This from Karin Kirk:

Mike Phillips at Illinois Valley Community College has developed geology courses using second life. He gave a presentation about this at the 2009 GSA annual meeting

Mike's home page


On May 24, 2010, at 3:31 PM, Julie Libarkin wrote:

Iris Totten at Kansas State has done some amazing work (like reproducing the Devonian!) in Second Life. This was mostly for high school, I think, but could easily work in college.

Julie Libarkin
Associate Professor, Director - Geocognition Research Lab
Michigan State University
206 Natural Science
East Lansing, MI 48824

Affiliations: Department of Geological Sciences, Division of Science and Mathematics Education, Cognitive Science Program, Center for Research on College Science Teaching and Learning

Phone: 517-355-8369
Editor for Production, Journal of Geoscience Education

On May 24, 2010, at 4:07 PM, Bhattacharyya, Juk wrote:

I’ve recently become part of a Second Life users learning community at UW-Whitewater… have any of you developed any geology course modules in Second Life? I’m tentatively thinking of creating field-based activities in SL… where students can measure outcrop orientations, “collect” samples… etc., and then use that data back in classroom for making/interpreting geologic maps… not sure whether this will even work at this point.
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R. Töpffer, Nouvelles genevoises (1841) 
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Executive Director, National Association of Geoscience Teachers
Carleton College
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