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Published on March 19, 2008

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Intro to the Getting Started in Second Life session at NTC08

Getting Started in Second Life: How Four Nonprofits are Using Virtual Worlds to Create Communities of Virtue Meghan Deana, Global Kids Josh Knauer, Commonwealth Islands Jennifer Ragan-Fore, ISTE Islands Susan Tenby, Nonprofit Commons NTC 2008, New Orleans, LA March 20, 2008

How Four Nonprofits are Using

Virtual Worlds to Create

Communities of Virtue

Meghan Deana, Global Kids

Josh Knauer, Commonwealth Islands

Jennifer Ragan-Fore, ISTE Islands

Susan Tenby, Nonprofit Commons

NTC 2008, New Orleans, LA

March 20, 2008

Housekeeping Note… It’s all on the event wiki: http://ntc08-sl.wikispaces.com

It’s all on the event wiki:

http://ntc08-sl.wikispaces.com

What we’ll cover today Brief overview of Second Life and what you need to know to get started How our four nonprofits are using SL to build community and further our missions The opportunities/challenges of working in this medium

Brief overview of Second Life and what you need to know to get started

How our four nonprofits are using SL to build community and further our missions

The opportunities/challenges of working in this medium

Second what? Your level of experience

How do we define a “virtual world?” Wikipedia defines it as… “A computer-based simulated environment intended for its users to inhabit via avatars."

Wikipedia defines it as…

A better definition may be… Online environments that have game-like immersion and social media functions without game-like goals or rules. At the heart is a sense of presence with others at the same time and in the same place.

Online environments that have game-like immersion and social media functions without game-like goals or rules.

At the heart is a sense of presence with others at the same time and in the same place.

Getting Started: 3 Steps √ Sign up for account √ Check Requirements √ Download client

Customizing Your Avatar

Communicating Text Chat (public) IM (private) Voice Chat (public) Voice Call (private) Group Notices Group IMs IM to/from Email

Text Chat (public)

IM (private)

Voice Chat (public)

Voice Call (private)

Group Notices

Group IMs

IM to/from Email

Groups & Other Ways to Engage - Friends - Groups (Public) - Groups (Private) - Search People - Events

Current SL Resident Stats

Getting Around - Fly - Walk - Teleport - Landmarks - Slurls - Search Engine

- Fly

- Walk

- Teleport

- Landmarks

- Slurls

- Search Engine

Second Life Geography

Building - Prims & Limits - Free to build - Textures - Tools - “Prefabs” - Permissions

Media: Audio and Video

So What Does This All Cost? The Economies of SL $1 = 271L Average Outfit = 1000L or $3.70 Average Building = 5000L or $18 Buying an island = onetime $900 setup + $150 /month for qualifying nonprofits (50% discount)

$1 = 271L

Average Outfit = 1000L or $3.70

Average Building = 5000L or $18

Buying an island = onetime $900 setup + $150 /month for qualifying nonprofits (50% discount)

Planting Your Flag Rent, Buy…or Free Mainland vs Private Island Tier Payments and Premium Accounts

Rent, Buy…or Free

Mainland vs Private Island

Tier Payments and Premium Accounts

4 Case Studies Nonprofit Commons Commonwealth Islands ISTE Islands Global Kids

Nonprofit Commons

Commonwealth Islands

ISTE Islands

Global Kids

Questions?

 

Thanks for Participating! Remember, it’s all on the event wiki: http://ntc08-sl.wikispaces.com

Remember, it’s all on the event wiki:

http://ntc08-sl.wikispaces.com

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