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  • The  New Media Consortium (NMC)  is an international 501(c)3 not-for-profit consortium of nearly 300 learning-focused organizations dedicated to the exploration and use of new media and new technologies.
  • *9 campuses through out the state
  • NY HealthScape ~ Secondlife

    1. 1. Second Life 2011 An Introduction to Online Virtual Reality Christina Galanis Executive Director Southern Tier HealthLink NY HealthScape in SecondLife
    2. 2. Virtual Worlds Q3 2008
    3. 3. Virtual Worlds 2011
    4. 4. Second Life Login Screen
    5. 5. Second Life Stats Second Life Stats Population: 9.147.149 Last 60 days: 1.574.518 Current: 46.496
    6. 6. What is Second Life Second Life Is a 3-D virtual world in which all content is created by Residents (users)
    7. 7. Basic Membership is Free <ul><ul><li>basic membership allows you to; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Create an Avatar </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Explore </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Create Content </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Chat (voice or text) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Premium Membership <ul><ul><li>Allows all of the above and in addition; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>you may own “Land” (server storage space) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>This allows you to have a permanent home for the content you have created, set up a store, rent out homes or storefronts... </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>You can buy and sell Linden Dollars on the LindeX™ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Second Life uses its own currency called the Linden </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Linden exchange rate is about 250 Lindens to $1 US </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>A Premium Account costs about $9.95 a month </li></ul>
    9. 9. Create an Account <ul><ul><li>Choose a first name </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose an basic Avatar from a pool basic shapes (can be modified into anything) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Human, Furry, Robot, Elf, etc… </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sign On to your account </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You’ll find yourself on a Welcome island Follow the signs and learn the basics. </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Orientation Screen Shot
    11. 11. Oxbridge University, Caledon Can also go here to learn <ul><li>Tutorials On </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Moving </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Searching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communicating </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Changing Your Appearance </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Avatar <ul><ul><li>Avatar - </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>a computer user's representation of himself/herself or alter ego, whether in the form of a three-dimensional model used in computer games or a two-dimensional photo used as part of a profile. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Screen Shot of Appearance Edit Screen
    14. 14. What do Avatars Look Like?
    15. 15. What do Avatars Look Like?
    16. 16. Avatar appearance is limited only by imagination You could be a; Furry, Centaur, Tiny, Robot, Elf, Vampire, Fairy, gnome, man eating plant, small green man or Just about everything else
    17. 17. Vocabulary <ul><ul><li>Grid: SL is run on thousands of computer servers, collectively called the Grid </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Region: an area in SL, usually an island </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Island: an area in SL, created using one hard drive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rezzing: an object in the process of appearing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prim: primitives, (cubes, spheres, cylinders) linked together to create complex objects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lag: delays in-world caused by slow connections or too many objects in the same place </li></ul></ul>
    18. 18. <ul><ul><li>Landmarks: it records a location for later return (similar to bookmarks) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gestures: scripts for making your avatar wave, dance, shrug, etc… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slurl: a direct teleport link to a location in Second Life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teleport: a form of instantaneous transportation in Second Life using Landmarks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kent State Introduction to Second Life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chris Thomas </li></ul></ul>
    19. 19. OK, but… What is there to DO in Second Life?!? Share Meet Design Shop Sell Collaborate Take Classes Hold Classes Explore Interact Create Hear Live Music Dance Role Play DJ
    20. 20. Some Brands in SL (2009)
    21. 21. Travel from your Chair
    22. 22. Construction Planning & Prototying
    23. 23. Jobs in Second Life <ul><ul><li>party planner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>nightclub owner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>fashion designer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>aerospace engineer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>jewelry maker </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>scripter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Architect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>machinima director </li></ul></ul>
    24. 24. Jobs in Second Life <ul><ul><li>Musician </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>theme park developer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>real estate speculator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>vacation resort owner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Magazine publisher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publicist </li></ul></ul>
    25. 25. Buy or Rent a House, Apartment or Hotel Room
    26. 26. Art Galleries
    27. 27. Live Music
    28. 28. Events!
    29. 30. Health Quests
    30. 31. Health Quests~ Breast Cancer
    31. 32. Health Quests
    32. 33. Fundraising
    33. 34. Under Development <ul><ul><li>Virtual Clinic developed in order to learn medical procedures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students encounter simulated patients and work in teams to apply the skills of a practicing physician as they organize information about the cases </li></ul></ul>
    34. 36. How they will use SL <ul><ul><li>Students are encouraged to bond within Learning Communities focused on areas of shared clinical interest. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This is especially meaningful in a distributed environment, where students might feel isolated without such interactions. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides training in diagnosis, laboratory medicine and problem solving </li></ul></ul>
    35. 37. Advantages to Students <ul><ul><li>Student attending classes online can look forward to a richer experience in a Virtual World classroom when compared to a text only chat-room or an online class management system like WebCT. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They find that the addition of sight, sound and the use of simulation will greatly enhance their experience. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Virtual World will thus be able to supply them the benefits an online education has traditionally lacked. </li></ul></ul>
    36. 38. Flat web VS 3D web <ul><ul><li>When people are browsing the flat Web shop of Amazon.com, for example, they cannot see, chat with, and benefit from the experiences/opinions of, other people looking for the same items in real time. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>With 3-D virtual worlds All of those things are possible. </li></ul></ul>
    37. 39. Our Services *Mentoring Services * Sponsorships* Event Planning* Our Opportunity Assessment service is specifically designed for companies and NonProfits considering entering the virtual worlds / goods markets that are seeking advice and guidance on the most appropriate strategies. Our services leverages the power of the NYHealthScape Network, enabling our clients to work with best-in-class third parties and companies operating across the ecosystem of virtual worlds / goods. Current clients: American Cancer Society Americares Magic Paintbrush Project United Health Services Accent on Integration HIMSS (Health Information Management Systems Society) PCDC (Primary Care Development Corporation
    38. 40. Interested? We can help:) Contact Christina @ 607-651-9150 Email: [email_address] Follow Panacea on Twitter @panluminos www.nyhealthscape.com