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Fall 2012

Computer Information Systems Courses:

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CIS106 - Introduction to Second Life
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: An Introduction to the Second Life online environment. Students will enhance computer skills for dealing with virtual reality. Students are asked to do a variety of tasks in the Second Life environment. Students will be expected to make use of home computers or the computer facilities to complete projects. Not open to students with credit in CIS198.

Lecture: 1 hrs.
Lab: 2 hrs.

Course Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs):
Upon completion of the class, as documented through writing, objective testing, case studies, laboratory practice, projects, and/or classroom discussion, the student will be able to:

1.Create an avatar
2.Create screen shots of their avatar
3.Teleport to locations in Second Life
4.Create a note card and give it to another avatar
5.Visit at least 2 instructor specified "free stuff" locations
6.Change appearance and outfit of avatar
7.Visit a location of importance to English, History or Art, as specified by the instructor
8.Create an object consisting of at least 2 prims and 2 textures *
9.Find a Second Life location that has to do with your major

* This course objective has been identified as a student learning outcome that must be formally assessed as part of the Comprehensive Assessment Plan of the college. All faculty teaching this course must collect the required data and submit the required analysis and documentation at the conclusion of the semester to the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.

Content Outline:
1. Create an avatar and a Tutorial Island

2. How to create screen shots

3. Teleporting - Getting to the GCC plot

4. Groups in Second Life

5. Going to instructor supplied sites

6. Virtual economy, virtual money, virtual shopping

7. Change appearance / outfit of avatar

8. How to transfer item(s) to another avatar

9. Note cards-creation and use

10. Creating objects in Second Life

11. Searching for locations in Second Life

Effective Term: Fall 2012