Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Educators Coop Residential Community in Second Life

A project of the non-profit Educators Virtual Research Group, the Educators Coop is a 3-D virtual world community of university faculty, librarians, and K-12 teachers actively teaching or researching in Second Life. Launched in July 2007, the Educators Coop is a self-funded pilot community of 42 members from 32 different educational institutions who regularly meet to share virtual world teaching strategies, design virtual world research projects, collaborate on interdisciplinary conference sessions, and most importantly, create a support system for geospatially separated education practitioners interested in teaching and research in virtual worlds.
    "The heart of our effort is building a real community that provides educators with a unique cooperative residential environment in SL offering opportunities for creating meaningful new relationships and collaborations. Residents enjoy these benefits and share in the responsibility for cultivating and supporting a community spirit."

You can visit them in SL!

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