OBTA 09 Exploring New Worlds


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OBTA 09 Exploring New Worlds

  1. 1. Exploring the New World of second life in Business Technology Education<br />Rose Marie Kuceyeski, Ph.D.<br />OBTA<br />October 29, 2009<br />
  2. 2. Talking Points<br />
  3. 3. http://www.wordle.net/<br />
  4. 4. Susie Felisimo<br />Born October 16, 2007<br />
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  6. 6. Hot Rod Susie<br />Born October 16, 2007<br />
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  9. 9. Time Magazine&apos;s 100 Most Influential People in The World<br />In 2007, Rosedale was listed among<br />http://secondlife.reuters.com/stories/2008/09/06/philip-rosedales-relaxing-summer/<br />
  10. 10. Getting started in second life<br />Create a free account at www.secondlife.com<br />Agree to TOS & Community Standards<br />Select your name & avatar<br />Orientation Island – mentors<br />Islands<br />Join SLED Listserv<br />Shop—Little Rebel Designs<br />Read and explore—Second Life for Dummies, Robbins & Bell<br />
  11. 11. Come together to engage in a range of activities<br />
  12. 12. Population (september 9, 2009)<br />
  13. 13. The Business of Second Life<br />http://www.inc.com/magazine/20070201/hidi-rosedale.html<br />
  14. 14. Marketplace Business Opportunities<br />automotive manufacturer<br /> fashion designer<br /> aerospace engineer<br />custom avatar designer <br />jewelry maker<br />XML coder & scripters<br />theme park developer<br />real estate speculator<br />vacation resort owner<br /> advertiser<br />architect<br />tour guide<br /> publicist<br />
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  18. 18. Businesses in SL<br />
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  22. 22. Colleges in SL<br />CC in Second Life<br />Universities in Second Life<br />Virtual Colleges in Second Life<br />
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  24. 24. Presentation management<br />Syllabus/Class Schedule/Code of Conduct<br />SL Assignment<br />The First 10 Things You Should Do in Second Life<br />Presenting in Second Life versus Real Life<br />Individual and Team presentations<br />Extra Credit<br />Upload PowerPoint as jpeg, gestures, responding to questions in SL<br />
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  28. 28. Students’ quotes<br />&quot;I did like SL, and I feel that it is a good way to present to different people and around the world.&quot; <br />&quot;I personally loved doing SL. I think that if I was given the opportunity I would choose it every time.”<br />“I loved the flying (once I got used to it), being able to make yourself look the way you want to, and being able to travel to different locations. This can open (and has) so many opportunities to engage yourself in a way that is rewarding for you and the listener.”<br />
  29. 29. Explore the Possibilities<br />
  30. 30. Pedagogical Considerations<br />What activities will best support the defined outcomes for the course offering(s)?<br />Which activities will best be carried out in SL and which will be better experienced with other educational activities in SL (field trips, other listed educational events, simulation and role-playing sites)?<br />How will activities capitalize on the immersive and social capabilities of SL?<br />What guest experts are available?<br />http://mocozone.blogspot.com/2008/01/institutional-checklist-for-sl-course.html <br />
  31. 31. Business Applications<br />Entrepreneurship<br />Customer service<br />Finance and economics, study theLindeX, buying and selling, building and trading limits<br />Financial analysis and predictions<br />Real Estate<br />Purchasing land<br />Land auctions<br />
  32. 32. Practical applications<br />Business programs: recruitment piece available for potential students and employers<br />International/multicultural component <br />Virtual party at end of semester<br />Fieldtrips and job fairs<br />Conduct interviews because many organizations have a presence in SL<br />Role play interviewing. Students’ avatars would have to dress appropriately, interview with individuals and make judgments on appearances. <br />
  33. 33. 60 seconds of cool<br />SL in Business Courses<br />
  34. 34. SL Resources<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOFU9oUF2HA&feature=related<br />www.secondlife.com<br />http://sleducation.wikispaces.com/educationaluses<br />http://www.kuceyeskisl.blogspot.com/<br />http://www.rezed.org/ join for free curriculum<br />http://sleducation.wikispaces.com/educationaluses<br />http://sleducation.wikispaces.com/<br />http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~mpepper/slbib<br />http://ccsl.wetpaint.com/page/CC+Locations Community Colleges<br />http://www.avatrian.com/docs/avatrian_factsheet.pdf<br />http://nwn.blogs.com/nwn/2008/03/mr-linden-goes.html<br />http://www.entrepreneur.com/startingabusiness/businessideas/article172768.html<br />http://www.informationweek.com/blog/main/archives/2007/04/using_second_li_2.html (Cisco)<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZAj8Cg4bLo<br />http://www.simteach.com/wiki/index.php?title=Second_Life_Education_Wiki#Institutions_in_Second_Life<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaLKFeJLnqI&feature=related&resnum=1<br />https://lists.secondlife.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/educators subscribe to listserv<br />http://list.academ-x.com/listinfo.cgi/slrl-academ-x.com SL researcher’s listserv<br />http://www.slvirtualassistants.com/&SL<br />http://blip.tv/file/185225 Obama in SL<br />http://facstaff.elon.edu/mconklin/pubs/glshandout.pdf 101 uses<br />