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Second Life Education without Boundaries

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Second Life Education without Boundaries

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  2. “ Tell them it’s like the web used to be”
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  6. Who are all these avatars? <ul><li>Over 4 million memberships </li></ul><ul><li>About 400,000 regular residents </li></ul><ul><li>35,000 logged on at any given time </li></ul>
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  8. Demographics <ul><li>Average age is 32 </li></ul><ul><li>Distribution is roughly the same as American population </li></ul><ul><li>Must be over 18 to join </li></ul><ul><li>Teen Grid for those 13 – 18 </li></ul><ul><li>About 40% are women </li></ul><ul><li>54% of new residents are European </li></ul>
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  15. Cha-ching <ul><li>25% of residents create things </li></ul><ul><li>Largest markets are for clothes, shoes, hair, real estate </li></ul><ul><li>About $1.5m is spent every day ($L270 = $1US) </li></ul><ul><li>According to Reuters, 116 people make more than $5000US/month in SL </li></ul>
  16. What have we been doing?
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  20. http://www.simteach.com/
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  22. Distance Education Presentations Living Archeology Skills Development Self-Paced Tutorials Exhibits Immersive Displays Roleplays and Simulations Libraries Art Galleries Re-enactments Panels Computer Programming Multimedia Art & Music Projects Theatre Treasure Hunts Machinima Virtual Tourism Cultural Exchange Language Immersion Research Awareness Consciousness Raising Support & Opportunities for People with Disabilities Civics Business Modeling Product Design Architectural Design Performance Art
  23. Where would you rather learn?
  24. “ I’d like to learn there because I could learn outside.”
  25. First steps <ul><li>Establish an NSCC presence </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Pilot projects </li></ul><ul><li>(BUSI2750, HSRV2000) </li></ul>
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