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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    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