Second Life And The Community College

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This is a presentation for persons at community colleges interested in teaching with SL.

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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. House of Seven Gables
  3. 3. 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>
  4. 4. Students in a cavern
  5. 5. 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>Approx $150 per month fee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OR: Space Rentals/Collaborative Space at lower prices </li></ul></ul><ul><li>International Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Development </li></ul>
  6. 6. British Gothic Literature
  7. 7. 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>
  8. 8. Teaching Edgar Allan Poe
  9. 9. 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>
  10. 10. Dante’s Inferno
  11. 11. 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>
  12. 12. Willow Springs
  13. 13. Resources <ul><li>Community College Wiki: http://ccsl.wetpaint.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Sled List: http://secondlife.com/Education </li></ul><ul><li>Sled Blog: http://www.sl-educationblog.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Literature Alive Wiki and Blog: http://literaturealive.wikispaces.com and http: //literaturealive . blogspot .com </li></ul>
  14. 14. Questions? Beth Ritter-Guth [email_address]

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