Second Life is a 3-D virtual world entirely created by its Residents. 
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Added 11/17/09 - Second Life Duty Is Now Required for Penn State's Online Advisers  -- Plenty of colleges have a presence in Second Life. Pennsylvania State University is taking that a step further. Academic advisers at the university’s online campus are now required to be available for meetings with students in the virtual world  
Added 10/23/09 - Case Study: Children’s Memorial Hospital Chicago Uses Second Life to Conduct Emergency Training
Added 10/22/09 - Burning Life Festival
Added 10/12/09 - Second Life cracks Whip on Adult Content - Second Life has put in effect some new measures to keep adult content away from users who might not want to run into it. Or fly into it, as avatars might do.  See Article.
Added  7/12/09 - Virtual World Simulation Training at Loyola College . "No single technological addition has ever impacted grades at the college in such a positive way. ...The learning in these spaces is amazing, and when we are working with 30% increases in success, there is nothing more memorable than that."  See Article.
Added 7/4/09 - Music Island Blog - LIve performances over the Summer.   http://music-island.blogspot.com/
CNN Citizen Journalism in Second Life - 

Budding Wolf Blitzers can bring their news reporting talents to the Web and Second Life using a citizen journalism program run by CNN. Reporters post video, photos, audio, and text reports to the beta iReport site, and have the news appear on the site unfiltered. The best contributions appear on CNN itself.    See article.

Darwin's Famous Journey Is Recreated in Second Life

The ways in which people celebrate the life and work of Charles Darwin are evolving.

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of Darwin’s On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, the University of Cincinnati has recreated the Galapagos Islands, where Darwin conducted some of his famous research, in Second Life.  See article.   See Interview

From London
I’m standing at the entrance to the College of North West London. OK, it was a bit of a hassle getting here, what with having to be teleported from the mainland and all, but I’m optimistic that all the effort was worth it.   See Room to learn in cyberspace

 What can you do in SL?

Teach and Learn – List of schools
Conduct business (IBM, Circuit City…etc.)
Visit exhibits NASA, NOAA, Museums
Make $
Attend events -(live music, conferences, etc.)



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