A Virtual “Litereality”:  Breathing New Life to Old Texts Literature Alive! & Second Life Beth Ritter-Guth/Desideria Stock...
What is Second Life? <ul><li>3D MUVE  (Not Game) </li></ul><ul><li>Thriving Community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Commercial </l...
Literature Alive!  The New  Litereality <ul><li>First Interactive Literary Content Series in Second Life </li></ul><ul><li...
Sample  Litereality  Content <ul><li>The British Literature Classrooms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Camelot Castle  </li></ul></u...
The Garden Classroom for Faculty Development <ul><li>Free Workshops for Educators </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How to use Tools <...
The Harvard Model <ul><li>Cyber One Project  ( http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/cyberone/) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Face to Face ...
Breathing New Life <ul><li>Grendel’s Lair </li></ul><ul><li>Chaucer’s Pilgrimage </li></ul><ul><li>The  Lady of Shallot </...
Challenges <ul><li>Connectivity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Computers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Funding </li></ul><ul><ul><...
Community Generosity <ul><li>Drexel University Land Grant </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Women and War, Creative Commons Water Walk...
Other Projects <ul><li>Open SLedware (Open Courseware) </li></ul><ul><li>BPE  Conference Co-chair </li></ul><ul><li>Virtua...
Where to Start? <ul><li>Think About Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Content Matters More than Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Make Fr...
Questions? [email_address] [email_address] IM: Desideria Stockton
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A Virtual "Litereality": Breathing New Life into Old Texts Using Second Life

  1. 1. A Virtual “Litereality”: Breathing New Life to Old Texts Literature Alive! & Second Life Beth Ritter-Guth/Desideria Stockton
  2. 2. What is Second Life? <ul><li>3D MUVE (Not Game) </li></ul><ul><li>Thriving Community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Commercial </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>IBM, Nissan, BMG </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Residential </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Clubs, Churches, Malls </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NMC, Global Kids, ISTE </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Literature Alive! The New Litereality <ul><li>First Interactive Literary Content Series in Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty Development Workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative Engagement: Harvard Model </li></ul><ul><li>Moving Beyond Traditional Models </li></ul>
  4. 4. Sample Litereality Content <ul><li>The British Literature Classrooms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Camelot Castle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grendel’s Lair Project </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The American Literature Classrooms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Edgar Allan Poe Classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Young Goodman Brown Walk </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Women’s Studies Classroom </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Women and War Learning Community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Women’s Studies and WW2 History </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. The Garden Classroom for Faculty Development <ul><li>Free Workshops for Educators </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How to use Tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PPT/Jpeg/Texture Boards (Existing Scripts) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to Prepare Ethical Content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Creative Commons Licensing, Web 2.0/3.0 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to Create Interactive Assignments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Linking Populations: Commercial, Residential, Educational </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to Create Effective Assessments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Quizzes, Feedback Tools, Data Trackers </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. The Harvard Model <ul><li>Cyber One Project ( http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/cyberone/) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Face to Face Population </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online Population </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>At-Large Population </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Breathing New Life <ul><li>Grendel’s Lair </li></ul><ul><li>Chaucer’s Pilgrimage </li></ul><ul><li>The Lady of Shallot </li></ul><ul><li>The Wake of Desdemona </li></ul><ul><li>The Poe House </li></ul><ul><li>Goodman Walk </li></ul><ul><li>Maggie: A Girl of the Streets (Tales from the Scripts) </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Linden Hills (Gloria Naylor) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Challenges <ul><li>Connectivity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Computers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Funding </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No Institutional Funding </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Full-time Job + Husband + Kids + Life + SL = Chaos </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Community Generosity <ul><li>Drexel University Land Grant </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Women and War, Creative Commons Water Walk </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Montclair State University Pilot Project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Literature Alive! HQ, Garden Classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Edgar Allan Poe Classroom, Goodman Walk </li></ul></ul><ul><li>UK Educator’s Group </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Camelot Classroom and Grendel’s Lair </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Renaissance Island Classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Commerce Project CT Sponsorship </li></ul><ul><li>The V3 Group Upload Grant </li></ul>
  10. 10. Other Projects <ul><li>Open SLedware (Open Courseware) </li></ul><ul><li>BPE Conference Co-chair </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Orphanage & Child Adoption Program (100% Goal) </li></ul><ul><li>King’s Stone Research Society </li></ul><ul><li>SLCC Coordination </li></ul>
  11. 11. Where to Start? <ul><li>Think About Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Content Matters More than Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Make Friends </li></ul><ul><li>Create an Account </li></ul><ul><li>Spend 20 USD </li></ul><ul><li>Get Involved </li></ul><ul><li>Ask Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Find Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Support the Community </li></ul>
  12. 12. Questions? [email_address] [email_address] IM: Desideria Stockton

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