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Calling Second Life Educators and Students: Research Study

Second_LifeCall all educators or students working in Second Life, consider taking part in a research survey:

My name is Christine Mark and I am working on my dissertation for my PhD in Instructional Technology from The University of Southern Mississippi. My dissertation is entitled The Rise and Fall of Second Life as an Educational Platform. This study seeks to find the reasons why Second Life did not become the dominant course delivery method as was predicted in 2009. This study will further the research on 3D Online Immersive Environments by analyzing what happened and by giving higher education administrators, instructors, and course designers guidance when trying new technologies in the future, including 3D Environments.

This study seeks to gather the opinions of students, instructors, and instructional designers who have taken, taught, or designed a course in Second Life. I am asking your help in gathering this information. Please take the survey and forward the link to your students who have taken courses in Second Life as well as any others you may know (students, instructors, or designers) who could provide information.

The survey should take about 15 minutes and I am offering a chance to win one of 30 $10 iTunes gift cards for participating. As you know, gathering research information requires the cooperation of many others who have a desire to make things better. I would also be glad to share my findings with you if you are interested. The link to the survey is:

Thank you for helping with this research. If I can ever assist you in any way with your research please let me know.

Christine Mark
Doctoral Student
The University of Southern Mississippi

Ever seen $20 all crumpled up?

“Have you ever seen twenty dollars all crumpled up?”…the woman asked her husband.

” No”…said her husband.

She gave him a sexy little smile, unbuttoned the top 3 or 4 buttons of her blouse…and slowly reached down into the cleavage created by a soft, silky push-up bra…and pulled out a crumpled twenty pound note.

He took the crumpled twenty dollar note from her …and smiled approvingly.

“Have you ever seen fifty dollars all crumpled up?”… she then asked her husband?

“No, I haven’t” …he said (with an anxious tone in his voice).

She gave him another sexy little smile, pulled up her skirt, and seductively reached into her tight, sheer knickers… and pulled out a crumpled fifty dollar note.

He took the crumpled fifty dollar note… and started breathing a little quicker with anticipation.

“Now” …she said.

“Have you ever seen $40,000 all crumpled up?”

“No, never” …he said (while obviously becoming even more aroused… and excited).

“Well, go and look in the garage!”…she said.

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