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NTFS Symposium 2008 SecondLife

  1. 1. Second Life ® Jane Chandler (RL) / Lane Erde (SL) Jonathan Crellin (RL) / Jack Salyut (SL) Emma Duke-Williams (RL) / Emmadw Rickenbacker (SL) School of Computing & The ExPERT Centre University of Portsmouth http:// secondlife.com
  2. 2. What is Second Life? <ul><li>A virtual world </li></ul><ul><li>Rich, graphical, 3-D environment </li></ul><ul><li>Real people represented by avatars </li></ul><ul><li>Chat, IM and voice communication </li></ul><ul><li>Content is user created </li></ul><ul><li>Audio and video streaming </li></ul><ul><li>Links out to the web and the beginnings of running the web inside SL </li></ul>
  3. 3. How do I use it? <ul><li>Create an account (which can be a free account or a premium account at around US$10 a month) </li></ul><ul><li>Check the pc hardware requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Check the firewall requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Download the client to your pc or a memory stick </li></ul><ul><li>Start using it </li></ul>
  4. 4. Photos from Linden Labs
  5. 6. Uses of SL <ul><li>Business </li></ul><ul><li>Holding meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Social / Entertainment </li></ul><ul><li>Simulations </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul>Reuters in Second Life http://www.secondlifevideo.com/item/JRQ90TJ3H8HJ2ZC4
  6. 7. How Widely do Universities and Colleges use Second Life? <ul><li>SimTeach: Institutions and Organizations in SL lists 133 (May 2008) http://simteach.com/wiki/index.php?title=Institutions_and_Organizations_in_SL </li></ul><ul><li>John Kirriemuir’s “Snapshots of Second Life use in UK HE and FE” http:// www.eduserv.org.uk/foundation/studies/slsnapshots </li></ul>
  7. 8. Educational Uses of SL <ul><li>Content Creation: art, software, </li></ul><ul><li>Simulations: places, events, buildings </li></ul><ul><li>Classes: lectures, tutorials, ‘treasure hunts’ </li></ul><ul><li>Libraries and Museums </li></ul><ul><li>Risky/expensive experiences: running a business, investigating other cultures </li></ul><ul><li>Other: meetings, socialising </li></ul>
  8. 9. Socialising <ul><li>Nightclubs – DJs and musicians </li></ul><ul><li>Games eg Tringo </li></ul><ul><li>Bars </li></ul><ul><li>Plays </li></ul><ul><li>“ Tourist attractions” </li></ul><ul><li>Interest groups </li></ul>
  9. 12. Photo from danceinthesky via Flickr
  10. 13. Photo from Linden Labs Photo from danceinthesky via Flickr
  11. 14. Photo from Linden Labs Photo from danceinthesky via Flickr
  12. 15. Ben and Jerry’s
  13. 16. Content Creation <ul><li>Fashion </li></ul><ul><li>Buildings </li></ul><ul><li>Vehicles </li></ul><ul><li>Furniture </li></ul><ul><li>Scripts </li></ul><ul><li>Art works: photos, pictures, sculpture, installations, sound </li></ul><ul><li>IP rests with the creator in SL </li></ul>Photo from Linden Labs
  14. 17. The Java Shop in Godric's Hollow By grayceeshepherd
  15. 18. The Java Shop in Godric's Hollow By grayceeshepherd
  16. 19. The Java Shop in Godric's Hollow By grayceeshepherd Linden Gallery of Resident Art
  17. 20. Simulating Reality <ul><li>Places e.g Morocco </li></ul><ul><li>Buildings e.g. Sistine Chapel </li></ul><ul><li>People e.g. schizophreniza </li></ul><ul><li>Events e.g tsunamis, Canterbury Tales </li></ul><ul><li>Training e.g. disaster response </li></ul><ul><li>Other e.g. solar system </li></ul>
  18. 24. Classes <ul><li>Discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Lectures </li></ul><ul><li>Simulations </li></ul><ul><li>Exhibitions </li></ul><ul><li>Explorations </li></ul>
  19. 30. SL and the internet <ul><li>Streaming video </li></ul><ul><li>Streaming music </li></ul><ul><li>Upload powerpoint slides </li></ul><ul><li>Link out to the web </li></ul><ul><li>Display RSS feeds in world </li></ul><ul><li>Display websites in world (but not yet interact with them) </li></ul>
  20. 31. Links to other platforms <ul><li>Moodle has Sloodle http:// www.sloodle.org / </li></ul><ul><li>Blackboard is working with Ball State University </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul>
  21. 32. Some Statistics
  22. 34. <ul><li>Silversprite’s Slideshow of UK HE & FE in SL ® http://www.flickr.com/photos/silversprite/sets/72157603982005324/show/ </li></ul>http:// www.silversprite.com
  23. 35. Video Clips <ul><li>Education in Second Life: Explore the Possibilities http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =TMGR9q43dag&feature=related </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Uses of Second Life http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOFU9oUF2HA&feature=related </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction to Second Life http://www.secondlifevideo.com/item/T3LKQP54MX4MRY8W </li></ul><ul><li>Watch the World(s) http://youtube.com/watch?v=LxVDVggLqsA </li></ul><ul><li>CyberOne: Law in the Court of Public Opinion http:// blogs.law.harvard.edu/cyberone / </li></ul><ul><li>How to make a gift box... happy holidays! - SL TuTORial http:// youtube.com/watch?v =876wwYv6Tf0 </li></ul>
  24. 36. Books <ul><li>Creating Your World: The Official Guide to Advanced Content Creation for Second Life by Aimee Weber, Kimberly RuferBach & Richard Platel (2007) John Wiley & Sons ISBN-13: 978-0470171141 </li></ul><ul><li>I, Avatar: The Culture and Consequences of Having a Second Life by Mark Stephen Meadows (2008) New Riders ISBN-13 : 978-0321533395 </li></ul><ul><li>101 Uses for Second Life in the College Classroom by Megan S. Conklin: http:// facstaff.elon.edu/mconklin/pubs/glshandout.pdf </li></ul>
  25. 37. Websites – Getting Going <ul><li>http:// secondlife.com / </li></ul><ul><li>Joining SL: http://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=ddpfmbxr_683gt5h2&hl=en </li></ul><ul><li>Joining via NMC: http:// sl.nmc.org /join/ </li></ul><ul><li>Enterprise 3.D Living and Working in Virtual Worlds http://www.slideshare.net/rooreynolds/enterprise-3d-living-and-working-in-virtual-worlds/ </li></ul>
  26. 38. Education Websites <ul><li>Edumuve.com: http:// edumuve.com /tour/ </li></ul><ul><li>Eduserv Foundation: http:// www.eduserv.org.uk/foundation/sl.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>RezEd: The Hub for Learning and Virtual Worlds http:// www.rezed.org / </li></ul><ul><li>The SaLamander Project: http:// www.eduisland.net/salamanderwiki/index.php?title =Main_Page </li></ul><ul><li>SimTeach: Information and Community for Educators using M.U.V.E.'s: http://www.simteach.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life in Education: http://sleducation.wikispaces.com/educationaluses </li></ul><ul><li>NMC in Second Life ® http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =S9VZKTT6gZ8 </li></ul>
  27. 39. Blogs <ul><li>Wagner James Au’s New World Notes http://nwn.blogs.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Metanomics http://metanomics.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>NMC Campus Observer http://sl.nmc.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life Research http://secondliferesearch.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Intellagirl’s Ubernoggin http://www.ubernoggin.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>SLED Blog http://www.sl-educationblog.org / </li></ul><ul><li>NMC Campus Observer: http:// sl.nmc.org / </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life Business Brief http://slbrief.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>IBM’s Roo Reynold’s and Ian Hughes’s eightbar http:// eightbar.co.uk / </li></ul>
  28. 40. Mailing Lists <ul><li>SLED – SL Educators https://lists.secondlife.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/educators </li></ul><ul><li>Slrl – Second Life Research http://list.academ-x.com/listinfo.cgi/slrl-academ-x.com </li></ul>

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