I wanted to pass along an announcement that was made today by NMC.
NMC is now opening new islands for educators who want to rent space. It’s good to see that other options are opening for educators that are not able to fully fund a private island. With this new facility available, it will allow those educational institutions that are interested to conduct activities in world at minimal cost to try to promote their projects in a structured environment. Here is the announcement I received today on these new facilities:
“Hi folks — the NMC announced today the opening of three new rental sims for bona fide educators, educational departments, and learning-focused institutions, with full-perm parcels at annual rents as low as $100/yr, priced to fit most any faculty budget.
For complete details, see http://virtualworlds.nmc.org/docs/NMC_announces_EDU_communities_in_SL.pdf (10pp, 768Kb)
These sims (Teaching, Teaching 2, and Teaching 3) are fully open to the public, and have beautiful central areas with a number of spaces that all the residents on the island can share (see pix attached) These include a multi-media amphitheatre, a conference room, a large flexible classroom or other meeting space, a gallery suitable for exhibiting student work, and a resource center that has been initially stocked by the folks who run the highly regarded ICT Library in Second Life on each of the three islands.
Soon to open as well, with a similar approach but more parcel options, are Teaching 4, Sciences, Mathematics, Arts & Letters, and Outreach; those sims each also have “large lot” options available for those looking for parcels as large as a full, half, or quarter-sim. (Custom names are also available for “large lot” sims.)
You are getting this one-time email because you registered on the NMC website to receive special announcements about the NMC’s Campus in SL.
These plots will be hard to beat if someone is looking for a classy-looking bargain and a safe g-rated neighborhood for students and classes.
Learn more at http://virtualworlds.nmc.org/services.
Chief Executive Officer“