Individual Membership Comparison Chart

Membership Comparison

  Public Community Professional
Annual Membership Dues
*Rates are currently half off during our initial charter launch through to Dec 31, 2018
Free $24/yr* $125/yr*
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Rockcliffe Professional Portal

n/a n/a Included

Rockcliffe University Consortium Conference

Member Rate

Member Rate
Professional Member Rate

Public Service

  Conference Volunteers  Available   Available   Available 
  Content Contributors Available  Available  Available 
  Copywriters Available  Available  Available 
  Game Designers and Artists Available  Available  Available 
  Programmers Available  Available  Available 

Community Service

  Social Media Moderators  n/a Available Available
  Video and Broadcast n/a Available Available

Professional Service

  Community Liaisons n/a  n/a   Available
  Symposia and Event Organizers n/a  n/a  Available
  Assistant Librarian n/a  n/a  Available
  Docent n/a  n/a  Available
  Journal Editor n/a  n/a  Available
  Station Manager n/a  n/a  Available

Professional Service Leadership

  Curriculum Review Committee  n/a  n/a  Available
  Conference Committee Chairs n/a n/a Available

International Recognition


Thinkerer Award (VWBPE)

Available Available Available

Community Service Award

n/a  Available Available

Years of Service

n/a  Available Available

Professional Service Award

n/a  n/a  Available
Digital Course Instructor Professional Certification n/a  n/a Available
DCIP Professional Training $$$  $$ Included
Peer Reviewed Curricula n/a  n/a Included
Access to Rockcliffe LMS  n/a  n/a Included
Monetization of Curricula n/a  n/a Included
Gatekeeper Letter (Research) Students working on Master Thesis or Doctoral Dissertations Only w/ Letter from Advisor Available with Letter from Sponsor IRB Available with Letter from Sponsor IRB
Shared Makerspaces n/a Included Included
Rockcliffe Community Village n/a n/a Included (see Access to Second Life Campus below)
Dedicated MakerSpaces n/a  $$ $

Access to Second Life Campus

  Classroom Bookings  n/a  Included  Included
  Sandbox Access  Bus. Hours  7 x 24 access  7 x 24 access
  Group Notices  n/a  1 per day  5 per day
  General Rez Rights  Temp  Temp  By Request
  Gateway Support  Self-Directed  Self-Directed  By Request
  Community Village Parcel  n/a  n/a  24m x 24m

Access to Avacon Campus

  Classroom Bookings n/a Included Included
  General Rez Rights Temp  Temp  By Request

Access to Content Management System (co-branding) n/a  n/a  Included
  YouTube n/a  n/a  Included

Access to Livestreaming (co-branding)

  YouTube  n/a  n/a Included
  Twitch  n/a  n/a Included
  LiveStream  n/a  n/a Included

Access to Collaborative Gaming Resources

  Wow Guilds n/a  Included Included
  Eve Online n/a  Included Included

Access to Desktop Sharing Utilities

  Webex n/a  n/a  Included
  Discord n/a  n/a  Included
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Organizational Membership Comparison Chart

Organizational pricing provides for additional benefits such as personalized service and technical support tailored to meet the needs of your organization.

Institutional Pricing

Annual Membership Dues
*Rates stated below are currently half off during our initial charter launch through to Dec 31, 2018. This discount is already reflected in the membership dues.

Institutional membership are offered to organizations which are non-profit / non-commercial purposes, B-Corporations, 501c3 or similar organizations, educational institutions (K-12 and Post-Secondary), and non-governmental organizations.

The primary benefits of an Institutional membership is to offer educational and non-commercial communities with dedicated services that help build community through a variety of creator tools and makerspaces, provide education resources, and discounted services, in order to engage in collaborative projects.

  Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
Membership Dues $900/yr $2,600/yr




Complimentary Individual Professional  Memberships+ 5 15 35 90 235
Each Additional Professional Membership -5% -10% -15% -20% -25%
Dedicated Support Concierge Concierge Concierge Dedicated Dedicated
Professional Training Preferred Placement Preferred Placement Preferred Placement Dedicated Sessions Dedicated Sessions
uRockcliffe.TV Promo 30 Sec 30 Sec 60 Sec 60 Sec 60 Sec
Journal Ad Discount -10% -10% -10% -10% -10%
Conference Sponsorship -10% -10% -10% -10% -10%
Business Services Discount -20% -20% -20% -20% -20%

+ Individual Professional Membership receive all the benefits as listed under the Individual Membership Comparison chart

Affiliate Pricing

Annual Membership Dues
*Rates stated below are currently half off during our initial charter launch through to Dec 31, 2018. This discount is already reflected in the membership dues.

Affiliate membership are offered to community groups organized for commercial purpose such as S-Corporations, C-Corporations, LLCs, Independent Contractors, and Partnerships.

The primary aim of an Affiliate membership is to support the community through business services and commercial products, including marketing and sponsorship packages that support education and research and development within the Rockcliffe community.

  Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
Membership Dues $1,200/yr $3,500/yr




Complimentary Professional Individual Memberships+ 5 15 35 90 235
Each Additional Professional Membership -5% -10% -15% -20% -25%
Dedicated Support Concierge Concierge Concierge Dedicated Dedicated
Professional Training Preferred Placement Preferred Placement Preferred Placement Dedicated Sessions Dedicated Sessions
uRockcliffe.TV Promo -10% -10% -10% -10% -10%
Journal Ad Discount -10% -10% 1/4 page ad 1/4 page ad 1/4 page ad
Conference Sponsorship -10% -10% 1 Complimentary Bronze Sponsorship 1 Complimentary Silver Sponsorship 1 Complimentary Gold Sponsorship
Business Services Discount -10% -10% -10% -10% -10%

+ Individual Professional Membership receive all the benefits as listed under the Individual Membership Comparison chart

Membership 2

Professional Association of Educational Designers and Technologists

Rockcliffe members benefit by access to valuable national and international resources that help improve your ability to demonstrate professional excellence. Professional educational designers and technologists provide specialization in digital literacies using various disruptive innovations including virtual technologies and just-in-time learning methodologies.

As a Rockcliffe Professional member, you will be working collaboratively with a network of peers spanning a wide variety of learner types and educational disciplines. Rockcliffe membership will help transform the outcomes, reach, and effectiveness of your educational expertise.


Summary of Benefits

Service Education Research Virtual Environments

Professional members can engage in rare opportunities and recognition of service to the profession in the following manner:

• Become liaisons and event organizer

• Engage in library curation roles

• Become a leader in professional communities

• Receive recognition for service

Professional members can build and participate in professional development relevant to the 21st century in the following manner:

• Complete online PD for CEUs

• Build your own monetized courses using a validated quality assurance process

• Receive special privileges to use the Rockcliffe LMS and be assured of student records of completion

Professional members can engage in ongoing invention through research and development opportunities to prototype or develop proofs of concept without physical limitations including

• Gatekeeper Letters for ongoing research studies

• Access to dedicated R&D Makerspaces

• Special privileges to use Rockcliffe Library Co-curation spaces

Professional members can make use of shared technology allowing access to services that would otherwise be limited when accessed on an individual basis such as:

• Virtual Gateways

• Co-branding of Video and Audio content (including live streaming)

• Collaborative Gaming Resources for Education

• Access to Online Collaborative Meetings (desktop sharing and audio)


Types of Membership

Annual Membership Dues
*Rates are currently half (50%) off during our initial charter launch through to Dec 31, 2018. Price reduction already shown in the registration rates below.

Community Professional


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Professional Association of Educational Designers and Technologists

At the core of Rockcliffe is a dedication to the development of knowledge creation and the pursuit of innovation within the educational field. Membership in Rockcliffe signifies that you are serious about service to the community, professional development, and scholarly research. It highlights to employers, colleagues, and students a dedication to the pursuit of teachcraft using a balanced approach between pedagogical principles and enabling technology.

Good ‘thinks’ happen
with Rockcliffe membership

Rockcliffe members benefit by access to valuable national and international resources that help improve your ability to demonstrate professional excellence with a clinical practice specialization in virtual technologies and just-in-time methodologies.

Working collaboratively with a network of peers spanning a wide variety of learner types and educational disciplines, Rockcliffe membership will help transform the outcomes, reach, and effectiveness of your educational expertise.



Keeping Technically Current

Making time to remain technically proficient in an age of runaway innovation is one more activity in a long list of things educators need to keep abreast. Rockcliffe members get ahead of the curve through access to spotlight on relevant and timely topics.


Professional Networking

Strengthening relationships, raising your profile, accessing opportunities, and keeping on top of new trends in education is far more effective when you have a good network. Rockcliffe members communicate through dedicated forums, symposiums, social media and other synchronous and asynchronous methods.


Continuing Education

Continuing education contributes to better promotion opportunities, higher wages, improved marketability, increased effectiveness, and overall career satisfaction. As part of a considered lifelong learning plan, Rockcliffe members benefit from educational opportunities not found elsewhere.


Community & Volunteer Opportunities

Contributing to volunteer and community projects provides opportunities to solve common problems, strengthen communities, improve relationships, the ability to connect to others, and generally help to transform both our own lives and those around us. Rockcliffe members that contribute to educational community programs make a lasting impact.


Career Resources and Recognition

Recognition for contributions to educational clinical and scholarly practices requires due diligence in the collection of achievements for evaluation and review. Rockcliffe members get access to tools and techniques that contribute to the successful preparation of tenure review materials.


Collaborative Programs

Rockcliffe members develop opportunities to share collaborative programs and experiences around the world. Educational programs, science fair projects, exhibits, research and more. Virtualization allows for connections that would otherwise not be possible in a traditional classroom.

Types of Membership


Want to help out but don’t feel you need access to all the professional resources and career resources? Become a social member and help out with community and volunteer opportunities.


Professional members get access to Rockcliffe virtual environments and shared resources for experimentation, workshops, and professional workshops, and much more.

Become a Social Member

Become a Professional Member


Institutional members get access to special discount pricing for professional members, products, and service offerings on collaborative projects including research programs and game design.


Affiliate membership is similar to professional membership except it is meant for non-educational professionals who wish to partner on collaborative and volunteer programs as a key supplier of products or services.

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Rockcliffe University Library System

Welcome to the Rockcliffe University Library System. This web site is devoted to the collection and dissemination of literature reviews, bibliographies, taxonomies, abstracts, informed opinion and summaries. The purpose is to both inform about, and streamline, the literature review process for peer review through the effective use of tagging, cross-referencing, mind-mapping, and theme reading thereby reducing the time it takes to bring new research and ideas to light. This library ties into other mechanisms for search and retrieval of information including other digital collections, open access sources, deep web research and techniques, and the Rockcliffe Knowledge Base Project.

Peer Reviewed

All materials submitted to this wiki are peer reviewed and rated based on recommendations of the Peer Review Committee. Wiki entries which achieve a score of 80 or better are considered for publication in the Journal of Virtual Studies which publishes on a quarterly basis (Mar, Jun, Sep, and Dec).


Rockcliffe provides a number of online peer review journals which provide current information into the fields of knowledge emergence, knowledge transfer, cognitive sciences, and their impacts within 3d virtual environments.

All Rockcliffe University Consortium journals are published via open source at

Current publications include:

Journal of Virtual Studies

Editorial Committee

To become a member of the editorial committee as either a section editor, layout, proof-reader, or peer reviewer, please submit inquiries to

Digital Collections

Open Access Resources

The Opening of Science and Scholarship – Open access literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of unnecessary copyright and licensing restrictions. Publius Project, Feb. 5, 2009; a brief introduction to open access is here, an overview is here.

Franklin Virtual Schools – Are you considering a GED? This program is an alternative to the GED test for many students 18+! It enables you to register, learn and test completely online at your own pace in the comfort of your own home! The FVHS Adult High School Diploma program format is similar to the GED but offers some significant benefits. GED Online

MIT Open Courseware

MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.


P2PU — Peer To Peer University

P2PU advertises:

Learn anything with your peers. It’s online and totally free.
At P2PU, people work together to learn a particular topic by completing tasks, assessing individual and group work, and providing constructive feedback.

Visit at

The Open University

The Open University is a world leader in modern distance learning, the pioneer of teaching and learning methods which enable people to achieve their career and life goals studying at times and in places to suit them.

All Subjects

Academic Earth “thousands of video lectures from the world’s top scholars”

DSpace@MIT search MIT’s online institutional respository

Google Scholar

Internet Archive

Open Library

Spoken Word Services a repository of digital audio resources; create a free account to use; for educational use only

World Lecture Hall “free online course materials from around the world”

Worldcat locate books, articles, DVDs, CDs in a library near you


Body of Knowledge ” … a database containing citations and abstracts of literature (journal articles and books) on the subject of quality and performance improvement.” Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota

Computer Science

ACM Digital Library Association for Computing Machinery

IEEE Xplore search “technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics” at the non-member “guest” level

Libra Academic Search a free computer science bibliography search engine, from Microsoft Research Asia; search in English or Chinese

Criminal Justice

NCJRS National Criminal Justice Reference Service


Discussion Papers non-members can search for abstracts of discussion papers from the Centre for Economic Policy Research (UK)


AMSER Applied Math and Science Education Resources

TRC Teacher Reference Center; a free index to education literature for teachers and administrators; from EBSCO Publishing


GreenFILE a free environmental literature database from EBSCO Publishing; “… provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.”


Linguistic Bibliography Online


Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports

  1. CRS Reports from the National Library for the Environment, 2048 reports on the environmental and related topics
  2. Open CRS Network CRS Reports; currently listing 18,944 reports
  3. WikiLeaks recently released 6,780 reports

Legal Education Commons from CALI, the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction; contains over 700,000 federal court opinions

Public.Resource.Org government information; for background see NY Times article, Feb. 12, 2009.

Library and Information Science

LISTA Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts; a free database of literature abstracts dating back to the 1960’s; from EBSCO Publishing


CERN Document Server search over 900,000 bibliographic records, including 360,000 full-text documents

Science Research Portal a free search portal developed by Deep Web Technologies

Virtual Technical Reports Center links to Institutions that provide either full-text or abstracts to technical reports, preprints, reprints, dissertations, theses, and research reports of all kinds.


Research Sources, Techniques, Tools

academhack tech tools for academics

Academic Productivity a blog that reviews research and writing tools

CiteULike “citeulike is a free service for managing and discovering scholarly references”

Connotea “Free online reference management for all researchers, clinicians and scientists; Completely free, no download.” Review of Connotea (2008).

DiRT Digital Research Tools Wiki; for researchers in the humanities and social sciences

Legal Education Commons from CALI, The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction; contains “… legal education materials including syllabi, podcasts, presentations … ”

Recommended Search Strategy “Search with peripheral vision”

7 Things You Should Know About Personal Learning Environments

7 Things You Should Know About Zotero

Web Cite an on demand archiving system for web references

Saturday – October 27, 2012: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM SL/PST Rockcliffe University 6th Open House

Rockcliffe University welcomes you to our 6th Open House Event as we continue into our 7th year of education in Virtual Worlds. Please join us and meet some of our wonderful faculty members who will present and then follow with question and answer sessions.

10:00 AM: Open House Keynote Address with Phelan Corrimal (Kevin Feenan), CEO of Rockcliffe University

Phelan Corrimal will open this event with a brief overview of Rockcliffe’s past and future and will share his view of the state of education in virtual worlds.  Phelan’s insights always provide fertile ground for thought and discussion so please come to hear his views on where we are going and what to expect from Rockcliffe in the years to come.

11:00 AM: Virtual Philosophy with Pamala Clift

Pamala Clift is the host of “The Roadside Philosophers”, a group that she started in 2007 and the author of the book “The Roadside Philospher – A Novel, Maybe?”

We enter a virtual world and are suddenly thrown into a global community with vast cultural differences and expectations. Any entrance into a computer-mediated environment creates its own culture, expectations and philosophy. Topping that off with individual engagement levels (dissociative, immersive and augmentative) and the pot of emotions and conflicting perceptions can boil over.

Is there a ‘Right and Wrong’? Are we able to engage at each other’s level to observe and engage without pain? For over five years, The ‘Roadside Philosophers’ has been engaged in learning about global and virtual philosophy, and is still exploring its vast complexity.  The key is letting go of control comfortably.

11:30 AM: The One Big Soup Project with Muze Ackland

We help advance cultural understanding using 3D web technology. Via education, we can bring balance into virtual worlds with mutual cultural respect. Balance restores harmony in ecology, economics, political power, spirituality … and extends to the physical world.

Just as in nature, if one seemingly insignificant element is missing, it can adversely affect an entire ecosystem.

Each culture has something to add to this ‘One Big Soup’ which we call the world. This project is building a diversity network/explorers game which celebrates these cultures through music, art, architecture, cuisine, fashion, legends, history and language.

12:00 – 1:00 PM: Break

1:00 PM: How to Publicize Your Blog with Thinkerer Melville (Selby Evans)

Thinkerer has taught courses in psychological measurement, computer applications and systematic problem-solving. He has conducted research in pattern recognition and cognitive systems, and operated a consulting business for 25 years.

Are you writing a blog? Is there something important to you that you want to tell the world and are you publicizing it?

This presentation will help you learn how to get your story out, how to organize your thoughts and how to collaboratively blog on different social media venues.

1:30PM: Project Management with AgileBill Firehawk (Willam Krebs)

Join AgileBill on for this session of the Rockcliffe Open House where we discuss a variety of virtual world platforms.  What are the strengths and weaknesses of each?  When would you want to use each?  Should a team just use one?  Come follow our steps and we show scenes from many worlds including OpenSim, VenueGen, avayalive engage, 3D-VirtualEvents, Jibe, Sococo, and Terf.


2:00PM: Behind the Scenes of Rockcliffe University with Phelan and Dirk McKeenan

From simple beginnings in 2006 to sprawling virtual campuses in 2012, Rockcliffe University has been growing and expanding its borders.  Come learn about how Rockcliffe’s partnerships have been forged through the years with organizations and our wonderful faculty.  We will also discuss our courses and classes that have been developed as well as our current and future projects.

3:00PM: Virtual Library with Mel Krupinski

Mel is a law librarian who was introduced to Second Life by the dean of her law school in 2006. She helped build Cybrary City 2, Second Lifes’s first law library. She has now made the Rockcliffe Library into one of the largest and longest sustained research libraries in virtual worlds.

Mel continually updates our twelve-room library with current information about Second Life and first life resources with a huge wealth of information concerning business, marketing, law, the sciences, education.

The Rockcliffe Library maintains links to large freely accessible scholarly research databases and focuses on the idea of open source and open access to sources of information.

The Rockcliffe Open House on Oct. 27, 2012 also takes place during Open Access Week (Oct. 22-28, 2012) celebrated everywhere, including Second Life. After my presentation, we will be doing a tour of the library.

4:00PM: Closing Thoughts with Plelan, Founder of Rockcliffe

We will close this 6th Rockcliffe University Open House with with some positive thoughts about the future of education in virtual worlds.

Virtual Worlds Representing in the Edublog Awards

Virtual Worlds Representing in the Edublog Awards

Since 2004, the Edublog awards have been offering a community driven people’s choice awards for blogs, social media and social networks centered on education. This year, social media nominations focused on education in virtual worlds was encouraged. Below are the virtual world nominations on the shortlist for the Edublog awards.

Best edTech blog – GridJumper’s Blog

Best twitter hashtag – #slpeeps

Best use of media/video/podcast – Knowclue’s Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education 2011

Best educational use of a wiki – WoWinSchool

Best PD/unconference/webinar – Virtual Round Conference Table

Best educational use of a social network – Cognitive Dissonance

Voting is open until December 13th at 1159 pm EST. The winners will be announced at Edublog Award Ceremony on December 14, 2011. For more information please go to