I learned about an interesting study group on religion online that meets in Second Life. Here are the details for researchers who might be interested in joining.
Time: May 22, 2009 from 8am to 9:30am
Location: Second Life
Organized By: Beth Davies-Stofka Event
Description:Religion in Virtual Worlds Study Group
The Religion in Virtual Worlds Study Group meets on the 3rd Friday of the month at 8:00 AM Second Life time.The May meeting will take place on May 22nd (in order to avoid overlap with end-of-semester duties). The agenda is Buddhist Death in Second Life
Dr. Beth Davies-Stofka presents the educational goals and strategies behind the Second Life Bardo Game. Designed by members of the Center for EduPunx, the Second Life Bardo Game creates the "in between" state of the dead person as described in the Tibetan Book of the Dead, challenging the player to find her way to enlightenment.There are a few design issues that we need help resolving, and we'll present those to the group.
Discussion: would you like to use this game in your classroom? What questions or considerations concern you? How can we help?Religion in Virtual Worlds Study Group meetings normally last an hour and a half, but feel free to come late and leave early!
All are welcome. All meetings are held on the Front Range Island. Front Range Island is private, so please RSVP in advance with your avatar name to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you on May 22nd!
Next meeting: June 19. Agenda will be set at the May meeting.