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SECOND LIFE

SECOND LIFE (SL) for Educators

On 7th November I came across this news in the Guardian
The Guardian
http://education.guardian.co.uk/tefl/teaching/story/0,,1929362,00.html


then I went into this link and created an account...
http://secondlife.com/

and I was born into my Second Life. My name is
Isabella Hackl. I'm afraid I am a Scorpio again.

My SLurl(address or Second Life URL) is still not ready. I'm just exploring...


Launched in 2003 by Linden Lab, Second Life is said to have over 850,000 registered users who inhabit the 3D world via personalised avatars.

Users walk, fly and teleport around the virtual land's locations. The goal of the game is to have social interactions and do business with other players.

Meet one of the creators who talks to teachers
http://zero.hastypastry.net/pathfinder/

Here is what Second Life offers to Educators
http://secondlife.com/community/education.php

During the months of September, October and November 2006, Second Life has been frequently featured in the news.

BBC
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6111738.stm

The Economist
http://www.economist.com/science/displaystory.cfm?story_id=7963538

Business Week
http://www.businessweek.com/innovate/content/oct2006/id20061030_869611.htm

CNN
http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/11/13/second.life.university/index.html

CNN Money
http://money.cnn.com/2006/11/09/technology/fastforward_secondlife.fortune/index.htm


Teachers and SL

Second Life + Moodle
http://www.sloodle.com/
Read the whitepaper on the site.

Sloodle Demo on YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3qwu2nIKt4

Second Life Educators
A Forum for educators and academics interested in using Second Life for teaching
http://simteach.com/forum/index.php?sid=10c1deade251f08c4e2797ae4572f09f

Blog- Second Life Education Research
http://www.secondlife.intellagirl.com/

Discussing Technology and the Future of SL
http://secondtense.blogspot.com/2006/06/educators-as-innovators.html

Who is living a Second Life?

Australian Libraries
http://librariesinteract.info/2006/11/14/australian-libraries-now-have-a-building-in-second-life/

Three organisations
http://www.techsoup.org/learningcenter/internet/page5902.cfm

Harvard University (among other 60)
http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/1005/p13s02-legn.html

More news about Second Life in education
http://del.icio.us/secondlife/education



Follow-up on this post:
http://del.icio.us/fceblog/Second_Life

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