Wayne State University’s Office for Teaching and Learning (OTL) co-hosted an all-day symposium called Virtual Citizenship. This symposium was part of an ongoing, multi-faceted study of the intersection between information technologies and the practice of citizenship. The OTL, with the help of the New Media Consortium, was able to provide the resources and technical knowledge needed to produce this forum while showcasing new technologies. Prominent speakers presented their views and research live in the university’s auditorium and simultaneously via video streams into Second Life and the university’s web site. This article describes the procedures leading up to the broadcast and includes technical requirements, recommendations, and lessons learned. It has the instructions and checklists for similar projects in the future. Screen shots, videos of the Second Life Symposium and links to the podcasts of the presentations are also part of the article.
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Armstrong, A.M., Shreve, D., and Neds-Fox, J. (2008). Using Virtual Worlds to Launch Ideas, Research and Teaching. Journal of the Research Center for Educational Technology 4(2): 96-102.