Under construction, Aug 2016
This page contains the archives for Minerva, the teaching space in Second Life maintained through support from The Ohio State University, The Ohio Learning Network , and The American Association of University Women from 2006 – 2014. As far as I know, Minerva provided the only post-secondary instruction in Second Life for women’s and gender studies during that time. Minerva was also a site of collaboration with other universities, and provided a gathering place for Second Life avatars interested in women’s issues.
The Panopticon Virtual Exhibit
AAUW Virtual Community Project (2008-2010)
Hosted on Minerva, The Ohio State University’s research and study space, The American Association of University Women’s Community Project presented a series of lectures, readings, workshops, and concerts in Second Life, designed to foster community, activism, personal creativity, and a spirit of inquiry, with the goal of encouraging women and girls to explore new frontiers in technology. The Virtual Praxis conferences were a high point of the project.
Experimenting with teaching in the virtual classroom