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"Can Game Development Impact Academic Achievement?" from EdTech Business Forum (via T.H.E. Smartclassroom listserv)
ELearning Virtual Worlds** (LL)
Ed Potential Of SL Ohio State** (LL)
Framing the Virtual Social Contract (LL)
Harnessing the power of video games for learning Federation of American Scientists report (sgm)
IBM's Innovations in Virtual Worlds "Internal Strategies Page" (sgm)
IBM's Virtual Worlds Guidelines (sgm)
New Media Consortium's Spring 2007 Survey of Educators in Second Life (sgm)
New Media Consortium's Survey Appendix (open ended questions responses) (sgm)
NJAET journal, Making the MUVE to virtual education (p. 16 of this file):
Linden Blog Discussion on Education in SL
NMC Survey Results May 2008 (sgm)
Religion in Second Life (sgm)
PEW Internet Report: The Digital Disconnect: The widening gap between Internet-savvy students and their schools (sgm)
Proceedings from the 2007 Education in Second Life Workshop (.pdf) (sgm)
Report from the National School Boards Association mandating the integration of social networking technologies in education
Report of SLCC '06 Education Strand (LL)
Rheingold Interview on VR** (LL)
The River City Project, Selected Publications (sgm)
Schome-NAGTY Final Report** (LL)
Second Life: Reaching into the Virtual World for Real-World Learning (LL)
SL/Metaverse Skin on Learning Mgt Systems** (LL)
SL Overview CPS Dept of Libraries** (LL)
Sun's "Open Virtual Worlds" white paper, Jan. 2008
Dickey,2003Teaching in 3D: Pedagogical affordances and constraints of 3D virtual worlds for synchronous distance learning. (stc)
The 10 warning signs of social media addiction (LL) (this is a joke, ya'll--but only partly:)(sgm)
USC Digital Future Report** (LL)
"Virtual or Virtually U: Educational Institutions in Second Life" Paper in the International Journal of Social Sciences, by Nancy Jennings and Chris Collins (sgm)
Virtual Worlds, Real Leaders from IBM (sgm)
V-Learning: How Gaming and Avatars are Engaging Online Students Hot off the presses, February 4, 2008 (sgm)