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A study of the "education in 3-D virtual worlds" blogging community 

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Events and Conferences
 

Events and conferences in Second Life and other 3-D virtual worlds involving education.

 

 

Educational Resources

 

Helpful websites focusing on education and 3-D virtual worlds in general.
 

 

Interesting Sites

 

Not necessarily dealing with education, but interesting overall



 

 

Interesting Articles

 

Accessibility/Disabilities

 

Accessiblity in SL - SLNN 

 

Autism in SL - New World Notes 

 

Disability and Second Life - Eureaka Street 

 

Heron Sanctuary in Second Life (Disabilities) - Dancing Ink Productions 

 

 

 

Architecture

 

Recreation of Boston - Weekly Dig

 

 

 

Business

 

Business and Virtual Worlds - Information Week 

 

Business Conferences in SL - SLNN 

 

Business Relations (Spanish/Vietnamese) - New World Notes 

 

Business Schools and Tech - FT.com 

 

Companies Use Virtual Worlds for Collaboration - CIO.com 


Making Money in Virtual Worlds -  Stanford Magazine 

 

Marketing in SL - New World Notes


Michaganers Meet, Study, and make money in SL - Freep.com


Recruiters Find Success in SL - SLNN 

 

Recruiting Technologies - Wall Street Journal


Tech Company Sites in SL - New World Notes

 

 

Arts

 

Classical Music in SL - SLNN 

 

Non-profit performance - SLNN

 

 


 

Education

 

Courses About Teaching in SL - SLNN 

 

Education Grid Anncouncement - SLNN

 

Field Trip in SL - LJ World

 

 Gamer Uses Virtual Training to Save Lives - Yahoo!


Global Kids Open International Justice Center - Prime News Wire

 

Memorial University Prof teaches class in SL - The Muse 


NMC Announces Plans for sim in SL 2008 - SLNN


Pre-fab Educational Buildings - Second Life Herald


SAT Strategy Sessions - New World Notes


Standford's Metaverse U - New World Notes 

 

TCC, SL, and There - SLNN


Universities Teach Complex Concepts in SL - Government Technology 

 

University of Sussex in SL - SLED blog 

 

USC's Information Technology Program Joins SL - Daily Trojan


Virtual Classroom - thisisherd.com 

 

Virtual Worlds, Teens, and Education - Infoisland.org

 


Environment


World Water Day in SL - Los Angeles Times

 


Government

 

      US-Islamic Relations in SL - New World Notes

 

Video on the Making of SL - Vimeo.com 

 

Virtual Government Simulations - Government Executive.com 

 

WOW and government - CNET.com 




Second Life itself

 

Demise of SL? - Telegraph.co.uk 

 

James Wagner Au Interview on his book - The Industry Standard


Second Life - Eventual real life? - EDN.com 

 

Second Skin Documentary - io9.com


Wagner James Au interview - Los Angeles Times

 

 


 Psychology/Sociology

 

Future of Marriage - IEET.com 

 

Identity and Second Life - New World Notes 

 

Is This Man Cheating on His Wife? - WSJ


Friending Ancient or Otherwise - New York Times

 

Online Gamers Switch Gender - The Guardian 


Real Life Fears Faced in an Online World - CBS News 

 

Recovery Using Virtual Worlds - Washington Post 

 

Avatar Appearance and Relationships - New World Notes 

 

 

Health/Science

 

Immersive Hosptial Sims - New World Notes

 

Medical Training in Second Life - ScienceRoll.com 

 

 MD to fight stress in SL - The Boston Globe 


Protein Molecule in SL from IBM - New World Notes 

 


 

 

 


 

 

Contacts

 

 

 

Kevin Feenan - Doctoral student who is doing his dissertation in SL

 

 

 

Kevin Jarrett - Part time instructor at Walden University who is currently studying educational implications for SL 

 

Paul Levinson is the Professor and Department Chair of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University, New York City.  He is also a science fiction writer who conducts interviews and live readings of his books within Second Life.

 

 

 Cory Ondrejka, the former chief technology officer of Linden Lab, who worked "as a visiting professor at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California, where he will be teaching graduate students about online communities. He said he also will be 'consulting, writing, and speaking about the economic and technological impact of virtual worlds.'" (Foster, 2008)

 

 

 

 

Howard Rhingold, author and professor who has created videos about himself and SL. (Will want to explore his page some more) 

 

 

 

 

 Joe Sanchez is a doctoral student at the University of Texas in Austin who is teaching a class on Working in Virtual Worlds.

 

 

 

Kay McLennan, a professor from Tulane University, New Orleans, who is interested in using Second Life with her business classes.

 

 

 

 

Sharon Smaldino, gave a presentation on teaching SL.  Would like to talk with her more about the different strategies she used.  Her Second Life name is Sherri Heron.