[iDC] Second Life case studies

Sean FitzGerald seanf at tig.com.au
Wed Aug 1 08:55:30 UTC 2007

Hi Paul,

You might find the resources that Jo Kay and I have developed to 
introduce Second Life to teachers of value - 
http://sleducation.wikispaces.com/ . There we have general Second Life 
resources including how to get started, resources for teachers and some 
ways that Second Life can be used for education.

As our focus is fairly practical, we don't directly link to many 
academic papers but the resources section links to some sites that do.

I highly recommend you join the Second Life Educators mailing list - 
https://lists.secondlife.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/educators - it has 
thousands of educators, academics and instructional designers using 
Second Life on it, many of whom have been assessing the educational 
value of Second Life and could point to the sorts of analyses you are after.


Paul B. Hartzog wrote:
> Greetings all,
> I am working on a syllabus for a foundation course at the School of
> Information here at the University of Michigan, and we are hoping to
> introduce the students to some kinds of thinking about the social web
> using Second Life as a case study.
> I am looking for recommendations of scholarly/pedagogical papers about
> the following:
> 1. using SL to educate (holding classes in SL, etc.).
> 2. papers discussing groups that evaluated whether or not to create a
> presence in SL (I am interested in documentation of the evaluation
> process, not the outcome of the evaluation).
> 3. information about where to go if a student wants to know more about SL
> 4. SL "walk-throughs", i.e. what it is, what you can do, etc. (tutorials)
> much thx in advance,
> -Paul
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> See differently, then you will act differently.
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