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Date/Time: June 27, 2007
Title: Why Work & Teach With Second Life
Presenter: Patricia Anderson, Sharon Grayden

 


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  1. Why Work & Teach With Second Life Patricia F. Anderson, pfa@umich.edu (a.k.a. Perplexity Peccable) Sharon K. Grayden, grayden@umich.edu (a.k.a. Vitesse Vella) © 2007 Regents of the University of Michigan. All rights reserved.
  2. So You’ve Heard About Second Life • Screenshot of SecondLife website • http://secondlife.com/
  3. So You’ve Heard About Second Life • “Second Life is a 3D online digital world imagined, created, and owned by its residents.” • “Your world. Your imagination.” • http://secondlife.com/
  4. So You’ve Heard About Second Life • Also known as the Metaverse, a term from Snow Crash, a novel by Neal Stephenson. • What does it mean -- “3D online digital world”? http://abyss.hubbe.net/fredrik_favs.html
  5. Second Life is a Virtual World With: • Doctors, bankers, candlestick makers; • Builders, workers, dancers, shirkers; • Churches and homes; gardens and domes; • Libraries, museums; teachers and beach bums!
  6. Second Life is Growing … • From ~2002 to ~2007 …
  7. Who is Already There? Corporate • • Adidas NBA (basketball, really) • • Apple Inc. NBC • • Best Buy Nissan • • BMW Pontiac • • Cisco Systems Reuters • • Coca Cola Sun Microsystems • • Comcast Toyota • • Dell The Weather Channel • • H&R Block Warner Brothers • • IBM … and many more …
  8. Who is Already There? Businesses • Map of corporate presence in Second Life from the Kzero blog. (Second Life Brand Map version 1.6) Source: Kzero: Second Life Brand Map: http://www.kzero.co.uk/blog/?page_id=431
  9. Who is Already There? Schools • Bowling Green State • Temple University University • UCLA & UC - Berkeley • Columbia University • University of Cincinnatti • Duke University • University of Colorado at • Drexel University Denver Medical Center • Harvard University • University of Kansas Medical Center • New York University • University of Texas Medical • Ohio State University Branch • Pennsylvania State • University of Tennessee University College of Medicine • Princeton • Vassar College • Stanford University • Virginia Tech • SUNY … and over 100 more. Source: SimTeach: http://tinyurl.com/2fen2s
  10. Who is Already There? Schools • Map of colleges and universities with a presence in Second Life from the Kzero blog. (Second Life College Map version 1.6) Source: Kzero: Second Life University Map: http://www.kzero.co.uk/blog/?page_id=551
  11. Why Second Life … • Be where the students are • Engaging our new students • Immersive environment (you gotta see it to believe it) • Allows interactive distance education on a level previously unimaginable • Personal productivity - meetings and more • Collaboration & simulation & visualization, oh my …
  12. Second Life Now or Later? • “Imagine it’s 1949 and you’re a big brand. Do you NOT participate in TV? Or, it’s 1925. Do you NOT participate in radio?” • Tuple vs. Kipple. Value of Measuring Engagement. June 7, 2007.
  13. What’s There? Science Center
  14. Who’s There? Nanotech Island
  15. What’s There? Genome Island
  16. Who’s There? ARC Research Center
  17. Who’s There? NMC Research & Life Sciences
  18. Who’s There? NMC Research & Life Sciences
  19. Things to Do: Meetings
  20. Things to Do: Events • Images of presenter with slides in front of a conference audience at the Second Life Best Practices in Education annual meeting.
  21. Things to Do: Information
  22. Things to Do: Outreach / Advocacy
  23. Things to Do: Data Visualization
  24. Things to Do: Collaboration – Think wiki-types of functionality in visual and 3D spaces
  25. Education • Ohio University Second Life Campus http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFuNFRie8wA
  26. Education Ideas • Basic sciences – Interactive anatomical & cellular models – Class or small group interaction with anatomical avatars • Communication skills – Patient history taking – Problem solving – Cultural competencies – Ethical role-playing • Clinical space design & modeling
  27. Education Ideas • Guided discovery – Treasure hunts • Exploration • Construction • Design • 3D modeling • Roleplay • Meetings • Distance learning • International teaching
  28. What You Need To Know Beforehand • Tech – Bandwidth – Hardware – Screen resolution / Video cards – Frequent Downloads / Software Updates • Social & Planning – The Wednesday Factor • (grid is down for upgrades) – Small Groups – SLURLS – Money in SL
  29. “Your imagination. Your world.” • Go shopping with a muscle man • Build a cathedral. Visit with angels, devils, and dragons • Build a skeleton for a giant, with a beating heart. Teach others how to help. • Scan an Easter Island statue and import it as a 3D object. • Explore a coral reef ecosystem -- in high heels. • Piggyback a ride on Saturn and take tourist pics of the rest of the solar system.
  30. Starter Resources for Higher Ed SL Education • Conklin, Mega S. 101 Uses for Second Life in the College Classroom. http://facstaff.elon.edu/mconklin/pubs/glshandout.pdf • Open Sledware (Open Courseware in Second Life): http://opensledware.wikispaces.com/ • Second Life Educators Archives: https://lists.secondlife.com/pipermail/educators/ • SimTeach Wiki: http://www.simteach.com/wiki/index.php
  31. Starter Resources for SL Science & Research • McConaghy, T. Troy. A Sampler of Science in Second Life. Nature Network: http://network.nature.com/blogs/user/U475C4 3B9/2007/06/17/a-sampler-of-science-in- second-life • Second Life Research: http://secondliferesearch.blogspot.com/ • Science & Technology in Second Life: http://scilands.wordpress.com/blog/
  32. Resources Cited in This Presentation • Kzero: Second Life University Map: http://www.kzero.co.uk/blog/?page_id=551 • Kzero: Second Life Brand Map: http://www.kzero.co.uk/blog/?page_id=431 • Brandon, John. The 8 Top Corporate Sites in Second Life. Computerworld May 2,2007. http://tinyurl.com/3yzzgk • Second Life Research: Brand Entry Timeline for the Automotive Industry. http://secondliferesearch.blogspot.com/2007/06/brand- entry-timeline-for-automotive.html • Tuple vs. Kipple. Value of Measuring Engagement. June 7, 2007. http://blogs.electricsheepcompany.com/joel/?p=21
  33. Second Life + URLs = SLURLs* • ARC Research Center: http://slurl.com/secondlife/ARC%20Research%20Center/ 78/146/ • Autistic Liberation Front (ALF): Ahttp://slurl.com/secondlife/Porcupine/50/224/129 • Center for Water Studies: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Better%20World/77/3/9 • Danvers State Hospital: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Ryder%20Asylum/130/93/35 • Edgar Allen Poe House: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Montclair%20State%20CHSS/ 142/161/19 * Locations Visited in the Making of this Presentation
  34. Second Life + URLs = SLURLs* • Epiphany: Anglican Cathedral Project: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Epiphany/91/145/50 • Genome: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Genome/127/128/48/ • GNUbie Store: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Indigo/227/42/47 • ISTE Aquarium: http://slurl.com/secondlife/ISTE%20Island/149/179/749 • International Spaceflight Museum Spaceport Alpha: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Spaceport%20Alpha/49/77/24 • Jubjub’s Sculptie Skulls: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Voronezhirkutsk/65/15/97 * Locations Visited in the Making of this Presentation
  35. Second Life + URLs = SLURLs* • Nanotechnology Island (coming soon) • NOAA Weather Map: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Info%20Island%20II/115/204/25 • NMC: Life Sciences Building: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Research%20Park/129/102/47 • Ohio University Campus: http://slurl.com/secondlife/ohio%20university/20/36/24 • Science Center: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Info%20Island%20II/97/206/23 * Locations Visited in the Making of this Presentation
  36. Second Life + URLs = SLURLs* • Science School: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Science%20School/177/147/28 • Underworld Italian Mafia City: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Kumiho/60/84/50 • UTD Accessibility Island: http://slurl.com/secondlife/UTD%20Accessibility/83/107/32 • V3 Planetarium: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Silicon%20Island/138/134/39 * Locations Visited in the Making of this Presentation
  37. • Want to get started? Come to our next presentation in two weeks!
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