Education In Second Life

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Another look at what educators are doing in Second Life, focusing on a handful of real life examples of classes being taught on the platform.

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  • Notes: Since the last time I spoke with you about Second Life there have been a few important features added.
    The New Media Consortium also surveyed the current educators in Second Life. The link to the NMC survey results are at: http://www.nmc.org/pdf/2007-sl-survey-summary.pdf<br /><br/>
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  • Info from a story in the Metaverse Messenger: http://www.arch.montana.edu/eventsnews/metaverse.htm
    More about work Beaubois is doing in SL: http://secondlifegrid.net/programs/solprogram/architects<br /><br/>
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  • Notes: 106 Property Law (Spring 2007): Seattle University. Elizabeth Townsend Gard
    Class projects: http://fizzysecondlife.blogspot.com/
    (Image courtesty of TaranRampersad on flickr.com - http://flickr.com/photos/knowprose/416231814/)<br /><br/>
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  • Notes: MIS434: e-Commerce Strategies (Summer 2007): Iowa State University. Brian Mennecke. Offered by distance
    Class web site: http://www.bus.iastate.edu/mennecke/434/S07/
    Article about the course: http://www.iastate.edu/~nscentral/news/2007/may/SLclass.shtml
    Iowa State College of Engineering: http://www.ede.iastate.edu/CourseInfo.asp?id=1277
    Image courtesy of greysheepduo on Flickr: http://flickr.com/photos/greysheepduo/398055454/
    (This image is not related to class projects and is made available courtesy of Greysheepduo on flickr.com - http://flickr.com/photos/greysheepduo/398055454/)<br /><br/>
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  • Notes: Technologies and Politics of Control (Spring 2007): Harvard Extension School. Offered by distance.
    Class wiki: http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/ptc/Main_Page
    This class explores the collision of cyberspace with traditional political, social and economic spaces and focus on the role of technology, law and policy in shaping these interactions
    (image courtesy of andreaweckerle on flickr.com - http://flickr.com/photos/andreaweckerle/346654726/)<br /><br/>
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Education In Second Life

  1. 1. Learning in Second Life Classes on the Grid
  2. 2. New Spaces
  3. 3. What’s New? • Voice • Importing tools • NMC Educators in SL Survey
  4. 4. Bringing in RL
  5. 5. The Battleship Bismark
  6. 6. Virtual World Promotion • COM3344 (spring 2007): Trinity University • Instructor: Dr. Aaron Delwiche
  7. 7. E4 Virtual Worlds • Harvard Extension School (Fall 2007) • Instructor: Rebecca Nesson • Class web site
  8. 8. Internet and Society: Technologies and Politics of Control • Harvard Extension School (Spring 2007) • Instructors: Rob Faris, Colin Maclay • Class wiki
  9. 9. MIS434: E-Commerce Strategies • Iowa State University (Summer 2007) • Instructor: Brian Mennecke • Iowa State College of Engineering • Class web site • Article summary
  10. 10. 106 1L Property Law • Seattle University School of Law (Spring 2007) • Instructor: Elizabeth Townsend Gard • Class projects
  11. 11. Architecture • ARCH 551 Sustainable Community Design and Advanced Technology • Montana State University • Instructor: Terry Beaubois
  12. 12. Rhetorica 135,229,39 Center for Distance Education, UAF
  13. 13. Rhetorica 135,229,39 Center for Distance Education, UAF
  14. 14. Follow-up Resources • SJSU School of Library & Information Science SL Portal • Linden Lab Info on Educational Institutions • University of Florida class CAP 4403/6402 Aesthetic Computing (distance) • SimTeach Second Life Wiki • http://del.icou.us/iconoltih/secondlife • http://del.icio.us/tag/secondlife/education

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