ArtÃculos sobre EducaciÃ³n y Second LifeÂ
Â Anderson Terry. “An Educator Discovers his Second Life.” Virtual Canuck.
Great overview of many SL educational aspects with a nice eye to the history of virtual worlds, moos, muds, and technology.
Appel, Justin. “Second Life Develops Education Following.” Â eSchoolNews Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Online
Another basic introduction. You also can’t read beyond page one without registering with eSchoolNews.
Cohen, Kate.Â â€œRight Click to Learnâ€ The Boston Phoenix Online
General introduction to both SL itself and the general education possibilities. Briefly covers SL’s use for long-distance education and features a mention of Sarah Robbins.Â
Kieran, Christopher. “Second Life and Google Earth are Transforming the Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Idea of Architectual Collaboration.” Architectual Record Online
A short article but significant for its discussion of a course taught at the Montana State University School of Architecture. Discusses effects of SL and Google Earth on the field.
Lamb, Gregory M. “Real Learning in a Virtual World.” Â Christian Science Â Monitor Online
General overview of education possibilities in SL, featuring examples from Harvard, Ball State, and Bradley University
Levine, Carrie. “Schools, Libraries, Finding Second Life in Second Life” Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Charlotte Observer Online
Contains brief history of SL and focuses on the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg Countys’ virtual island.
McGolerick, Elizabeth Weiss. “Online Degrees. Second Life University”
Article on MSN Encarta with a lot of quotes from various people in the fields of education and virtual technologies. Â Good focus on distance learning and also noteworthy for a rational discussion of the world’s pitfalls.
Mitch Kapor on the Power of Second Life. 3PointD.com
Quite lengthy but informative article that quotes heavily from Kapor’s speech at the Second Life Community Convention. Â Contains information on the early history and start-up of Linden Labs and discussions about innovation and “disruptive technologies.”
Olsen, Stefanie. “Universities Register for Online Future.” CNET News
Focuses on how the California State University School system is planning to utilize SL and features quotes from chancellor Charles Reed, UCLA’s Jane Kagon, and others.
Rabble Podcast Network
Hosted by Wayne MacPhail, this podcast interviews a number of eduators and activists about how their Second Life has affected their first one.
Reuters, Adam (Adam Pasick). “Prof Gets Funding for Virtual Â Â Â Â Â Shakespeare World.” SL News Center
Covers Indiana University Professor Edward Castronova’s plan for constructing an SL island where people can encounter and interact with Shakespeare’s texts and ideas. He will also use the land to conduct experiments for testing economic theories.
Second Life.Â SL Education Page
This page features general information on education possibilities in SL.Â It also includes land prices, mailing list info, and opportunities for schools and universities.
Tebbutt, David. “Is Second Life a Brave New World?” IT Week Online
Terdiman, Daniel. “Second Life Teaches Life Lessons.” WIRED online
Focuses on organizations using SL for purposes such as teaching social skills to abused children and providing stigma-free social interactions for people with cerebral palsy.
Wagner, James Au. “The School of Second Life.” Edutopia.
More general introduction material but does feature some nice pull quotes from members of Global Kids and Kids Connect.
Walker, Jim. “Double the Pleasure, Double the Fun? Second Life is Changing How People Interact Online.” InTake Weekly. Â Indianapolis http://www.intakeweekly.com/articles/8/026252-4708-160.html
An article focused mainly on a basic overview of SL, but notable for its section on Sarah Robbins’s class at Ball State University. Includes short mention of class activities and student discussions.
Wong, Grace. â€œEducators Explore Second Life Onlineâ€ CNN Online