Central Texas College in Second Life

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This presentation was given at this years Faculty In-Service for the purpose of describing Web 2.0 and interaction with students. It highlights the newly created Second Life Campus where faculty can explore the possibilities in their teaching fields with their students. The SL Campus was new to 70% of the faculty as a concept and they were invited to come and explore before rushing to teach in this environment. The college campus tour in Second Life concluded the presentation with questions and answers.


<ul><li> 1. Central Texas College Second Life Campus Faculty Pre-Service Lisa Volle August 20, 2008</li></ul> <p> 2. The Overview </p> <ul><li>5000 Days of the Internet </li></ul> <ul><li>Back Up 1000!Web 2.0 </li></ul> <ul><li>Second Life:A Virtual World </li></ul> <ul><li>Educators/Education in SL </li></ul> <ul><li>Our CTC Experiment &amp; Exploration </li></ul> <ul><li>Your Invitation to Explore </li></ul> <p> 3. http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/kevin_kelly_on_the_next_5_000_days_of_the_web.html 4. Overview of Web 2.0 </p> <ul><li>Web 2.0is essentially an increasing range of software that supports a variety of technologies for open and collaborative communication, learning and creativity. </li></ul> <ul><li>It consists of </li></ul> <ul><li>1. A Platform </li></ul> <ul><li>2. Social Networking </li></ul> <ul><li>3. Read/Write Web </li></ul> <ul><li>4. What makes Web 2.0 </li></ul> <ul><li>Multi-User Dimensions (MUDs) and Virtual Worlds </li></ul> <p> 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Why do this?</p> <ul><li>My situation was. </li></ul> <p> 10. 11. Compare the interaction. 12. 13. 14. What is Second Life? </p> <ul><li>Second Life is a virtual world consisting of islands or server space. Participants are called residents and create their physical appearance in the form of an avatar. </li></ul> <ul><li>Also, residents create their environment:lakes, buildings, schools, cultural centers, etc.They meet &amp; talk to each other. </li></ul> <p> 15. Colleges in Second Life Creating Social Constructs for Teaching/Learning </p> <ul><li>Central Texas College </li></ul> <ul><li>is not the only school in</li></ul> <ul><li>Second Life. </li></ul> <ul><li>Other Texas schools are:</li></ul> <ul><li>University of Texas </li></ul> <ul><li>Texas Womens University</li></ul> <ul><li>Texas State University </li></ul> <ul><li>http://ccsl.wetpaint.com/page/CC+LocationsThe Community College Published List </li></ul> <p> 16. Science in SL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfsSGBraUhc&amp;feature=related 17. Immersive Learning </p> <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kr3vXuxEPB8 </li></ul> <p> 18. Some places in SL - notecard </p> <ul><li>Nursing </li></ul> <ul><li>Accounting </li></ul> <ul><li>Computer Science </li></ul> <ul><li>Museums of all kinds </li></ul> <ul><li>Music </li></ul> <ul><li>Libraries!!! </li></ul> <ul><li>Drama </li></ul> <ul><li>Literature Alive </li></ul> <ul><li>Math Discovery &amp; Exploration </li></ul> <ul><li>History Alamo, Texas State Capitol &amp; More </li></ul> <ul><li>Languages </li></ul> <p> 19. Some Views of the CTC SL Campus The CTC Duck Pond &amp; Bell Tower The Oveta Culp Memorial Library The Student Center The Welcome &amp; Orientation Center Come take a Tour!! 20. Lets Go In World! 21. What can you do in Second Life? </p> <ul><li>Walk around and interact with displays created to enhance your class content. </li></ul> <ul><li>View Movies &amp; Power Point Presentations. </li></ul> <ul><li>Sit with classmates and discuss topics related to your courses&amp; study together. </li></ul> <ul><li>Visit the CTC Library and use the digital materials - learn about doing research/writing a paper. </li></ul> <ul><li>Search for and explore areas of interest. </li></ul> <ul><li>Join groups with similar interests. </li></ul> <p> 22. Limitations </p> <ul><li>Island Avatar &amp; Prim Capacity </li></ul> <ul><li>This isnt for every one! </li></ul> <ul><li>Learning curve is rather high </li></ul> <ul><li>SL glitches </li></ul> <ul><li>Graphics Card, RAM, processor speed </li></ul> <ul><li>Internet Connection </li></ul> <ul><li>It can take over your first life!</li></ul> <p> 23. Summer Projects &amp; Exploration in SL 24. CTCD.EDU &gt; Faculty &gt; Teaching </p> <ul><li>Faculty Training for SL </li></ul> <ul><li>4 Levels: learning is not always linear </li></ul> <ul><li>Getting started basics </li></ul> <ul><li>Exploring &amp; Changing </li></ul> <ul><li>Teacher Tools &amp; Use </li></ul> <ul><li>Building your own space &amp; intro. to scripting </li></ul> <p> 25. 26. 27. Thanks to </p> <ul><li>John Henderson &amp; Don Mikles </li></ul> <ul><li>Bill Alexander </li></ul> <ul><li>Barbara Merlo &amp; Erica White </li></ul> <ul><li>The SL Summer Explorers:Evus, Jabba, Deborah, Dalyn, Debrot, Stevie </li></ul> <ul><li>Powder &amp; Ferugina SL Builders </li></ul> <ul><li>Roger SL Resident </li></ul>