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EFMD Jan 2009 Session B1 Pauline Randall virtual-e Ltd
EFMD Jan 2009 Session B1 Pauline Randall virtual-e Ltd
EFMD Jan 2009 Session B1 Pauline Randall virtual-e Ltd
EFMD Jan 2009 Session B1 Pauline Randall virtual-e Ltd
EFMD Jan 2009 Session B1 Pauline Randall virtual-e Ltd
EFMD Jan 2009 Session B1 Pauline Randall virtual-e Ltd
EFMD Jan 2009 Session B1 Pauline Randall virtual-e Ltd
EFMD Jan 2009 Session B1 Pauline Randall virtual-e Ltd
EFMD Jan 2009 Session B1 Pauline Randall virtual-e Ltd
EFMD Jan 2009 Session B1 Pauline Randall virtual-e Ltd
EFMD Jan 2009 Session B1 Pauline Randall virtual-e Ltd
EFMD Jan 2009 Session B1 Pauline Randall virtual-e Ltd
EFMD Jan 2009 Session B1 Pauline Randall virtual-e Ltd
EFMD Jan 2009 Session B1 Pauline Randall virtual-e Ltd
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EFMD Jan 2009 Session B1 Pauline Randall virtual-e Ltd

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EFMD Jan 2009 Session B1 Pauline Randall virtual-e Ltd

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  • 1. Pauline Randall virtual-e Ltd, UK Slides available on www.slideshare.net/virtuale
  • 2. It’s life, Jim, but not as we know it...
  • 3. What is a virtual world?
    • A synchronous,
    • persistent network of people,
    • represented by avatars,
    • facilitated by computers.
    Bell, MW. “Toward a Definition of “Virtual Worlds” in The Journal Of Virtual Worlds Research (June 2008)
  • 4. Choosing the right one
    • Technical considerations
    • Content availability
    • Development potential
    • Existence of an economy
    • Open to other users
    • Scripting ability
  • 5. Why Second Life
    • Well developed environment
    • Has its own currency
    • Linden Scripting Language
    • Substantial content is available
    • You can create your own content
  • 6. What is going on in Second Life?
  • 7.
    • Meetings and collaboration
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Role Play
    • Lectures
  • 8.
    • Law
    • Medicine
    • Art
    • Libraries
  • 9.
    • Visualisations
    • Exhibitions
    • Language and Culture
    • Recruitment
  • 10. Reality check
    • Find out more – go exploring
    • Consider your objectives– what do you want to achieve?
    • Is a virtual world the best place or are there better tools for what you want to do?
  • 11. Other Considerations
    • Skillsets
      • In house?
      • External developer
      • Induction and training for staff as well as students
    • Infrastucture
      • Hardware (particularly graphics cards)
      • Access via network (firewalls)
  • 12. Web resources
    • Business Communicators of Second Life - http://freshtakes.typepad.com/sl_communicators/
    • Companies in Second Life - http://slbusinesscommunicators.pbwiki.com/Companies+in+Second+Life
    • Educause Review - http://connect.educause.edu/er?time=1222711572
    • Institutions & Organisations in SL - http://simteach.com/wiki/index.php?title=Institutions_and_Organizations_in_SL
    • JISC gaming report - http://www.jisc.ac.uk/media/documents/programmes/elearninginnovation/gamingreport_v3.pdf
    • Second Life – www.secondlife.com
    • Second Life Security - https://support.secondlife.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=4417&task=knowledge&questionID=5566
    • Second Life Stats - http://secondlife.com/whatis/economy_stats.php
    • SLED (Second Life Educators) List - https://lists.secondlife.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/educators
    • SLED Blog - http://www.sl-educationblog.org/
    • Times – McKinsey Interview - http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/article3803056.ece
    • Virtual World Watch – Snapshots http://virtualworldwatch.net/snapshots/
    • Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_world
    • Other options
    • Virtual Worlds Review - http://www.virtualworldsreview.com/info/categories.shtml
  • 13. Second Life Locations
    • Abyss Museum of Ocean Science - http://slurl.com/secondlife/Gun/55/42/82
    • Autodesk Island – Engineering Design - http://slurl.com/secondlife/Autodesk/220/117/22
    • Bowling Green State University - http://slurl.com/secondlife/BGSU%20Creation/255/255/33
    • Camp Darfur - http://slurl.com/secondlife/Better%20World/175/247/21
    • Chinese School - http://slurl.com/secondlife/Chinese%20School/130/196/22
    • Dresden Art Gallery - http://slurl.com/secondlife/Dresden%20Gallery/168/128/26
    • Edinburgh University - http://slurl.com/secondlife/Edinburgh%20University/128/128/28
    • Eduserv Island - http://slurl.com/secondlife/Eduserv%20Island/104/40/29
    • Genome Island - http://slurl.com/secondlife/Genome/135/92/29
    • Honawan – Planetarium - http://slurl.com/secondlife/Honawan/96/122/421
    • Illinois State – Geography-Geology - http://slurl.com/secondlife/Geo%20Island/89/73/504
    • Ivory Tower Library of Primitives - http://slurl.com/secondlife/Natoma/213/164/28
    • Leeds College of Art & Design - http://slurl.com/secondlife/The%20Collective/44/69/34
    • Monash University - http://slurl.com/secondlife/Monash%20University/109/147/28
    • Via Montenapoleone http://slurl.com/secondlife/Montenapoleone/144/178/32
    • Port Spinoza - http://slurl.com/secondlife/Port%20Spinoza/120/129/23
    • Second Health - http://slurl.com/secondlife/Second%20Health%20London/126/154/27
    • Streets of Baghdad - http://slurl.com/secondlife/Better%20World/182/192/23
    • USC Marshall Business School - http://slurl.com/secondlife/USC%20Marshall/128/128/2
    • Western Australia Police - http://slurl.com/secondlife/Hwanung/161/146/256
  • 14. Contact Details
    • Pauline Randall Managing Director virtual-e Ltd
    • Liz Ferlinghetti in Second Life
    • [email_address]
    • www.virtual-e.co.uk
    • Twitter: @virtualewit
    • LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/paulinerandall
    • Slideshare: http://slideshare.net/virtuale
    • Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ferlinghetti/

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