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Fsi2008 Do You Need A Second Life

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By Pamela Hegg
A look at the results of a sabbatical studying the virtual world called Second Life. I would like to share the real life applications of this product to enrich yourself and engage your students in an immersive environment of avatars that fly, change appearance, teleport about the world, and share learning experiences.

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    • 1. DO YOU NEED A SECOND LIFE? Professor Pamela D Hegg FSI May 2008
    • 2. VIRTUAL REALITY
      • Sony – Everquest II trailer
      • CSI Second Life
        • Check out a first look at the upcoming CSI: NY Second Life virtual experience. Don't miss the episode everyone is talking about on Wednesday, October 24 at 10pm et/pt only on CBS.
        • CSI Second Life link
    • 3. SURVEY – WHO ARE YOU?
      • What is your background & position?
        • Faculty (area); staff (duties); etc
      • Have you ever played an online game?
        • How long is an average playing session?
        • How much time do gamers spend playing online per week?
      • How familiar are you with avatars?
      • How many hours a week do you think students spend studying for 1 class?
      • Have you heard of Second Life before today?
      • Have you participated in SL before today?
        • If so, what is your comfort level?
      • What do you think SL costs in dollars?
    • 4. WHO AM I
      • Oakton Community College
        • Programmer Analyst – COBOL, mid 70s
        • Database development in 80s
        • DOS to Windows
        • Network certification in 90s
        • MOUS
        • MVCR
    • 5. WHO AM I - 2
      • Developed our online CIS courses in2003
      • WebCT - course management systems
        • Discussion boards
        • Quizzes
        • Assignment tools
        • Flat chat
        • B o r i n g
      • Sabbatical in Fall 2007 to see what’s new?
        • Elluminate
        • Second Life
    • 6. VIRTUAL WORLDS & DIGITAL NATIVES
      • Digital native grew up with digital technology computers, Internet, mobile phones, MP3
      • Digital immigrant did not grow up with it but adopt it later
      • Millenials are digital natives and bored with traditional educational presentations
      • Bombardment of multiple, sensory experiences
      • “ gadget Grandma”
    • 7. WHAT IS SECOND LIFE?
      • 3-D virtual world created by its residents
        • Open to public in 2003
        • Explosive growth over past year
        • World of digital content
      • Linden Labs provides platform SIMs/islands
        • Residents create houses, clothes, animation
      • Second Life website link
        • A new world of opportunity
      • Second Life – YouTube Intro to SL
    • 8. EDUCATION IN SECOND LIFE
      • Who is there?
        • Wiki for Education organizations in SL
      • Youtube video – Education in SL: Explore the Possibilities
        • YouTube video on Education in SL: Explore the possibilities
      • Boise State Ed Tech island
        • YouTube video for Ed Tech
      • Ohio University
        • YouTube for Ohio University's SL campus
    • 9. PROCESS TO PARTICIPATE - 1
      • Check out system requirements for hardware
        • http://secondlife.com/corporate/sysreqs.php
      • Click GET STARTED NOW button
        • http://secondlife.com/
        • Skip the community choice
        • Last name – MUST choose from list (which changes)
        • First name – your choice, but think
        • BASIC account will suffice and is FREE
        • Email address is important (use to activate)
        • Pamelia Hecht – avatar default city chic female
      • Download the FREE software
    • 10. PROCESS TO PARTICIPATE - 2
    • 11. PROCESS TO PARTICIPATE - 3
    • 12. PROCESS TO PARTICIPATE - 4
    • 13. PROCESS TO PARTICIPATE - 5
    • 14. PROCESS TO PARTICIPATE - 6
    • 15. DOWNLOAD SOFTWARE Download page link
    • 16. ORIENTATION ISLAND
      • Pamelia Hecht takes her first step in SL
    • 17. SLURLS - MY OAKTON HOMEPAGE
    • 18. SLURL.COM
    • 19. BUILD YOUR OWN
    • 20. TAKE A TOUR WITH PROFESSOR HUMBY
      • A look at Oakton’s SL on Eduisland
    • 21. SL OFFICIAL VIDEO TUTORIALS
      • SL website for official video tutorials
      • Torley Linden – series on YouTube
        • Torley SL hints
    • 22. MORE SL SITE VIDEOS
        • New Media Consotium YouTube promo
      • Tour of Info Island Librairies in SL
      • Apple store in SL
      • San Jose State Univ SL campus
      • St Paul MN YouTube SL video
    • 23. VIRTUAL SOCIAL WORLDS FUTURE OF LEARNING
      • YouTube of Dr Tony O'Driscoll Learning in three dimensions
      • Seven sensibilities
        • Sense of self
        • Death of distance
        • Power of presence to share experience
        • Sense of space
        • Capability to co-create
        • Pervasiveness of practice
        • Enrichment of experience
    • 24. ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES
      • Advantages
        • Immersive 3 D
        • Problem based
        • And …
      • Disadvantages
        • Hardware requirements
        • Software updates
        • And …
    • 25. DO YOU NEED A SECOND LIFE?
      • Professor Humby
      • The four C’s
        • Cost
        • Curve – Learning
        • Courage
        • Creativity
    • 26. QUESTIONS
      • Time for you
        • How would you apply this to your area?
    • 27. [email_address] PROFESSOR HEGG, AKA PROFESSOR HUMBY WWW.OAKTON.EDU/~PAMELA THANK YOU