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)


  • 1.Virtual Environments for EducationSecond Life Scott Merrick, Vanderbilt Center for Science Outreach ,University School of Nashville ,MUVErs LLC , For Vanderbilt Web Spiders meeting November 21, 2008

2. 3. Distance and Flexible Education Presentations, Panels and Discussions Training and Skills Development Self-paced Tutorials Displays and Exhibits Immersive Exhibits Roleplaysand Simulations DataVisualisationsand 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 Photostoriesand 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 RaisingSupport and Opportunities for People with Disabilities Politics, Governance, Civics and Legal Practice Business, Commerce, Financial Practice andModelling Real Estate Practice Product Design, Prototyping, User-testing and Market Research Interior Design Architectural Design andModelling Urban Planning and Design Further Resources 4. What colleges and universities have created presences in Second Life? 5. Consider: 6.

  • The Art Institute of California-San DiegoSan Diego, CA http://
  • Clemson University Graduate School:Clemson, South Carolina http://
  • Columbia University:New York, NY http://
  • Duke University:Durham, NC http://
  • Edinburgh UniversityEdinburgh, Scotland, UK University site-http:// Virtual University of Edinburgh-http:// Slurl-
  • Harvard University:Cambridge, Mass . http://
  • Leeds College of Art and Design:West Yorkshire, United Kingdom http://
  • New York University, New York CityNYU ITS
  • Penn State University http:// /gaming/
  • Princeton University:Princeton, New Jersey . http://
  • Rice University: Houston, TX, USA SL: Website:http:// /

And over 147 other colleges and universities who envision the potentials Virtual Environments have to offer 7. Oh! Second Life Announcement and Video 8. 9. 10. Food(s) for Thought

  • 101 Uses for Second Life in the College Classroom
          • Dr. Megan S. Conklin
          • Elon University
          • Department of Computing Sciences
          • [email_address]
  • Puritans Guide to SL
  • Educational Places to Visit in Second Life
  • Oh! Virtual Learning
  • Science Sites in Second Life

Run SL on a pen drive