Second Life Whatisitand Why

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Published on March 31, 2008

Author: Silver_Tomorrow

Source: slideshare.net

Elizabeth Becker Christine Crawford Lori Swinney

Agenda Tour of an instructional space designed for SL by Cathy Walker of St. Vincent de Paul School in Rogers, AR Guest speaker, Larry Johnson (aka Larry Pixel), CEO of NMC Guest speakers John Miller of Tacoma Community College and Cathy Walker will demonstrate the Nursing Education Simulator (NESim) (at 3:00 pm).

Tour of an instructional space designed for SL by Cathy Walker of St. Vincent de Paul School in Rogers, AR

Guest speaker, Larry Johnson (aka Larry Pixel), CEO of NMC

Guest speakers John Miller of Tacoma Community College and Cathy Walker will demonstrate the Nursing Education Simulator (NESim) (at 3:00 pm).

Explore…. This instructional space was created by Cathy Walker (see her bio in your handout)

This instructional space was created by Cathy Walker (see her bio in your handout)

What is Second Life? A 3-D virtual world Free and available to everyone Created in 2003 by Linden Lab Over 9 million residents 53% male, 47% female 200 + countries 200 + universities In-world economy US$1 = L$275 (as of 11/24/07)

A 3-D virtual world

Free and available to everyone

Created in 2003 by Linden Lab

Over 9 million residents

53% male, 47% female

200 + countries

200 + universities

In-world economy US$1 = L$275 (as of 11/24/07)

 

Is Second Life a Game? Goals and objectives in games are dictated by the game designers. What you set out to accomplish, when and how you level up are all predetermined by the writers. In SL, the players ARE the writers.

Goals and objectives in games are dictated by the game designers.

What you set out to accomplish, when and how you level up are all predetermined by the writers.

In SL, the players ARE the writers.

Gartner Report 2007 Gartner Says 80 Percent of Active Internet Users (and Fortune 500 enterprises)Will Have A "Second Life" in the Virtual World by the End of 2011

Gartner Says 80 Percent of Active Internet Users (and Fortune 500 enterprises)Will Have A "Second Life" in the Virtual World by the End of 2011

Trends toward Virtual Worlds Virtual worlds are new to our current students In-coming students will have already been introduced to the virtual worlds: Club Penguin Webkinz Whyville Teen Grid Corporations like IBM, Cisco and SUN use SL to interview, train, and socialize their employees

Virtual worlds are new to our current students

In-coming students will have already been introduced to the virtual worlds:

Club Penguin

Webkinz

Whyville

Teen Grid

Corporations like IBM, Cisco and SUN use SL to interview, train, and socialize their employees

Economy Currency is the Linden Dollar US$1 = L$275 (as of 11/24/07) value fluctuates with supply and demand Can buy all things virtual How can we use this instructionally?

Currency is the Linden Dollar

US$1 = L$275 (as of 11/24/07)

value fluctuates with supply and demand

Can buy all things virtual

How can we use this instructionally?

Culture Norms, etiquette, subcultures ie: personal space It has newspapers, communities and cultural events Art galleries, jazz clubs, concerts, fund raisers How can we use this instructionally?

Norms, etiquette, subcultures ie: personal space

It has newspapers, communities and cultural events

Art galleries, jazz clubs, concerts, fund raisers

How can we use this instructionally?

Networking/Collaboration Employee of Sun Microsystems Graduate library student from U of A Faculty member managing 3 SUNY Islands Builder of Northern Illinois University (Glidden) Member of SL Development board and shop owner Educators in Arkansas, Pennsylvania and North Carolina

Employee of Sun Microsystems

Graduate library student from U of A

Faculty member managing 3 SUNY Islands

Builder of Northern Illinois University (Glidden)

Member of SL Development board and shop owner

Educators in Arkansas, Pennsylvania and North Carolina

References http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=503861 http://www.metaversemessenger.com/pdf/2007/11/MM20071120.pdf http://secondlife.com/whatis/economy-market.php www.secondlife.com Special thanks to friends in-world for the help!

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