Murdoch University Library 23 Things 2008 Thing 23 - Second Life Kathryn Greenhill  http://blogs.murdoch.edu.au/23things08
These slides are more useful if you are hands-on at the same time.
 
Murdoch University Island <ul><li>Library </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching and Learning </li></ul><ul><li>ITS </li></ul><ul><li>...
What is Second Life?
 
 
MUVE :   Multi User Virtual Environment
Avatars Islands Buildings Objects
<ul><li>YES </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic, user controlled interface </li></ul><ul><li>Avatars </li></ul><ul><li>Inventory </l...
Limitations of Second Life.
Second Life is ….. <ul><li>OVERHYPED </li></ul>
But .... <ul><li>80 Percent of Active Internet Users Will Have A ``Second Life'' in the Virtual World by the End of 2011 -...
Although.... <ul><li>Growth is levelling off </li></ul>
<ul><li>Source: Second Life Economic Statistics: </li></ul><ul><li>http://secondlife.com/whatis/economy-graphs.php </li></...
Not. <ul><li>Where our users are </li></ul>
Access. <ul><li>Broadband </li></ul><ul><li>Fast processor </li></ul><ul><li>High end graphics card </li></ul>
It’s evolving. Remember this …
It is… <ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><li>Full of librarians </li></ul><ul><li>Has critical mass </li></ul><ul><li>Available r...
I think it is …. <ul><li>Worth investigating </li></ul><ul><li>Only understood by doing </li></ul>
Possibilities of Second Life.
<ul><li>Avatars </li></ul><ul><li>Talk  </li></ul><ul><li>Modify  </li></ul><ul><li>Move </li></ul>What do you do Second L...
<ul><li>Objects </li></ul><ul><li>Build </li></ul><ul><li>Upload  </li></ul><ul><li>Buy, sell and trade  </li></ul><ul><li...
<ul><li>Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Streamed media </li></ul><ul><li>Join groups and network </li></ul><ul><li>Events </...
Your avatar
Outline - Your avatar. <ul><li>Registering for Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>Help Island </li></ul><ul><li>Basic controls ...
Create let us….
Creating your avatar
1. Example screens 2. Register for account 3. Activate account via email 4. WAIT before logging in
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Check email
 
 
 
 
 
 
Log on let us…. Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
Second Life client
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Moving
 
Walk/Fly Forward Walk/Fly Backward Turn Left Turn Right
 
Flying
 
 
 
 
 
 
Touching
 
 
Chatting
 
 
 
 
Using your inventory
 
 
 
Always remember what objects are called. And name them sensibly.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adding a friend
Emerald Dumont
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
If we have time, we will use the rest of these slides
Accept: 1. Group memberships  2. Teleport
Accept membership
 
 
Accept teleport
 
 
 
Trick 2 – Zoom in
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Murdoch Library Treasure Hunt
Get treasure hunt instructions
 
 
 
Be friendly
 
 
Try: 1. Instant Messaging 2. Adding as a friend 3. Teleporting
Give something from your inventory. Drag item onto av
 
Fly and Land
 
Bounce on trampoline
 
Play in gazebos
 
Ride a roo
 
Dance
 
 
Walk in Beach Balls
 
Research
 
 
Wear a t-shirt
 
 
 
 
Get some freebies
 
Play let us…. Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
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  1. 1. Murdoch University Library 23 Things 2008 Thing 23 - Second Life Kathryn Greenhill http://blogs.murdoch.edu.au/23things08
  2. 2. These slides are more useful if you are hands-on at the same time.
  3. 4. 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>
  4. 5. What is Second Life?
  5. 8. MUVE : Multi User Virtual Environment
  6. 9. Avatars Islands Buildings Objects
  7. 10. <ul><li>YES </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic, user controlled interface </li></ul><ul><li>Avatars </li></ul><ul><li>Inventory </li></ul><ul><li>Interact with environment </li></ul><ul><li>Interact with others </li></ul>Isn’t it just a game ? <ul><li>NO </li></ul><ul><li>No rules </li></ul><ul><li>No points </li></ul><ul><li>No strategy </li></ul><ul><li>No win/lose </li></ul><ul><li>No start and end </li></ul>
  8. 11. Limitations of Second Life.
  9. 12. Second Life is ….. <ul><li>OVERHYPED </li></ul>
  10. 13. But .... <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 Australia and New Zealand 2008 </li></ul>
  11. 14. Although.... <ul><li>Growth is levelling off </li></ul>
  12. 15. <ul><li>Source: Second Life Economic Statistics: </li></ul><ul><li>http://secondlife.com/whatis/economy-graphs.php </li></ul><ul><li>Accessed 5 September 2008 </li></ul>
  13. 16. Not. <ul><li>Where our users are </li></ul>
  14. 17. Access. <ul><li>Broadband </li></ul><ul><li>Fast processor </li></ul><ul><li>High end graphics card </li></ul>
  15. 18. It’s evolving. Remember this …
  16. 19. It is… <ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><li>Full of librarians </li></ul><ul><li>Has critical mass </li></ul><ul><li>Available right now </li></ul>
  17. 20. I think it is …. <ul><li>Worth investigating </li></ul><ul><li>Only understood by doing </li></ul>
  18. 21. Possibilities of Second Life.
  19. 22. <ul><li>Avatars </li></ul><ul><li>Talk </li></ul><ul><li>Modify </li></ul><ul><li>Move </li></ul>What do you do Second Life ?
  20. 23. <ul><li>Objects </li></ul><ul><li>Build </li></ul><ul><li>Upload </li></ul><ul><li>Buy, sell and trade </li></ul><ul><li>Animate </li></ul><ul><li>Script </li></ul>
  21. 24. <ul><li>Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Streamed media </li></ul><ul><li>Join groups and network </li></ul><ul><li>Events </li></ul>
  22. 25. Your avatar
  23. 26. Outline - Your avatar. <ul><li>Registering for Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>Help Island </li></ul><ul><li>Basic controls </li></ul><ul><li>(Doing more. Treasure Hunt on Murdoch University Island – if we have time) </li></ul>
  24. 27. Create let us….
  25. 28. Creating your avatar
  26. 29. 1. Example screens 2. Register for account 3. Activate account via email 4. WAIT before logging in
  27. 45. Check email
  28. 52. Log on let us…. Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com
  29. 53. Second Life client
  30. 63. Moving
  31. 65. Walk/Fly Forward Walk/Fly Backward Turn Left Turn Right
  32. 67. Flying
  33. 74. Touching
  34. 77. Chatting
  35. 82. Using your inventory
  36. 86. Always remember what objects are called. And name them sensibly.
  37. 95. Adding a friend
  38. 96. Emerald Dumont
  39. 108. If we have time, we will use the rest of these slides
  40. 109. Accept: 1. Group memberships 2. Teleport
  41. 110. Accept membership
  42. 113. Accept teleport
  43. 117. Trick 2 – Zoom in
  44. 127. Murdoch Library Treasure Hunt
  45. 128. Get treasure hunt instructions
  46. 132. Be friendly
  47. 135. Try: 1. Instant Messaging 2. Adding as a friend 3. Teleporting
  48. 136. Give something from your inventory. Drag item onto av
  49. 138. Fly and Land
  50. 140. Bounce on trampoline
  51. 142. Play in gazebos
  52. 144. Ride a roo
  53. 146. Dance
  54. 149. Walk in Beach Balls
  55. 151. Research
  56. 154. Wear a t-shirt
  57. 159. Get some freebies
  58. 161. Play let us…. Kathryn Greenhill http://librariansmatter.com

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