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What is Second Life?

Second Life is a user-drive, interactive virtual story space. Users interact with the space in different ways, but I’m more interested in pedagogical applications. Here’s a Second Life traditional classroom space:

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Learning spaces can look however the designer envisions them:

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Second Life can also be a corporate space where users make real money selling virtual products:secondlife-marketplace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It can also be an artspace and a space where real life companies (and universities) express their identities in a virtual space:

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The Data

2005 – 0 posts

2006 8 posts
• “Re: Virtual meets real economies”
• “Second Life as a writing space?”
• “Re: on-line pedagogy & face-to-face meetings”
• “Re: The Celebration of Student Writing: The Movie”

2007 (1 Jan – 31 December 2007) – 36 posts, 4 threads
• “Second Life at CCCC”
• “thanks and saving $ at Cs”
• “Second Life Article – some educated opinions?”
• “Second Life Query”

All of 2008 – 12 posts,
• “Serious Games SIG at CCCC”
• “Creating Second Lifes”
• “Blogs, Wikipedia, Second Life, and Beyond: From Production to Produsage”
• “CHE: Academics Are Biggest Trailblazers in Virtual Worlds
• “Who Taught Us to Write (was New Brand Composition)”
• “Not Just Facebook: Niche Online Social Networks?”
• “Re: born-digital FYC”
• “ANNCMT: Computers and Writing 2010 Purdue
• “This is Not A Web | WWWW”
• “CFP Reminder Computers and Writing Online 2009 1/5/09 Deadline”

All of 2009 28 posts
• “Computers and Writing Online 2009: Ubiquitous and Sustainable Computing”
• “WPA-Lapalooza: Good News Fest 2009”
• “Fwd: CFP: Collection on Women’s Cultural Experiences in Second Life”
• “College Composition”
• “Creepy Treehouse” (huge thread)
• “Submission Deadline Reminder for C&W 2010 (“Virtual Worlds” at Purdue)”
• “looking for book recommendations”
• “Extended Deadline for Computers and Writing 2010 Proposals”
• “Re: Grades and Ethos”

2010 1 Jan – 31 April (48 posts)
• “Teaching with Second Life”
• “Online tutoring”
• “bloggers: tattered coats upon sticks”
• “Ma culminating portfolio”
• “Virtual Education Journal CFP”
• “Re: RNF program available for download”
• “Second Life at 4Cs?”
• “Re: What if you gave a panel — and nobody came?”
• “Re: Do you have a model “call for applications”?”
• “Re: De-emphasizing research: Inside Higher Ed article”
• “Re: Social Media Counter”
• “Re: Jersey Shores?”
2010 1 May – 31 June – 35 posts
• “Re: For-profit colleges”
• “UTEP’s FYC Documentary Film Festival on Second Life”
• “Re: UTEP’s FYC Documentary Film Festival on Second Life”
• “C&W Online: Saturday, May 8, 2010 & Sunday, May 9, 2010”
• “Re: What students can teach us about the iPhone”
• “Re: Teaching Jobs–A Question”
• “Job postings”
• “Re: Student Blogs”
• “MUVEs and games (was Question about effectiveness of online FYC)”

2010 1 July – 31 December – 26 posts
• “Re: query on M.A.s with TESOL / ESL / Adult Literacy specialities”
• “[WARNING : A/V UNSCANNABLE] Grant funding for writing research?”
• “Re: Where Is Basic Writing Going . . . and Why?”
• “Re: MUVEs and games (was Question about effectiveness of online FYC)”
• “Second Life”
• “Re: GoogleWave”
• “Re: herding cats”
• “Position Opening”
• “Re: questions, questions
• “Re: Has anyone heard of essayforum.com?”
• “Re: Come to YOUR DIETY OR HIGHER POWER speech in Composition Class”
• “Interested in Second Life or Virtual Technologies?”

2011 25 posts
• Writing Centers in Second Life
• Re: source on white privilege and student evaluations?
• QUESTION: Distance ed administration models
• “Re: for those who write about food”
• “Re: Common Core Standards”
• “SWCA Conference CFP”
• “Re: The Ideal Writing Environment”
• “SWCA Conference 2012 CFP”
• “Re: collecting homonyms for teaching”
• “Reminder: SWCA Conference Proposal Deadline Approaching!”

2012 – 20 posts
• “CFP: A Flock of OWLS, online conference in Second Life”
• “FW: [techrhet] Don’t sit and listen, interact!”
• “synchronous online tutoring options?”
• “Re: WPA-L … Adobe Connect & Second Life”

2013 – 0 posts
2014 – 0 posts

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