Chris Collins


Chris Collins is an IT Analyst in the UCit Instructional & Research Computing department at the University of Cincinnati. Chris has used the Second Life platform extensively since its public beta in 2003, and is keenly interested in the educational, cultural, economic, and political potential of virtual worlds. She served as Co-Chair for the Second Life Best Practices in Education International Conference in 2007, and currently manages the UCit Podcasting Project campus wide, the Facilitator and Project Manager for the University of Cincinnati Second Life Learning Community, and Second Life Ambassador for the Ohio Learning Network. Chris recently published a paper with co-author Nancy Jennings entitled "Virtual or Virtually U: Educational Institutions in Second Life" in the November 2007 issue of the International Journal of Social Sciences.


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