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Published on October 14, 2008

Author: lmockford

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Presentation to Nova Scotia Community College Festival of learning, Aug 2008
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NSCC Festival of Learning 2008 Lorraine Storry Mockford Nova Scotia Community College

Started in 2003 by Linden Labs in San Francisco; Teen Grid started 2005 for 13-17 year olds Approximately 600,00 active users, averages 40,000 to 60,000 – from around the world - at any time of the day Second Life is a 3-D virtual world entirely created by its residents It consists of several digital continents (and numerous islands), teeming with people, entertainment, experiences and opportunity Residents retain the rights to their digital creations; they can buy, sell and trade with other residents The Marketplace currently supports millions of US dollars in monthly transactions. This commerce is handled with the in-world unit-of-trade, the Linden dollar, which can be converted to US dollars at several thriving online Linden Dollar exchanges http://secondlife.com/

Started in 2003 by Linden Labs in San Francisco; Teen Grid started 2005 for 13-17 year olds

Approximately 600,00 active users, averages 40,000 to 60,000 – from around the world - at any time of the day

Second Life is a 3-D virtual world entirely created by its residents

It consists of several digital continents (and numerous islands), teeming with people, entertainment, experiences and opportunity

Residents retain the rights to their digital creations; they can buy, sell and trade with other residents

The Marketplace currently supports millions of US dollars in monthly transactions. This commerce is handled with the in-world unit-of-trade, the Linden dollar, which can be converted to US dollars at several thriving online Linden Dollar exchanges

http://secondlife.com/

Occasional problems with Second Life connectivity are usually my fault

Occasional problems with Second Life connectivity are usually my fault

Learning areas Collaborative Experiential Authentic Creative Synchronous Learning opportunities Career exploration Networking Service Learning Disabilities studies Skills / Drills Information / research Practicum Projects Meetings Conferences

Learning areas

Collaborative

Experiential

Authentic

Creative

Synchronous

Learning opportunities

Career exploration

Networking

Service Learning

Disabilities studies

Skills / Drills

Information / research

Practicum

Projects

Meetings

Conferences

Our virtual world learning space

Our virtual world learning space

A Brief Introduction to SL: Education http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6D9I36zsec RezEd: The Hub for Learning and Virtual Worlds http://www.rezed.org New Media Consortium http://sl.nmc.org

A Brief Introduction to SL: Education

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6D9I36zsec

RezEd: The Hub for Learning and Virtual Worlds

http://www.rezed.org

New Media Consortium

http://sl.nmc.org

Most Thursdays at 8:00 PM Stimulating conversations and sometimes dancing!

Most Thursdays at 8:00 PM

Stimulating conversations and sometimes dancing!

Weekly chats with colleagues from around the world

Weekly chats with colleagues from around the world

Relay for Life candle walk

Relay for Life candle walk

Created by a medical school instructor for anatomy and physiology

Created by a medical school instructor for anatomy and physiology

Model at Genome Island

Model at Genome Island

A class field trip to Support for Healing island.

A class field trip to Support for Healing island.

Copyright issues prevented a production of the Vagina Monologues, so the cast wrote their own play.

Copyright issues prevented a production of the Vagina Monologues, so the cast wrote their own play.

Sponsored by New Media Consortium Entirely in-world

Sponsored by New Media Consortium

Entirely in-world

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