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    • In a virtual world
      Pauline Randall
      Managing Director
      virtual-e Ltd
    • www.slideshare.net/virtuale
    • virtual-e
      • Virtual world developers
      • Second Life Gold Partner
      • Global client list
      Imperial College London
      Ashridge Business School
      University of Hawaii
      JISCRSCs
    • http://www.hawaii.edu/secondlife/
    • Second Life
      • 3-d persistent environment
      • Bulk of content creation is by users
      • Been around for 6 years
      • Current peak daily concurrent logins 80k
      • Owned by Linden Lab
      • Is a web 2.0 company that is making money
      • www.secondlife.com
    • Other virtual environments
      • Open sim
      • Forterra Systems – Olive
      • Entropia
      • Twinity – beta
      • Blue Mars – early beta
    • Why?
      @virtualewit tell them SL is a great way to experience global venture building like in RL and for dev management & cultural skills
      @virtualewit that we exist in a mixed reality?
      @virtualewit Tell them that SL is a great way to learn about realities and necessity of marketing RL business without much financial risk.
    • Business ROI - IBM
      Using virtual world space for conferences
      Reduce costs
      Reduce carbon footprint
      Reduce lost time from office
      http://work.secondlife.com/en-US/successstories/case/ibm/
      ROI $320k
      Cost 1/5th cost of real world event
    • University of Texas
      A one-year project to explore the use of virtual worlds in learning which brings in the 16 campuses of the university.
      “Like many higher learning organizations, the University of Texas System’s has an imperative to continually enrich the learning experience for students while reducing—or even eliminating—expensive brick-and-mortar costs while becoming energy efficient. These are the key drivers that led the University of Texas to invest in a virtual learning environment in Second Life.”
      https://blogs.secondlife.com/community/learninginworld/blog/2009/09/15/the-first-statewide-rollout-of-a-virtual-world-learning-environment-the-university-of-texas-system-in-second-life
    • Border Crossing Patrols
      Loyalist College used Second Life for part of their training of border guards
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCUWcpVPtMM
    • Other examples
      St Andrews University – using virtual worlds to recreate a basilica
      St George’s Hospital using SL for paramedic training (https://blogs.secondlife.com/community/workinginworld/blog/2009/10/28/three-questions-about-pivote-by-daden-as-used-by-st-george-s-university-london-sgul-in-second-life)
      Edinburgh University – 9 islands being used for a variety of learning (http://vue.ed.ac.uk/)
      USA based architect using it to collaborate with clients in Cairo (http://archsl.wordpress.com/2009/05/04/dispatch-from-cairo-a-message-from-db-bailey-david-denton-architect/)
    • Resources
      http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Business_and_Marketing
      http://www.jvwresearch.org
      http://work.secondlife.com/en-US/successstories/
      http://virtualworldwatch.net/
      www.virtual-e.co.uk