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Getting started in second life Create a free account at www.secondlife.com Agree to TOS & Community Standards Select your name & avatar Orientation Island – mentors Islands Join SLED Listserv Shop—Little Rebel Designs Read and explore—Second Life for Dummies, Robbins & Bell
Come together to engage in a range of activities
Presentation management Syllabus/Class Schedule/Code of Conduct SL Assignment The First 10 Things You Should Do in Second Life Presenting in Second Life versus Real Life Individual and Team presentations Extra Credit Upload PowerPoint as jpeg, gestures, responding to questions in SL
Students’ quotes "I did like SL, and I feel that it is a good way to present to different people and around the world." "I personally loved doing SL. I think that if I was given the opportunity I would choose it every time.” “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.”
Pedagogical Considerations What activities will best support the defined outcomes for the course offering(s)? 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)? How will activities capitalize on the immersive and social capabilities of SL? What guest experts are available? http://mocozone.blogspot.com/2008/01/institutional-checklist-for-sl-course.html
Business Applications Entrepreneurship Customer service Finance and economics, study theLindeX, buying and selling, building and trading limits Financial analysis and predictions Real Estate Purchasing land Land auctions
Practical applications Business programs: recruitment piece available for potential students and employers International/multicultural component Virtual party at end of semester Fieldtrips and job fairs Conduct interviews because many organizations have a presence in SL Role play interviewing. Students’ avatars would have to dress appropriately, interview with individuals and make judgments on appearances.