Welcome!<br />Step 1: Quick Survey-http://bit.ly/campustechSL<br />Step 2: http://www.secondlife.com <br />
Planning Campus Events for the Virtual World of Second Life<br />Catherine Dutton, PhD & Jean Mankoff<br />SL: Catherine S...
3 Campuses <br />     Denton, Dallas & Houston<br />Enrollment: 12,000<br />10- 100%  online programs<br />20%  are 100% o...
Virtual presentations<br />
Why Second Life?<br />
TWU in SL- When we began…<br />Spring 2007 <br />First course enters SL<br />	Official Explorations Begin<br />Summer 2007...
Summer 2008 <br />Develop Training Materials<br />	Two family Science Courses<br />Fall 2008  <br />	Dance Department ente...
Technical<br />
Pre-Event Considerations<br />Second Life Access<br />	Application installed<br />	Creating Accounts<br />	Login to Second...
Second Life Limitations<br />Users must have an account<br />Sim limitations- 100, 80, 40<br />New users will need some or...
Setting Preferences<br />Activity<br />
Content & <br />Activities<br />
Is the event appropriate for SL?<br />Art exhibit<br />speakers<br />discussions<br />research<br />music<br />Role play<b...
Greeting<br />Post event chatter<br />Transporting people<br />Time and space for socialization<br />Interactive activitie...
Your event?<br />Activity<br />
Environment Planning<br />Environment Planning<br />
Considerations for Creating  <br />Event Spaces<br />Spacing & Chat<br />Large spaces–chat bridge<br />Voice- parcel land ...
Landing Points<br />Voice Parcel Settings<br />Activity<br />
Can we use what we already have?<br />Build or hire?<br />Scripts<br />Animations<br />Textures<br />3-d Modeling<br />Fle...
What exactly do we need?<br />What do we buy?<br />     landscaping-<br />	Life is Good &  Heart Garden<br />     furnitur...
What do you see when<br /> you sit down?<br />New user accessibility<br />& ease in moving<br />
Environment Evaluation<br />Activity<br />
xstreetsl.com<br />Visitor Counters<br />Activity<br />
	Signage (hovertextvs texture)<br />			Arrows on ground<br />					Distinct pathways<br />
Hovertext item<br />& Texture item<br />Activity<br />
Embed Troubleshooting Directions <br />	 & Signs in Environment<br />
Modeling after RL? <br />Refreshments <br />
Event Management<br />
In World Greeters-<br />	identify with titles & t-shirts<br />Group chat <br />for quick aid<br />
Group Chat & <br />Group Titles<br />Activity<br />
Event Staff Roles<br />Greeters<br />Moderator<br />Tech help<br />Photographer(s)<br />Videographer<br />Transcribers - f...
Area Scanners- Mystitool<br />Activity<br />
Staff Orientations prior to events<br />	Empower staff- land management tools<br />What to do if?<br />	SL Skills Review<b...
Security<br />Empower facilitators to handle situations by training prior to the event<br />Check land settings (no rezzin...
Land Settings<br />Freeze, Eject and Ban<br />Activity<br />
Quick Glance Guides<br />
Contacts for future events<br />Gift Bags & Group Invites<br />
Group Invites<br />Activity<br />
Evaluations<br />We focus on 6 areas:<br />Total # of Attendees<br />RL Locations<br />How they found out about event<br /...
Shared Media<br />Evaluation<br />Activity<br />
Shared Media<br />Etherpad- http://typewith.me/ <br />Google docs<br />Google Wave<br />Dabbleboard<br />Google Moderator<...
Advertising<br />
Who is your target audience?<br />SL educators<br />Greater SL Population<br />Campus Population<br />Distance <br />	Stud...
Facebook<br />RL Event Handouts<br />E-mail<br />	Word of Mouth<br />Second Life Events<br />Linked In<br />On Campus Sign...
Second Life Events<br />www.secondlife.com/events<br />Post event at least 24 hours in advance- <br />   72 or more recomm...
Second Life Groups<br />Post  in group chat 15-20 minutes prior to event<br />Include SLURL for easy teleporting (Map- Cop...
Activity<br />Taking Photos Using Snapzilla<br />Snapzilla – snapshots e-mailed from SL to <br />pics@slpics.com  or  priv...
Challenges<br />Meeting demands of two audiences<br />SL Downtime- backup<br />Total misunderstandings about event locatio...
Event Outcomes<br />Alumni Event: more people attended in world than they <br />	         have had face to face for the pa...
Catherine Dutton, PhD<br />SL: Catherine Soderstrom<br />E-mail: cdutton@twu.edu<br />Jean Mankoff<br />SL: Gno Jewell<br ...
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Campus Events for Second Life- Campus Technology 2010 Pre-conference

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This hands-on workshop will address events as one use of the virtual world, Second Life. Virtual worlds such as this provide many opportunities for engagement and immersion. During the workshop participants and presenters will discuss possible events, evaluate advertising possibilities, considerations for a world-wide audience and the limitations of the Second Life platform.

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Campus Events for Second Life- Campus Technology 2010 Pre-conference

  1. 1. Welcome!<br />Step 1: Quick Survey-http://bit.ly/campustechSL<br />Step 2: http://www.secondlife.com <br />
  2. 2. Planning Campus Events for the Virtual World of Second Life<br />Catherine Dutton, PhD & Jean Mankoff<br />SL: Catherine Soderstrom & Gno Jewell<br />Instructional Support Services<br />Texas Woman’s University<br />
  3. 3. 3 Campuses <br /> Denton, Dallas & Houston<br />Enrollment: 12,000<br />10- 100% online programs<br />20% are 100% online<br />Non-traditional student population<br />undergraduate average age 25<br />Primarily female<br />Texas Woman’s University<br />
  4. 4. Virtual presentations<br />
  5. 5. Why Second Life?<br />
  6. 6. TWU in SL- When we began…<br />Spring 2007 <br />First course enters SL<br /> Official Explorations Begin<br />Summer 2007 <br /> Island Purchase <br /> Development of space<br /> Regent’s presentation<br />Fall 2007 <br /> Community presentations <br /> & Orientations<br /> Two courses - Family Sciences & Theatre<br />Spring 2008 <br /> Knowledgebase & Policy Development, <br /> Family Science Course<br /> 1st event: Student Research Symposium in SL<br />
  7. 7. Summer 2008 <br />Develop Training Materials<br /> Two family Science Courses<br />Fall 2008 <br /> Dance Department enters SL<br />FamSci courses cont …<br />Spring 2009 <br /> Island redesign<br /> Alumni Events- Guest Speakers<br />2nd Research Symposium in SL<br />Art Gallery Opening<br />Dance Student Video Exhibition<br />Summer 2009 <br /> Veteran’s Student Association<br /> Historic Recreation of Little Chapel<br />Fall 2009 <br /> Dance Department – Digital Dissertation Symposium<br /> Library Sciences space<br />Spring 2010<br /> 2nd Virtual Alumni Event<br /> 3rd Research Symposium in SL<br />
  8. 8.
  9. 9. Technical<br />
  10. 10. Pre-Event Considerations<br />Second Life Access<br /> Application installed<br /> Creating Accounts<br /> Login to Second Life<br />Equipment<br /> Headsets & Microphones<br /> Video Cards/Computers<br /> Wireless vs Wired connections<br /> Additional Software<br />
  11. 11. Second Life Limitations<br />Users must have an account<br />Sim limitations- 100, 80, 40<br />New users will need some orientation<br />Rez-time and Lag<br />Linden Dollars<br />Security<br />
  12. 12. Setting Preferences<br />Activity<br />
  13. 13. Content & <br />Activities<br />
  14. 14. Is the event appropriate for SL?<br />Art exhibit<br />speakers<br />discussions<br />research<br />music<br />Role play<br />open house<br />simulation<br />
  15. 15. Greeting<br />Post event chatter<br />Transporting people<br />Time and space for socialization<br />Interactive activities like dancing!<br />Orientation/Troubleshooting<br />Feedback<br />Timing<br />
  16. 16. Your event?<br />Activity<br />
  17. 17. Environment Planning<br />Environment Planning<br />
  18. 18. Considerations for Creating <br />Event Spaces<br />Spacing & Chat<br />Large spaces–chat bridge<br />Voice- parcel land settings<br />4- Sim design to accommodate large groups<br />Landing point vs Event location<br />
  19. 19. Landing Points<br />Voice Parcel Settings<br />Activity<br />
  20. 20. Can we use what we already have?<br />Build or hire?<br />Scripts<br />Animations<br />Textures<br />3-d Modeling<br />Flexible spaces<br />One time “special” <br /> spaces<br />Resource: www.xstreetsl.com<br />
  21. 21. What exactly do we need?<br />What do we buy?<br /> landscaping-<br /> Life is Good & Heart Garden<br /> furniture- <br /> check poses first<br /> xstreetsl.com<br /> visitor counter<br /> xstreetsl.com<br />What do we get free?<br />Scripted Seating <br /> NMC Learning Sim<br />Evaluation Drop<br /> IBM<br />What do we make?<br />Teleporter<br />Transport- golf cart<br />Campus Signage<br />Campus Buildings<br />Art<br />
  22. 22. What do you see when<br /> you sit down?<br />New user accessibility<br />& ease in moving<br />
  23. 23. Environment Evaluation<br />Activity<br />
  24. 24. xstreetsl.com<br />Visitor Counters<br />Activity<br />
  25. 25. Signage (hovertextvs texture)<br /> Arrows on ground<br /> Distinct pathways<br />
  26. 26. Hovertext item<br />& Texture item<br />Activity<br />
  27. 27. Embed Troubleshooting Directions <br /> & Signs in Environment<br />
  28. 28. Modeling after RL? <br />Refreshments <br />
  29. 29. Event Management<br />
  30. 30. In World Greeters-<br /> identify with titles & t-shirts<br />Group chat <br />for quick aid<br />
  31. 31. Group Chat & <br />Group Titles<br />Activity<br />
  32. 32. Event Staff Roles<br />Greeters<br />Moderator<br />Tech help<br />Photographer(s)<br />Videographer<br />Transcribers - for non-voice users<br />
  33. 33. Area Scanners- Mystitool<br />Activity<br />
  34. 34. Staff Orientations prior to events<br /> Empower staff- land management tools<br />What to do if?<br /> SL Skills Review<br /> Event layout<br />
  35. 35. Security<br />Empower facilitators to handle situations by training prior to the event<br />Check land settings (no rezzing, auto-return, no pushing, etc)<br />IM individuals causing problems<br />New users may appear to be causing trouble when they’re having problems.<br />If there are expectations about clothing, put in invite.<br />
  36. 36. Land Settings<br />Freeze, Eject and Ban<br />Activity<br />
  37. 37. Quick Glance Guides<br />
  38. 38. Contacts for future events<br />Gift Bags & Group Invites<br />
  39. 39. Group Invites<br />Activity<br />
  40. 40. Evaluations<br />We focus on 6 areas:<br />Total # of Attendees<br />RL Locations<br />How they found out about event<br />Who they are (RL or SL)<br />Who returns later<br />Association with TWU<br />We do it through:<br />Surveys<br />Visitor Counters<br />Profile Surfing<br />Individual Conversations<br />
  41. 41. Shared Media<br />Evaluation<br />Activity<br />
  42. 42. Shared Media<br />Etherpad- http://typewith.me/ <br />Google docs<br />Google Wave<br />Dabbleboard<br />Google Moderator<br />Adobe Connect<br />Adobe Connect Now (3 users free)<br />UstreamYoutube<br /> _popup<br />Other examples: http://secondlife.com/destinations/sharedmedia<br />
  43. 43. Advertising<br />
  44. 44. Who is your target audience?<br />SL educators<br />Greater SL Population<br />Campus Population<br />Distance <br /> Students<br />Alumni<br />I’d just like someone to come….<br />
  45. 45. Facebook<br />RL Event Handouts<br />E-mail<br /> Word of Mouth<br />Second Life Events<br />Linked In<br />On Campus Signs<br />Second Life Groups<br />SLED Listserv<br />
  46. 46. Second Life Events<br />www.secondlife.com/events<br />Post event at least 24 hours in advance- <br /> 72 or more recommended for optimal attendance<br />Include who is hosting the event, if voice is needed, and clear description<br />
  47. 47. Second Life Groups<br />Post in group chat 15-20 minutes prior to event<br />Include SLURL for easy teleporting (Map- Copy SLURL)<br />Include event start time and brief description<br />Advertising<br />What are your favorite groups?<br />
  48. 48. Activity<br />Taking Photos Using Snapzilla<br />Snapzilla – snapshots e-mailed from SL to <br />pics@slpics.com  or private@slpics.com<br />
  49. 49. Challenges<br />Meeting demands of two audiences<br />SL Downtime- backup<br />Total misunderstandings about event location<br />Accidentally blocking access to island<br />RL Tour guide appears naked <br />Copyright concerns<br />Despite what we’d like to believe<br /> few people on our<br /> campus actively use/know SL <br />New users every time<br />“I’m not dressed appropriately” and “I look too new to attend”<br />
  50. 50. Event Outcomes<br />Alumni Event: more people attended in world than they <br /> have had face to face for the past two years<br />Would you come to another event? Resounding YES!<br />“I feel like a real TWU Pioneer today”‐ Valerie Hill, doctoral student <br />Symposium Presenters: <br />Please do it again next year!<br />Include information on copyright for presenters– possible form for<br />presenters indicating that all is original work or that they have secured<br />proper rights for video/music<br />
  51. 51. Catherine Dutton, PhD<br />SL: Catherine Soderstrom<br />E-mail: cdutton@twu.edu<br />Jean Mankoff<br />SL: Gno Jewell<br />E-mail: jmankoff@twu.edu<br />

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