Just a start … these will need to be better organised and annotated in due course. Many of the links below have been culled from Mark Pepper’s Annotated Bibliography of Second Life Educational Online Resources.
Archival podcasts and video of educational uses of Second Life may be found in the Internet Archive at Archive.org:
General education links
- Second Life – Education
SL’s own page overviewing educational initiatives and opportunities in SL.
- Second Life Education Wiki
- An up-to-date schedule of current SL education and learning events at Eventful.com
- Institutions and Organizations in SL
An up-to-date list of universities, colleges, schools, educational organisations, libraries and museums with presences in SL.
- Top 20 Educational Locations in Second Life
- The NMC Campus wiki
An immensely useful information resource, with tutorials and explanations of pretty much everything one would need to know. The NMC (New Media Consortium) Campus “is a virtual laboratory available to NMC member institutions and their faculty. Located in the virtual world of Second Life, it has been carefully constructed to provide researchers and students dozens of prebuilt settings for experiments in social interaction in 3-D space. These settings are expressly designed to encourage explorations along dimensions such as formal and informal; traditional and nontraditional; real and surreal; serious and playlike; and other continua as may be defined.”
Further information about the NMC in Second Life at:
- Second Life in Education (SLED)
An excellent education blog maintained by Sarah “Intellagirl” Robbins.
- ‘Educational Uses of Second Life’ and ‘Second Life Resources’ at Second Life in Education
The first is an overview of some of ways Second Life can be used, and in some cases, has been used for educational purposes; the second a good listing of general SL links, with a particular focus on educational uses of SL. The site overall is an excellent resource.
- Mark Pepper’s Annotated Bibliography of Second Life Educational Online Resources
Good comprehensive listing.
- Wikiversity > Education in virtual worlds
“… the Wikiversity learning project for exploring how virtual worlds can be used in education … This learning project provides tutorials and guided tours about educational resources located in virtual worlds.”
- del.icio.us / secondlife / education
del.icio.us list of education-specific SL sites (this needs serious sifting: a lot of trivia here)