August 30, 2014

Report on New Media Consortium in Second Life

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Linden Lab (2009) Developing New Learning And Collaboration Environments For Educators: The New Media Consortium (NMC) In Second Life San Francisco: Linden Lab

The New Media Consortium (NMC), a non-profit consortium of learning-focused organizations founded in 1993, has nearly 300 members, including most of the top colleges and universities in the world, museums, research centers, foundations, and other forward-thinking organizations. Since 2006 the NMC has used Second Life as another medium to achieve their mission – to encourage the use of emerging technologies in support of teaching, learning, research, and creative expression.

This report by Linden Lab (the designers of Second Life) gives an overall description of NMC-supported activity in Second Life, indicating the number of institutional and individual users, the type of projects, and personal assessments of the educational value of Second Life.