This week brings the exciting release of two papers that were written based on findings during the 2007 Second Life Community Convention in both the education and non-profit focused panels. They were authored by two prominent SL community members in both fields and feature numerous references, quotes and work being done by various educators, virtual world professionals and non-profits within Second Life and other related spheres.
We are proud of the papers and welcome you to download them, share with your colleagues and leave comments.
Support for these reports was provided by the Digital Media and Learning Initiative of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. We thank them and all who helped contribute in some way to the publishing of these documents.
Reports from the Field: Second Life Community Convention 2007 Education Track Summary
Best Practices from the Second Life Community Convention Education Track 2007
prepared by Cathy Arreguin, MA Educational Technology
The first paper in the Global Kids Series on Virtual Worlds discusses common themes, methodology and best practices in education in virtual worlds and concludes with recommendations.