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ECU Courses in Second Life

Thank you for your interest in Second Life at East Carolina University! Second Life is a host of many courses at ECU, and a list of active classes can be found in the list below. Second Life is not limited to college courses however, but can also be used for experiments, groups, and events.

A number of courses have been hosted on our Virtual Campus since its start in 2007. The following is a list of current and recent courses, and a few of the things they have done in Second Life.

 

Course

Description

Teleport

BITE-3228 Administrative Management

 

Classroom

BITE-4323/6428 Instructional Methods

 

Classroom

BITE4324

 

 

BITE4390

 

 

BITE4700

 

 

BITE4700/6700

 

 

BITE-5388 Virtual Environments

A class entirely on Virtual Environments, students experience the world of Second Life from edge to edge. Activities include scavenger hunts across the virtual world, in-class lectures, student presentations, and more. Students also have the oppertunity to build their own objects, and decorate their student spaces.

Classroom

BITE-5389 Web 2.0 Learning Environments & Virtual Teams

Students investigate the role of Web 2.0 technologies in formal or informal learning environments, while considering the potential learning impact of open and free courseware transforming education. This course is taught in Second Life, with a variety of interactive, teacher-led and learner-led activities across virtual worlds.

Classroom

BUSI 2201

 

Classroom

ELEM4550

 

 

ENGR3500

 

Classroom

HMGT-1350

Students experience the world of Second Life for assignments such as reviewing the ECU SL hotel making student presentations, facilitating student interactions, and more.

Classroom

HMGT-1500

A class that utilizes the virtual hotel as a learning tool for entry level students. Students meet in Second Life in the hotel, and discuss hotel issues. Dr. Dealeâ€,s students met with her and each other on Second Life and presented their projects about hospitality and tourism in other cultures in the ECU virtual hotel.

Classroom

HGMT3832

 

 

HMGT-3990, 3991, 3992

An internship class, students experience Second Life as a venue for presentations, class interaction, and more.

Classroom

HMGT-4650

This class used Second Life to allow the students to make development decisions for a new hotel and illustrate those decisions in a presentation for level of service, room mix, amenities and facilities.   

Hotel

ICTN4020/4022

 

 

ICTN6810

 

 

IDSN-1181

This course is the creative application of the elements and principles of design concepts in developing environmentally safe and aesthetically pleasing interior spaces. The display of student products in Second Life is used as a means of facilitating peer-to-peer and professional evaluation, exchange of ideas, clarification of expectations and the development of marketing skills

Gallery

ITEC-3300
Project Mgmt.

Classes set to begin in Fall 2010, students from the face to face lectures will sit with their online class peers to collaborate and learn project management practices together.

Lecture
Lab

ITEC-6050

A summer course for 2010, students met in Second Life for a lecture on Biometric security, and then experienced biometrics in a virtual building. Protections included CAC cards, a fingerprint scanner, and a retina scanner.

Lecture
Lab

ITEC-6200

Comprehensive systems used to control projects to achieve technical, managerial, and economic objectives.  Successful project management can be defined as having achieved the project objectives within time and cost at the desired performance/technology level while utilizing the assigned resources effectively and efficiently.  This course covers the basic skills and knowledge required to manage projects in various IT settings. Emphasis is on management controls, computer applications, human factors, and productivity.

Classroom

MKTG-3832

 

Classroom

NURS3271

 

 

NURS-6614

 

Classroom

SOCI-1010

 

Classroom

SOCI2010

 

 

SPAN2222

 

Classroom

 

Other Programs and Events in Second Life

Not all of the things on our virtual campus are classes. Some things that are on our campus are not specifically for classes.

 
Event Description

Research Survey

For three days we hosted a survey for ECU's School of Business inside Second Life. Second Life users were able to visit ECU and participate in the survey. Nearly 500 people particpated in the survey before it was closed.

Lessons-In-Leadership

Students meet in the virtual world to discuss leadership theories, styles, and concepts through discussions and interactive activities. Topics explored include defining leadership., values & character development, ethics, and followership. By the end of the program, students will be able to explain their philosophy of leadership.

Nursing

The nursing program has been very active in Second Life. Recently they have extended their 50 year celebrations into Second Life. We are also working to build a patient simulations into Second Life so students can participate virtually.

 

Favorite Places to Visit in Second Life

T2PTSD North-Cascade Valley

Sunshine Therapy Garden, Hauwai

Rock climbing at Army OneSource

 

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