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A description of SL for use by students, I've updated the "what you need to learn" with links to video how-tos.

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Second Life

  1. 1. Second Life Leveraging the Virtual to Learn Accounting
  2. 2. Why Virtual Worlds? <ul><li>World of Warcraft </li></ul><ul><ul><li>11 million Users </li></ul></ul><ul><li>MTV (bubble worlds) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>There.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Club Leguna </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual Lower East Side </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Virtual Magic Kingdom </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Disney </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Club Penguin </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Purchased for $700 million by Disney </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. IBM in Virtual Worlds <ul><li>Chairman and Chief Executive Sam Palmisano </li></ul>
  4. 4. Four Years from now <ul><li>Predictions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gartner Group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>80% of individuals will have an Avatar </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Me </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Job Interviews will take place in Virtual Worlds </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Training will take place in Virtual Worlds </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Social Networking will take place in Virtual Worlds </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>My 9 year old daughter will be FLUENT in VW’s </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Really Why should I use SL? <ul><li>Exam 1 Spring 2007 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A’s 12 8% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B’s 25 17% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C’s 46 32% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Passing 83 57% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D’s 34 23% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Median 71% </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Exam 1 Spring 2008 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A’s 25 14% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B’s 45 27% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C’s 38 22% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Passing 108 63% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D’s 30 18% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Median 76% </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Really Why should I use SL? <ul><li>Exam 2 Fall 2007 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A’s 16 6.5% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B’s 40 16.2% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C’s 57 23.1% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Passing 113 45.8% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D’s 43 17.4% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Median 66% </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Exam 2 Spring 2008 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A’s 15 10.4% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B’s 23 15.9% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C’s 35 24.3% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Passing 73 50.6% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D’s 33 22.9% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Median 70% </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Finally
  8. 8. What is SL? <ul><li>3-D Virtual World or MUVE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Multi User Virtual Environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inhabitants of the world create content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Similar to WoW, The Sims, There, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>It is NOT a game </li></ul><ul><ul><li>There is not an objective to SL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s just a place </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Where you can... </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Meet people </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Attend meetings, lectures, events </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Learn </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. PC Minimum Requirements <ul><li>Internet Connection*: Cable or DSL </li></ul><ul><li>Operating System: Windows XP (Service Pack 2) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>OR Windows 2000 (Service Pack 4) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vista can be hit or miss, but is now supported </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Computer Processor: 800MHz Pentium III or Athlon, or better </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Memory: 256MB or better </li></ul><ul><li>Video/Graphics Card**: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>nVidia GeForce 2, GeForce 4mx, or better </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OR ATI Radeon 8500, 9250, or better </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Mac Minimum Requirements <ul><li>Mac Minimum System Requirements: </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Connection*: Cable or DSL </li></ul><ul><li>Operating System: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or better </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Processor: 1 GHz G4 or better </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Memory: 512MB or better </li></ul><ul><li>Video/Graphics Card**: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>nVidia GeForce 2, GeForce 4mx, or better </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OR ATI Radeon 8500, 9250, or better </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. My PC/Mac doesn’t meet the minimum requirements <ul><li>There will be on-campus labs that will have Second Life installed </li></ul>
  12. 12. Second Life Uses <ul><li>Watch Lectures </li></ul><ul><li>Interact with 3-D accounting Content </li></ul><ul><li>Meet in groups to discuss accounting? </li></ul><ul><li>Meet with me to discuss accounting? </li></ul><ul><li>Limited to ~40 Avatars at one time </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Available 24/7 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Initially we won’t have a schedule </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Have Fun! </li></ul>
  13. 13. Steps for using Second Life <ul><li>Join Second Life </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pick Avatar Name / Shape </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Download Viewer </li></ul><ul><li>Find our Class Land </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ReallyEngagingAccounting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set Home Here </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ctrl-H, takes you home from anywhere in SL </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Join the Class Group (needed to access content) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>UCFCBA Accounting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Search Groups and Join </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cost $L0 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Let me know what your Second Life Name is </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Form is on the Wiki and in Second Life </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Second Life Guidelines <ul><li>Linden Lab Policies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No Intolerance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No Harassment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No Assaulting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pushing, Shoving, Shooting </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No Disclosure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Residents are entitled to privacy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Me, You and your classmates </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No Indecency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No Disturbing the Peace </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ACG 2021 Policies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clothing is Mandatory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wear anything you wish </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accounting objects will be shared </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We share space on an Island with others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Be respectful of other builds </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Be respectful of other avatars </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scheduled Events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Show up on Time </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. IBM Virtual World Guidelines (subset) <ul><li>Adopted for ACG2021 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Engage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Explore responsibly </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use Good Judgment / Witnessing Inappropriate Behavior </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>There is good and bad in SL, judge whether or not you should proceed </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Know how to leave (Ctrl-H) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Protect the name of UCF </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>You are representatives of UCF </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Protect others privacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mine, Yours, your Classmates </li></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 16. How do I get started <ul><li>Getting Started with a Second Life Account </li></ul><ul><li>Log onto Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>Where is our class: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ReallyEngagingAccounting </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. What SL skills do I need for this class <ul><li>Learn how to move in the world : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>↑↓←-> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flying (home key) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Learn how to use the Camera Control </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Alt and zoom with your mouse </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Learn how to touch objects </li></ul><ul><li>Learn how to chat </li></ul><ul><ul><li>With other Avatars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>With other objects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Using chat channels (/nnnnn) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Learn how to Instant Message with other Avatars </li></ul><ul><li>Lean how to turn on/off media (audio / video) </li></ul>
  18. 18. What SL skills do I need for this class <ul><li>Learn how to join groups </li></ul><ul><li>Learn how to create and use Landmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Learn how to Add Friends </li></ul><ul><li>Learn how to buy items </li></ul><ul><li>Learn how to view items in your Inventory </li></ul><ul><li>Learn how to get items from inventory to use them (rezzing) </li></ul><ul><li>Learn how to attach and detach items </li></ul>
  19. 19. How do I learn to do all this stuff <ul><li>NMC’s Orientation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Take your time, don’t be in a rush finish </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Orientation Station (Viewer 1.23) </li></ul><ul><li>New Citizens Plaza (Viewer 1.23) </li></ul><ul><li>NMC Orientation (Viewer 1.23) </li></ul><ul><li>NMC (Viewer 2.0) </li></ul><ul><li>Caledon (Viewer 2.0) </li></ul>
  20. 20. ACG2021 Second Life <ul><li>Really Engaging Accounting </li></ul>
  21. 21. How will I use SL for class <ul><li>View Lectures 24/7 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Try doing this in groups </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interact with Accounting Models </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic model: A = L + E </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expanded model: A = L + C + R – D – E </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>General Ledger: Specific Accounts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Play games </li></ul><ul><ul><li>T-Account: Learn your Debits/Credits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Individual </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>T-Account Games: Learn your transactions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In groups of at least 2 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Office Hours </li></ul><ul><li>Study Groups </li></ul>
  22. 22. Viewing Lecture <ul><li>Touch Screen for Menu </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose Chapter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose Lecture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Watch & Discuss </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. 3-D Accounting Model <ul><li>Enter Transactions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Via Chat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Via NoteCard </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Complete HW </li></ul><ul><ul><li>#1, #2, #3 </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. T-Account Game <ul><li>Learn Debits and Credits </li></ul><ul><li>Complete HW </li></ul><ul><ul><li>#4 </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. My Office <ul><li>Leave a Message </li></ul><ul><li>Meet with Me </li></ul><ul><li>Check Calendar </li></ul>

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