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

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

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

  • 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.
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  • Murdoch University Island
    • Library
    • Teaching and Learning
    • ITS
    • School of IT
  • What is Second Life?
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  • 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
  • Limitations of Second Life.
  • Second Life is …..
    • 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
  • Although....
    • Growth is levelling off
    • Source: Second Life Economic Statistics:
    • http://secondlife.com/whatis/economy-graphs.php
    • Accessed 5 September 2008
  • Not.
    • Where our users are
  • Access.
    • Broadband
    • Fast processor
    • High end graphics card
  • It’s evolving. Remember this …
  • It is…
    • Free
    • Full of librarians
    • Has critical mass
    • Available right now
  • I think it is ….
    • Worth investigating
    • Only understood by doing
  • Possibilities of Second Life.
    • Avatars
    • Talk
    • Modify
    • Move
    What do you do Second Life ?
    • Objects
    • Build
    • Upload
    • Buy, sell and trade
    • Animate
    • Script
    • 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)
  • Create let us….
  • Creating your avatar
  • 1. Example screens 2. Register for account 3. Activate account via email 4. WAIT before logging in
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  • Check email
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  • Log on let us…. Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  • Second Life client
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  • Moving
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  • Walk/Fly Forward Walk/Fly Backward Turn Left Turn Right
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  • Flying
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  • Touching
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  • Chatting
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  • Using your inventory
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  • Always remember what objects are called. And name them sensibly.
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  • Adding a friend
  • Emerald Dumont
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  • If we have time, we will use the rest of these slides
  • Accept: 1. Group memberships 2. Teleport
  • Accept membership
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  • Accept teleport
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  • Trick 2 – Zoom in
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  • Murdoch Library Treasure Hunt
  • Get treasure hunt instructions
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  • Be friendly
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  • Try: 1. Instant Messaging 2. Adding as a friend 3. Teleporting
  • Give something from your inventory. Drag item onto av
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  • Fly and Land
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  • Bounce on trampoline
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  • Play in gazebos
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  • Ride a roo
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  • Dance
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  • Walk in Beach Balls
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  • Research
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  • Wear a t-shirt
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  • Get some freebies
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  • Play let us…. Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com