Virtual Worlds Practicum
SUNY Empire State College
Dr. Eileen O’Connor
January 25, 2014
There are many alternative virtual world
options other than Second Life that use an open
source code for creation and rent space for less
Oliveira Virtual Lands
http://www.hypergridbusiness.com/opensimhosting-providers/ for more options
This presentation will use KITELY as an
example to illustrate the benefits
Allows you to visit worlds created by others, similar
to Second Life. Similar look, feel, and controls.
Allows you to experiment creating your own virtual
Free = gets you one region you can build in for a
limited time (6 hours)
$15 per month open unlimited time to build. Limited to
15,000 prims (building blocks) and 10 avatars
$50 per month = 4 regions, 60,000 prims, and 40 avatars
$100 per month = 16 regions, 100,000 prims, and 100
Second Life regions run from $75 per month to $300 per
Doesn’t have the community of Second Life
Is that a problem?
Perfect for educators
Private space for…
Does not require high technical skills
Korolov, M. (2013, April 8). Opensim 101: Renting land. Retrieved from
My free island to build on. I haven’t
Center, one of the
public worlds you can
Great place to host classes.
Meetings, trainings, conferences, etc.
Built under creative commons licensing. You
can essentially transfer it to your own island
for free and then modify it.
Open Sim Technology allows you to build virtual content outside of the game
and import it. I envision building machines with critical components and
importing them into a space like this and doing a virtual “walk-around”