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  1. 1. Virtual Worlds Part II:OpenSim101<br />David W. Deeds, IT Manager/Teacher<br />Changchun American International School<br />Flat Classroom Conference: Beijing, China<br />February 25, 2011<br />
  2. 2. 45 minute presentation<br />{If <br />(Caisland and/or ReactionGrid connection) then<br />(Focus on live Internet demo and<br />Use slides for later reference)<br />Else <br />(Death by PowerPoint) and<br />(Use Local Daveland and Watch Machinima))<br />EndIf}<br />// Option: Attendee participation? <br />Virtual Worlds II: OpenSim101<br />
  3. 3. OpenSim:<br />NOT a Second Life clone! (Viewers are)<br />3D virtual world with built-in modeling (CAD) tools and Linden Scripting Language<br />Not a game (per se): connect, communicate and collaborate (conduct commerce later?)<br />Been in OpenSim since 2008, taken over 100 students inworld for different classes<br />Completely FREE, although hosted solutions best for most schools<br />Virtual Worlds II: OpenSim101<br />
  4. 4. Differences between Second Life and OpenSim?<br />With OpenSim: <br />Complete management of your virtual world. (No one gets in or out without your permission. )<br />More freedom to set parameters.<br />Unlimited land, lower costs, etc.<br />Best: IBO or International School Grid<br />But…still buggy…can be more work…etc.<br />http://opensimulator.org/wiki/Main_Page<br />Virtual Worlds II: OpenSim101<br />
  5. 5. What have we learned? <br />Students: <br />Computer-Aided Design, Programming, Project Management, Business, English<br />Social Constructivism (Reality, Knowledge, Learning), Learner-Centric Instruction, IB Design Cycle: Investigate, Design, Plan, Create, Evaluate<br />Teachers:<br />Inclusion, Differentiation, Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP)<br />Problem-/Task-Based Instruction, Action/Active Learning, Reciprocal Guidance, Inquiry-Based<br />Virtual Worlds II: OpenSim101<br />
  6. 6. Three OpenSim (DIY SL) Options:<br />Local: Only one user at a time <br />Client-Server: Web Server/IIS/Static IP/LAN<br />Hosted Solution: Just need viewer and connection<br />Local and Client-Server:<br />Go to http://opensimulator.org/wiki/Download<br />Unzip and tweak .INI files as required. <br />Virtual Worlds II: OpenSim101<br />
  7. 7. Viewers (All Free):<br />Check the system requirements! Video driver/card?<br />Hippo <br />http://mjm-labs.com/viewer/download.php<br />Imprudence<br />http://wiki.kokuaviewer.org/wiki/Imprudence:Downloads<br />Phoenix<br />http://www.phoenixviewer.com/<br />Virtual Worlds II: OpenSim101<br />
  8. 8. Caisland: (Changchun American International School) Land<br />Caisland: Client-Server, 1-2 regions, OAR save/load<br />Florida Caisland: Hosted by ReactionGrid, 4 regions<br />ReactionGridCaisland: In ReactionGrid, 1 region, exists because we have enabled hypergridding<br />OAR – OpenSimARchive (database backup) file<br />Hypergridding – “Jumping” from one grid to another<br />Virtual Worlds II: OpenSim101<br />
  9. 9. Caisland/ReactionGrid/OtherGrid Tour (live or video):<br />Florida Caisland: MYP 1, MYP 2/3, MYP 4 and MYP 5 Regions<br />ReactionGrid: Caisland, World’s Fair, Others<br />JokaydiaGRID/OtherGrid: As time permits<br />Daveland is LIVE: Local instance, for building and programming demos<br />Virtual Worlds II: OpenSim101<br />
  10. 10. Getting Your Turf Options:<br />Private Region/Grid for School<br />Connected Grid for Multiple Schools (e.g., China, Harrow, International Baccaleaurate Organization, 21st Century Schools)<br />Three Vendors Offering Both:<br />ReactionGrid<br />Jokaydia<br />Dreamland Metaverse<br />Virtual Worlds II: OpenSim101<br />
  11. 11. Getting Your Turf: ReactionGrid<br />(Also has Unity/Jibe Acccounts)<br />http://reactiongrid.myshopify.com/collections/virtual-worlds<br />US$75/month for 4 regions, US$220 setup<br />(Hyper-V, each school gets its own server)<br />Grids: 1 week, prices depend on power/users<br />Contact: Robin Gomboy (robing2@reactiongrid.com)<br />Virtual Worlds II: OpenSim101<br />
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  16. 16. Getting Your Turf: Jokaydia<br />(Also rents Second Life regions)<br />http://www.jokaydiagrid.com/rent-a-sim/<br />1 region: US$25/month<br />2 regions: US$50/month<br />3 regions: US$75/month<br />Grid: 1 week, prices depend on power/users<br />Contact: Jo Kay (joannamkay@gmail.com)<br />Virtual Worlds II: OpenSim101<br />
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  20. 20. Getting Your Turf: Dreamland Metaverse<br />(No Setup Costs)<br />http://www.dreamlandmetaverse.com/<br />Residential Region (40 avatars): US$45/month<br />Professional Region (80 avatars, 45000 prims): US$90/month<br />Grid: 1 week , US$45 Core + US$45 Each School <br />Contact: Snoopy Pfeffer (snoopy.pfeffer@yahoo.com)<br />Virtual Worlds II: OpenSim101<br />
  21. 21. Dreamland (Partners) Consulting Services:<br />Strategic Consulting<br />Business Development <br />Marketing in 3D Worlds <br />Edutainment Solutions <br />Social Communities <br />Software Development <br />Content Creation <br />IT Advisory Services<br />Virtual Worlds II: OpenSim101<br />
  22. 22. Dreamland Metaverse: Comparison Chart<br />Virtual Worlds II: OpenSim101<br />
  23. 23. More information:<br />“Shengri La Spirit: A Designer’s Perspective of the Making of OpenSim” by Shenlei Winkler, Fashion Research Foundation, ISBN: 978-0984117116<br />“Higher Education in Virtual Worlds” by Charles Wankel, Emerald Group Publishing, ISBN: 978-1849506090<br />“Cutting-Edge Social Media Approaches to Business Education” by Charles Wankel, Information Age, ISBN: 978-1617351167<br />Virtual Worlds II: OpenSim101<br />
  24. 24. More information:<br />“Empowering Students with Technology” by Alan November, Corwin Press, ISBN: 978-1412974257<br />“Training and Collaboration with Virtual Worlds” by Alex Heiphetz, McGraw-Hill, ISBN: 978-0071628020<br />“The Complete Guide to Simulations and Serious Games” by Clark Aldrich, Pfeiffer Publishing, ISBN: 978-0470462737<br />Virtual Worlds II: OpenSim101<br />
  25. 25. Recommended textbooks:<br />Wiley Press: “Creating/Scripting Your World”<br />Jeff Heaton (www.jeffheatonresearch.com)<br />“Introduction to Linden Scripting Language”<br />“Scripting Recipes for Second Life”<br />“Introduction to Textures, Animation, Audio and Sculpting”<br />Virtual Worlds II: OpenSim101<br />
  26. 26. Connect/Communicate/Collaborate?<br />IB Virtual Community (https://ibo.epals.com/)<br />Groups:<br />3D Virtual Worlds: Second Life<br />3D Virtual Worlds: OpenSim<br />IT Teachers/Managers<br />RezEd: http://rezedhub.ning.com/<br />Virtual Worlds II: OpenSim101<br />
  27. 27. Next month: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education’s (AACE) Global Learn Asia Pacific 2011 Conference:http://www.aace.org/conf/glearn<br />Then: Formal Proposal to the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO): http://www.ibo.org<br />IBO Island in Second Life and/or IBO Grid! <br />Virtual Worlds II: OpenSim101<br />
  28. 28. Thank you…<br />Virtual Worlds II: OpenSim101<br />
  29. 29. Changchun American International School wants to hire a PYP/MYP IT Teacher to start as of August 2011 (2-year contract)! <br />3D virtual world experience preferred but not absolutely required. Interest is essential! <br />Contact Darrie Dai (dailiaaa@sina.com) or me.<br />Other jobs (Art/Math/Science/Etc. Teachers) available too. Contact Darrie. <br />Virtual Worlds I: Second Life 101<br />
  30. 30. Xiexie/Thank you! Questions/Comments?<br />Facebook & LinkedIn: David W. Deeds<br />E-Mail: davidwdeeds@yahoo.com<br />Skype: davidwdeeds<br />Twitter: dwdeeds<br />Second Life: Deed Davids<br />ReactionGrid, JokdayiaGrid, OSGrid, Etc.: Deed Davids<br />Virtual Worlds II: OpenSim101<br />