GET A MUVE ON:
USING SECOND LIFE IN EDUCATION
Rodan Rodenberger
aka Rhonda Berger
CT&D
Jellie Lane
aka Janelle Fernandez
Virtual College
Conference Day 2008
Miami Dade College
WHAT IS SECOND LIFE?
• Second Life is a 3-D virtual world entirely created by its Residents.
• Since opening to the public in 2003, it has grown explosively and today
is inhabited by millions of residents from around the globe.
HOW IS IT USED?
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Social Interaction & Networking
Businesses (Both in SL and real life)
Government – NASA, NOAA
Entrepreneurial endeavors
Creative Arts (live music, etc.)
Education – List of schools
SECOND LIFE IN EDUCATION
• Active Learning:
– An ideal platform for
engaging students in
creating their own learning
activities, experiences and
environments, and not just
be passive consumers of
learning.
• 3D virtual worlds can provide:
– opportunities for rich sensory
immersive experiences.
– Authentic contexts and activities
for experiential learning,
simulation and role-play.
LET’S TAKE A TOUR….
• Educational Use Video
• Ohio State University YouTube
ENGLISH CLASS
• English students at the University of Texas-Austin each picked a role model,
created an avatar and assumed the role of the avatar for the activity. Among
avatars: Malcolm X, Oprah, Mother Teresa, Bill Gates and Teddy Roosevelt.
The students conducted conversations in the personae of their avatars.
LIBRARIES
• What do Libraries do?
– Reference
• Desk is staffed
• Uses Questionpoint chat reference
software
• Email a librarian service
– Outreach programs
• Writers talks
• Visit from historical figures
• Book discussions
– Collections
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External links
Web tools accessed within SL
Items specially made for SL
Database Trials
– Classes and Seminars
• About using SL tools
• For Librarians
Slideshare Presentation
LIBRARY
• Library of Congress Exhibit now
open in Second Life
– Includes dioramas,
streamed audio, text in the
form of larger-than-life
documents and SL note
cards, information kiosks
and even period furniture.
• Info Island
• Cleveland Public Library
LANGUAGE/CULTURAL LEARNING
BUSINESS
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Thousands of residents are
making part or all of their real life
income from their Second Life
Businesses.
– Linden Dollars
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Existing in-world companies also
have Second Life presence
– Cisco
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Live presentations & Product Demonstrations
– IBM
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Facilitates communication among IBM
companies, internationally by holding
meetings and discussions
– MTV
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Held a fashion show which they later showed
on TV
– Starwood Hotels
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Premieres virtual constructions of their new
hotels before they’re actually built
– Sun Microsystems
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Holds press conferences in their “Sun
Pavilion”
NURSING/MEDICINE
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NESIMOR is a 3-D simulator that uses the online virtual of Second Life to
practice diagnosing and treating patients in a simulated emergency
department environment. It is currently being used to instruct nursing
students at Tacoma Community College.
Nursing Field Trip
SCIENCE
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NOAA
NASA
Genome Project
Video: Science Learning
Opportunities
Don’t let go!
SCIENCE
• History of the Earth and Life on Earth: Students in Chris Impey’s
astrobiology course at the University of Arizona contributed to his
History of the Earth and Life on Earth exhibit.
PSYCHOLOGY/SOCIOLOGY
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UC Davies – Schizophrenia
Koolaid people - Creating Community/Exploring diversity
Utopian Society
Body Image
Ethnic/Gender Studies
ART & HUMANITIES
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3D Modeling
Galleries
Contests
The Louvre
SL Art Gallery List
REPRODUCTION OF THE SISTINE CHAPEL
• Students can travel to historical sites right from their desks!
AERONAUTICS, SPACE AND BEYOND
• International Space Museum
• NASA
MATH – A PIECE OF CAKE
From 6th EDEN Open Classroom Conference, Stockholm 2007
SOCIALIZATION
• Social Gatherings
• Parties
• Dance Clubs
VIRTUAL CONCERTS
• SL Users have the best seats in the house to these concerts
TRAINING
• Emergency Preparedness
• Companies are combining the use of Second Life and the (Nintendo)
WiiMote to train employees on things such as:
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Inspecting a house for moisture and heat sources
Mixing chemicals and loading them onto a truck
Power Plant training
Driving simulations
• Using products like Google Maps and Google Earth, simulation can represent
actual streets on-screen, so that not every trainee in America has to drive down
the "same mythical Maple Street”.
• Training modules include those intersections and locations where there is a
history of accidents.
CONFERENCES
• SL provides online facilities for entire conferences to take place via the
web
• Conferences sometimes held on SL and simultaneously in a live facility
through Video Conferencing
EDUCATIONAL USES
•Training & Skills Development
•Self-paced tutorials
•Displays and Exhibits
•Immersive Exhibits
•Role-plays and Simulations
•Data Visualizations and Simulations
•Libraries, Art Galleries and Museums
•Historical recreations and reenactments,
Living and immersive archaeology
•Computer Programming
•Artificial Intelligence Projects
•Artificial Life Projects
•Multimedia and Games Design
•Art and Music Project
•Literature, composition and Creative Writing
•Theatre and Performance Art
•Photo stories 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 Anthropologic Research
•Awareness/Consciousness Raising & Fundraising
•Support and Opportunities for people with
disabilities
•Politics, Governance, Civics and Legal
Practice
•Business, Commerce, Financial Practice and
Modeling
•Real Estate Practice
Product Design, Prototyping, User-testing and
Market Research
•Interior Design
•Urban Planning & Design
•Architectural Design and Modeling
ARTICLES
• Educause article – Discusses the types of learning best suited for SL Empathic/Empathy-Based - Encounter-Based – Exploratory
• 101 Uses for SL in Education
• 13 Tips for Teaching in SL
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