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SL for begginers 6


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SL for begginers 6

  1. 1. Second Life For Educators: A Beginners Guide A Beginners Guide <ul><li>Chaz Maloney aka Charles Cosmato </li></ul>
  2. 2. Why the slides, can’t we just get to it? <ul><li>This’ll be quick.... just want to ‘prime’ the mental-pump with some ideas for you to chew on. </li></ul>Thank-you
  3. 3. What is Second Life? <ul><li>Described by the creators of the system as, “An imaginary world built by the users ” </li></ul><ul><li>The “world” of Second Life exists on a grid of “world” servers and is navigated by way of a special client. -Much in the same way that the World Wide Web exists as documents on a network of Web servers and is navigated by a browser </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Obligatory “Apples and Oranges” Learning Comparison Study Caveats <ul><li>Imaginary World Learning (IWL hereafter) is probably NOT the equivalent of classroom instruction. </li></ul><ul><li>Learners probably DON’T learn more from IWL than ‘traditional’ classroom instruction. </li></ul><ul><li>Learners probably DON’T learn less from IWL than ‘traditional’ classroom instruction. </li></ul><ul><li>Learners probably DO learn something from IWL and it is probably somewhat the same and somewhat different than traditional classroom instruction. </li></ul>
  5. 5. One View of IWL in a learning philosophy...
  6. 6. Classroom/DigitalLife/Virtual World
  7. 7. Pedaling becomes walking
  8. 8. Buttons Steer, Pedals fly
  9. 9. Okay, I want to do this... <ul><li> / get an account, install the client on your computer (hint: you can copy the entire SL directory from your computer to a flashkey and use SL on any computer w/o installing) </li></ul><ul><li>Login with your new avatar credentials using your SL client </li></ul><ul><li>Go through the tutorials on newbie island, all the learning is hands-on...virtually </li></ul>
  10. 10. More info!! <ul><li>Start with these two, everything else is connected: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> / </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual fieldtrip! Open SL and a web browser, click the links on this page to visit SL sites: </li></ul>