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Information about Second Life Background

Published on March 25, 2008

Author: edtechkat

Source: slideshare.net

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Covers "What is Second Life?", "Universities in Second Life", "Murdoch University Island". Used in workshops in Murdoch University Library, March - May 2008

Discovering your Second Life Kathryn Greenhill, March 2008 Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au

Slides at: http://murdochsecondlife.pbwiki.com Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au

Background Registering an avatar Orientation Island Murdoch University Island Treasure Hunt Visit an Educational Site Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au

Background

Registering an avatar

Orientation Island

Murdoch University Island Treasure Hunt

Visit an Educational Site

Background Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au

What is Second Life ? What are Universities doing there ? Murdoch University Island Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au

What is Second Life ?

What are Universities doing there ?

Murdoch University Island

What is Second Life? Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au

Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au

Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au

Avatars Islands Buildings Objects Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au

Limitations Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au

OVERHYPED Second Life is Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au

80 Percent of Active Internet Users Will Have A ``Second Life'' in the Virtual World by the End of 2011 - Gartner Educause/NMC Horizon Report 2007 But… Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au

80 Percent of Active Internet Users Will Have A ``Second Life'' in the Virtual World by the End of 2011 - Gartner

Educause/NMC Horizon Report 2007

Growth is levelling off Although… Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au

Source: Linden Labs. Second Life economy posts solid growth in Q4: http://blog.secondlife.com/2008/01/17/second-life-economy-posts-solid-growth-in-q4/ Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au

Where our users are NOT Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au

Client software not a web browser Broadband Fast processor High end graphics card Access Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au

Client software not a web browser

Broadband

Fast processor

High end graphics card

It’s evolving … Remember this …. Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au

Free Full of educators A prototype Has critical mass Available right now It is … Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au

Worth investigating Can only be understood by doing Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au

Universities Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au

Australian Universities USQ – Terra incognita QUT – Law Faculty RMIT AFTRS Monash Griffiths Murdoch (CSIRO and ABC) Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au

USQ – Terra incognita

QUT – Law Faculty

RMIT

AFTRS

Monash

Griffiths

Murdoch

(CSIRO and ABC)

What are they doing? Presentations Teaching Conferences International Networking Showcasing University Replicating physical layout Showing new buildings Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au

Presentations

Teaching

Conferences

International Networking

Showcasing University

Replicating physical layout

Showing new buildings

Ohio University in Second Life http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =aFuNFRie8wA Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au

Murdoch University Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au

Library rented a plot of land in Feb 2007 and ran classes May – July 2007 Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au

Offer SL PC lab and training sessions Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au

Second Life Interest Group Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au

Murdoch University Island Library Teaching and Learning ITS School of IT Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au

Library

Teaching and Learning

ITS

School of IT

Delivered 28 Sept 2007 Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au

Project work for IT students Training by library Experimentation by Uni community Not yet public access Learning Best Practice to manage Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au

Project work for IT students

Training by library

Experimentation by Uni community

Not yet public access

Learning Best Practice to manage

Semester 2 2007 ICT333 / TLC277 6 students Job interview simulation Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au

Semester 1 2008 6 ICT333 students working with Allan Barton from Chemistry on a murder role play environment Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au

Semester 1 2008 ICT Student doing ISC redesigning island layout. Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au

THE WORKSHOP DISCLAIMER Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au

What are we not doing ? Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au

Like the internet in general, in Second Life educational sites sit alongside porn, and people out to make a fast buck. We're not hanging out there. It's not work. Don't do it here. Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au

We're not advising you to spend work time in Second Life doing non-work things. It's not work. Don't do it here. . Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au

We’re not advising you to spend work time in Second Life doing work things to the exclusion of other work. Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au

So - what can we do? Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au

Second Life is a chance to learn new skills and a different literacy … Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au

These things are OK …. Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au

Learning how to get around walk, fly, teleport, swim, dance Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au

Learning to do things with objects take, give, buy, sell, create, touch, move, edit Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au

Interacting with other people IMing, chatting, viewing profiles, searching, joining groups Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au

Doing things with your avatar changing appearance, editing, animating Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au

Exploring Second Life attending events, exploring locations Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au

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