JISCRSC SE Ashridge Business School Friends of the Earth Scotland Imperial College London
http://www.hawaii.edu/secondlife/ University of Hawaii
Why? @virtualewit tell them SL is a great way to experience global venture building like in RL and for dev management & cultural skills @virtualewit that we exist in a mixed reality? @virtualewit Tell them that SL is a great way to learn about realities and necessity of marketing RL business without much financial risk.
Business ROI - IBM Using virtual world space for conferences Reduce costs Reduce carbon footprint Reduce lost time from office http://work.secondlife.com/en-US/successstories/case/ibm/ ROI $320k Cost 1/5th cost of real world event
University of Texas A one-year project to explore the use of virtual worlds in learning which brings in the 16 campuses of the university. “Like many higher learning organizations, the University of Texas System’s has an imperative to continually enrich the learning experience for students while reducing—or even eliminating—expensive brick-and-mortar costs while becoming energy efficient. These are the key drivers that led the University of Texas to invest in a virtual learning environment in Second Life.” https://blogs.secondlife.com/community/learninginworld/blog/2009/09/15/the-first-statewide-rollout-of-a-virtual-world-learning-environment-the-university-of-texas-system-in-second-life
Border Crossing Patrols Loyalist College used Second Life for part of their training of border guards http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCUWcpVPtMM
Some other examples St George’s Hospital using SL for paramedic training (https://blogs.secondlife.com/community/workinginworld/blog/2009/10/28/three-questions-about-pivote-by-daden-as-used-by-st-george-s-university-london-sgul-in-second-life) USA based architect using it to collaborate with clients in Cairo (http://archsl.wordpress.com/2009/05/04/dispatch-from-cairo-a-message-from-db-bailey-david-denton-architect/) The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/outreach/