Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Second Life Background

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

  • Be the first to comment

Second Life Background

  1. 1. Discovering your Second Life Kathryn Greenhill, March 2008 Kathryn Greenhill
  2. 2. Slides at: Kathryn Greenhill
  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
  4. 4. Background Kathryn Greenhill
  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
  6. 6. What is Second Life? Kathryn Greenhill
  7. 7. Kathryn Greenhill
  8. 8. Kathryn Greenhill
  9. 9. Avatars Islands Buildings Objects Kathryn Greenhill
  10. 10. Limitations Kathryn Greenhill
  11. 11. OVERHYPED Second Life is Kathryn Greenhill
  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
  13. 13. Growth is levelling off Although… Kathryn Greenhill
  14. 14. Source: Linden Labs. Second Life economy posts solid growth in Q4: Kathryn Greenhill
  15. 15. Where our users are NOT Kathryn Greenhill
  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
  17. 17. It’s evolving … Remember this …. Kathryn Greenhill
  18. 18. Free Full of educators A prototype Has critical mass Available right now It is … Kathryn Greenhill
  19. 19. Worth investigating Can only be understood by doing Kathryn Greenhill
  20. 20. Universities Kathryn Greenhill
  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
  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
  23. 23. Ohio University in Second Life http:// =aFuNFRie8wA Kathryn Greenhill
  24. 24. Murdoch University Kathryn Greenhill
  25. 25. Library rented a plot of land in Feb 2007 and ran classes May – July 2007 Kathryn Greenhill
  26. 26. Offer SL PC lab and training sessions Kathryn Greenhill
  27. 27. Second Life Interest Group Kathryn Greenhill
  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
  29. 29. Delivered 28 Sept 2007 Kathryn Greenhill
  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
  31. 31. Semester 2 2007 ICT333 / TLC277 6 students Job interview simulation Kathryn Greenhill
  32. 32. Semester 1 2008 6 ICT333 students working with Allan Barton from Chemistry on a murder role play environment Kathryn Greenhill
  33. 33. Semester 1 2008 ICT Student doing ISC redesigning island layout. Kathryn Greenhill
  34. 34. THE WORKSHOP DISCLAIMER Kathryn Greenhill
  35. 35. What are we not doing ? Kathryn Greenhill
  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
  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
  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
  39. 39. So - what can we do? Kathryn Greenhill
  40. 40. Second Life is a chance to learn new skills and a different literacy … Kathryn Greenhill
  41. 41. These things are OK …. Kathryn Greenhill
  42. 42. Learning how to get around walk, fly, teleport, swim, dance Kathryn Greenhill
  43. 43. Learning to do things with objects take, give, buy, sell, create, touch, move, edit Kathryn Greenhill
  44. 44. Interacting with other people IMing, chatting, viewing profiles, searching, joining groups Kathryn Greenhill
  45. 45. Doing things with your avatar changing appearance, editing, animating Kathryn Greenhill
  46. 46. Exploring Second Life attending events, exploring locations Kathryn Greenhill