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Penn State Wilkes-Barre Holds First "Second Life" Seminar

8/13/2010 —

On Wednesday, August 4, Penn State Wilkes-Barre Continuing Education held its first “Second Life” workshop. Second Life (SL) is a virtual world that has become a dominant entrant into the immersive, 3D marketplace for many colleges and universities.

With SL, users can establish an account, create, move, and modify an avatar, locate and join a group, and visit many educational-related “in world” SL locations while also examining how educational institutions are using SL and how SL can be used for non-educational needs.

During the Penn State Wilkes-Barre SL workshop, participants created SL accounts, learned how to use SL, how SL differs from games, how educational institutions are using SL, and how SL is being used in non-educational needs.

In addition to the Second Life workshop, Penn State Wilkes-Barre Continuing Education hosts numerous other workshops and classes for educators that are Act 48 approved.

For more information about programs offered through Penn State Wilkes-Barre Continuing Education, please contact Ann Murtagh, Penn State Wilkes-Barre Continuing Education, at 570-675-9219 or amm60@psu.edu or visit www.wb.psu.edu/ce.

Penn State Wilkes-Barre Continuing Education is part of Penn State Outreach, the largest unified outreach organization in American higher education, serving more than 5 million people each year, delivering more than 2,000 programs to people in all 67 Pennsylvania counties, all 50 states and 80 countries worldwide.

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