Using Second Life to Collaborate and Connect


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  • Key points: NOT a technology session: focus on process
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  • Using Second Life to Collaborate and Connect

    1. 1. Using Second Life to Collaborate and Connect May 13, 2010 Audio is only available by calling this number: Conference Call: 866-740-1260; Access Code: 6339392 Sponsored by
    2. 2. Using ReadyTalk <ul><li>Chat & raise hand </li></ul><ul><li>Mute = *6, Unmute = *7 </li></ul><ul><li>If you lose your internet connection, reconnect using the link emailed to you. </li></ul><ul><li>If you lose your phone connection, re-dial the phone number and re-join. </li></ul><ul><li>ReadyTalk support: 800-843-9166 </li></ul>
    3. 3. You are being recorded… <ul><li>Streaming into Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>This seminar will be available on the TechSoup website along with past webinar presentations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You will receive a link to this presentation, material and links. </li></ul><ul><li>After the webinar, you can ask follow-up questions in the Virtual Community Forum: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Twitter hashtags: #techsoup </li></ul>
    4. 4. Using Second Life to Collaborate and Connect Sponsored by Presenters: Susan Tenby, Renne Brock-Richmond, Jessica Dally
    5. 5. Today’s Speakers Facilitating: Kami Griffiths, TechSoup Assisting with chat questions: Becky Wiegand & Megan Keane, TechSoup Evonne Heyning & Layal Rabat in Second Life Renne Brock-Richmond Susan Tenby Jessica Dally
    6. 6. Agenda <ul><li>Overview of Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate with social media tools </li></ul><ul><li>Get started </li></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><li>Technical requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Nonprofit Commons </li></ul><ul><li>Future plans </li></ul><ul><li>Q&A </li></ul>
    7. 7. Nonprofit Commons in Second Life <ul><li>NonprofitCommons in Second Life </li></ul>
    8. 8. Virtual Work for Real World Missions <ul><li>Our goal is to create a learning community of practice for nonprofits to explore and learn about the virtual world, and to investigate the many ways in which nonprofits can utilize this unique environment. </li></ul>
    9. 47. Second Life Stats <ul><li>Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>40% of all logins are US. 60% are International </li></ul><ul><li>Total monthly user hours: 39,666,304 </li></ul><ul><li>Totally monthly logged in Residents (as of 1/31/2010): 1,067,114 </li></ul><ul><li>Total monthly user hours: 39,666,304 </li></ul><ul><li>Nonprofit Commons in Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>18,967 unique visitors to Aloft and Plush averaging 60 – 90 mins respectively per visit. </li></ul><ul><li>44% of visitors to Aloft are non-US residents with 25% of them coming from Australia. </li></ul><ul><li>Visitors are averaging around 2000 per month to the nonprofit commons blog and are coming from 70 different countries. </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Haiti raised $7000 US Dollars for Haiti relief in Second Life </li></ul>
    10. 48. Supporting Real Life issues in a virtual world
    11. 49. Cross Platform Events-Webinars
    12. 50. Community Voice Mail
    13. 51. RoSa Documentation Centre: Library and Archives on Feminism, Equal Opportunities and Women's Studies
    14. 52. Sierra Club
    15. 53. Technical Requirements <ul><li>Basic account is free </li></ul><ul><li>Costs virtually nothing to build a location in Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>Free office space to social benefit organizations on Nonprofit Commons </li></ul><ul><li>Can be bandwidth intensive </li></ul>
    16. 54. System Requirements <ul><li>DSL or Cable internet connection </li></ul><ul><li>Newer computer </li></ul><ul><li>Mac OS X 10.4.11 or better </li></ul><ul><li>Windows XP, or Vista </li></ul><ul><li>modern 32-bit Linux environment </li></ul><ul><li>http:// /support/system-requirements/ </li></ul>
    17. 55. Nonprofit Commons Offers <ul><li>Free virtual office space to social benefit organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Nonprofit advisory services, workshops, and weekly nonprofit networking sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Educational and fundraising events </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Guides and Mentorship for New members </li></ul>
    18. 56. Wide International Reach <ul><li>Weekly meetings bring 40 avatars on average from around the globe </li></ul><ul><li>Last year, nearly 19,000 unique avatar visitors to Nonprofit Commons from 30 different countries, spending an average of 60-90 minutes per visit </li></ul><ul><li>389 Google Group members </li></ul>
    19. 57. Looking Forward...
    20. 58. Serious and Social Gaming <ul><li>Bridge gaming and virtual worlds to create mission-centric, social impact games. </li></ul><ul><li>NPC Games Google Group </li></ul><ul><li>NYC Brainstorming MeetUp May 23rd </li></ul>
    21. 59. Growing the EcoCommons
    22. 60. Partnering for Health (Commons) <ul><li>Partnering with health organizations to further health-sector specific programs </li></ul>
    23. 61. More Mixed Reality Events <ul><li>Multi-platform events </li></ul><ul><li>Audio/video streaming </li></ul><ul><li>Many ways to participate </li></ul><ul><li>Weekly webinar broadcasts into Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>Streaming Monthly Online Community MeetUps </li></ul>
    24. 62. Key Links <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Nonprofits in Second Life Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: @ npsl </li></ul>
    25. 63. Questions? Submit your questions using the chat box.
    26. 64. Continue the Discussion… <ul><li>Additional questions can be answered by posting in the Virtual Community Forum: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
    27. 65. Get the Most Out of TechSoup <ul><li>At TechSoup, you’ll find a range of technology services to help your nonprofit: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Read helpful articles in our Learning Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Request donated software , hardware, and online services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Join our community forums to learn from your colleagues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Browse upcoming events and conferences </li></ul></ul>
    28. 66. Upcoming Webinars <ul><li>Make it Easy to Give: Taking Online Donations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thursday, May 20, 11a.m. Pacific time </li></ul></ul>
    29. 67. Thank you to our Webinar Sponsor! ReadyTalk offers dedicated product demos for TechSoup organizations 4 times per week. For more information:
    30. 68. Thank you! Please complete the post event survey! Kami Griffiths,, 415-633-9392