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Published on March 4, 2008

Author: BethRitterGuth

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This presentation was delivered at the 2008 League for Innovation conference in Denver, CO.

Second Life and Virtual Academics: Using MUVEs to Enhance Teaching and Learning Beth Ritter-Guth (Desideria Stockton) David Longenbach (Foe Hammerer)

Your Guides Beth Ritter-Guth , Instructor of English, Communication, and Women’s Studies, LCCC, CEO of Literature Alive, [email_address] David Longenbach , Dean of Academic Services, LCCC, [email_address] Lisa Plummer , Associate Dean of Institutional Statistics, [email_address] Eloise Pasteur , Educational Designer, UK, [email_address] Daliah Carter , Literature Alive! Assistant, Displaced Worker/Graduate, LCCC

Beth Ritter-Guth , Instructor of English, Communication, and Women’s Studies, LCCC, CEO of Literature Alive, [email_address]

David Longenbach , Dean of Academic Services, LCCC, [email_address]

Lisa Plummer , Associate Dean of Institutional Statistics, [email_address]

Eloise Pasteur , Educational Designer, UK, [email_address]

Daliah Carter , Literature Alive! Assistant, Displaced Worker/Graduate, LCCC

The Vestibule Creating Desideria Stockton Gender Discourse Research Exploration The Birth of Literature Alive! Lack of Humanities Content Lack of Faculty Development Opportunities Need for Edifying Content Collaboration with Eloise Pasteur (Virgil)

Creating Desideria Stockton

Gender Discourse Research Exploration

The Birth of Literature Alive!

Lack of Humanities Content

Lack of Faculty Development Opportunities

Need for Edifying Content

Collaboration with Eloise Pasteur (Virgil)

Spotlight The Archetypal Cavern http://slurl.com/secondlife/Cevert/131/87/50

Limbo Challenges No Connections, No Money, No Clue Strategies Quit Found Harvard Joined Sled List ( http://secondlife.com/education ) Met Sarah Robbins (Intellagirl Tully) and Bryan Carter (Bryan Mnemonic) Met Eloise Pasteur Became a Student

Challenges

No Connections, No Money, No Clue

Strategies

Quit

Found Harvard

Joined Sled List ( http://secondlife.com/education )

Met Sarah Robbins (Intellagirl Tully) and Bryan Carter (Bryan Mnemonic)

Met Eloise Pasteur

Became a Student

Spotlight Mama Day Interactive http://slurl.com/secondlife/Montclair%20State%20CHSS/222/160/0

The Lustful Fears Adult Content Counter Culture (BDSM/Furry/Gor/Child RP/RC RP) Griefing Addiction Strategies Prepare Students for International Travel Engage Students Provide Safe Havens Visit Literature Alive! Headquarters Lucky Chairs and Gaming Station

Fears

Adult Content

Counter Culture (BDSM/Furry/Gor/Child RP/RC RP)

Griefing

Addiction

Strategies

Prepare Students for International Travel

Engage Students

Provide Safe Havens

Visit Literature Alive! Headquarters Lucky Chairs and Gaming Station

Spotlight The Gothic Literature Classroom http://slurl.com/secondlife/Eduisland%203/224/32/0

The Gluttonous Challenges to Finding Good Content: Educators Do Not Promote (strip clubs do) Strategies: Started Building British Literature Classroom Created Open Access Policy via Creative Commons Listed All Builds in Classifieds

Challenges to Finding Good Content:

Educators Do Not Promote (strip clubs do)

Strategies:

Started Building British Literature Classroom

Created Open Access Policy via Creative Commons

Listed All Builds in Classifieds

Spotlight Literature of the Progressive Era http://slurl.com/secondlife/VIT%20World/151/128/23

Hoarders and Wasters Challenges: Some Educators Do Not Share Locked Sims No Place to Learn HOW to teach using SL (lots of places to learn WHY) Strategies Open SLedware Project (Hiro Sheridan, Eloise Pasteur) Creative Commons Licensing Faculty Workshops @ the Collaboration Station

Challenges:

Some Educators Do Not Share

Locked Sims

No Place to Learn HOW to teach using SL (lots of places to learn WHY)

Strategies

Open SLedware Project (Hiro Sheridan, Eloise Pasteur)

Creative Commons Licensing

Faculty Workshops @ the Collaboration Station

Spotlight The Walden Farm Project http://slurl.com/secondlife/Monroe%20CC%202/210/212/0

The Wrathful Challenges: Peer Faculty Perceptions Bad Press Frustrated Students Strategies: Recruited Dean Dave Good Press Listened to Students

Challenges:

Peer Faculty Perceptions

Bad Press

Frustrated Students

Strategies:

Recruited Dean Dave

Good Press

Listened to Students

Spotlight Grendel’s Lair http://slurl.com/secondlife/Io/19/201/54

The Heretics Challenges: Virtual Literature versus “Real Literature” Perception of “Unethical Practice” Restricted Classrooms Strategies: Commitment to Virtual Ethics Commitment to Global Partnerships Tour Poe Classroom Spoon River Anthology Archetypal Cavern

Challenges:

Virtual Literature versus “Real Literature”

Perception of “Unethical Practice”

Restricted Classrooms

Strategies:

Commitment to Virtual Ethics

Commitment to Global Partnerships

Tour

Poe Classroom

Spoon River Anthology

Archetypal Cavern

Spotlight Rime of the Ancient Mariner http://slurl.com/secondlife/Lehigh%20Carbon%20Island/194/89/31

The Violent The Death of Good Ideas Lack of Funding, Lack of IT Support (Public Disapproval), Lack of Peer Support (Tenure/Promotion) Strategies: Remember the Cause: STUDENTS! “ If you are going to kick up sand, expect to get sand in your eye” – Former Administrator Create Partnerships Community College Consortium (Pipsqueak Fiddlesticks) Sponsorships Super Sponsors: Finger Lakes CC, Monroe CC, NMC, FireSabre Consulting, Eloise Pasteur Educational Designs

The Death of Good Ideas

Lack of Funding, Lack of IT Support (Public Disapproval), Lack of Peer Support (Tenure/Promotion)

Strategies:

Remember the Cause: STUDENTS!

“ If you are going to kick up sand, expect to get sand in your eye” – Former Administrator

Create Partnerships

Community College Consortium (Pipsqueak Fiddlesticks)

Sponsorships

Super Sponsors: Finger Lakes CC, Monroe CC, NMC, FireSabre Consulting, Eloise Pasteur Educational Designs

The Women and War Partnership http://slurl.com/secondlife/Drexel/194/30/0 Introduction to Women’s Studies (online) History of World War II (F2F) Shared Resources Collaboration Joint Projects Assessment

Introduction to Women’s Studies (online)

History of World War II (F2F)

Shared Resources

Collaboration

Joint Projects

Assessment

The Fraudulent Recreating Real Life Lack of Immersion Empty Shells Politics Strategies: Revised Projects Self Sustaining Builds Surrounded by GREAT and AWESOME people!!!!

Recreating Real Life

Lack of Immersion

Empty Shells

Politics

Strategies:

Revised Projects

Self Sustaining Builds

Surrounded by GREAT and AWESOME people!!!!

Spotlight Edgar Allan Poe’s House of Usher http://slurl.com/secondlife/Lehigh%20Carbon%20Island/194/89/31

The Treacherous The Nay Sayers They do not go away!!! Strategies: Start Somewhere (find a guide) Build a Reputation Celebrate the Success of All Share Resources Collaborate Present Publish (Innovate)

The Nay Sayers

They do not go away!!!

Strategies:

Start Somewhere (find a guide)

Build a Reputation

Celebrate the Success of All

Share Resources

Collaborate

Present

Publish (Innovate)

Questions? Beth Ritter-Guth [email_address] [email_address] Desideria Stockton (SL)

Beth Ritter-Guth

[email_address]

[email_address]

Desideria Stockton (SL)

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