Second Life. What does it do? How do I join?

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Published on December 11, 2008

Author: edtechkat

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Created for Murdoch University Library 23 Things program. Second Life was Thing 23.

Murdoch University Library 23 Things 2008 Thing 23 - Second Life Kathryn Greenhill http://blogs.murdoch.edu.au/23things08

These slides are more useful if you are hands-on at the same time.

 

Murdoch University Island Library Teaching and Learning ITS School of IT

Library

Teaching and Learning

ITS

School of IT

What is Second Life?

 

 

MUVE : Multi User Virtual Environment

Avatars Islands Buildings Objects

YES Graphic, user controlled interface Avatars Inventory Interact with environment Interact with others Isn’t it just a game ? NO No rules No points No strategy No win/lose No start and end

YES

Graphic, user controlled interface

Avatars

Inventory

Interact with environment

Interact with others

NO

No rules

No points

No strategy

No win/lose

No start and end

Limitations of Second Life.

Second Life is ….. OVERHYPED

OVERHYPED

But .... 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 Australia and New Zealand 2008

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 Australia and New Zealand 2008

Although.... Growth is levelling off

Growth is levelling off

Source: Second Life Economic Statistics: http://secondlife.com/whatis/economy-graphs.php Accessed 5 September 2008

Source: Second Life Economic Statistics:

http://secondlife.com/whatis/economy-graphs.php

Accessed 5 September 2008

Not. Where our users are

Where our users are

Access. Broadband Fast processor High end graphics card

Broadband

Fast processor

High end graphics card

It’s evolving. Remember this …

It is… Free Full of librarians Has critical mass Available right now

Free

Full of librarians

Has critical mass

Available right now

I think it is …. Worth investigating Only understood by doing

Worth investigating

Only understood by doing

Possibilities of Second Life.

Avatars Talk Modify Move What do you do Second Life ?

Avatars

Talk

Modify

Move

Objects Build Upload Buy, sell and trade Animate Script

Objects

Build

Upload

Buy, sell and trade

Animate

Script

Environment Streamed media Join groups and network Events

Environment

Streamed media

Join groups and network

Events

Your avatar

Outline - Your avatar. Registering for Second Life Help Island Basic controls (Doing more. Treasure Hunt on Murdoch University Island – if we have time)

Registering for Second Life

Help Island

Basic controls

(Doing more. Treasure Hunt on Murdoch University Island – if we have time)

Create let us….

Creating your avatar

1. Example screens 2. Register for account 3. Activate account via email 4. WAIT before logging in

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check email

 

 

 

 

 

 

Log on let us…. Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

Second Life client

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moving

 

Walk/Fly Forward Walk/Fly Backward Turn Left Turn Right

 

Flying

 

 

 

 

 

 

Touching

 

 

Chatting

 

 

 

 

Using your inventory

 

 

 

Always remember what objects are called. And name them sensibly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adding a friend

Emerald Dumont

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If we have time, we will use the rest of these slides

Accept: 1. Group memberships 2. Teleport

Accept membership

 

 

Accept teleport

 

 

 

Trick 2 – Zoom in

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Murdoch Library Treasure Hunt

Get treasure hunt instructions

 

 

 

Be friendly

 

 

Try: 1. Instant Messaging 2. Adding as a friend 3. Teleporting

Give something from your inventory. Drag item onto av

 

Fly and Land

 

Bounce on trampoline

 

Play in gazebos

 

Ride a roo

 

Dance

 

 

Walk in Beach Balls

 

Research

 

 

Wear a t-shirt

 

 

 

 

Get some freebies

 

Play let us…. Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

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