Expelled: Woodbury's Second Life Silencing
Learning with e's
MAY 7, 2010
Most recently, the brick-and-mortar university Woodbury was booted off Second Life —thousands of students were affected—by the virtual world's moderators, a company called Linden Lab. Linden Lab has remained largely silent in the press, a silence that has infuriated many. Tags: Linden Labs Second Life Openness Woodbury University Tim Handorf Griefers
e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Voice Coming to Second Life
MARCH 8, 2007
According to this press release , Voice will be coming to Second Life in Q2 of 2007. Here are three scenarios that Linden puts out there: Scenario 1 - Residents can teleport to voice-enabled land, andautomatically start speaking, with the volume of speech modifiedaccording to their spatial relationship with others. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « My Blog is Worth $66, 615.72 (any buyers??) | Main | Google and MSFT to Clash Over Copyrights » March 08, 2007 Voice Coming to Second Life Geez.finally right? del.icio.us
Second Life CEO Resigns, Founder Back in Charge
JUNE 24, 2010
Event This just in: Linden Labs, the creator of the 3D virtual world Second Life has announced that company founder Philip Rosedale has been named interim CEO and that Mark Kingdon is stepping down as CEO. This comes just a short time after Linden Labs announced a layoff of 30 percent of its staff. This is part of the natural churn within any tech industry and because Linden Labs and Second Life is the biggest player in the space, events like this get a lot of press. I think that I can be a great help and a strong leader in that process.
Interesting Developments in 3D Learning and Collaboration Space
JUNE 10, 2010
First, it looks as though Linden Labs, the developers behind Second Life, may be downsizing their corporate efforts ( Second Life Enterprise Edition ). Two sources indicate that Linden may actually be shutting down their Enterprise operations. The story seems to have broken in a number of places, Virtual Worlds News reports that Linden Lab Lays Off 30 Perfect Of Staff. Additionally, sources inside the industry indicate that Linden seems to be more focused on its customer-focused 3D environment than its business-to-business efforts. This can't be making IBM happy.
Random 3D Virtual World Statistics
MARCH 1, 2010
From Blizzard Press Release. From Build-A-Bearville Shares Stats From Virtual World, Real Store Interactions Over 1,400 businesses, government organizations and agencies have used Second Life to hold meetings, conduct training and prototype new technologies as a solution hosted by Linden Lab since 2003. Sitting at my virtual desk gathering statistics. Here are some interesting Virtual World Statistics gathered from a number of different sources. In the fourth quarter of 2009, total registered accounts in the virtual worlds sector reached 803 million. million.
Online Educa (4) Opening keynotes â?? Informal Learning Blog
Jay Cross's Informal Learning
AUGUST 1, 2008
s written in books or the press. The next day a friend and I walked down Unter den Linden to Bebelplatz. Informal Learning Blog. ← Online Educa (3) Security Awareness. More on Hole in the Wall project → Online Educa (4) Opening keynotes. December 6th, 2007 | general. Two of the first dayâ??s s keynote speakers stirred peopleâ??s s feelings. When he was chief scientist for NIIT, Sugata Mitra walked to work through a slum just outside the NIIT campus. He asked colleagues what they thought of the children just over the wall in the slum. t exist. They replied, â??Nothing.â??