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Second Life Presentation

  1. 1. Second Life - Your Imagination is the only Limit Dr. Bryan Carter Department of English and Philosophy [email_address] Bryan Mnemonic - SL
  2. 2. Net Generation Attributes Educating the Net Generation - Diana Oblinger, James Oblinger, eds. <ul><li>Gravitate toward group activity </li></ul><ul><li>Identify with Parent’s values and feel close to their parents </li></ul><ul><li>Believe it ’s cool to be smart </li></ul><ul><li>Are fascinated with new technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Are focused on grades and performance </li></ul><ul><li>Are busy with extracurricular activities </li></ul>
  3. 3. Net Generation Attributes Cont. <ul><li>Learn better through discovery than by being told </li></ul><ul><li>Are intuitive visual communicators and often are digitally Literate </li></ul><ul><li>Have developed hypertext minds </li></ul>
  4. 4. Millennial Impact on Higher Ed. <ul><li>Connected </li></ul><ul><li>Immediate </li></ul><ul><li>Experiential </li></ul><ul><li>Social/Teams </li></ul><ul><li>Structure </li></ul><ul><li>Engagement, Experience, Visual, Kinesthetic </li></ul><ul><li>Things that Matter </li></ul>
  5. 5. Engaging Digital Learners Ellen Wagner, Senior Director of Worldwide e-learning Adobe Systems <ul><li>10. Capture their attention </li></ul><ul><li>9. Convince them to care </li></ul><ul><li>8. Motivate them to change </li></ul><ul><li>7. Give them choices </li></ul><ul><li>6. Connect them with community </li></ul><ul><li>5. Induce them to participate </li></ul><ul><li>4. Enable opportunities to contribute </li></ul><ul><li>3. Make learning an experience to remember </li></ul><ul><li>2. Consider that maybe it’s not about putting the learner at the center </li></ul><ul><li>1. Always remember that learning is personal </li></ul>
  6. 6. Second Life - Micro Worlds and Education <ul><li>Second Life is a 3-D virtual world entirely built and owned by its residents. Since opening to the public in 2003, it has grown explosively and today is inhabited by over five million people from around the globe. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Second Life is about personal expression
  8. 8. Communities Abound
  9. 9. The Environment is Vast
  10. 10. There is an Internal Currency with Real Market Exchange Millions of Linden Dollars change hands every month for the goods and services Residents create and provide. This currency may then be bought and sold on LindeX (Second Life's official currency exchange), or other third party sites for real currency. Many of these sites even offer in-world &quot;ATM&quot; machines to facilitate transactions.
  11. 11. Opportunities for Innovation and Profit <ul><li>party and wedding planner </li></ul><ul><li>pet manufacturer </li></ul><ul><li>casino operator </li></ul><ul><li>tattooist </li></ul><ul><li>nightclub owner </li></ul><ul><li>automotive manufacturer </li></ul><ul><li>fashion designer </li></ul><ul><li>aerospace engineer </li></ul><ul><li>custom avatar designer </li></ul><ul><li>jewelry maker </li></ul><ul><li>architect… </li></ul>
  12. 12. Web-Based Second Life Resources <ul><li>SL Exchange 
Owner: ハ Apotheus Silverman & Anshe Chung 
The SL Trading Platform - Shop for SL items on the Web! Thousands of products listed and instant in-world delivery! </li></ul><ul><li>SCA Prefabs 
Owner: ハ Sophos Casanova 
The site for the largest Prefab Shop in SL </li></ul><ul><li>Preen Fashion 
Owner: ハ Aimee Weber 
Preen Fashion offers hip clothing for all of your Second Life fashion needs. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Education In Second Life <ul><li>Best Selling Authors come to Second Life: </li></ul><ul><li>Lawrence Lessig </li></ul><ul><li>Kurt Vonnegut </li></ul><ul><li>Vernor Vinge </li></ul>
  14. 14. Guest Presenter - Claude Desmones Neualtenburg
  15. 15. Promotional Video
  16. 16. Central’s Collaboration with Northern Illinois University <ul><li>Island of Glidden </li></ul><ul><li>Activities to Date </li></ul><ul><li>Planned Future Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Point of Contact “Aline Click” (Ali Andrews in SL) </li></ul>
  17. 17. Purchase of Central Island <ul><li>Center for Teaching and Learning initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Island purchase (one year trial period) </li></ul><ul><li>Use of space: </li></ul><ul><li>classes </li></ul><ul><li>tours </li></ul><ul><li>promotional activities </li></ul><ul><li>research </li></ul><ul><li>Your input and involvement is requested </li></ul>
  18. 18. Web-Based Educational Resources <ul><li>SimTeach ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>The New Media Consortium ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>The Annotated Bibliography of SL ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>San Jose State University ( ) </li></ul>
  19. 19. My Contact Info <ul><li>Bryan Mnemonic (SL Avatar Name) </li></ul><ul><li>bcmini753 (skype) </li></ul><ul><li>bcrx7 (AIM) </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] (msn) </li></ul><ul><li>Hannibal697 (yahoo messenger) </li></ul>