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  1. 1. Second Life
  2. 2. What is Second Life? <ul><li>Second Life is a virtual world entirely built and owned by its residents. Since opening in 2003, SL has grown explosively and today is inhabited by over 7 million residents. </li></ul>*Population as of 3/23/2007
  3. 3. Virtual Worlds <ul><li>The Horizon Report, 2007 Edition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual Worlds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Time to Adoption: Two to Three Years </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“Campuses and businesses have established locations in these worlds, much as they were creating websites a dozen years ago. In the same way that the number and sophistication of websites grew very quickly as more people began to browse, virtual locations will become more common and more mature as the trend continues.” </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Virtual School of Management
  5. 5. Creating a Second Life <ul><li>Register at </li></ul><ul><li>Fill out some basic information </li></ul><ul><li>Pick your avatar </li></ul><ul><li>Download/install the software </li></ul><ul><li>Login </li></ul>
  6. 6. Modifying your Avatar
  7. 7. Learning Environments
  8. 17. Click image to view “Glacier Simulation” video
  9. 18. Potential Benefits <ul><li>Hands-on learning </li></ul><ul><li>New form of interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Experience your school in a “physical manner” </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Recruiting (virtual information sessions) </li></ul>
  10. 19. Potential Benefits <ul><li>Virtual field trips </li></ul><ul><li>Develop your own immersive environment </li></ul><ul><li>Socialization </li></ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual collaboration </li></ul>
  11. 20. Obstacles <ul><li>System requirements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hardware </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Network Connection </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Stability </li></ul><ul><li>Maintenance/Updates </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“Black Wednesdays” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Learning Curve </li></ul><ul><li>Pricing </li></ul>
  12. 21. Obstacles <ul><li>“Griefing” </li></ul><ul><li>Vandalism </li></ul><ul><li>Inappropriate materials </li></ul><ul><li>Keeping students on-task </li></ul>
  13. 22. Pricing <ul><li>Basic Account is free </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Access to events, shopping, building (temporarily in sand boxes), scripting & more </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Premium Account Costs $9.95/mo </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows you to own land in SL </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Private Island Ownership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Education Discount </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Small island = $980 for 65,536 sq. meters (about 16 acres) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Monthly land fee for maintenance = $150/mo </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Renting space </li></ul>
  14. 23. Coming Soon! <ul><li>Integrated voice functionality </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Volume dependent on proximity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phone bridging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Control who speaks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lip synching </li></ul></ul><ul><li>HTML on a prim </li></ul><ul><li>Better translators </li></ul><ul><li>Open source possibilities </li></ul>
  15. 24. Library Resources <ul><li>Info Island Archipelago Tour </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life Library 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>The Shifted Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life Librarians </li></ul><ul><li>Developing Library Services in Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>alliancesecondlife (google group) </li></ul>
  16. 25. <ul><li>UTD SOM Island </li></ul><ul><li>Capitol Hill </li></ul><ul><li>Casablanca (Virtual Morocco) </li></ul><ul><li>EduNation </li></ul><ul><li>Glacier Simulation </li></ul><ul><li>Harvard’s Berkman Law School </li></ul><ul><li>Heart Murmur Sim </li></ul><ul><li>Info Island </li></ul><ul><li>International Space Museum </li></ul><ul><li>NMC Campus </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Hallucinations </li></ul>Bibliography
  17. 26. <ul><li>Horizon Report </li></ul><ul><li>LSL Scripting Form </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life http:// </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life: Education </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life: Get One (video) = </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life: Knowledge Base </li></ul><ul><li>SimTeach </li></ul><ul><li>SimTeach: Institutions and Organizations in SL </li></ul><ul><li>SLED (SL EDucators) </li></ul><ul><li>Torley Linden’s YouTube instructional videos </li></ul><ul><li>UTD SOM Second Life </li></ul>Bibliography
  18. 27. Questions?
  19. 28. Thank You! <ul><li>Katrina Adams (aka Katrina Sol) </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Darren Crone (aka Darren Student) </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
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