Second Life Viewer 2.0: Exciting Upgrade for Educators! Chris Collins (SL: Fleep Tuque) University of Cincinnati & Ohio Le...
Introduction <ul><li>University of Cincinnati  began SL project in 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>4 region campus , classes + gran...
Discussion! <ul><li>Run Viewer 2.0  to view content </li></ul><ul><li>Brief intro  but not a complete how-to on Viewer 2.0...
Viewer 2.0 (BETA!) <ul><li>Target Audience:  Newbies </li></ul><ul><li>Beta!  Still buggy, room for improvement, JIRA </li...
Navigation Bar – Context for Newbies! <ul><li>Familiar browser interface </li></ul><ul><li>Clear location, favorites </li>...
Bottom Bar – Simple for Newbies! <ul><li>Fewer buttons </li></ul><ul><li>Local chat & IM separate </li></ul><ul><li>Preset...
Side Bar – Help for Newbies! <ul><li>Home tab has orientation info </li></ul><ul><li>Icons are intuitive </li></ul><ul><li...
Closer Look – Top Bar <ul><li>Land options a bit buried.. in sidebar </li></ul><ul><li>Media controls confusing!!! </li></...
Closer Look – Me Menu <ul><li>Chat tab </li></ul><ul><li>Enable plain text chat history to remove Twitter-like chat </li><...
Closer Look – Me Menu <ul><li>Change default camera angle & distance </li></ul><ul><li>Also set Voice hotkey and other opt...
Closer Look – Me Menu Er, where do I upload files? (!?!)
Closer Look – Me Menu Buried in Inventory sidebar.. .. Use CTRL+U keyboard shortcut!
Closer Look – Bug Alerts <ul><li>Inventory glitches while searching </li></ul><ul><li>Can’t change object perms while in f...
Closer Look – Home Tab <ul><li>Great for new users </li></ul><ul><li>Not much for experienced users </li></ul><ul><li>Prin...
Closer Look – Identity Tab <ul><li>No notes for self </li></ul><ul><li>1 st  & 2 nd  Life profile combined </li></ul><ul><...
Closer Look – People Tab <ul><li>Too many changes to cover </li></ul><ul><li>Remember to look for Gears and plus (+) icon ...
Closer Look – Places Tab <ul><li>Landmarks in their own tab </li></ul><ul><li>New Teleport History tab </li></ul><ul><li>D...
Closer Look – Clothes Tab <ul><li>Clothing in its own tab </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to make new outfits </li></ul><ul><li>Wor...
Pie Menu – It was nice knowing ya..
Advanced & Develop Menus CTRL+SHIFT+D for Advanced Menu
Shared Media – HTML-on-a-Prim (at last!) Select a face, media options added on Texture tab CTRL+B to open Build menu
Shared Media – HTML-on-a-Prim (at last!) Select a face, media options added on Texture tab CTRL+B to open Build menu
<ul><li>Remember – 95% of old “stuff” is still there!  It just moved! </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t panic! </li></ul><ul><li>Rem...
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Second Life Viewer 2.0 - Exciting Upgrade for Educators!

The new Second Life Viewer 2.0 recently released for beta testing represents a radical shift in the user interface of Second Life. Will it ease the entry to virtual worlds for students, teachers, and administrators? What do experienced Second Life users need to know to reduce the "unlearning" curve? How will the long awaited html-on-a-prim "Shared Media" affect teaching and learning? When will Viewer 2.0 become the default interface for Second Life? Join us for a lively discussion about Viewer 2.0 with Chris Collins (SL: Fleep Tuque), project manager for the University of Cincinnati's Second Life campus and Second Life Ambassador of the Ohio Learning Network, a consortium of 80 colleges and universities in Ohio. To fully participate in the discussion, attendees are encouraged to download and install the new viewer at http://secondlife.com/beta-viewer/ prior to the session.

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ISTE Presentation - Second Life Viewer 2.0: Exciting Upgrade for Educators! - Fleep Tuque - March 2010

  1. 1. Second Life Viewer 2.0: Exciting Upgrade for Educators! Chris Collins (SL: Fleep Tuque) University of Cincinnati & Ohio Learning Network http://fleeptuque.com [email_address]
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>University of Cincinnati began SL project in 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>4 region campus , classes + grant funded projects </li></ul><ul><li>~ 200 new students per quarter </li></ul><ul><li>2 Full time staff , 3-5 student staff </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life Ambassador , Ohio Learning Network </li></ul>
  3. 3. Discussion! <ul><li>Run Viewer 2.0 to view content </li></ul><ul><li>Brief intro but not a complete how-to on Viewer 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Use backchat for discussion and questions </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t be shy! Hope for a conversation! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Viewer 2.0 (BETA!) <ul><li>Target Audience: Newbies </li></ul><ul><li>Beta! Still buggy, room for improvement, JIRA </li></ul><ul><li>Transition Period most difficult for experienced users </li></ul><ul><li>Mandatory by summer , plan to upgrade orientation areas, tutorials, and new user welcome info. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Navigation Bar – Context for Newbies! <ul><li>Familiar browser interface </li></ul><ul><li>Clear location, favorites </li></ul><ul><li>Forward and back and favorites </li></ul><ul><li>Simple search </li></ul>Good for n00bs! Experienced Users <ul><li>Location right-click for options </li></ul><ul><li>Replaces LM HUDs </li></ul><ul><li>New Menus, items moved </li></ul><ul><li>Land Info Obscured  </li></ul>
  6. 6. Bottom Bar – Simple for Newbies! <ul><li>Fewer buttons </li></ul><ul><li>Local chat & IM separate </li></ul><ul><li>Preset camera positions </li></ul><ul><li>Voice/Speak turns green </li></ul>Good for n00bs! Experienced Users <ul><li>Fewer buttons  learn shortcuts </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter-like chat turn off in Me </li></ul><ul><li>IMs on right Me menu for tabs </li></ul><ul><li>Notices less obvious  </li></ul>
  7. 7. Side Bar – Help for Newbies! <ul><li>Home tab has orientation info </li></ul><ul><li>Icons are intuitive </li></ul><ul><li>Simplifies easy open/close </li></ul><ul><li>Clothing simpler!  </li></ul>Good for n00bs! Experienced Users <ul><li>Home tab limited usefulness  </li></ul><ul><li>Inventory still messy  </li></ul><ul><li>No free floating windows  </li></ul><ul><li>Clothing simpler!  </li></ul>
  8. 8. Closer Look – Top Bar <ul><li>Land options a bit buried.. in sidebar </li></ul><ul><li>Media controls confusing!!! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hover, don’t click, for options </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Closer Look – Me Menu <ul><li>Chat tab </li></ul><ul><li>Enable plain text chat history to remove Twitter-like chat </li></ul><ul><li>Show IMs in Tabs – return to tabbed Ims (requires restart) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Closer Look – Me Menu <ul><li>Change default camera angle & distance </li></ul><ul><li>Also set Voice hotkey and other options </li></ul>
  11. 11. Closer Look – Me Menu Er, where do I upload files? (!?!)
  12. 12. Closer Look – Me Menu Buried in Inventory sidebar.. .. Use CTRL+U keyboard shortcut!
  13. 13. Closer Look – Bug Alerts <ul><li>Inventory glitches while searching </li></ul><ul><li>Can’t change object perms while in full screen view, resize window </li></ul><ul><li>“ System Folders to Top” and “Sort by Date” come back every session. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Closer Look – Home Tab <ul><li>Great for new users </li></ul><ul><li>Not much for experienced users </li></ul><ul><li>Print keyboard shortcuts from QuickStart Guide!! </li></ul>
  15. 15. Closer Look – Identity Tab <ul><li>No notes for self </li></ul><ul><li>1 st & 2 nd Life profile combined </li></ul><ul><li>Add new picks from tiny little </li></ul><ul><li>plus sign (+) at bottom left </li></ul>
  16. 16. Closer Look – People Tab <ul><li>Too many changes to cover </li></ul><ul><li>Remember to look for Gears and plus (+) icon to make changes </li></ul><ul><li>New tabs “Nearby” & “Recent” </li></ul>
  17. 17. Closer Look – Places Tab <ul><li>Landmarks in their own tab </li></ul><ul><li>New Teleport History tab </li></ul><ul><li>Drag landmarks to your favorites bar for frequently visited locations </li></ul>Can only drag LANDMARKS to favorites bar, not from Teleport History pane..
  18. 18. Closer Look – Clothes Tab <ul><li>Clothing in its own tab </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to make new outfits </li></ul><ul><li>Worn items in separate tab </li></ul><ul><li>Two new clothing layers </li></ul>New Tattoo & Alpha layers
  19. 19. Pie Menu – It was nice knowing ya..
  20. 20. Advanced & Develop Menus CTRL+SHIFT+D for Advanced Menu
  21. 21. Shared Media – HTML-on-a-Prim (at last!) Select a face, media options added on Texture tab CTRL+B to open Build menu
  22. 22. Shared Media – HTML-on-a-Prim (at last!) Select a face, media options added on Texture tab CTRL+B to open Build menu
  23. 23. <ul><li>Remember – 95% of old “stuff” is still there! It just moved! </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t panic! </li></ul><ul><li>Remember it’s good for our students! </li></ul>
  24. 24. Second Life Viewer 2.0: Exciting Upgrade for Educators! Chris Collins (SL: Fleep Tuque) University of Cincinnati & Ohio Learning Network http://fleeptuque.com [email_address]

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