Second Life: Moving the College to Incorporating MUVEs

Many colleges and universities around the world are currently exploring how Second Life and other virtual environments can enhance learning by providing experiential active learning opportunities. Miami Dade College will soon purchase an "Island" and begin creating a virtual presence that could include a Welcome Center, teaching and learning areas, informal meeting and office space, links to MDC resources, video streams and more. The Virtual College, in collaboration with College Training and Development and Information Technology, was awarded a Foundation Grant, "Second Life: Moving the College to Incorporating MUVEs (Multi-User Virtual Environments)," that will help launch this project.

Join us for a presentation that will introduce the education possibilities of Second Life.
Discover how you can visit Genome Island and walk through a 3-D cell or watch a flower reproduce. Explore NASA's Ames Research Center where you can ride through a hurricane, float on a weather balloon or walk into a real-time weather station. Experience Renaissance Island where you can visit the Globe Theatre and have a conversation with Shakespeare if he happens to be around. Visit ESL Island, where your students can practice English with native speakers or practice speaking almost any language all over the Virtual world.

Course Title: CTD0260 Second Life in Education: Get a M.U.V.


As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • List potential educational uses of Second Life
  • Describe the process for setting up an avatar and getting started
  • Describe how to get help and access additional resources

Reference #
Mon 10/27/08 513861 1:30pm- 3:00pm
Kendall Campus
Room 6356
Rhonda Berger &
Janelle Fernandez
Tues 10/28/08 513865 1:30pm- 3:00pm
North Campus
Rhonda Berger &
Janelle Fernandez
Wed 10/29/08 513867 1:30pm- 3:00pm
Wolfson Campus
Room 3404-11
Rhonda Berger &
Janelle Fernandez

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.

You can access the Registration System and register for a CTD workshop using the same user name and password that use to login to your computer.    Example:   Richard Johnson  would be rjohnson

(You will NOT need to create a separate student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop

Make a note of the Reference Number for the workshop then go to Registration Instructions


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For additional information, call the College Training & Development Department at 305-237-2366.