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One Man’s Trash… by Nicholas Lamphere


One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Research Project:

Recycling in Second Life


Robyn Proto’s Research Podcast


My podcast is about doing research in Second Life.


Milan Dawg


Government, disputes, and Metaverse Republic.


Virtual World Security and Privacy – Steve Jeffries (LaPointe)


Real world finanical industry applications as applied to the World Stock Exchange


The purpose of my blog is to address the question can the second life stock market and financial industry flourish with the help of using real world financial applications that already exist in the securities industry of real world financial markets?

It is clear with many present scandals that have occurred in secondlife that there needs to be stricter enforcement in the financial area. Only when new application are being brought forth will more real life financial institutions look at second lifes financial markets as more than a place to disperse information.

The over the Counter markets rules and regulation that are in place in real world aplication seem to be a good application to try for the second life markets. My focus will be on how to adapt the structure for second life and examine how in retrospect if this sturcture were present how recent fraudulent activity could have been prevented.


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Rhonda Gibson/Ronnie Hastings

Zizi Preez – Makazi Mtingwa – Empathic Argument


This empathic argument is advocating the constructive and educational use of Virtual Worlds using Second Life.

The Kingdom of Dreams – World History Museum will be a place where Second Life residents and new Second Life users can study their history, discuss current issues, and use what they study in their real world. How to build this space, attract residents and new users, and give an enlightening and exciting experience will be examined.

The following is the audio for the empathic argument:

The Kingdom of Dreams – Empathic Argument

Is Second Life a viable option as a complementary education modality for Rural India Empathic Argument Padmaja Surendranath


My empathic argument, presents the possibility of using Second Life or any other Virtual World for delivering education to out of school girls (11-13 yrs old), in rural india, keeping in mind to maintain a good balance between real-world and virtual world instruction. The podcast outlines the challenges involved while describing the basic problem that my final paper attempts to address.

Government of India issued a report on the status of children’s education for the year 2006. It was observed that the enrolment rates for girl children beyond 5th grade declined at the rate of 10% compared to boys. My hypothesis for the causes are based on 3 factors, also substantiated by government statistics,
1) distance of the location of schools providing upper primary education – currently it is more than 5 kms and hence commuting to the school poses a problem. For girls in particular. the distance also presents practical safety.
2) the inadequate number of female teachers at grades beyond 5th grade.
3) absence of separate sanitation facilities for girls.

If these were the causes that resulted in girls dropping out of school, I was curious to find out if employing a strategy of making complementary formats for education available to girls will result in reducing the drop-out rate.

Virtual Education as a Complementary Educational tool – is it possible?

Does Virtual Education represent the future of education? Javenu Gustav / Justin Hebert


This podcast uses a musical format to introduce virtual education as a possible solution to address educational issues in the US and illiteracy in the world.


IS SL Effective for Teaching & Learning? Rosi Flores/Rosalie Kerr


This podcast poses the question of whether or not Second Life is an effective platform for both teaching and learning.



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