Cit2008 Second Life Workshop

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3-hour intermediate-level workshop on SecondLife. SUNY Conference on Instructional Technology 2008

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Cit2008 Second Life Workshop

  1. 1. SUNY L earning Network I have a Second LIfe, now what? I have a Now what? Second Life… Alexandra M. Pickett Associate Director, SUNY Learning Network Faculty Development & Instructional Design Terry Keys Director of Instructional Technologies Monroe Community College Larry Dugan Coordinator of Learning Environments Finger Lakes Community College . Alexandra M. Pickett . Terry Keys . Larry Dugan . CIT 2008 .
  2. 2. SUNY L earning Network I have a Second LIfe, now what? Introduction What you will get out of this workshop… Who we are. Some information and opportunity to practice. Some resources. We don’t know everything. Share what you know. . Alexandra M. Pickett . Terry Keys . Larry Dugan . CIT 2008 .
  3. 3. SUNY L earning Network I have a Second LIfe, now what? Overview We will demonstrate and practice… Navigation Communication Avatar Appearance Simple Building Tutorial Education and Instruction . Alexandra M. Pickett . Terry Keys . Larry Dugan . CIT 2008 .
  4. 4. SUNY L earning Network I have a Second LIfe, now what? Navigation Getting around… ! Walking & flying Tips: - using the arrow keys - to move forward & back & change direction Force sun - - using the view/movement controls world/environment - press fly or page up to fly & stop flying or page down to land settings. - space bar to slow fall and movement Using the map -world map and mini map. - coordinates, copying the slurl - searching, teleporting - my landmarks in the world map - mini map: green dots, orientation, outline of objects - creating landmarks - world/create landmark here. - set home- world/set home to here. . Alexandra M. Pickett . Terry Keys . Larry Dugan . CIT 2008 .
  5. 5. SUNY L earning Network I have a Second LIfe, now what? Navigation Getting around… ! Using camera controls (using view/camera controls) Tips: Take pictures. - alt+left click drag mouse or use arrow keys - (mac) option+click drag mouse or arrow keys - orbit & zoom - alt+control left click drag mouse or use arrow keys - (mac) option+control+click drag mouse or arrows - orbit & pan - Return to default - press arrow keys . Alexandra M. Pickett . Terry Keys . Larry Dugan . CIT 2008 .
  6. 6. SUNY L earning Network I have a Second LIfe, now what? Communication Interacting… !  Tips: Edit your profile. Use “my notes” in - Click on profiles to learn about people. Add as friends. profiles to keep  Join groups. track of friends. - Edit/Search/groups tab. See what groups they  Friends. belong too. . Alexandra M. Pickett . Terry Keys . Larry Dugan . CIT 2008 .
  7. 7. SUNY L earning Network I have a Second LIfe, now what? Communication Interacting… ! Tips:  Chat: within 20 meters of your avatar. Open chat history window & copy/paste -local chat for chat history. text to record and keep - also used for commands. discussion.  IM: private communication with contacts no matter where they are.  Voice. http://youtube.com/watch?v=5zz54h1lu_w . Alexandra M. Pickett . Terry Keys . Larry Dugan . CIT 2008 .
  8. 8. SUNY L earning Network I have a Second LIfe, now what? Building User-generated content… ! Simple building tutorial Tips: Use the avatar profile http://slurl.com/secondlife/ANGEL%20Learning%20 Isle/18/165/29 to keep track of who is who. . Alexandra M. Pickett . Terry Keys . Larry Dugan . CIT 2008 .
  9. 9. SUNY L earning Network Avatar I have a Second LIfe, now what? Appearance U… ! Customizing Tips: -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqbuMi5N97c&feature=related Rename landmarks. -Appearance/save out fit to save your avatar. Edit/preferences/general Let’s go Shopping! -Edit/Search -Free stuff -SLexchange - http://www.slexchange.com/ -Buy stuff - Market place, currency exchange citation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AULw9Oa_1Bw&NR=1 . Alexandra M. Pickett . Terry Keys . Larry Dugan . CIT 2008 .
  10. 10. SUNY L earning Network Avatar I have a Second LIfe, now what? Appearance U… ! Inventory Tips: Shift to select range. - (WORN in the search shows you everything you are wearing. - Use search bar to find stuff (any word in the name is searchable.) Delete stuff you don’t - Use folders and subfolders to organize stuff. need. - rename to categorize folders, add tags in brackets to help find stuff. Empty your trash. - Use filters. File /show filters in inventory. - File/new window to open multiple inventory windows - Drag things from folder to folder - Show recent items - use modify filters options to customize. - Do not persist across logins. - Sort by name. citation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AULw9Oa_1Bw&NR=1 . Alexandra M. Pickett . Terry Keys . Larry Dugan . CIT 2008 .
  11. 11. SUNY L earning Network I have a Second LIfe, now what? Education & Instruction are doing… What others ! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFuNFRie8wA&feat Tips: ure=related Search YouTube - Ohio Learning Network for stuff. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w07GtOvnIU0 - Boise State U. . Alexandra M. Pickett . Terry Keys . Larry Dugan . CIT 2008 .
  12. 12. SUNY L earning Network I have a Second LIfe, now what? Education & Instruction Explore… !  Tips: http://slurl.com/secondlife/ANGEL%20Learning%20Isle/158/123/26 http://slurl.com/secondlife/NMC%20Campus/139/226/43 Use the top 20 list http://slurl.com/secondlife/Teaching/57/98/22 to find sites of interest. Research and Education sites: - https://lists.secondlife.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/educators - http://list.academ-x.com/listinfo.cgi/slrl-academ-x.com - http://www.simteach.com/wiki/index.php?title=Second_Life_Education_Wiki - http://www.simteach.com/wiki/index.php?title=Top_20_Educational_Locations_in_Second_Life . Alexandra M. Pickett . Terry Keys . Larry Dugan . CIT 2008 .
  13. 13. SUNY L earning Network I have a Second LIfe, now what? Suggestions Once you are in SL ! Take your time getting oriented. Tips: Don't get hung up on your avatar's appearence. Take snapshots. Explore and meet people. Ask questions. Use camera controls. Clean up after yourself. Watch others build. Take tutorials & use sandboxes-practice what you learn. Join some groups. . Alexandra M. Pickett . Terry Keys . Larry Dugan . CIT 2008 .
  14. 14. SUNY L earning Network I have a Second LIfe, now what? WantCool sites in SL to explore? http://slurl.com/secondlife/Glidden/128/128/0 http://slurl.com/secondlife/Meteora/188/40/32 http://slurl.com/secondlife/Info%20Island/128/128/0 http://slurl.com/secondlife/Cincta/122/103/22 http://slurl.com/secondlife/Natoma/224/168/26 http://slurl.com/secondlife/Waterhead/171/7/39 . Alexandra M. Pickett . Terry Keys . Larry Dugan . CIT 2008 .
  15. 15. SUNY L earning Network I have a Second LIfe, now what? WantMore Cool sites in SL to explore?  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Commonwealth%20Island/138/96/25  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Midnight%20City/97/66/28  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Svarga/7/124/22  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Primrose/145/18/86 http://slurl.com/secondlife/Science%20School/180/152/29 http://slurl.com/secondlife/Spaceport%20Alpha/13/30/23 http://slurl.com/secondlife/Hyperborea/213/75/22 http://slurl.com/secondlife/TovaDok%20II/165/124/22 . Alexandra M. Pickett . Terry Keys . Larry Dugan . CIT 2008 .
  16. 16. SUNY L earning Network I have a Second LIfe, now what? Want to learn more? about SL Info. http://secondlifegrid.net/how/education_and_training http://secondlife.com/whatis/ http://www.intellagirl.com/ - (http://www.secondlife.intellagirl.com/) http://secondlife.com/community/newsletter.php http://blog.secondlife.com/ http://secondlife.com/showcase  My favorite tutorials - http://youtube.com/user/Torley - http://youtube.com/user/cortlandttc . Alexandra M. Pickett . Terry Keys . Larry Dugan . CIT 2008 .
  17. 17. SUNY L earning Network I have a Second LIfe, now what? Any questions ? http://www.slideshare.net/alexandrapickett/cit2008-second-life-workshop . Alexandra M. Pickett . Terry Keys . Larry Dugan . CIT 2008 .
  18. 18. SUNY L earning Network I have a Second LIfe, now what? Thank you! Alexandra M. Pickett alexandra.pickett@sln.suny.edu SUNY Learning Network http://slurl.com/secondlife/SUNY%20Learning%20Network/128/128/0 Avatar: Alejandra Subagja born January 2007 Terry Keys TKeys@monroecc.edu Monroe Community College http://slurl.com/secondlife/Monroe%20Community%20College/128/128/0 Avatar: Crash Thibaud born November 2006 Larry Dugan duganls@flcc.edu Finger Lakes Community College http://slurl.com/secondlife/Finger%20Lakes%20Island/128/128/0 Avatar: Marcius Dowding born October 2006 . Alexandra M. Pickett . Terry Keys . Larry Dugan . CIT 2008 .

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