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  • 1. Second Life ® Jane Chandler (RL) / Lane Erde (SL) Jonathan Crellin (RL) / Jack Salyut (SL) Emma Duke-Williams (RL) / Emmadw Rickenbacker (SL) School of Computing & The ExPERT Centre University of Portsmouth http:// secondlife.com
  • 2. What is Second Life?
    • A virtual world
    • Rich, graphical, 3-D environment
    • Real people represented by avatars
    • Chat, IM and voice communication
    • Content is user created
    • Audio and video streaming
    • Links out to the web and the beginnings of running the web inside SL
  • 3. How do I use it?
    • Create an account (which can be a free account or a premium account at around US$10 a month)
    • Check the pc hardware requirements
    • Check the firewall requirements
    • Download the client to your pc or a memory stick
    • Start using it
  • 4. Photos from Linden Labs
  • 5.  
  • 6. Uses of SL
    • Business
    • Holding meetings
    • Social / Entertainment
    • Simulations
    • Education
    Reuters in Second Life http://www.secondlifevideo.com/item/JRQ90TJ3H8HJ2ZC4
  • 7. How Widely do Universities and Colleges use Second Life?
    • SimTeach: Institutions and Organizations in SL lists 133 (May 2008) http://simteach.com/wiki/index.php?title=Institutions_and_Organizations_in_SL
    • John Kirriemuir’s “Snapshots of Second Life use in UK HE and FE” http:// www.eduserv.org.uk/foundation/studies/slsnapshots
  • 8. Educational Uses of SL
    • Content Creation: art, software,
    • Simulations: places, events, buildings
    • Classes: lectures, tutorials, ‘treasure hunts’
    • Libraries and Museums
    • Risky/expensive experiences: running a business, investigating other cultures
    • Other: meetings, socialising
  • 9. Socialising
    • Nightclubs – DJs and musicians
    • Games eg Tringo
    • Bars
    • Plays
    • “ Tourist attractions”
    • Interest groups
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  • 12. Photo from danceinthesky via Flickr
  • 13. Photo from Linden Labs Photo from danceinthesky via Flickr
  • 14. Photo from Linden Labs Photo from danceinthesky via Flickr
  • 15. Ben and Jerry’s
  • 16. Content Creation
    • Fashion
    • Buildings
    • Vehicles
    • Furniture
    • Scripts
    • Art works: photos, pictures, sculpture, installations, sound
    • IP rests with the creator in SL
    Photo from Linden Labs
  • 17. The Java Shop in Godric's Hollow By grayceeshepherd
  • 18. The Java Shop in Godric's Hollow By grayceeshepherd
  • 19. The Java Shop in Godric's Hollow By grayceeshepherd Linden Gallery of Resident Art
  • 20. Simulating Reality
    • Places e.g Morocco
    • Buildings e.g. Sistine Chapel
    • People e.g. schizophreniza
    • Events e.g tsunamis, Canterbury Tales
    • Training e.g. disaster response
    • Other e.g. solar system
  • 21.  
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  • 24. Classes
    • Discussions
    • Lectures
    • Simulations
    • Exhibitions
    • Explorations
  • 25.  
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  • 30. SL and the internet
    • Streaming video
    • Streaming music
    • Upload powerpoint slides
    • Link out to the web
    • Display RSS feeds in world
    • Display websites in world (but not yet interact with them)
  • 31. Links to other platforms
    • Moodle has Sloodle http:// www.sloodle.org /
    • Blackboard is working with Ball State University
    • Facebook
  • 32. Some Statistics
  • 33.  
  • 34.
    • Silversprite’s Slideshow of UK HE & FE in SL ® http://www.flickr.com/photos/silversprite/sets/72157603982005324/show/
    http:// www.silversprite.com
  • 35. Video Clips
    • Education in Second Life: Explore the Possibilities http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =TMGR9q43dag&feature=related
    • Educational Uses of Second Life http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOFU9oUF2HA&feature=related
    • Introduction to Second Life http://www.secondlifevideo.com/item/T3LKQP54MX4MRY8W
    • Watch the World(s) http://youtube.com/watch?v=LxVDVggLqsA
    • CyberOne: Law in the Court of Public Opinion http:// blogs.law.harvard.edu/cyberone /
    • How to make a gift box... happy holidays! - SL TuTORial http:// youtube.com/watch?v =876wwYv6Tf0
  • 36. Books
    • Creating Your World: The Official Guide to Advanced Content Creation for Second Life by Aimee Weber, Kimberly RuferBach & Richard Platel (2007) John Wiley & Sons ISBN-13: 978-0470171141
    • I, Avatar: The Culture and Consequences of Having a Second Life by Mark Stephen Meadows (2008) New Riders ISBN-13 : 978-0321533395
    • 101 Uses for Second Life in the College Classroom by Megan S. Conklin: http:// facstaff.elon.edu/mconklin/pubs/glshandout.pdf
  • 37. Websites – Getting Going
    • http:// secondlife.com /
    • Joining SL: http://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=ddpfmbxr_683gt5h2&hl=en
    • Joining via NMC: http:// sl.nmc.org /join/
    • Enterprise 3.D Living and Working in Virtual Worlds http://www.slideshare.net/rooreynolds/enterprise-3d-living-and-working-in-virtual-worlds/
  • 38. Education Websites
    • Edumuve.com: http:// edumuve.com /tour/
    • Eduserv Foundation: http:// www.eduserv.org.uk/foundation/sl.aspx
    • RezEd: The Hub for Learning and Virtual Worlds http:// www.rezed.org /
    • The SaLamander Project: http:// www.eduisland.net/salamanderwiki/index.php?title =Main_Page
    • SimTeach: Information and Community for Educators using M.U.V.E.'s: http://www.simteach.com/
    • Second Life in Education: http://sleducation.wikispaces.com/educationaluses
    • NMC in Second Life ® http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =S9VZKTT6gZ8
  • 39. Blogs
    • Wagner James Au’s New World Notes http://nwn.blogs.com/
    • Metanomics http://metanomics.net/
    • NMC Campus Observer http://sl.nmc.org/
    • Second Life Research http://secondliferesearch.blogspot.com/
    • Intellagirl’s Ubernoggin http://www.ubernoggin.com/
    • SLED Blog http://www.sl-educationblog.org /
    • NMC Campus Observer: http:// sl.nmc.org /
    • Second Life Business Brief http://slbrief.com/
    • IBM’s Roo Reynold’s and Ian Hughes’s eightbar http:// eightbar.co.uk /
  • 40. Mailing Lists
    • SLED – SL Educators https://lists.secondlife.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/educators
    • Slrl – Second Life Research http://list.academ-x.com/listinfo.cgi/slrl-academ-x.com

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