SLEDcc in Second Life


Traveling to Tampa, Florida may not be a possibility, but don't despair! SLEDcc will also have an exciting program of events in-world, including presentations, poster sessions, educator tours, and more!


Friday, September 5

7 am-4 pm SLT
Machinima Festival
[Video Streaming]
Coordinator: Marianne Malmstrom/ SL: Knowclue Kidd
Location: Muse Theater,
Schedules & Locations: http://knowclue.wikispaces.com

7 am-4 pm SLT
Games and Simulations
[Interactive]
Coordinator: Jeremy Koester/ SL: Jeremy Braver
Location: Rockcliffe XXI, http://slurl.com/secondlife/Rockcliffe%20XXI/142/54/67

7 am-3 pm SLT
Streaming of Tampa Events
[Video Streaming]

7-8 am SLT
SLEDcc Opening Session: Education in Second Life
[Keynote Presentation (50 minutes)]
Presenters: SL: Claudia Linden and Pathfinder Linden

Streaming Locations:

http://slurl.com/secondlife/ISTE%20Island/128/124/25
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Rockcliffe%20I/206/134/40
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Muse%20Isle/171/146/30

8-9:30 am SLT
Sim Crawl
[Educator Tour (90 minutes)]
Tour Leaders: Jane Wilde and Linda Stojanovska/ SL: Esme Qunhua and Janita Collins
Location: SLEDcc HQ Lawn (ISTE Island 3), http://slurl.com/secondlife/ISTE%20Island%203/216/215/23

Description: EducTORS Speed Tour - this is less of a crawl and more of a fast run through ISTE island(s) and Eduisland(s) to learn about many of the resources that exist on each of these sims. You will find out about many groups, activities and weekly events that will help you as a RL educator to develop a world wide professional network and explore educational issues of importance to you.

We will take the first 25 people to arrive for the tour, so arrive early to ensure a spot. The leaders will use voice and the SL Tour Group channel. Have voice enabled with mic off. Be prepared to add a group (you may need to temporary leave a group if you are at the max.

9-10 am SLT
MUVE-ing Learning into Virtual Worlds
[In-World Keynote Presentation (50 minutes)]
Presenter: Lindy McKeown/ SL: Decka Mah
Location: ISTE Island 4-Sim Auditorium, http://slurl.com/secondlife/ISTE%20Island/27/26/26

Description: When you take learning into a virtual world, you can create any classroom, any environment, any character, any tool. You are not bound by the school you are working in, the century you live in, the neighbourhood or the country where you are located, or even your planet. The learning environment is created by you and, for some, their students. So what are the tools of the trade in this virtual world? What are teachers making to use with their students and what do these creations say to us about what it means to learn in a virtual world?

10-10:30 am SLT
Learning Quests and Alternate Reality Games (ARG) in Second Life
[Poster presentation (30 minutes)]
Presenter: Graham Stanley/ SL: Baldric Commons
Location: Rockcliffe Arts Center, http://slurl.com/secondlife/Rockcliffe%20I/100/74/24

Description: This session will highlight the use of Learning Quests and Alternate Reality Games (ARG) in Second Life using examples developed by the British Council for their Teen Grid island in Second Life and looking at others on the Main Grid. I will discuss the lessons we have learned and give advice for others interested in using Second Life as a platform for similar game-based learning. Participants can expect to leave with a better idea of how they could
proceed in the design of their own quest-based games.


10 am-11 am SLT
Streaming from Tampa: Social Research Ethics for Virtual Worlds
[Streamed Presentation (50 minutes)]
Presenter: Jeffrey Stanton/ SL: Adam Afarensis

Streaming Location:

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Rockcliffe%20I/206/134/40



Description: Virtual worlds provide a vibrant and exciting new venue for the conduct of social research. Yet these worlds also pose some novel ethical problems for social researchers who wish to conduct their work in these contexts. This presentation will discuss some ethical dimensions of research in virtual worlds in order to uncover some of these novel problems. The presentation will report and analyze a case study in which the author participated in a virtual world research study. A draft version of a virtual world subject’s "bill of rights" will provide a basis for discussion among attendees.


11 am-12 pm SLT
Streaming SLEDcc Keynote - Explicit Bargains: Setting Realistic (Yet Powerful) Expectations for Teaching in Virtual Worlds
[Streamed Keynote Presentation (50 minutes)]
Presenter: Sarah Robbins/ SL: Intelligirl Tully

Streaming Locations:


http://slurl.com/secondlife/ISTE%20Island/128/124/25
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Rockcliffe%20I/206/134/40
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Muse%20Isle/171/146/30

Description: The use of virtual worlds in education is still very much a cutting edge application. Educators and students are still attempting to quantify and qualify what makes virtual worlds succeed or fail when implemented in the classroom. In this session we'll explore a framework for examining, justifying, and structuring the use of Second Life in classroom.

12-1 pm SLT
Streaming from Tampa: Virtualized Astronomical Learning Project (VAL): Implementation of Complex Educational Mixed Reality
[Streamed Presentation (50 minutes)]
Presenter: Amanda Levin/ SL: medu3a Barbosa

Streaming Location:

http://slurl.com/secondlife/ISTE%20Island/128/124/25

Description: This paper presentation will overview the participant-observer relationship to learning material within a Mixed Reality setting and chronicle the creation of the Virtualized Astronomical Learning Project. A demonstration of SMILEY, the project's radio telescope and it's Second Life counterpart will show a real time interface linking the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute's facilities in North Carolina, and the VAL equipment.

1-2 pm SLT
Using first and second life to develop inquiry skills in the freshman year at a UK university: a happy blend?
[Paper presentation (50 minutes)]
Presenter: Sheila Webber/ SL: Sheila Yoshikawa
Location: ISTE Island Auditorium, http://slurl.com/secondlife/ISTE%20Island/216/55/24

Description: The presenter will identify how the respective strengths of a Real Life Virtual Learning Environment (WebCT) and a virtual world (Second Life) can be exploited to support and develop inquiry skills in first year undergraduate students. She will focus on experiences from two core modules in a 1st year BSc Information Management programme, both of which take an Inquiry Based Learning (IBL) approach. The presenter will address the advantages and disadvantages of the overall IBL approach, and of the different learning environments (WebCT, SL and face to face).

3-4 pm SLT
Opening Reception
[Social (1 hour)]
Coordinators: Christie Thomas and Terra Sieberman/ SL: Corinne Fleury and Louise Borgnine
Location: ISTE Skypark,
http://slurl.com/secondlife/ISTE%20Island%204/213/246/752

Description:
It's a beach party at the Tiki Terrace (it's our way of pretending we are in Florida) above the ISTE Islands. Come join us for dancing, socializing, and networking.



Saturday, September 6


6:30-7:30 am SLT
Streaming from Tampa: Using Second Life and Linden Lab as Case Studies to Problemetize the Creation of New Technologies
[Streamed Presentation (50 minutes)]
Presenter: Bo Brinkman/ SL: OneBigRiver Stork

Streaming Location:

http://slurl.com/secondlife/ISTE%20Island/128/124/25

Description:
It is often difficult to foresee the ways that a new technology will impact human institutions such as morality and the law. It is useful to demonstrate this to students, by inviting them to make predictions about a technology with which they are unfamiliar. I will demonstrate how to use SL and Linden Lab as case studies to problematize students' first attempts at this process, moving them closer to true critical analysis.

6:30-9:30 am SLT
Best Practices in Education
[Poster Gallery (3 hours)]
Coordinator: Beth Ritter-Guth/ SL: Desi Stockton
Location: Poster Session Gallery (Rockcliffe Arts Center), http://slurl.com/secondlife/Rockcliffe%20I/100/74/24

7 am-4 pm SLT

Machinima Festival
[Video Streaming]
Coordinator: Marianne Malmstrom/ SL: Knowclue Kidd
Schedules & Locations: http://knowclue.wikispaces.com

7 am-4 pm SLT
Games and Simulations
[Interactive]
Coordinator: Jeremy Koester/ SL: Jeremy Braver
Location: Rockcliffe XXI, http://slurl.com/secondlife/Rockcliffe%20XXI/142/54/67

7 am-3 pm SLT
Streaming of Tampa Events
[Video Streaming]

7:30-8:30 am SLT
Streaming: Really Engaging Accounting: Using Second Life to Engage
[Streamed Presentation (50 minutes)]
Presenter: Steven Hornik/ SL: Robins Hermano

Streaming Location:
http://slurl.com/secondlife/ISTE%20Island/128/124/25

Description:
This presentation will examine the use of Second Life to support a University level, Financial Accounting course. The course is a required core course for all business majors and is additionally required by other colleges outside of the College of Business. The presentation will involve a description and demonstration of each of the models used in the course and analysis of data from the course. The presentation of the course materials will be useful for anyone struggling to learn how to incorporate Second Life objects which represent abstract concepts into a course. This presentation will be especially useful for anyone considering using Second Life to support a course asynchronously and with large number of students.

8:30-9:30 am SLT

Working Groups Discussion Circles
[Working Group (50 minutes)]
Location: Skypark (ISTE Island), http://slurl.com/secondlife/ISTE%20Island/134/119/350
**Topics:

  • Creating an Institutional Use/Student Code of Conduct Policy
    As more educational institutions begin to explore Second Life as a platform for teaching and learning, institutions must consider the questions of "acceptable use" and examine how existing student code of conduct policies address activities that might occur in virtual worlds. Do existing policies apply to behavior in virtual worlds? Are there changes that should be made to address activities in virtual worlds? This SLEDcc Working Group will draft template language that can be used as a guide for K–20 educational institutions.

  • Organizing a Directory of Institutions & Courses Using Second Life
    Educators are frequently asked how many educational institutions and what types of courses are using Second Life, but no definitive resource for this information currently exists. Can the SLED community self–organize a directory of institutions and courses using this platform? This SLEDcc Working Group will attempt to tackle this complex question and determine how such a directory might work, what types of information should be included, and what next steps we might take moving forward.

  • Developing Template Language about Second Life for Syllabi & Parent Notices
    Informing students and parents about what to expect with Second Life is a challenge that every Second Life educator faces. What kind of information should be included? This SLEDcc Working Group will help create template language that can be used by K– 20 educators using Second Life.

8-9:30 am SLT
Sim Crawl
[Educator Tour (90 minutes)]
Tour Leaders: Jane Wilde and Linda Stojanovska/ SL: Esme Qunhua and Janita Collins
Location: SLEDcc HQ Lawn (ISTE Island 3), http://slurl.com/secondlife/ISTE%20Island%203/216/215/23

Description:
EducTION Speed Tour - this is less of a crawl and more of a fly-through of a wide range of teaching sims, immersive learning activities, simulations and great examples of using SL in education.

We will take the first 25 people to arrive for the tour, so arrive early to ensure a spot. The leaders will use voice and the SL Tour Group channel. Have voice enabled with mic off. Be prepared to add a group (you may need to temporary leave a group if you are at the max.

9:30-11 am SLT

Access for All: Working Online with Incarcerated Youth
[In-World Keynote Presentation (50 minutes)]
Presenter: Kelly Czarnecki/ SL: BlueWings Hayek
Location: ISTE Island 4-Sim Auditorium, http://slurl.com/secondlife/ISTE%20Island/27/26/26

Description: Youth are working toward making a positive difference in their community through blogging, podcasting, and developing a venture in Teen Second Life with Global Kids, Youth Venture, and two dedicated librarians. Learn how this partnership was started, what a typical workshop is like, and what we all are learning and hope to accomplish as we continue.

11-11:30 am SLT

Worlds within Worlds
[SLED Sparks (15 slides in 15 minutes)]
Presenter: Peter Miller/ SL: Graham Mills
Location: ISTE Island Auditorium, http://slurl.com/secondlife/ISTE%20Island/216/55/24

Description: Second Life is great for constructing 3D environments and is inherently panoramic so why do we need wrapround panoramic images as well?
One answer is that panoramas provide a prim-efficient setting that, for example, allows contrasts to be made between real-life and virtual views of the same location, where the virtual view is used to draw out historical or functional perspectives. This session presents two techniques for generating such images, looks at examples of their implementation, and discusses some of the benefits and limitations of this approach.

11-11:30 am SLT

GaLiSL: Gaming & Learning in Second Life - Mixed Reality Game
[Mixed-reality game (30 minutes)]
Coordinator: Jeremy Koester/ SL: Jeremy Braver
Location: Rockcliffe XXI, http://slurl.com/secondlife/Rockcliffe%20XXI/142/54/67

Description: Our session will wrap up two days of game play surrounding our game, Quest of All. We will discuss our findings and perspectives related to gaming for learning. In our session, we will vote on the winning submission for the Quest of All game.

11-12 pm SLT

Project Murias: Making a Second Life difference in the real life development education community in Ireland
[Paper presentation (50 minutes)]
Presenter: Graham Heap/ SL: Pye Merlin
Location: Rockcliffe X Auditorium, http://slurl.com/secondlife/Rockcliffe%20X/198/198/29

Description: The conference paper reports on the Murias Project, a three year Research Programme, funded by Irish Aid, part of the Irish Government - The Department of Foreign Affairs, Ireland. The purpose of the project is to explore the potential of Second Life in the Teaching and Learning of Development Education concepts for Citizens of Ireland in both formal and informal educational settings. I plan to add in machinima video for the presentation and a group exercise which will focus on the creation of the in-world group: "Development Education in SL" and how this group can engage in the task outlined in the paper, this of course will depend on the numbers attending and will have to decide on the day.

11:30-12 pm SLT

Oregon Community College Distance Learning Association Explores Second Life Together
[Poster presentation (30 minutes)]
Presenter: Monica Marlo-Martinez/ SL: MonicaMarlo Martinek
Co-presenter(s):
Paula Ascher/ SL: Ruby Sol
Dr. Michael Russell/ SL: Regulus Darkstone
Location: Rockcliffe Arts Center, http://slurl.com/secondlife/Rockcliffe%20I/100/74/24

Description: The Oregon Community Colleges Distance Learning Association (OCCDLA) is sponsoring an island in Second Life as a ‘virtual collaboratory’ for its participating institutions, so that we may all share knowledge and resources to discover how best to support teaching and learning for our community in a virtual environment. This poster session will present the strengths and challenges of coordinating the first year of a multi-institutional project in Second Life. During the SLCC presentation, members of our island guidance council from multiple institutions will be on hand in Second Life to answer questions. This poster session may be especially valuable to smaller institutions considering banding together to enter Second Life, so that support infrastructure and administrative costs may be shared. The key lesson of this presentation isthat it may be a great challenge to coordinate 17 institutions participation on one island, but that level of cooperation leads to an island with people on it- especially for asynchronous students at a distance who have little other opportunity to be co-present with one another.

12-1 pm SLT

Why Second Life Can't Tip: The Power and Perils of Living La Vida Ludic
[Streamed Keynote Presentation (50 minutes)]
Presenter: Barry Joseph/ SL: GlobalKids Bixby

Streaming Locations:


http://slurl.com/secondlife/ISTE%20Island/128/124/25
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Rockcliffe%20I/206/134/40
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Muse%20Isle/171/146/30


Description: Barry Joseph, Global Kids' Online Leadership Director, will address why Second Life can't reach a tipping point for mass usage and what this means for learning and virtual worlds. His modest goal is to forever change how we view, and use, Second Life for living a ludic life.

1-2 pm SLT

Teachers, Regulation and Good Conduct in Second Life
[Paper presentation (50 minutes)]
Presenter: Ian Warren/ SL: Ian Weitman
Co-presenter(s):
Dr Darren Palmer/ SL: Sisprod Narnia
Dr Tanya King/ SL: Gossamar Lanzet
Mr Stephen Segrave/ SL: Deakin Lane
Location: ISTE Island Auditorium, http://slurl.com/secondlife/ISTE%20Island/216/55/24

Description: This paper identifies some prominent and potential harms to users of Second Life in education, and offers some directions for educators on how to recognise the limits of formalized regulatory methods and written codes of conduct in the prevention of harm. Problem 'signal events' which have been documented in Second Life can lead to highly reactive and restrictive regulatory impositions, which stifle innovative educational development. Our concern is to avoid this problem by proposing a model aimed at empowering educators on the prospective links between virtual harm and the development of emerging teaching and learning pedagogies in virtual worlds.

1-2:30 pm SLT

The Immersive Education Initiative Presents "Second Life in the Age of Immersive Education"
[Workshop (90 minutes)]
Presenter: Aaron Walsh/ SL: MediaGridAaron Oh
Co-presenter(s): H. Nicholas Nagel
Dr Darren Palmer/ SL: Sisprod Narnia
Location: Rockcliffe X Auditorium, http://slurl.com/secondlife/Rockcliffe%20X/198/198/29

Description: The Immersive Education Initiative (http://ImmersiveEducation.org/) is a non-profit international collaboration of universities, colleges, research institutes, consortia and companies that are working together to define and develop open standards, best practices, platforms, and communities of support for virtual worlds, simulators and game-based learning and training systems.

This workshop, “Second Life in the Age of Immersive Education”will provide SLEDcc attendees with an in-depth overview of Second Life’s role as an Immersive Education platform. Topics covered include: 1) New features and capabilities scheduled for Second Life; 2) An overview of the Education Grid; 3) Second Life user, builder, developer and administrator Community Groups (CGs); and 4) Virtual world teaching techniques using Second Life.

1:30-3 pm SLT

The Libraries of Second Life
[Educator Tour (90 minutes)]
Tour Leader: Christie Thomas/ SL: Corinne Fleury
Location: SLEDcc HQ Lawn (ISTE Island 3), http://slurl.com/secondlife/ISTE%20Island%203/216/215/23

3:30-4:30 pm SLT

SLEDcc Social: Social Networking and Games at the Tiki Terrace
[Social (1 hour)]
Coordinators: Christie Thomas and Terra Sieberman/ SL: Corinne Fleury and Louise Borgnine
Location: ISTE Skypark,
http://slurl.com/secondlife/ISTE%20Island%204/213/246/752


Description: Get to know your fellow educators in SL with speed networking and board games at the Tiki Terrace above the ISTE Islands. Everyone welcome.


Sunday, September 7


6:30-7:30 am SLT
Why Can't Johnny Rez?
[Keynote Presentation (50 minutes)]
Presenter: Robert Bloomfield/ SL: Beyers Sellers

Streaming Locations:


http://slurl.com/secondlife/ISTE%20Island/128/124/25
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Rockcliffe%20I/206/134/40
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Muse%20Isle/171/146/30

Description: Whether Johnny is a 7th grader, college student, or an executive in a corporate training course, he won't even see the inside of a sim unless his teachers can find support. In the race to keep up with new technologies, educators and executives face significant hurdles in convincing institutions to sustain their virtual world pursuits. Professor Robert Bloomfield will help get you off the starting prim, provide analysis of the costs and benefits to give
you a leg up, explore how successful enterprises have negotiated the course, and coach you on how to convince administrators to join your virtual team.

7 am-4 pm SLT
Machinima Festival
[Video Streaming]
Presenter or Coordinator: Marianne Malmstrom/ SL: Knowclue Kidd
Schedules & Locations: http://knowclue.wikispaces.com

7 am-4 pm SLT
Games and Simulations
[Interactive]
Presenter or Coordinator: Jeremy Koester/ SL: Jeremy Braver
Location: Rockcliffe XXI, http://slurl.com/secondlife/Rockcliffe%20XXI/142/54/67

7 am-3 pm SLT
Streaming of Tampa Events
[Video Streaming]

7:30-8:30 am SLT
Streaming: Virtual Science, Real Students: Student Experience in a Second Life Sim
[Streamed Presentation (50 minutes)]
Presenters: Mary Ann Clark and Carolyn Lowe/ SL: Max Chatnoir and Clowey Greenwood

Streaming Location:



http://slurl.com/secondlife/ISTE%20Island/128/124/25

Description: Genome Island is a virtual laboratory environment for learning genetics. This presentation describes student responses, working patterns, and learning outcomes for a group of nonmajors students enrolled in an introductory biology course.

7:30-10:30 am SLT

Media Specialist Projects in SL (organized by ISTE SIGMS and ALA)
[Poster Gallery (3 hours)]
Coordinator: Lisa Perez/ SL: Elaine Tulip
Location: Poster Session Gallery (Rockcliffe Arts Center), http://slurl.com/secondlife/Rockcliffe%20I/100/74/24

7:30-8:30 am SLT
HTML on a Prim: Uses & Abuses
[Paper presentation (50 minutes)]
Presenter: Daniel Livingstone/ SL: Buddy Sprocket
Co-presenter(s):
Professor Malcolm Crowe/ SL: Malcolm Glasgow
Peter Bloomfield/ SL: Pedro McMillan
Location: Rockcliffe X Auditorium, http://slurl.com/secondlife/Rockcliffe%20X/198/198/29

Description: This inworld session will begin with a review of the basics of how HTML on a Prim allows users to view web-pages inside Second Life and some of the current limitations. This will be followed by considering some of the ways that this can be used (or abused!) in an education setting. If users can easily open up a seperate web-browser pane in Second Life, then what can we gain using HTML on a Prim?

Attendees are encouraged to bring along their own ideas and examples for sharing.

8:30-9:30 am SLT
SCS At Tulane: Second Life Workshop Project, Findings in Support of the Need for Mixed Reality SL Build Features
[Paper presentation (50 minutes)]
Presenter: Kay McLennan/ SL: Kayako Mayako
Location: ISTE Island Bandshell, http://slurl.com/secondlife/ISTE%20Island/128/124/25

Description: The SCS Second Life Workshop Project presentation is focused on the findings that support the need for bringing external materials and media into Second Life builds. More specifically, although the SCS orientation participants were provided with access to a Blackboard site with an array of step-by-step guidelines and other resources (as well as reminded repeatedly to check the site), the companion site was rarely used. As a result of this finding, the workshop builds were revised and expanded to include as many of the companion site materials, tutorials, and resources as possible. In turn, profiles of the features and functions of the most effective revised builds that include mixed reality learning elements will be the main focus of this presentation.

8:30-9:30 am SLT
The Six Learnings of Second Life: A framework for designing curricular interventions inworld
[Paper presentation (50 minutes)]
Presenter: Kenneth Lim/ SL: Veritas Raymaker
Location: Rockcliffe X Auditorium, http://slurl.com/secondlife/Rockcliffe%20X/198/198/29

Description: In this paper, I will outline what I have termed the Six Learnings framework. As the title suggests, the framework has been conceptualized to facilitate more effective and targeted planning of learning interventions involving Second Life and other similar virtual worlds and environments.
I will begin by describing a possible scenario faced by school-leaders and teachers, with respect to thinking about incorporating virtual worlds as a complementary pedagogical strategy alongside traditional classroom environments; the Six Learnings will then be elaborate upon, and their use discussed as a metric against which such learning interventions can be planned and subsequently evaluated.

9:30-11 am SLT
Machinimas and 3D StoryWorlds: Creating Digital Storytelling in Second Life
[In-World Keynote Presentation (50 minutes)]
Presenters: Peggy Sheehy and Bernajean Porter/ SL: Maggie Marat and Bernajena Pinazzo
Location: ISTE Island 4-Sim Auditorium, http://slurl.com/secondlife/ISTE%20Island/27/26/26

Description: Good storytelling is a rigorous and rewarding journey for every author who is digging deep into the meaning of their story for themselves and others. As part of a digital storytelling week, classes at Suffern Middle School in Ramapo Central Schools, NY were guided by Bernajean Porter and Peg Sheehy in the task of finding their own visual parallel personal story to unfold while narrating a voice interpretation of Robert Frost’s actual poem, The Road Less Traveled. We wanted them to create more than a literal connection to the Frost poem by stretching to uncover a metaphorical story of their own using the larger theme of struggling with decisions that had had an impact on their lives. Students were introduced to Porter’s Take Six Elements of Good Storytelling to first craft a narrative written storyline, ultimately expressing a clear sensory experience of their own personal story reflecting a choice in their lives, the emotions behind it, and the lesson learned! Creativity, engagement, and deep introspection into sharing something real in their lives gave this project a special glow for everyone! Suffern NY Middle-Schoolers filming in SL (machinimas) share their personal storytelling of Frost's Road-Less-Traveled.

11-11:30 am SLT
Designing learning environments for heterogeneous groups in Second Life
[Poster presentation (30 minutes)]
Presenter: Marita Ljungqvist/ SL: Pollyanna Applemoor
Co-presenter(s):
Maria Hedberg/ SL: Mia Infinity
Location: Rockcliffe Arts Center, http://slurl.com/secondlife/Rockcliffe%20I/100/74/24

Description: The project that we would like to present aims to support the areas of teaching and learning in a multidisciplinary collaboration between the Centre for Languages and Literature (SOL), Faculty of Engineering (LTH) and Centre for Educational Development (CED), all Lund University, Sweden, by using Second Life as a platform for collaborative learning activities. Students from China (Fudan university, Shanghai) and LTH students will meet, interact and collaborate in various activities and assignments designed so as to strengthen the linguistic, cultural and social competence of the students and give the teachers and CED a unique opportunity to study immersive and networked learning in virtual worlds. We will discuss the preliminary experiences and observations from a pilot project initiated in the spring of 2008.

11 am-12 pm SLT
Ramapo Islands: A New Dimension in Learning
[Paper presentation (50 minutes)]
Presenter: Peggy Sheehy/ SL: Maggie Marat
Location: ISTE Island Bandshell, http://slurl.com/secondlife/ISTE%20Island/128/124/25

Description: Ramapo Central School District was the first middle school presence to establish a learning campus on the Teen Grid. This presentation will highlight our use of the virtual world to support standard-based learning, crossing all areas and the best practices that have emerged. An inworld component will feature student interviews and a Q&A session with some of the students and teachers.

11:30-1 pm SLT
Sim Crawl
[Educator Tour (90 minutes)]
Tour Leaders: Jane Wilde and Linda Stojanovska/ SL: Esme Qunhua and Janita Collins
Location: SLEDcc HQ Lawn (ISTE Island 3), http://slurl.com/secondlife/ISTE%20Island%203/216/215/23

Description:
Everything Else Speed Tour - this is less of a crawl and more of a wiz, tp, leap, glide adventure. What is education and life without fun? We will show you where to shop on the cheap, explore and enjoy virtual athletics - it's unbelievably fun to hurdle your avatar through space in one of many extreme sports available in SL. Join the fun.

We will take the first 25 people to arrive for the tour, so arrive early to ensure a spot. The leaders will use voice and the SL Tour Group channel. Have voice enabled with mic off. Be prepared to add a group (you may need to temporary leave a group if you are at the max.

12-1 pm SLT
Feedback to Linden Lab (What would educators like to see from LL in the next 1-3 year time frame?)
[Working Group (50 minutes)]
Location: Skypark (ISTE Island), http://slurl.com/secondlife/ISTE%20Island/131/123/349

Description: This SLEDcc Working Group will take feedback from the educational community about what kinds of changes and/or services would help make Second Life easier or better to use for education. If you've ever wanted to talk to Linden Lab and give them feedback about your experience as a teacher in Second Life—now's your chance! Following SLEDcc, the suggestions and feedback gathered from this session and from the RezEd discussion thread will be compiled, edited, and submitted to Linden Lab as a formal document.

12-1 pm SLT
Streaming: Bringing (Criminal) Justice to Second Life
[Streamed Presentation (50 minutes)]
Presenter: Douglas Brown/ SL: Hawc Decosta

Streaming Location:

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Rockcliffe%20I/206/134/40

Description: This presentation will demonstrate how interactive elements of college courses can be migrated into Second Life (SL). The illustrated course content to be delivered will be criminal justice classes focusing on crime scene forensics curriculum, including crime scene processing, and student interactive role play for interview techniques as well as courtroom presentations.

12-12:30 pm SLT

A Virtual Clinic for Medical Student Training in Second Life Using Chat-Enabled Patient Simulations
[Poster presentation (30 minutes)]
Presenter: Mary T Johnson/ SL: Magistra Clary
Location: Rockcliffe Arts Center, http://slurl.com/secondlife/Rockcliffe%20I/100/74/24

Description: The Indiana University Medical School Virtual Clinic was developed in Second Life (SL) as a virtual setting for learning medical microbiology and infectious disease medicine. The Clinic is located on Eduisland 5 and provides training in diagnosis, laboratory medicine and problem solving. Students encounter simulated patients within the Virtual Clinic and work in teams to apply the skills of a practicing physician. AIM-L and Chatbox technology provide authentic experiences with physician-patient dialog. Students organize information about infectious disease cases from one of three learning areas: rural medicine, international medicine, and poverty medicine.

1-2 pm SLT
SLEDcc Closing Ceremonies
[Mixed Reality (1 hour)]

Streaming Locations:


http://slurl.com/secondlife/ISTE%20Island/128/124/25
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Rockcliffe%20I/206/134/40
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Muse%20Isle/171/146/30

2-3 pm SLT
Closing Reception
[Social (1 hour)]
Coordinators: Christie Thomas and Terra Sieberman/ SL: Corinne Fleury and Louise Borgnine
Location: ISTE Skypark,
http://slurl.com/secondlife/ISTE%20Island%204/213/246/752


Description:** Preview machinima highlights from the conference at the SLEDcc Drive-in movie theater. Classic cars and popcorn will be available!