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Second Life Education without Boundaries

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  • Welcome!
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    • 1.  
    • 2. “ Tell them it’s like the web used to be”
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    • 6. Who are all these avatars?
      • Over 4 million memberships
      • About 400,000 regular residents
      • 35,000 logged on at any given time
    • 7.  
    • 8. Demographics
      • Average age is 32
      • Distribution is roughly the same as American population
      • Must be over 18 to join
      • Teen Grid for those 13 – 18
      • About 40% are women
      • 54% of new residents are European
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    • 15. Cha-ching
      • 25% of residents create things
      • Largest markets are for clothes, shoes, hair, real estate
      • About $1.5m is spent every day ($L270 = $1US)
      • According to Reuters, 116 people make more than $5000US/month in SL
    • 16. What have we been doing?
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    • 20. http://www.simteach.com/
    • 21.  
    • 22. Distance Education Presentations Living Archeology Skills Development Self-Paced Tutorials Exhibits Immersive Displays Roleplays and Simulations Libraries Art Galleries Re-enactments Panels Computer Programming Multimedia Art & Music Projects Theatre Treasure Hunts Machinima Virtual Tourism Cultural Exchange Language Immersion Research Awareness Consciousness Raising Support & Opportunities for People with Disabilities Civics Business Modeling Product Design Architectural Design Performance Art
    • 23. Where would you rather learn?
    • 24. “ I’d like to learn there because I could learn outside.”
    • 25. First steps
      • Establish an NSCC presence
      • Research
      • Pilot projects
      • (BUSI2750, HSRV2000)
    • 26. Thanks!

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