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Introduction to Second Life for university-level life sciences research & teaching faculty. Images are from http://flickr.com/photos/rosefirerising/ . Podcast will soon be available at ...

Introduction to Second Life for university-level life sciences research & teaching faculty. Images are from http://flickr.com/photos/rosefirerising/ . Podcast will soon be available at http://www.dent.umich.edu/informatics/bootcamp/ and/or http://www.lib.umich.edu/hsl/podcasts/ .

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    Why Work & Teach With Second Life Why Work & Teach With Second Life Presentation Transcript

    • Why Work & Teach With Second Life Patricia F. Anderson, pfa@umich.edu (a.k.a. Perplexity Peccable) Sharon K. Grayden, grayden@umich.edu (a.k.a. Vitesse Vella) © 2007 Regents of the University of Michigan. All rights reserved.
    • So You’ve Heard About Second Life
      • Screenshot of SecondLife website
      • http://secondlife.com/
    • So You’ve Heard About Second Life
      • “ Second Life is a 3D online digital world imagined, created, and owned by its residents.”
      • “ Your world. Your imagination.”
      • http://secondlife.com/
    • So You’ve Heard About Second Life
      • Also known as the Metaverse , a term from Snow Crash , a novel by Neal Stephenson.
      • What does it mean -- “3D online digital world”?
      http://abyss.hubbe.net/fredrik_favs.html
    • Second Life is a Virtual World With:
      • Doctors, bankers, candlestick makers;
      • Builders, workers, dancers, shirkers;
      • Churches and homes; gardens and domes;
      • Libraries, museums; teachers and beach bums!
    • Second Life is Growing …
      • From ~2002 to ~2007 …
    • Who is Already There? Corporate
      • Adidas
      • Apple Inc.
      • Best Buy
      • BMW
      • Cisco Systems
      • Coca Cola
      • Comcast
      • Dell
      • H&R Block
      • IBM
      • NBA (basketball, really)
      • NBC
      • Nissan
      • Pontiac
      • Reuters
      • Sun Microsystems
      • Toyota
      • The Weather Channel
      • Warner Brothers
      • … and many more …
    • Who is Already There? Businesses
      • Map of corporate presence in Second Life from the Kzero blog. (Second Life Brand Map version 1.6)
      Source: Kzero: Second Life Brand Map: http://www.kzero.co.uk/blog/?page_id=431
    • Who is Already There? Schools
      • Bowling Green State University
      • Columbia University
      • Duke University
      • Drexel University
      • Harvard University
      • New York University
      • Ohio State University
      • Pennsylvania State University
      • Princeton
      • Stanford University
      • SUNY
      • Temple University
      • UCLA & UC - Berkeley
      • University of Cincinnatti
      • University of Colorado at Denver Medical Center
      • University of Kansas Medical Center
      • University of Texas Medical Branch
      • University of Tennessee College of Medicine
      • Vassar College
      • Virginia Tech
      … and over 100 more. Source: SimTeach: http://tinyurl.com/2fen2s
    • Who is Already There? Schools
      • Map of colleges and universities with a presence in Second Life from the Kzero blog. (Second Life College Map version 1.6)
      Source: Kzero: Second Life University Map: http://www.kzero.co.uk/blog/?page_id=551
    • Why Second Life …
      • Be where the students are
      • Engaging our new students
      • Immersive environment (you gotta see it to believe it)
      • Allows interactive distance education on a level previously unimaginable
      • Personal productivity - meetings and more
      • Collaboration & simulation & visualization, oh my …
    • Second Life Now or Later?
      • “ Imagine it’s 1949 and you’re a big brand. Do you NOT participate in TV? Or, it’s 1925. Do you NOT participate in radio?”
      • Tuple vs. Kipple. Value of Measuring Engagement. June 7, 2007.
    • What’s There? Science Center
    • Who’s There? Nanotech Island
    • What’s There? Genome Island
    • Who’s There? ARC Research Center
    • Who’s There? NMC Research & Life Sciences
    • Who’s There? NMC Research & Life Sciences
    • Things to Do: Meetings
    • Things to Do: Events
      • Images of presenter with slides in front of a conference audience at the Second Life Best Practices in Education annual meeting.
    • Things to Do: Information
    • Things to Do: Outreach / Advocacy
    • Things to Do: Data Visualization
    • Things to Do: Collaboration
        • Think wiki-types of functionality in visual and 3D spaces
    • Education
      • Ohio University Second Life Campus
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFuNFRie8wA
    • Education Ideas
      • Basic sciences
        • Interactive anatomical & cellular models
        • Class or small group interaction with anatomical avatars
      • Communication skills
        • Patient history taking
        • Problem solving
        • Cultural competencies
        • Ethical role-playing
      • Clinical space design & modeling
    • Education Ideas
      • Guided discovery
        • Treasure hunts
      • Exploration
      • Construction
      • Design
      • 3D modeling
      • Roleplay
      • Meetings
      • Distance learning
      • International teaching
    • What You Need To Know Beforehand
      • Tech
        • Bandwidth
        • Hardware
        • Screen resolution / Video cards
        • Frequent Downloads / Software Updates
      • Social & Planning
        • The Wednesday Factor
          • (grid is down for upgrades)
        • Small Groups
        • SLURLS
        • Money in SL
      • Go shopping with a muscle man
      • Build a cathedral. Visit with angels, devils, and dragons
      • Build a skeleton for a giant, with a beating heart. Teach others how to help.
      • Scan an Easter Island statue and import it as a 3D object.
      • Explore a coral reef ecosystem -- in high heels.
      • Piggyback a ride on Saturn and take tourist pics of the rest of the solar system.
      “ Your imagination. Your world.”
    • Starter Resources for Higher Ed SL Education
      • Conklin, Mega S. 101 Uses for Second Life in the College Classroom. http://facstaff.elon.edu/mconklin/pubs/glshandout.pdf
      • Open Sledware (Open Courseware in Second Life): http://opensledware.wikispaces.com/
      • Second Life Educators Archives: https://lists.secondlife.com/pipermail/educators/
      • SimTeach Wiki: http://www.simteach.com/wiki/index.php
    • Starter Resources for SL Science & Research
      • McConaghy, T. Troy. A Sampler of Science in Second Life. Nature Network: http://network.nature.com/blogs/user/U475C43B9/2007/06/17/a-sampler-of-science-in-second-life
      • Second Life Research: http://secondliferesearch.blogspot.com/
      • Science & Technology in Second Life: http://scilands.wordpress.com/blog/
    • Resources Cited in This Presentation
      • Kzero: Second Life University Map: http://www.kzero.co.uk/blog/?page_id=551
      • Kzero: Second Life Brand Map: http://www.kzero.co.uk/blog/?page_id=431
      • Brandon, John. The 8 Top Corporate Sites in Second Life. Computerworld May 2,2007. http://tinyurl.com/3yzzgk
      • Second Life Research: Brand Entry Timeline for the Automotive Industry. http://secondliferesearch.blogspot.com/2007/06/brand-entry-timeline-for-automotive.html
      • Tuple vs. Kipple. Value of Measuring Engagement. June 7, 2007. http://blogs.electricsheepcompany.com/joel/?p=21
    • Second Life + URLs = SLURLs*
      • ARC Research Center: http://slurl.com/secondlife/ARC%20Research%20Center/78/146/
      • Autistic Liberation Front (ALF): Ahttp://slurl.com/secondlife/Porcupine/50/224/129
      • Center for Water Studies: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Better%20World/77/3/9
      • Danvers State Hospital: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Ryder%20Asylum/130/93/35
      • Edgar Allen Poe House: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Montclair%20State%20CHSS/142/161/19
      * Locations Visited in the Making of this Presentation
    • Second Life + URLs = SLURLs*
      • Epiphany: Anglican Cathedral Project: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Epiphany/91/145/50
      • Genome: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Genome/127/128/48/
      • GNUbie Store: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Indigo/227/42/47
      • ISTE Aquarium: http://slurl.com/secondlife/ISTE%20Island/149/179/749
      • International Spaceflight Museum Spaceport Alpha: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Spaceport%20Alpha/49/77/24
      • Jubjub’s Sculptie Skulls: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Voronezhirkutsk/65/15/97
      * Locations Visited in the Making of this Presentation
    • Second Life + URLs = SLURLs*
      • Nanotechnology Island (coming soon)
      • NOAA Weather Map: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Info%20Island%20II/115/204/25
      • NMC: Life Sciences Building: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Research%20Park/129/102/47
      • Ohio University Campus: http://slurl.com/secondlife/ohio%20university/20/36/24
      • Science Center: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Info%20Island%20II/97/206/23
      * Locations Visited in the Making of this Presentation
    • Second Life + URLs = SLURLs*
      • Science School: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Science%20School/177/147/28
      • Underworld Italian Mafia City: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Kumiho/60/84/50
      • UTD Accessibility Island: http://slurl.com/secondlife/UTD%20Accessibility/83/107/32
      • V3 Planetarium: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Silicon%20Island/138/134/39
      * Locations Visited in the Making of this Presentation
      • Want to get started? Come to our next presentation in two weeks!