GMBA/AIM Second Life Virtual Welcome Session

GMBA/AIM Virtual Welcome Session in Second Life

The SOM eLearning Team would like to invite you to our Spring 2008 Virtual Welcome Session on the UTD SOM virtual island in Second Life. Because many of you are spread out across the globe, we feel that Second Life will allow you to “meet” your fellow students, the SOM eLearning Team, and some of our GMBA/AIM faculty.

What is Second Life?

“Second Life is a 3-D virtual world entirely built and owned by its residents.” Second life has appeared prominently in the news recently as major corporations, media outlets, and academic institutions have set up virtual locations. The UT Dallas School of Management has set up its own island to be used for special events, recruiting and information dissemination, research, and student meetings and socialization.

To set up an account in Second Life, go to http://www.secondlife.com and click on the “Join Now” button. Membership is free. The registration process involves the following steps:

  1. Create an account
  2. Choose an avatar
  3. Download/install the SL client.

We recommend that you take some time before our Virtual Welcome Session to become familiar with moving around within Second Life.

To visit our UTD SOM island, click on the link below, or while in Second Life, click on the [Map] button and search for “UTD SOM” then click [Teleport].

WHERE:
Second Life, UTD SOM Island
http://slurl.com/secondlife/UTD%20SOM/141/70/22/
(Please note, you must have Second Life installed for the above link to work.)

WHEN:
Friday, January 11, 12pm (noon) – 1pm CST

WHO:
Global MBA and Online AIM students

WHAT:

Participate in Q&A sessions, meet one-on-one with the SOM eLearning Team, meet some of our GMBA/AIM faculty, and network with fellow students.

For more information about the UTD SOM island in Second Life, please visit http://som.utdallas.edu/secondlife.

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