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Second Life And The Community College


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This is a presentation for community colleges interested in using SL in the classroom.

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Second Life And The Community College

  1. 1. Second Life and the Community College Beth Ritter-Guth June 6, 2008
  2. 2. Second Life <ul><li>Multi User Virtual Environment (MUVE) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not a “Game” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>International </li></ul><ul><li>2000+ Schools/Colleges </li></ul><ul><li>5000+ Educators </li></ul><ul><li>14 Million Residents </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 Million Active (60 Days) </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Benefits for the CC <ul><li>Student Centered Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Cost Effective </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Approx. $1500 Island Purchase </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Space Rentals/Collaborative Space </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Approx $150 per month fee </li></ul></ul><ul><li>International Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Development </li></ul>
  4. 4. Risks <ul><li>Same as WWW </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Curve </li></ul><ul><li>“Empty Space” </li></ul><ul><li>Sacrificing Content for Tech </li></ul><ul><li>Time/Talent/Treasure </li></ul>
  5. 5. Solutions <ul><li>Stick to Course Outline </li></ul><ul><li>Imagine the Impossible </li></ul><ul><li>Build in Ethical Treatment </li></ul><ul><li>Get Connected to Others </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sled List </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sled Blog </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use a Builder/Scripter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recommendation: Eloise Pasteur </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Tour <ul><li>Literature Alive! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dante’s Inferno </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EA Poe’s House of Usher </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Community College Consortium </li></ul><ul><li>International Spaceflight Museum </li></ul><ul><li>NOAA </li></ul><ul><li>Genome Island </li></ul>
  7. 7. Resources <ul><li>Community College Wiki: </li></ul><ul><li>Sled List: </li></ul><ul><li>Sled Blog: </li></ul><ul><li>Literature Alive Wiki and Blog: and http:// </li></ul>
  8. 8. Questions? Beth Ritter-Guth [email_address]