NMC Virtual Worlds is a program of the New Media Consortium, an international 501(c3) not-for-profit consortium of hundreds of world-class colleges, universities, and research centers. The mission of NMC Virtual Worlds is to help learning-focused organizations to explore the potential of virtual spaces in a manner that builds on community knowledge, is cost-effective, and ensures high quality. NMC Virtual Worlds provides a palette of premium custom services for education and training, and conducts an ongoing series of events, conferences, and programs.
The NMC Virtual Worlds team includes knowledgeable educators who have worked a collective 60 years on college and university campuses, in roles from faculty to administration, instructional design to technical support, and CIO to president. Linkages to professionals at NMC member campuses and museums extend that expertise into any subject domain.
Added to that real world expertise is the virtual world expertise of Second Lifeâ€™s most accomplished designers, builders, architects, scripters, and artists. Together, the NMC Virtual Worlds team can realize any vision that an educational institution may have, building the desired experience literally from the ground up.
The home of NMC Virtual Worlds is the NMC Campus, considered the premiere educational destination in Second Life. The nearly 100 sims comprising the NMC Campus estate are the home of a wide range of educational tools, services, and meeting spaces, as well as a functioning museum and library, and much more â€” all provided to educators at no cost.