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Virtual Environments for Education--Second Life


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Vanderbilt Web Spiders meeting on 112108 got 30 minutes of diatribe from Scott Merrick about why they should be interested and involved in Second Life (and virtual environment development)

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Virtual Environments for Education--Second Life

  1. 1. Virtual Environments for Education—Second Life Scott Merrick, Vanderbilt Center for Science Outreach , University School of Nashville , MUVErs LLC , and For Vanderbilt Web Spiders meeting November 21, 2008
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  3. 3. Distance and Flexible Education Presentations, Panels and Discussions Training and Skills Development Self-paced Tutorials Displays and Exhibits Immersive Exhibits Roleplays and Simulations Data Visualisations and Simulations Libraries, Art Galleries and Museums Historical Re-creations and Re-enactments, Living and Immersive Archeology Computer Programming Artificial Intelligence Projects Artificial Life Projects Multimedia and Games Design Art and Music Projects Literature, Composition and Creative Writing Theatre and Performance Art Photostories and Photo Scenarios Machinima Treasure Hunts and Quests Virtual Tourism, Cultural Immersion and Cultural Exchange Language Teaching and Practice, and Language Immersion Social Science and Anthropological Research Awareness/Consciousness Raising and Fund Raising Support and Opportunities for People with Disabilities Politics, Governance, Civics and Legal Practice Business, Commerce, Financial Practice and Modelling Real Estate Practice Product Design, Prototyping, User-testing and Market Research Interior Design Architectural Design and Modelling Urban Planning and Design Further Resources
  4. 4. What colleges and universities have created presences in Second Life?
  5. 5. Consider:
  6. 6. <ul><li>The Art Institute of California-San Diego San Diego, CA http:// </li></ul><ul><li>Clemson University Graduate School: Clemson, South Carolina http:// </li></ul><ul><li>Columbia University: New York, NY http:// </li></ul><ul><li>Duke University: Durham, NC http:// </li></ul><ul><li>Edinburgh University Edinburgh, Scotland, UK University site - http:// Virtual University of Edinburgh - http:// Slurl - </li></ul><ul><li>Harvard University: Cambridge, Mass . http:// </li></ul><ul><li>Leeds College of Art and Design: West Yorkshire, United Kingdom http:// </li></ul><ul><li>New York University, New York City NYU ITS </li></ul><ul><li>Penn State University http:// /gaming/ </li></ul><ul><li>Princeton University: Princeton, New Jersey . http:// </li></ul><ul><li>Rice University: Houston, TX, USA SL: Website: http:// / </li></ul>And over 147 other colleges and universities who envision the potentials Virtual Environments have to offer
  7. 7. Oh! Second Life Announcement and Video
  8. 10. Food(s) for Thought <ul><li>101 Uses for Second Life in the College Classroom </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dr. Megan S. Conklin </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Elon University </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Department of Computing Sciences </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Puritan’s Guide to SL – </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Places to Visit in Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>Oh! Virtual Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Science Sites in Second Life </li></ul>Run SL on a pen drive 