Having a Wonderful Second Life - Wish You Were Here Barbara Z. Johnson (aka Christien Suntzu)
What Is Second Life? <ul><li>Fun Introductory Promo Video  (v) </li></ul>Company created world User created world Pre-dete...
Second Life Details … <ul><li>1.3 + million active users globally </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual currency legally exchangeable ...
Users Create Most of the Content <ul><li>Watch the World(s)  (v) </li></ul><ul><li>Most residents build something  </li></...
Education in Second Life <ul><li>New Media Consortium's Campus Overview  (w) </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life Education Wiki ...
Courses - Online or TEL <ul><li>Global Science (NYC) (HS) </li></ul><ul><li>Various (Florida Virtual School) (HS) </li></u...
Why Use a Virtual World? <ul><li>Circumvent Physical Limitations/Scale </li></ul><ul><li>Minimize Distances </li></ul><ul>...
Circumvent Physical Limits <ul><li>Science Introduction  (v) </li></ul><ul><li>The Saturn V Rocket  (v) </li></ul><ul><li>...
Minimize Distances  <ul><li>Totally Wired   Forum  (Howard Gardner spoke at the end) (v) </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Bali  -...
Virtual Morocco
Renaissance Island
Sistine Chapel (Vassar)
To Study Impact of New Technologies <ul><li>Ethnographic research projects at Bradley  (v) </li></ul><ul><li>Note: voice c...
Student Projects <ul><li>Montgomery College’s Environmental Simulation  (v) </li></ul><ul><li>Tech Savvy Girls Island (Tee...
Tech Savvy Girls
Campus: Second Life
Increase Access to Class or Lesson <ul><li>Ohio State’s  Nutrition Game  (v) </li></ul><ul><li>Well’s Fargo’s Stagecoach I...
Educational Organizations <ul><li>Sloan - C </li></ul><ul><li>ISTE </li></ul><ul><li>TechSoup </li></ul><ul><li>Global Kid...
Who Uses SL?
Other Virtual Worlds <ul><li>Whyville  (v) </li></ul><ul><li>Active Worlds  (v) </li></ul><ul><li>There  (v) </li></ul><ul...
For More Information … <ul><ul><li>Second Life as a Virtual Learning Environment  (w) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduct...
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    1. 1. Having a Wonderful Second Life - Wish You Were Here Barbara Z. Johnson (aka Christien Suntzu)
    2. 2. What Is Second Life? <ul><li>Fun Introductory Promo Video (v) </li></ul>Company created world User created world Pre-determined rules, roles, score Users make own rules and roles Second Life Most video games and MMOGs (3-D) social networking Original Star Wars Galaxies EVE Online, Ultima Online, Lineage … Customizable MUDs
    3. 3. Second Life Details … <ul><li>1.3 + million active users globally </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual currency legally exchangeable for US dollars </li></ul><ul><li>Content creators retain intellectual property rights </li></ul><ul><li>Two “grids” - one adult and one teen </li></ul><ul><li>Largely user created </li></ul>
    4. 4. Users Create Most of the Content <ul><li>Watch the World(s) (v) </li></ul><ul><li>Most residents build something </li></ul><ul><li>Everything composed of simple geometric shapes that are combined, sometimes distorted, and colored </li></ul><ul><li>Objects can interactive and/or animated </li></ul>
    5. 5. Education in Second Life <ul><li>New Media Consortium's Campus Overview (w) </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life Education Wiki (w) </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life in Education (w) </li></ul><ul><li>- Several in-world groups for educators and researchers as well as list-servs </li></ul>
    6. 6. Courses - Online or TEL <ul><li>Global Science (NYC) (HS) </li></ul><ul><li>Various (Florida Virtual School) (HS) </li></ul><ul><li>Chemistry (U of AZ) (Undergrad) </li></ul><ul><li>Economics course (Cornell) (Grad) </li></ul><ul><li>Printmaking (UW-Madison) (Grad) </li></ul><ul><li>3 D Multiuser Learning Environments (San Diego State U) (Grad) </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Gaming (Boise State) (Grad) </li></ul><ul><li>SL and Entrepreneurship (Babson) (Grad) </li></ul><ul><li>E-Learning (Sevilla U, Spain) (Grad) </li></ul>
    7. 7. Why Use a Virtual World? <ul><li>Circumvent Physical Limitations/Scale </li></ul><ul><li>Minimize Distances </li></ul><ul><li>Study Emerging Technologies and Their Impact </li></ul><ul><li>Student Research Projects/Modeling </li></ul><ul><li>Increase Access to Your Class or Lesson </li></ul>
    8. 8. Circumvent Physical Limits <ul><li>Science Introduction (v) </li></ul><ul><li>The Saturn V Rocket (v) </li></ul><ul><li>Global Science Course (high school) (w) </li></ul><ul><li>Organic Chemistry (w) </li></ul>
    9. 9. Minimize Distances <ul><li>Totally Wired Forum (Howard Gardner spoke at the end) (v) </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Bali - United Nations Climate Change Conference (v) </li></ul>
    10. 10. Virtual Morocco
    11. 11. Renaissance Island
    12. 12. Sistine Chapel (Vassar)
    13. 13. To Study Impact of New Technologies <ul><li>Ethnographic research projects at Bradley (v) </li></ul><ul><li>Note: voice chat is now incorporated into Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>See AoIR website for guidance in conducting such research either for class or publication </li></ul>
    14. 14. Student Projects <ul><li>Montgomery College’s Environmental Simulation (v) </li></ul><ul><li>Tech Savvy Girls Island (Teen Second Life) </li></ul><ul><li>Campus: Second Life </li></ul>
    15. 15. Tech Savvy Girls
    16. 16. Campus: Second Life
    17. 17. Increase Access to Class or Lesson <ul><li>Ohio State’s Nutrition Game (v) </li></ul><ul><li>Well’s Fargo’s Stagecoach Island (w) </li></ul><ul><li>VITAL Lab at Ohio State (w) </li></ul><ul><li>NOAA’s Meteroa (w) </li></ul>
    18. 18. Educational Organizations <ul><li>Sloan - C </li></ul><ul><li>ISTE </li></ul><ul><li>TechSoup </li></ul><ul><li>Global Kids </li></ul><ul><li>New Media Consortium </li></ul>
    19. 19. Who Uses SL?
    20. 20. Other Virtual Worlds <ul><li>Whyville (v) </li></ul><ul><li>Active Worlds (v) </li></ul><ul><li>There (v) </li></ul><ul><li>Entropia Universe (v) </li></ul><ul><li>Kaneva (v) </li></ul><ul><li>Club Penguin (v) </li></ul><ul><li>Furcadia (v) </li></ul>
    21. 21. For More Information … <ul><ul><li>Second Life as a Virtual Learning Environment (w) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction Machinema (v) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>101 Uses for Second Life in the College Classroom (w) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>See the Making of Suzanne Vega ’ s Guitar (v) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational Technology Bridge (w) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education Arcade 2005 Gender and Diversity (v) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MUVEing Education Forward Unconference (w) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual Reality and Education (w) </li></ul></ul>
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