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

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

    1. 1. Murdoch University Library 23 Things 2008 Thing 23 - Second Life Kathryn Greenhill http://blogs.murdoch.edu.au/23things08
    2. 2. These slides are more useful if you are hands-on at the same time.
    3. 4. Murdoch University Island <ul><li>Library </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching and Learning </li></ul><ul><li>ITS </li></ul><ul><li>School of IT </li></ul>
    4. 5. What is Second Life?
    5. 8. MUVE : Multi User Virtual Environment
    6. 9. Avatars Islands Buildings Objects
    7. 10. <ul><li>YES </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic, user controlled interface </li></ul><ul><li>Avatars </li></ul><ul><li>Inventory </li></ul><ul><li>Interact with environment </li></ul><ul><li>Interact with others </li></ul>Isn’t it just a game ? <ul><li>NO </li></ul><ul><li>No rules </li></ul><ul><li>No points </li></ul><ul><li>No strategy </li></ul><ul><li>No win/lose </li></ul><ul><li>No start and end </li></ul>
    8. 11. Limitations of Second Life.
    9. 12. Second Life is ….. <ul><li>OVERHYPED </li></ul>
    10. 13. But .... <ul><li>80 Percent of Active Internet Users Will Have A ``Second Life'' in the Virtual World by the End of 2011 - Gartner </li></ul><ul><li>Educause/NMC Horizon Report Australia and New Zealand 2008 </li></ul>
    11. 14. Although.... <ul><li>Growth is levelling off </li></ul>
    12. 15. <ul><li>Source: Second Life Economic Statistics: </li></ul><ul><li>http://secondlife.com/whatis/economy-graphs.php </li></ul><ul><li>Accessed 5 September 2008 </li></ul>
    13. 16. Not. <ul><li>Where our users are </li></ul>
    14. 17. Access. <ul><li>Broadband </li></ul><ul><li>Fast processor </li></ul><ul><li>High end graphics card </li></ul>
    15. 18. It’s evolving. Remember this …
    16. 19. It is… <ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><li>Full of librarians </li></ul><ul><li>Has critical mass </li></ul><ul><li>Available right now </li></ul>
    17. 20. I think it is …. <ul><li>Worth investigating </li></ul><ul><li>Only understood by doing </li></ul>
    18. 21. Possibilities of Second Life.
    19. 22. <ul><li>Avatars </li></ul><ul><li>Talk </li></ul><ul><li>Modify </li></ul><ul><li>Move </li></ul>What do you do Second Life ?
    20. 23. <ul><li>Objects </li></ul><ul><li>Build </li></ul><ul><li>Upload </li></ul><ul><li>Buy, sell and trade </li></ul><ul><li>Animate </li></ul><ul><li>Script </li></ul>
    21. 24. <ul><li>Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Streamed media </li></ul><ul><li>Join groups and network </li></ul><ul><li>Events </li></ul>
    22. 25. Your avatar
    23. 26. Outline - Your avatar. <ul><li>Registering for Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>Help Island </li></ul><ul><li>Basic controls </li></ul><ul><li>(Doing more. Treasure Hunt on Murdoch University Island – if we have time) </li></ul>
    24. 27. Create let us….
    25. 28. Creating your avatar
    26. 29. 1. Example screens 2. Register for account 3. Activate account via email 4. WAIT before logging in
    27. 45. Check email
    28. 52. Log on let us…. Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
    29. 53. Second Life client
    30. 63. Moving
    31. 65. Walk/Fly Forward Walk/Fly Backward Turn Left Turn Right
    32. 67. Flying
    33. 74. Touching
    34. 77. Chatting
    35. 82. Using your inventory
    36. 86. Always remember what objects are called. And name them sensibly.
    37. 95. Adding a friend
    38. 96. Emerald Dumont
    39. 108. If we have time, we will use the rest of these slides
    40. 109. Accept: 1. Group memberships 2. Teleport
    41. 110. Accept membership
    42. 113. Accept teleport
    43. 117. Trick 2 – Zoom in
    44. 127. Murdoch Library Treasure Hunt
    45. 128. Get treasure hunt instructions
    46. 132. Be friendly
    47. 135. Try: 1. Instant Messaging 2. Adding as a friend 3. Teleporting
    48. 136. Give something from your inventory. Drag item onto av
    49. 138. Fly and Land
    50. 140. Bounce on trampoline
    51. 142. Play in gazebos
    52. 144. Ride a roo
    53. 146. Dance
    54. 149. Walk in Beach Balls
    55. 151. Research
    56. 154. Wear a t-shirt
    57. 159. Get some freebies
    58. 161. Play let us…. Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

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