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Aztlan Island, SDSU in Second Life
July 25, 2013
Aztlan Island in Second Life closed August 1, 2012. This website documents the initiative.
Press Coverage of the Opening
Channel 9 News
Channel 17 News
Channel 6 News
SDSU News Center
SDSU Library Blog
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(clicking this link will open the Second Life® client)
Aztlan Island is first and foremost a place for SDSU students to imagine, create, collaborate and experience 3D world building in
the online virtual world. It is also SDSU's virtual world presence and provides SDSU students, faculty and staff an introduction to the next generation of the
: avatar-based 3D environments.
What is Second Life®,
Engage students in
high-impact educational experiences
(e.g. informal learning and active and collaborative learning which are often found in capstone and special study projects)
21st century competencies
(e.g. digital literacies, inventive thinking, effective communication and high productivity)
Island Theme and Design
: Aztlān//, pronounced
) is the legendary ancestral home of the
, one of the main cultural groups in
" is the Nahuatl word for "people from Aztlan." The image,
, means the place of the seven caves. Aztec/
heritage represent the diversity of our regional histories. The island design combines realism in the form of familiar SDSU architectural landmarks and local terrain with the creative idealism for which Second Life® is famous.
Examples of the Types of Projects and Activities the Island Could Support
With a few island guidelines, students can let their imaginations soar. The island supports all SDSU related world-building activities.
Here are some of ways people get creative in Second Life®
. Here are
hot destinations in SL
from art to sports to technology.
Some examples of the kinds of things you can do on Aztlan are:
For organizations, clubs and groups
Create a a virtual presence of your organization, club or group, complete with buildings and landscaping. Hold meetings and gatherings. Connect with similar organizations in Second Life®.
Promote your organization, group or event. Create
Use your virtual organization to do community outreach.
Class-based and academically focused projects
Art, music, film, performance, design, theater.
Machinima making for learning
List of Art Galleries of Second Life
SL Shakespeare Company
Stop motion animation machinima
Beginners Guide to Art in Second Life®
Not Possible in Real Life
-- Blog/group dedicated to exposing the many forms of design and creativity in Second Life.
Space science and astronomy
Get involved in activism -
Second Life Activist Network
Meet in Second Life® for class or outside of class.
the Resources page
to find out what to do next.
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