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CFP - Higher Education in Second Life
HIGHER EDUCATION IN SECOND LIFE (Information Age Publishing, Charlotte,
Editors, Charles Wankel, St. John's University, New
York; and Jan Kingsley, Kingsley International,
Final date for initial submissions: November 1, 2008
Date of publication: September 2009
There are many virtual worlds currently available or under development, but
Second Life (SL) is the one that is best known and most widely used by the
educational and academic community. Many educators have adopted SL as the
platform of choice for developing educational activities in many
disciplines. The concept of the book is be create a forum for sharing by
administrators and educators of experiences and assessments of current and
projected uses of the platform. Chapter proposals are solicited on that.
Topics might include the implications of VWs for the education industry in
general, and the adult education industry in particular? How do companies,
universities and colleges use VWs? What are the specific advantages of SL
for higher education over other VWs? What are the challenges facing
educators in the use of SL? What resources are required to ensure effective
use of the platform? What legal issues exist and how should organizations
deal with these? What are the ethical guidelines required for educators and
their students? How does the use of VWs influence relationships within an
educational setting? How can students best be engaged? How will VW
technology develop, and what are the implications for educators?
Your chapter proposal ideally should be at approximately 600 words.
Additionally, you should include a brief bio for each of the coauthors of
your chapter, with an emphasis on related publications and/or presentations.
Please email all submissions to both Charles Wankel [log in to unmask] and
Jan Kingsley [log in to unmask]
Charles Wankel, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Management
St. John's University, New York
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Jan Kingsley, MA MBA
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