Why Work & Teach With Second Life Patricia F. Anderson, pfa@umich.edu  (a.k.a. Perplexity Peccable) Sharon K. Grayden, gra...
So You’ve Heard About Second Life <ul><li>Screenshot of SecondLife website </li></ul><ul><li>http://secondlife.com/ </li><...
So You’ve Heard About Second Life <ul><li>“ Second Life is a 3D online digital world imagined, created, and owned by its r...
So You’ve Heard About Second Life  <ul><li>Also known as the  Metaverse , a term from  Snow Crash , a novel by Neal Stephe...
Second Life is a Virtual World With: <ul><li>Doctors, bankers, candlestick makers; </li></ul><ul><li>Builders, workers, da...
Second Life is Growing …  <ul><li>From ~2002 to ~2007 … </li></ul>
Who is Already There? Corporate <ul><li>Adidas </li></ul><ul><li>Apple Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>Best Buy </li></ul><ul><li>B...
Who is Already There? Businesses <ul><li>Map of corporate presence in Second Life from the Kzero blog. (Second Life Brand ...
Who is Already There? Schools <ul><li>Bowling Green State University </li></ul><ul><li>Columbia University </li></ul><ul><...
Who is Already There? Schools <ul><li>Map of colleges and universities with a presence in Second Life from the Kzero blog....
Why Second Life …  <ul><li>Be where the students are </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging our new students </li></ul><ul><li>Immersi...
Second Life  Now or Later?  <ul><li>“ Imagine it’s 1949 and you’re a big brand. Do you NOT participate in TV? Or, it’s 192...
What’s There? Science Center
Who’s There? Nanotech Island
What’s There? Genome Island
Who’s There? ARC Research Center
Who’s There? NMC Research & Life Sciences
Who’s There? NMC Research & Life Sciences
Things to Do: Meetings
Things to Do: Events <ul><li>Images of presenter with slides in front of a conference audience at the Second Life Best Pra...
Things to Do: Information
Things to Do:  Outreach / Advocacy
Things to Do: Data Visualization
Things to Do: Collaboration <ul><ul><li>Think wiki-types of functionality in visual and 3D spaces </li></ul></ul>
Education <ul><li>Ohio University Second Life Campus </li></ul>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFuNFRie8wA
Education Ideas <ul><li>Basic sciences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interactive anatomical & cellular models </li></ul></ul><ul><...
Education Ideas <ul><li>Guided discovery </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Treasure hunts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Exploration </li></ul...
What You Need To Know Beforehand <ul><li>Tech </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bandwidth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hardware </li></u...
<ul><li>Go shopping with a muscle man </li></ul><ul><li>Build a cathedral. Visit with angels, devils, and dragons </li></u...
Starter Resources for Higher Ed SL Education  <ul><li>Conklin, Mega S. 101 Uses for Second Life in the College Classroom. ...
Starter Resources for SL Science & Research <ul><li>McConaghy, T. Troy. A Sampler of Science in Second Life. Nature Networ...
Resources Cited in This Presentation <ul><li>Kzero: Second Life University Map: http://www.kzero.co.uk/blog/?page_id=551 <...
Second Life + URLs = SLURLs* <ul><li>ARC Research Center: http://slurl.com/secondlife/ARC%20Research%20Center/78/146/ </li...
Second Life + URLs = SLURLs* <ul><li>Epiphany: Anglican Cathedral Project: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Epiphany/91/145/50 ...
Second Life + URLs = SLURLs* <ul><li>Nanotechnology Island (coming soon) </li></ul><ul><li>NOAA Weather Map: http://slurl....
Second Life + URLs = SLURLs* <ul><li>Science School: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Science%20School/177/147/28 </li></ul><ul...
<ul><li>Want to get started? Come to our next presentation in two weeks! </li></ul>
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Introduction to Second Life for university-level life sciences research & teaching faculty. Images are from http://flickr.com/photos/rosefirerising/ . Podcast will soon be available at http://www.dent.umich.edu/informatics/bootcamp/ and/or http://www.lib.umich.edu/hsl/podcasts/ .

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  1. 1. Why Work & Teach With Second Life Patricia F. Anderson, pfa@umich.edu (a.k.a. Perplexity Peccable) Sharon K. Grayden, grayden@umich.edu (a.k.a. Vitesse Vella) © 2007 Regents of the University of Michigan. All rights reserved.
  2. 2. So You’ve Heard About Second Life <ul><li>Screenshot of SecondLife website </li></ul><ul><li>http://secondlife.com/ </li></ul>
  3. 3. So You’ve Heard About Second Life <ul><li>“ Second Life is a 3D online digital world imagined, created, and owned by its residents.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Your world. Your imagination.” </li></ul><ul><li>http://secondlife.com/ </li></ul>
  4. 4. So You’ve Heard About Second Life <ul><li>Also known as the Metaverse , a term from Snow Crash , a novel by Neal Stephenson. </li></ul><ul><li>What does it mean -- “3D online digital world”? </li></ul>http://abyss.hubbe.net/fredrik_favs.html
  5. 5. Second Life is a Virtual World With: <ul><li>Doctors, bankers, candlestick makers; </li></ul><ul><li>Builders, workers, dancers, shirkers; </li></ul><ul><li>Churches and homes; gardens and domes; </li></ul><ul><li>Libraries, museums; teachers and beach bums! </li></ul>
  6. 6. Second Life is Growing … <ul><li>From ~2002 to ~2007 … </li></ul>
  7. 7. Who is Already There? Corporate <ul><li>Adidas </li></ul><ul><li>Apple Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>Best Buy </li></ul><ul><li>BMW </li></ul><ul><li>Cisco Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Coca Cola </li></ul><ul><li>Comcast </li></ul><ul><li>Dell </li></ul><ul><li>H&R Block </li></ul><ul><li>IBM </li></ul><ul><li>NBA (basketball, really) </li></ul><ul><li>NBC </li></ul><ul><li>Nissan </li></ul><ul><li>Pontiac </li></ul><ul><li>Reuters </li></ul><ul><li>Sun Microsystems </li></ul><ul><li>Toyota </li></ul><ul><li>The Weather Channel </li></ul><ul><li>Warner Brothers </li></ul><ul><li>… and many more … </li></ul>
  8. 8. Who is Already There? Businesses <ul><li>Map of corporate presence in Second Life from the Kzero blog. (Second Life Brand Map version 1.6) </li></ul>Source: Kzero: Second Life Brand Map: http://www.kzero.co.uk/blog/?page_id=431
  9. 9. Who is Already There? Schools <ul><li>Bowling Green State University </li></ul><ul><li>Columbia University </li></ul><ul><li>Duke University </li></ul><ul><li>Drexel University </li></ul><ul><li>Harvard University </li></ul><ul><li>New York University </li></ul><ul><li>Ohio State University </li></ul><ul><li>Pennsylvania State University </li></ul><ul><li>Princeton </li></ul><ul><li>Stanford University </li></ul><ul><li>SUNY </li></ul><ul><li>Temple University </li></ul><ul><li>UCLA & UC - Berkeley </li></ul><ul><li>University of Cincinnatti </li></ul><ul><li>University of Colorado at Denver Medical Center </li></ul><ul><li>University of Kansas Medical Center </li></ul><ul><li>University of Texas Medical Branch </li></ul><ul><li>University of Tennessee College of Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>Vassar College </li></ul><ul><li>Virginia Tech </li></ul>… and over 100 more. Source: SimTeach: http://tinyurl.com/2fen2s
  10. 10. Who is Already There? Schools <ul><li>Map of colleges and universities with a presence in Second Life from the Kzero blog. (Second Life College Map version 1.6) </li></ul>Source: Kzero: Second Life University Map: http://www.kzero.co.uk/blog/?page_id=551
  11. 11. Why Second Life … <ul><li>Be where the students are </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging our new students </li></ul><ul><li>Immersive environment (you gotta see it to believe it) </li></ul><ul><li>Allows interactive distance education on a level previously unimaginable </li></ul><ul><li>Personal productivity - meetings and more </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration & simulation & visualization, oh my … </li></ul>
  12. 12. Second Life Now or Later? <ul><li>“ Imagine it’s 1949 and you’re a big brand. Do you NOT participate in TV? Or, it’s 1925. Do you NOT participate in radio?” </li></ul><ul><li>Tuple vs. Kipple. Value of Measuring Engagement. June 7, 2007. </li></ul>
  13. 13. What’s There? Science Center
  14. 14. Who’s There? Nanotech Island
  15. 15. What’s There? Genome Island
  16. 16. Who’s There? ARC Research Center
  17. 17. Who’s There? NMC Research & Life Sciences
  18. 18. Who’s There? NMC Research & Life Sciences
  19. 19. Things to Do: Meetings
  20. 20. Things to Do: Events <ul><li>Images of presenter with slides in front of a conference audience at the Second Life Best Practices in Education annual meeting. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Things to Do: Information
  22. 22. Things to Do: Outreach / Advocacy
  23. 23. Things to Do: Data Visualization
  24. 24. Things to Do: Collaboration <ul><ul><li>Think wiki-types of functionality in visual and 3D spaces </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Education <ul><li>Ohio University Second Life Campus </li></ul>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFuNFRie8wA
  26. 26. Education Ideas <ul><li>Basic sciences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interactive anatomical & cellular models </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Class or small group interaction with anatomical avatars </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Communication skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Patient history taking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Problem solving </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cultural competencies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ethical role-playing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Clinical space design & modeling </li></ul>
  27. 27. Education Ideas <ul><li>Guided discovery </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Treasure hunts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Exploration </li></ul><ul><li>Construction </li></ul><ul><li>Design </li></ul><ul><li>3D modeling </li></ul><ul><li>Roleplay </li></ul><ul><li>Meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Distance learning </li></ul><ul><li>International teaching </li></ul>
  28. 28. What You Need To Know Beforehand <ul><li>Tech </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bandwidth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hardware </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Screen resolution / Video cards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Frequent Downloads / Software Updates </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social & Planning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Wednesday Factor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(grid is down for upgrades) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Small Groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SLURLS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Money in SL </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. <ul><li>Go shopping with a muscle man </li></ul><ul><li>Build a cathedral. Visit with angels, devils, and dragons </li></ul><ul><li>Build a skeleton for a giant, with a beating heart. Teach others how to help. </li></ul><ul><li>Scan an Easter Island statue and import it as a 3D object. </li></ul><ul><li>Explore a coral reef ecosystem -- in high heels. </li></ul><ul><li>Piggyback a ride on Saturn and take tourist pics of the rest of the solar system. </li></ul>“ Your imagination. Your world.”
  30. 30. Starter Resources for Higher Ed SL Education <ul><li>Conklin, Mega S. 101 Uses for Second Life in the College Classroom. http://facstaff.elon.edu/mconklin/pubs/glshandout.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>Open Sledware (Open Courseware in Second Life): http://opensledware.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life Educators Archives: https://lists.secondlife.com/pipermail/educators/ </li></ul><ul><li>SimTeach Wiki: http://www.simteach.com/wiki/index.php </li></ul>
  31. 31. Starter Resources for SL Science & Research <ul><li>McConaghy, T. Troy. A Sampler of Science in Second Life. Nature Network: http://network.nature.com/blogs/user/U475C43B9/2007/06/17/a-sampler-of-science-in-second-life </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life Research: http://secondliferesearch.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Science & Technology in Second Life: http://scilands.wordpress.com/blog/ </li></ul>
  32. 32. Resources Cited in This Presentation <ul><li>Kzero: Second Life University Map: http://www.kzero.co.uk/blog/?page_id=551 </li></ul><ul><li>Kzero: Second Life Brand Map: http://www.kzero.co.uk/blog/?page_id=431 </li></ul><ul><li>Brandon, John. The 8 Top Corporate Sites in Second Life. Computerworld May 2,2007. http://tinyurl.com/3yzzgk </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life Research: Brand Entry Timeline for the Automotive Industry. http://secondliferesearch.blogspot.com/2007/06/brand-entry-timeline-for-automotive.html </li></ul><ul><li>Tuple vs. Kipple. Value of Measuring Engagement. June 7, 2007. http://blogs.electricsheepcompany.com/joel/?p=21 </li></ul>
  33. 33. Second Life + URLs = SLURLs* <ul><li>ARC Research Center: http://slurl.com/secondlife/ARC%20Research%20Center/78/146/ </li></ul><ul><li>Autistic Liberation Front (ALF): Ahttp://slurl.com/secondlife/Porcupine/50/224/129 </li></ul><ul><li>Center for Water Studies: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Better%20World/77/3/9 </li></ul><ul><li>Danvers State Hospital: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Ryder%20Asylum/130/93/35 </li></ul><ul><li>Edgar Allen Poe House: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Montclair%20State%20CHSS/142/161/19 </li></ul>* Locations Visited in the Making of this Presentation
  34. 34. Second Life + URLs = SLURLs* <ul><li>Epiphany: Anglican Cathedral Project: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Epiphany/91/145/50 </li></ul><ul><li>Genome: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Genome/127/128/48/ </li></ul><ul><li>GNUbie Store: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Indigo/227/42/47 </li></ul><ul><li>ISTE Aquarium: http://slurl.com/secondlife/ISTE%20Island/149/179/749 </li></ul><ul><li>International Spaceflight Museum Spaceport Alpha: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Spaceport%20Alpha/49/77/24 </li></ul><ul><li>Jubjub’s Sculptie Skulls: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Voronezhirkutsk/65/15/97 </li></ul>* Locations Visited in the Making of this Presentation
  35. 35. Second Life + URLs = SLURLs* <ul><li>Nanotechnology Island (coming soon) </li></ul><ul><li>NOAA Weather Map: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Info%20Island%20II/115/204/25 </li></ul><ul><li>NMC: Life Sciences Building: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Research%20Park/129/102/47 </li></ul><ul><li>Ohio University Campus: http://slurl.com/secondlife/ohio%20university/20/36/24 </li></ul><ul><li>Science Center: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Info%20Island%20II/97/206/23 </li></ul>* Locations Visited in the Making of this Presentation
  36. 36. Second Life + URLs = SLURLs* <ul><li>Science School: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Science%20School/177/147/28 </li></ul><ul><li>Underworld Italian Mafia City: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Kumiho/60/84/50 </li></ul><ul><li>UTD Accessibility Island: http://slurl.com/secondlife/UTD%20Accessibility/83/107/32 </li></ul><ul><li>V3 Planetarium: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Silicon%20Island/138/134/39 </li></ul>* Locations Visited in the Making of this Presentation
  37. 37. <ul><li>Want to get started? Come to our next presentation in two weeks! </li></ul>
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