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Educators in Second Life: East Carolina University

published by Carol Pfeifer/Tayzia Abattoir Oct 1, 2012 01:24pm
We recently reached out once again to NMC Campus Virtual World members to check in on how they are currently using Second Life for education. We caught up with Sharon Collins and Paul LaMere of ECU and gained some insight on their fabulous program that utilizes  the virtual world of Second Life.  Paul, Technology Support Technician for the Early College Second Life Program, shared the following information with us: The East Carolina University Early College Second Life Program (ECSLP) is a visionary ... more...

Join Global Kids for their Upcoming Live Second Life Show!

published by Carol Pfeifer/Tayzia Abattoir Jan 10, 2012 08:37am
Global Kids will once again gather in Second Life to produce and take part in a live virtual world talk show called "Let's Talk Sustainability." We would love for you to take part in Let's Talk Sustainability as audience members,  this Friday, January 13th from 5pm-6pm EST. There will be two separate shows/topics occurring back-to-back: Climate Change - What is the science of climate change?  Are there solutions to climate change that we can take action on now, or is it too late? Electronic ... more...

Educators in Second Life: Fachhochschule Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences

published by Carol Pfeifer/Tayzia Abattoir Oct 11, 2011 01:38pm
Thomas Molck, of the University of Applied Sciences shares how he uses Second Life to engage students. The information below was obtained from a paper which can be found on the university  website. Since 2007, the Department of Social Sciences & Cultural Studies at the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf  has been offering  courses in Second Life in the area of "culture, aesthetics, and media". The Virtual world is used as a field of work for aspiring social workers, as well as ... more...

Educators in Second Life: Capella University

published by Carol Pfeifer/Tayzia Abattoir Sep 6, 2011 07:43am
Wm. H.'Bill' Burkett, Ph.D. of Capella University explains how  they are creatively using Second Life as an educational platform. [caption id="attachment_9361" align="alignnone" width="508" caption="Capella University"][/caption] Capella University's School of Undergraduate Studies Information Technology Department is proud to be an innovator in using Second Life. One use we have for Second Life is in conducting our IT2240 Introduction to Programming. We use the Linden (Second Life) Scripting Language, which is an event driven language, as our beginning vehicle to learning  the theory of ... more...

September VWEx

published by Beth Sachtjen Sep 1, 2009 08:26am
For this month's Virtual Worlds Expeditions (VWEx) we are going to meet on 09/09/09 at 10:00 AM Pacific Time (check local time) at one of our very own sims; Learning. Learning is our continually expanding full sim resource center for open-source educational content with a tremendous amount of the basic content that an educator might need to get started in Second Life as well as some extremely useful tools. While the NMC has several resource centers on campus devoted to ... more...

Open Content for Educators on Learning

published by Beth Sachtjen Aug 5, 2008 08:16am
Already one of the most popular locations on the NMC Campus, Learning offers some of the finest open-source educational content in Second Life. While the NMC has several resource centers on campus devoted to free items to outfit the avatar and teaching tools, Learning is a full sim of learning spaces, orientation kits, major buildings, classroom, and much more. Learning is the a culmination of over a years worth of development by NMC Virtual Worlds and was built in ... more...