ul><li>Second Life is NOT: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A game </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A finished, compl...
What is Second Life? <ul><li>Two “Grids” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Main (Adult) 18+ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Corporation...
What is Second Life? <ul><li>Kalning, Kristin (2007-Mar-12). If Second Life isn't a game, what is it? Retrieved May 8, 200...
What is Second Life? Retrieved July  8, 2007, from  http://tinyurl.com/3893fk   You Are Here
What is Second Life? Ohio University Second Life Campus http://tinyurl.com/ywxze4   Introduction to Second Life http://tin...
<ul><li>Why should you care? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Margolis, Dawn (2007, March).  Puffle Kerfluffle . Retrieved May 8, 200...
<ul><li>What gives SL educational potential? </li></ul><ul><li>Users can: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create objects with proper...
… why does Second Life MATTER? <ul><li>Global Kids Island </li></ul><ul><li>Kids Connect </li></ul><ul><li>Eye4You Allianc...
… why does Second Life MATTER? <ul><li>SL’s environment has a few advantages to traditional asynchronous distance learning...
<ul><li>SL is just one of many cutting-edge edtech topics, but: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s FREE to explore </li></ul></ul>...
Ramapo Islands Live Tour For more information, contact Peggy Sheehy, Suffern Middle School Project Blog:  http://rampoisla...
Schome Park II Live Tour For more information, contact Peter Twining, The Open University Project Site:  http://www.schome...
Genome Island Live Tour For more information, contact Mary Ann Clark, Texas Wesleyan Univ. Information Page:  http://depar...
ISTE Island Live Tour For more information, contact RavenPheonix Zenovka or Kyle Thorn (IM) SLURL:  http://slurl.com/secon...
Wrap-up / Q&A K12Online Conference Voicethread Presentation: http://tinyurl.com/36fby8
Wrap-up / Q&A <ul><li>Thank You! </li></ul><ul><li>Kevin Jarrett </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>story...
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  1. 1. in Education Virtual Space, Real Learning Kevin Jarrett (SL: KJ Hax) Part-Time Faculty Walden University 21st Century Learning: Education 2.0
  2. 2. Get a First Life x x
  3. 3. Agenda <ul><li>What Second Life is (and why it matters) </li></ul><ul><li>A Tale of Four Sims: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ramapo Islands (TG) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Schome Park II (TG) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Genome Island (MG) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ISTE Island (MG) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wrap-Up / Q&A </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is Second Life? <ul><li>“… an Internet-based virtual world … developed by Linden Lab … users, called &quot;Residents&quot;, interact with each other through … avatars … a social network … Residents can explore, meet other Residents, participate in individual and group activities, create and trade items and services ...” Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_life </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is Second Life? <ul><li>“… an Internet-based virtual world … developed by Linden Lab … users, called &quot; Residents &quot;, interact with each other through … avatars … a social network … Residents can explore, meet other Residents, participate in individual and group activities , create and trade items and services ...” Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_life </li></ul>
  6. 6. What is Second Life? <ul><li>Second Life is: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An environment, a platform, a blank slate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two ‘grids’: one for Teens, one for Adults </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>100% user directed and controlled </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Best experienced with a modern, powerful PC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Economically linked to the real world (Linden $) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One of many virtual worlds (For a full list, see: http://tinyurl.com/296lcm ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Highly social </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>International </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. What is Second Life? <ul><li>Second Life is NOT: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A game </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A finished, complete, ready-to-use “thing” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Crowded </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>100% ‘safe’ (like the web, there are ‘bad places’) [“Teen Grid” projects ARE 100% safe!] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Passive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to use for people with poor keyboarding skills! </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. What is Second Life? <ul><li>Two “Grids” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Main (Adult) 18+ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Corporations, Non-Profits, Institutions of Higher Ed </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Entertainment Industry </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Politicians </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Regular people, too </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teen (13-17) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Teen-only Area </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Educator & Teen Private Islands [SCHOOLS HERE!] </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Background check ($50) required prior to entry </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Clearance procedure: http://tslclear.blogspot.com/ </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. What is Second Life? <ul><li>Kalning, Kristin (2007-Mar-12). If Second Life isn't a game, what is it? Retrieved May 8, 2007, from MSNBC.com Web site: http://tinyurl.com/yq26z7 </li></ul>
  10. 10. What is Second Life? Retrieved July 8, 2007, from http://tinyurl.com/3893fk You Are Here
  11. 11. What is Second Life? Ohio University Second Life Campus http://tinyurl.com/ywxze4 Introduction to Second Life http://tinyurl.com/2bdckz Ants in Second Life: a Simulation http://tinyurl.com/2oope3 Global Kids Islands (Teen SL) http://tinyurl.com/38kec3 Global Kids Social Issue Machinima (Teen SL) http://tinyurl.com/2jbgxc
  12. 12. <ul><li>Why should you care? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Margolis, Dawn (2007, March). Puffle Kerfluffle . Retrieved May 8, 2007, from WIRED.com Web site: http://tinyurl.com/ywj9de </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slatalla, Michelle (2007-May-03). My Daughter, the Burger-Flipping Penguin . Retrieved May 8, 2007, from New York Times Online Web site: http://tinyurl.com/237wrl </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Athavaley, A. (2007, June 20). A Job Interview You Don't Have to Show Up For . Retrieved October 8, 2007, from the Wall Street Journal Online Web site: http://tinyurl.com/2z93rb </li></ul></ul>… why does Second Life MATTER?
  13. 13. <ul><li>What gives SL educational potential? </li></ul><ul><li>Users can: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create objects with properties </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interact with various media in-world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Link out to information on the internet </li></ul></ul><ul><li>All within a globally-connected network of people. </li></ul>… why does Second Life MATTER? Wesolowski, M. (2007, Nov. 20). Created by Camtasia Studio 3 . Retrieved Nov. 27, 2007, from http://tinyurl.com/2pmh4v.
  14. 14. … why does Second Life MATTER? <ul><li>Global Kids Island </li></ul><ul><li>Kids Connect </li></ul><ul><li>Eye4You Alliance </li></ul><ul><li>Ramapo Islands </li></ul><ul><li>The PacRimX Islands </li></ul><ul><li>The Ohio STEAM island </li></ul><ul><li>MATRIX Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Youtopia Island </li></ul><ul><li>LearnWay Island </li></ul><ul><li>Oz Island </li></ul><ul><li>Schome Park </li></ul><ul><li>BritishCouncil Isle </li></ul><ul><li>Accelerate Nation </li></ul><ul><li>YOUR SCHOOL HERE? </li></ul>Teen Grid Projects as of May, 2007 (Source: Claudia Linden) More information - http://tinyurl.com/2yav97
  15. 15. … why does Second Life MATTER? <ul><li>SL’s environment has a few advantages to traditional asynchronous distance learning </li></ul><ul><li>Hardware and bandwidth requirements create a ‘digital divide’ (likely to exist for some time) </li></ul><ul><li>Tools merging SL/2D web, including SLoodle: http://www.sloodle.com/ and now Drupal: http://tinyurl.com/2fvm9m </li></ul><ul><li>Universities rapidly moving into SL: http://tinyurl.com/yctt5c </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>SL is just one of many cutting-edge edtech topics, but: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s FREE to explore </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s EARLY in the adoption curve </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s ADDICTIVE (but in a good way) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s WORTH knowing more about </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s NOT GOING AWAY! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Not ready to take the leap? YouTube it: </li></ul>… why does Second Life MATTER? http://youtube.com/results?search_query=second+life&search=Search
  17. 17. Ramapo Islands Live Tour For more information, contact Peggy Sheehy, Suffern Middle School Project Blog: http://rampoislands.blogspot.com Consultancy: http://www.metaversedltd.com/
  18. 18. Schome Park II Live Tour For more information, contact Peter Twining, The Open University Project Site: http://www.schome.ac.uk/ Forum: http://schome.open.ac.uk/forum/ Wiki: http://schome.open.ac.uk/wikiworks/
  19. 19. Genome Island Live Tour For more information, contact Mary Ann Clark, Texas Wesleyan Univ. Information Page: http://department.txwes.edu/bio/mclark/ SLURL: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Genome/137/87/29
  20. 20. ISTE Island Live Tour For more information, contact RavenPheonix Zenovka or Kyle Thorn (IM) SLURL: http://slurl.com/secondlife/ISTE%20Island/98/73/30 Web: http://iste.org/secondlife
  21. 21. Wrap-up / Q&A K12Online Conference Voicethread Presentation: http://tinyurl.com/36fby8
  22. 22. Wrap-up / Q&A <ul><li>Thank You! </li></ul><ul><li>Kevin Jarrett </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>storyofmysecondlife.com </li></ul>
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