Using Second Life to Build Community for Distance Education Students

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Presentation from the NACADA Annual Conference in Chicago, IL, October 2008. Online communities, Second Life, distance education, social networking.

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Using Second Life to Build Community for Distance Education Students

  1. 1. Using Second Life to Build Community for Distance Education Students Richard Brungard, Advising Program Coordinator Shannon Ritter, Social Networks Adviser Penn State World Campus
  2. 2. why
  3. 3. <ul><li>retention </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>resident vs. online </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>what we’re doing </li></ul>
  6. 7. Facebook
  7. 8. twitter
  8. 9. YouTube
  9. 10. Flickr
  10. 11. Second Life
  11. 12. <ul><li>Student Center </li></ul><ul><li>Advising Center </li></ul><ul><li>“ Community Courtyard” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Career Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Commons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creamery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diner </li></ul></ul>
  12. 13. How will we use it <ul><li>Virtual Events (tailgates, parties) </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Graduation Ceremonies </li></ul><ul><li>Classes </li></ul><ul><li>Advising </li></ul><ul><li>Career Counseling/Workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Networking w/ other campuses and universities </li></ul>
  13. 15. Other virtual environments <ul><li>Vivaty </li></ul><ul><li>Twinity </li></ul><ul><li>Google Lively </li></ul><ul><li>Kaneva </li></ul><ul><li>etc… </li></ul>
  14. 16. <ul><li>demo and questions </li></ul>

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