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  • 1. Internet2 Panel on Virtual Worlds “Shareout” Scott Merrick Vanderbilt Center for Science Outreach scottmerrick.net
  • 2. 3 “paying” jobs:
    • Vanderbilt Center for Science Outreach
      • Teacher-in-residence
    • University School of Nashville
      • K-4 Technology Coordinator
    • MUVErs
      • Co-founder, Consultant
    See scottmerrick.net for links to all these fine agencies
  • 3. Main Observations
    • VE instructional settings can facilitate learning that is:
      • Synchronous
      • Asynchronous
      • Collaborative
      • Teacher-led
      • Self-initiated
      • Global
    • VEs are EXCELLENT ways to pursue Personal/Professional Learning (PLN)
    • The adoption bell curve is still in the early range: Look for a spike as more educators “get it”
  • 4. ISTE Island, International Society for Technology in Education
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  • 14. Look! It’s Kathy Schrock!
  • 15. http:// sledupotential.wikispaces.com
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  • 17. Early gen nursing simulation—sims under development are much less complex, at least in interface, incorporating MUVErs’ signature “Easybutton” in design and implementation…
  • 18. Immersive Education at Media Grid http://immersiveeducation.org/about.html
  • 19. Quest Atlantis Teacher Professional Development
  • 20. SLED wiki
  • 21. Links to Resources Scott Mentioned:
    • Vanderbilt Center for Science Outreach
    • University School of Nashville
    • MUVErs
    • International Society for Technology in Education
    • Second Life for Educators
    • MediaGrid ImmersiveEducation
  • 22.
    • Oh! Virtual Learning
    • Second Life Education Blog
    • SLED mailing list
    • Sledupotential
    • Quest Atlantis
    • Discovery Education Network in SL
    • SLED wiki
    • RezEd
    • scottmerrick.net