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Aspirations are Dreams You Work On Together – UW Avalumni Exhibit at SL12B


Aspirations are Dreams You Work On Together! Please visit the UW Avalumni Exhibit at the Second Life 12th Birthday Celebration / SL12B!


Dreams are lofty goals that when shared and worked on collaboratively become amazing gifts and tools that all can enjoy. Gathering a team who shares your aspirations to educate, uplift, and innovate can make dreams come true.

At this Makers Space Workshop, the Avalumni construct shared aspirations that start as imaginative dreams. Together they research, collect, curate, script, and construct amazing projects and presentations that encourage virtual world use worldwide and connect communities.

Virtual worlds afford the possibility of fantastic dreams to become reality. Yet, the reality is working together is the dream we all have had collectively. The UW Avalumni have successfully obtained in Second Life and want to encourage others to learn more and work together. The UW Avalumni, University of Washington Virtual Worlds Program Avatar Alumni, champion innovation, immersive learning, enterprising research, and lead creative exploration in virtual worlds.


This year’s theme for the SL12B Community Celebration is “What Dreams May Come.”


Special thanks to Raven, Sparky, Suzician, Val, and Zinnia for contributing to the SL12B Avalumni Exhibit!

Thank you, Jordanna, for the apple pie!


UW Avalumni at Second Life’s 10th Birthday Celebration!


Visit us at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SL10B%20Astonish/64/175/22 as part of the SL10B Celebration!

Onward and Upward! The balloons fly looking forward and remember the importance of looking back to those trailblazers who have gone before and lead the way. Filled with history and promise for the future, this exhibit honors the pioneers and educators of University of Washington Virtual Worlds Program and UW Avalumni who created a community that embraces active education, enterprise, inquiry, and creativity while fostering cooperative responsibility through collaborative scholarship, persistent exploration, and the encouragement of excellence. The build will include slideshows of snapshots over 2009-2013, kiosks of Avalumni projects, information about the University of Washington Virtual World Certificate Program, and hot air balloons to encourage visitors to reach for the stars!

The UW Avalumni and University of Washington Virtual Worlds Certificate Program champion innovation and education in virtual worlds by building professional communities in education, business, nonprofits, government, and the Arts.

SLCC 2011 Proposal – Building a Virtual Professional Learning Community

Building a Virtual Professional Learning Community

Graduates from the University of Washington Certificate in Virtual Worlds Classes of 2009, 2010, and 2011 work together to enhance diverse professions and collaborate through shared synchronous projects in a scholarly community. While fostering effective and cooperative projects, the UW VW graduates are also working on virtual world projects in a variety of disciplines: library and information science, cognitive engineering, museums, education, government, career counseling, healthcare, nonprofits, project management, computer programming, and the Arts.