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Second Life Background

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Covers "What is Second Life?", "Universities in Second Life", "Murdoch University Island". Used in workshops in Murdoch University Library, March - May 2008

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Second Life Background

  1. 1. Discovering your Second Life Kathryn Greenhill, March 2008 Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au
  2. 2. Slides at: http://murdochsecondlife.pbwiki.com Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au
  3. 3. <ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>Registering an avatar </li></ul><ul><li>Orientation Island </li></ul><ul><li>Murdoch University Island Treasure Hunt </li></ul><ul><li>Visit an Educational Site </li></ul>Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au
  4. 4. Background Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au
  5. 5. <ul><li>What is Second Life ? </li></ul><ul><li>What are Universities doing there ? </li></ul><ul><li>Murdoch University Island </li></ul>Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au
  6. 6. What is Second Life? Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au
  7. 7. Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au
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  9. 9. Avatars Islands Buildings Objects Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au
  10. 10. Limitations Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au
  11. 11. OVERHYPED Second Life is Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au
  12. 12. <ul><li>80 Percent of Active Internet Users Will Have A ``Second Life'' in the Virtual World by the End of 2011 - Gartner </li></ul><ul><li>Educause/NMC Horizon Report 2007 </li></ul>But… Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au
  13. 13. Growth is levelling off Although… Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au
  14. 14. Source: Linden Labs. Second Life economy posts solid growth in Q4: http://blog.secondlife.com/2008/01/17/second-life-economy-posts-solid-growth-in-q4/ Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au
  15. 15. Where our users are NOT Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au
  16. 16. <ul><li>Client software not a web browser </li></ul><ul><li>Broadband </li></ul><ul><li>Fast processor </li></ul><ul><li>High end graphics card </li></ul>Access Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au
  17. 17. It’s evolving … Remember this …. Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au
  18. 18. Free Full of educators A prototype Has critical mass Available right now It is … Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au
  19. 19. Worth investigating Can only be understood by doing Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au
  20. 20. Universities Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au
  21. 21. Australian Universities <ul><li>USQ – Terra incognita </li></ul><ul><li>QUT – Law Faculty </li></ul><ul><li>RMIT </li></ul><ul><li>AFTRS </li></ul><ul><li>Monash </li></ul><ul><li>Griffiths </li></ul><ul><li>Murdoch </li></ul><ul><li>(CSIRO and ABC) </li></ul>Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au
  22. 22. What are they doing? <ul><li>Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Conferences </li></ul><ul><li>International Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Showcasing University </li></ul><ul><li>Replicating physical layout </li></ul><ul><li>Showing new buildings </li></ul>Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au
  23. 23. Ohio University in Second Life http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =aFuNFRie8wA Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au
  24. 24. Murdoch University Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au
  25. 25. Library rented a plot of land in Feb 2007 and ran classes May – July 2007 Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au
  26. 26. Offer SL PC lab and training sessions Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au
  27. 27. Second Life Interest Group Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au
  28. 28. Murdoch University Island <ul><li>Library </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching and Learning </li></ul><ul><li>ITS </li></ul><ul><li>School of IT </li></ul>Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au
  29. 29. Delivered 28 Sept 2007 Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au
  30. 30. <ul><li>Project work for IT students </li></ul><ul><li>Training by library </li></ul><ul><li>Experimentation by Uni community </li></ul><ul><li>Not yet public access </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Best Practice to manage </li></ul>Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au
  31. 31. Semester 2 2007 ICT333 / TLC277 6 students Job interview simulation Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au
  32. 32. Semester 1 2008 6 ICT333 students working with Allan Barton from Chemistry on a murder role play environment Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au
  33. 33. Semester 1 2008 ICT Student doing ISC redesigning island layout. Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au
  34. 34. THE WORKSHOP DISCLAIMER Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au
  35. 35. What are we not doing ? Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au
  36. 36. Like the internet in general, in Second Life educational sites sit alongside porn, and people out to make a fast buck. We're not hanging out there. It's not work. Don't do it here. Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au
  37. 37. We're not advising you to spend work time in Second Life doing non-work things. It's not work. Don't do it here. . Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au
  38. 38. We’re not advising you to spend work time in Second Life doing work things to the exclusion of other work. Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au
  39. 39. So - what can we do? Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au
  40. 40. Second Life is a chance to learn new skills and a different literacy … Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au
  41. 41. These things are OK …. Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au
  42. 42. Learning how to get around walk, fly, teleport, swim, dance Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au
  43. 43. Learning to do things with objects take, give, buy, sell, create, touch, move, edit Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au
  44. 44. Interacting with other people IMing, chatting, viewing profiles, searching, joining groups Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au
  45. 45. Doing things with your avatar changing appearance, editing, animating Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au
  46. 46. Exploring Second Life attending events, exploring locations Kathryn Greenhill k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au

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