With the help of Newton Apogee in Second Life, I started a North Carolina Second Life Educators group. We had our first meeting tonight and I believe it was a great success.
We had 7 people attend and the purpose of the meeting was to come up with some sort of plan for the direction of the group. The 7 in attendance included corporate as well as educational influence and ranged from technology facilitators to technology directors across the state of NC. We all introduced ourselves, made a plan for the next meeting and decided on a common meeting time. Our first official event will take place July 20th and will be a sharing session from those that attend NECC.
Also part of the planning process, I created a second life group called NC SL Educators, updated the Ning (http://ncsleducators.ning.com/) I had already created for the NCTIES conference a few months ago and created a twitter account for the group (ncsleducators).
Overall, I'm pretty excited about it. I think it will be a great opportunity for those educators in NC that have explored Second Life and want to know more. This is an option for them to learn from those names they are familiar with from conferences, etc. We have a great group helping to get it started and I truly feel it will be a success!