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Presentation for the Association of Teacher Educators Summer Conference

Presentation for the Association of Teacher Educators Summer Conference
Philadelphia, PA
August 7, 2011

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  • Second Life remains the largest preference of worlds by far at 76% (OpenSim barely registers, and others aren't even mentioned) New World Notes, Feb 15, 2010
  • Today I’d like to speak to you about Second Life, or SL. Who are in SL? What do people do in SL? What’s so promising about SL? And in case you’re interested, how to get started with SL.
  • SL is a virtual world with 1 million regular users, mostly coming from the United States, Europe, Canada, Brazil. While in Second Life, most of these users use money to purchase virtual items. In SL, the money used is Linden dollars.
  • Second Life remains the largest preference of worlds by far at 76% (OpenSim barely registers, and others aren't even mentioned) New World Notes, Feb 15, 2010
  • The exchange rate changes depending on supply and demand, but it is roughly $250 lindens to a dollar. I was in Hungary last week and couldn’t help but notice that the exchange rate for forints is so similar to linden dollars. The exchange rate in Hungary is roughly 220 forints to a dollar.
  • For online classes and virtual office hours
  • Maybe even two groups.... Your home location may be controlled with ths group
  • Make SUre students can declare this location as home If you dont have a spot...make friends with someone that does Here we are at the VEA
  • Dont Chance being able to work with Linden Labs
  • Mali Beck

Virtual World Teaching 101 Virtual World Teaching 101 Presentation Transcript

  • Virtual World Teaching 101 Minnie Ladores, Ed.D. Frostburg State University
  • muve multi-user virtual environment
  • muve examples Second Life Open Sim Reaction Grid Club Penguin (for Kids)
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  • 1,000,000 regular users
  • 2011 – First Quarter Nearly 800 thousand people logged into Second Life more than once during each month The overall dollar value of Linden Dollars held by Second Life residents is up to US$29.3 million
  • US $1 = L$ 250 – L$270 Linden dollars
  • Anshe Chung Ailin Graef First SL Millionaire
  • http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/1416608737/ref=dp_image_0?ie=UTF8&n=283155&s=books
  • SL Basics
  • “ in world”
  • avatar av alt noob
  • wear detach clothes shoes hair skin shape
  • sim
  • prims sculpties scripts
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  • teleport “tp me”
  • What do people do in Second Life?
  • explore sims
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  • dance to live streaming music
  • shop
  • read
  • story telling in voice
  • fly
  • sailing
  • scuba diving
  • practice religion
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  • art gallery
  • conference
  • build and script
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  • make friends
  • What do educators do in Second Life?
  • virtual campus
  • online class
  • simulation
  • simulation
  • service learning
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  • virtual field trip
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  • exhibit student work
  • network
  • professional development
  • Teens in Second Life
  • Cross Cultural Collaboration through Skoolaborate
  • Conne River Project, Canada
  • How promising is it?
    • Global
        • Growing
            • Web 3.0
  • Challenges
    • Tech requirements
    • Finance
    • Human Factor
  • SL may be virtual but it is a human world.
  • Getting Started
  • 1. Go to secondlife.com and join
  • 2. Create your avatar
  • 3. Download a Viewer
  • 4. Launch the viewer and log in
  • Orientation Island
  • Bringing Teachers in World Lessons We Learned the Hard Way
  • Establish a Group
  • Establish a Home Location
  • Have students create new accounts off the school’s network
    • IP Address Limits
  • Provide students with a home location
    • Copy and paste the SLurl from the map clipboard
    • Provide this Slurl to students prior to first entry
  • Keep Goals Reasonable
  • Spend Time on Basic Skills
  • Take Virtual Field Trips
  • Invite Experts
  • Create Personal Connections
  • Relax and Have Fun!
  • Explore the gateway to the future! [email_address]