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Education & Business in Virtual Worlds http://tinyurl.com/cil2009vw   Jill Hurst-Wahl Hurst Associates, Ltd. March 31, 200...
Gartner  Hype Cycle <ul><li>Technology Trigger </li></ul><ul><li>Peak of Inflated Expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Trough of...
Second Life: Residents Logged In (3/17) 1.4M 1.0M 722K 560K Last 60 Days Last 30 Days Last 14 Days Last 7 Days
Quick Facts - Education <ul><li>Discovered benefits & applications (#4) </li></ul><ul><li>Hundreds of K-16 educators  </li...
Quick Facts - Business <ul><li>Disillusionment (#3) </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual trade shows, conferences, meetings </li></ul...
Trends <ul><li>Creating VWs for simultaneous use by all ages </li></ul><ul><li>More VWs financially sustainable </li></ul>...
<ul><li>Jill Hurst-Wahl </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Meebo & Skype: jill.hurst.wahl </li></ul><ul><...
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Education & Business in Virtual Worlds

  1. 1. cil2
  2. 2. Education & Business in Virtual Worlds http://tinyurl.com/cil2009vw Jill Hurst-Wahl Hurst Associates, Ltd. March 31, 2009 Copyright © 2009, Hurst Associates, Ltd. All rights reserved .
  3. 3. Gartner Hype Cycle <ul><li>Technology Trigger </li></ul><ul><li>Peak of Inflated Expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Trough of Disillusionment </li></ul><ul><li>Slope of Enlightenment </li></ul><ul><li>Plateau of Productivity </li></ul>
  4. 4. Second Life: Residents Logged In (3/17) 1.4M 1.0M 722K 560K Last 60 Days Last 30 Days Last 14 Days Last 7 Days
  5. 5. Quick Facts - Education <ul><li>Discovered benefits & applications (#4) </li></ul><ul><li>Hundreds of K-16 educators </li></ul><ul><li>Similar interaction as face-to-face </li></ul><ul><li>Addresses different learning styles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visual, audio, or kinesthetic / tactile </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Topic-focused learning </li></ul>
  6. 6. Quick Facts - Business <ul><li>Disillusionment (#3) </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual trade shows, conferences, meetings </li></ul><ul><li>VW commerce is not replacing RL commerce </li></ul>
  7. 7. Trends <ul><li>Creating VWs for simultaneous use by all ages </li></ul><ul><li>More VWs financially sustainable </li></ul><ul><li>Businesses searching for the right model </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual isn’t enough, people want to be physically present – Liz Lawley </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Jill Hurst-Wahl </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Meebo & Skype: jill.hurst.wahl </li></ul><ul><li>www.HurstAssociates.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.Digitization101.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.eNetworking101.com </li></ul>

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