Second Life Happenings: CEO Steps Down (again)

Kapp Notes

Here is what he wrote on the Second Life blog. With the above cited article containing quotes like: Scott Diener, associate director for information-technology services at the University of Auckland, said his institution was “very likely to move out of Second Life.”

Questions about Second Life

Kapp Notes

Recently, I received a some really good questions related specifically to Second Life but primarily are about virtual worlds and the use of these worlds for education. 1) Kids use these “places” like Second Life, Facebook, etc.

Second Life Created Virtual Documentary

Kapp Notes

Second Life and movies have had a history. In my post Second Life at the Movies , I discuss the possibility of a full-feature length movie being created in Second Life. Consider using a machinima Second Life for your next orientation program.

Alternatives to Second Life Continued

Kapp Notes

In my listing of Alternatives to Second Life , many packages were missed. For more information, you can read Sun unveils corporate 'Second Life'. Here are two more. MPK20:Sun's Virtual Workplace "Wonderland" The MPK20 virtual world is also known as Wonderland.

Big IBM/Second Life Announcement this Week!

Kapp Notes

He let everyone know on his blog posting The i-web Singularity Redux that at Virtual Worlds III this week the announcement was made that Second Life has worked out a deal with IBM to move Second Life behind the IBM corporate firewall.

TCC09: Digital Learning Environments: Context Sensitive and Imaginative Classes in Second Life

Experiencing eLearning

Summary: “Ready to teach with Second Life, but not sure how to begin? Come prepared to have fun as we explore how to design learning activities for use in Second Life. Tips on how to streamline your virtual world classes and help your students learn how to use Second Life are featured in this session.&#. I wish I could say we’re really ready to teach in Second Life, but I think we’re still a few years away from using any virtual worlds.

Second Life Making an Announcement Tomorrow (actually today)?

Kapp Notes

link] Tom Hale, our Chief Product Officer will announce the availability of the next generation of Second Life viewers—Viewer 2 Beta. It combines an easy browser-like experience with shared media capabilities--giving all Second Life Residents a new option to choose from among Viewer 1.23 So, keep your eyes peeled to the Second Life Blog ([link] and once the news is out—go download the software and let us know what you think in the Viewer 2 Forums.

Alternatives to Second Life (continued, again)

Kapp Notes

Here is a companion post to two previous posts on the topic: Alternatives to Second Life Alternatives to Second Life Continued If you know of more, please feel free to add in the comments section.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Second Second Life Experience

Learning Visions

Wednesday, August 15, 2007 My Second Second Life Experience Yesterday I posted about the Second Life Backlash and Controversy , with corporations supposedly abandoning SL and moving on.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Second Life Backlash and Controversy

Learning Visions

Monday, August 13, 2007 Second Life Backlash and Controversy The Second Life naysayers seems to be gaining ground lately. And Im not implying that Im a Second Life naysayer. 1) Donald Taylor provides a little summary of some of the recent talk in Second Life Backlash: After all the hype Second Life has had, there is bound to be some push back.

Still More Alternatives to Second Life: More 3D Worlds to Explore

Kapp Notes

Here are even a few more alternatives to Second Life for you to check out. EON Coliseum is an online multiuser solution that enables individuals and businesses to present and share their ideas, communicate complex concepts and collaborate in 3D.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Building Community in Second Life: Renaissance Island

Learning Visions

Friday, August 24, 2007 Building Community in Second Life: Renaissance Island As you know, Ive been trying to walk-the-talk and experiment a bit with Second Life, role my virtual sleeves up and see what all the fuss is about.

Second Life and sex

Learning with e's

We are just over one week into our new project after being given a free land grant in Second Life. You can also find ChaCha’s Second Life group for supporting HIV-positives in-world, if you search for Groups and type in “AIDS”.

Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: More Second Life

Kapp Notes

Basically Second Life is the Matrix , as in, “Wake Up Neo, the Matrix has you.” You can learn a little more by checking out my previous entry on the subject, Get a "Second Life."

Second Life and Learning - Tony O'Driscoll

Tony Karrer

I'm sure that once you add presence-based audio (meaning you can hear people who are close to you) that WebEx style systems will begin to look more like second life so you can have easier break-out sessions.

Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: Learning about Second Life

Kapp Notes

If you want to know more about Second Life, you can jump into the world and attend classes sponsored by NETg. If you already know about Second Life, they are looking for instructors as this sign shows. a Linden is the currency of Second Life) -1.86

Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: Shopping in Second Life

Kapp Notes

Circuit City just announced that they are opening a store in Second Life in an article titled Circuit City Enters Second Life. The process was facilitated by IBM as discussed earlier in my post IBM Opens a Business Unit in Second Life.

Is Second Life 100% experimental?

E-Learning Acupuncture

If you were running a business and your clientele rose from 3 million to 11 million in just one year, then people would be buzzing about you too. That’s what has occurred on Second Life (SL) in the 2007 calendar year. Maybe there’s been some buzz about Second Life (SL) in distance education circles for awhile now but the massive increase in users is fueling some new excitement.

Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: IBM Opens Business Unit in Second Life

Kapp Notes

One of your new year's resolutions better include learning to use Second Life. Well for one thing, IBM has just announced that it will open an Emerging Business Unit in Second Life. Second Life is a glimpse into the future of learning.

Second Life Gets All Corporate'y.Finally?

Mark Oehlert

How about "Second Life gets its suit on!"? "? "Hey, Its take your virtual world to work day!"? "? "Your avatar got so drunk at the holiday party.?" " Help me out here.

Second Life is not a teaching tool

The Learning Circuits

Every week or so I hear about a company looking to Second Life as a teaching environment. First, I have to say that Second Life is a great Web 2.0/massively multiplayer environment. I respect the ability of people to make money in Second Life. I respect the ability of people to "hang" in Second Life. I think it is great that companies are prototyping visual and structural designs in Second Life.

Learning, KM vs. SM, Information, Web 2.0, and Second Life

Big Dog, Little Dog

The Impact of Information Technology (IT) on Businesses and their Leaders - Harvard Business School. People are busy. Second Life's Second Wind -Forbes. But Mark Kingdon, Linden Lab's new chief executive argues that Second Life has some life in it yet.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Voice Coming to Second Life

Mark Oehlert

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? According to this press release , Voice will be coming to Second Life in Q2 of 2007. We are plainly witnessing a restructuring of the music and newspaper businesses, but their suffering isn’t unique, it’s prophetic."--Clay

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): New Numbers and New Transparency from Linden Lab/Second Life

Mark Oehlert

DO SOMETHING - life is boring unless you do something - guess what? - so is a virtual life. We are plainly witnessing a restructuring of the music and newspaper businesses, but their suffering isn’t unique, it’s prophetic."--Clay

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "1st Virtual World Shootout.Forterras OLIVE Platform Smokes Second Life" (Ambient Connections)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Open Laszlo: Open Source Webtop Platform | Main | "Virtual Worlds Platform Matrix" (Virtual Worlds Weekly) » July 03, 2007 "1st Virtual World Shootout.Forterras OLIVE Platform Smokes Second Life" (Ambient Connections) ( link ) "The first Virtual World shootout was held 28 June at the Apply Serious Games Conference in London.

Learning in 3D Summer 2009: Class One

Kapp Notes

Disney's Hot Shot Business Club Penguin America's Army River City Project We then discussed some Second Life statistics to see how big that world has become. Tags: Second Life 3D worlds Getting the class together in SL.

A whole new world

E-Learning Provocateur

Arguably the best known virtual world today is Second Life. Anyone can download the Second Life Viewer from the Internet and set up a basic account for free. Second Life also has its own economy. In other words, people entered Second Life for fun.

Fair and Balanced

Kapp Notes

Can you explain the negatives of Second Life." Anyway, in the spirit of being fair and balanced, here is a little bit about the negatives of Second Life.enjoy, I guess. There are definite “non-business friendly” areas which should be avoided.

Big Virtual World Event on the Horizon

Kapp Notes

The Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference (VWBPE) will feature more than 150 presentations and a keynote address by Mark Kingdon, the CEO of Linden Lab® creators of Second Life® (SL). Presentations will showcase what is being done in virtual worlds at universities, colleges, businesses, government agencies, not-for-profit entities and K-12 classrooms. Tags: Second Life 3D worlds 3D Book Tour

Skoolaborate and the future of e-learning

E-Learning Provocateur

Skoolaborate is a growing collaborative of high schools that use Second Life to teach students around the world. Westley gave us a real-time tour of Skoolaborate’s islands in Second Life, with commentary from Mike.

CAC: Penn State-Bart Pursel

Kapp Notes

Bart gave a list of different 3D worlds and provided a great comparison between a Internet Service Provider and Linden Labs (the company behind Second Life.) Bart Pursel of Virtual Learning Worlds and an alumni of our program presented on Virtual Worlds.

Virtual Jeans=Real Jeans

Kapp Notes

There is a Second Life factory called the Double Happiness Jeans factory. In fact, the entire plant exists only in Second Life and has no physical assets or inventory. The only place the factory exists is in a virtual, three-dimensional world known as Second Life.

Virtual World Brainstorming Session

Kapp Notes

Tags: Second Life 3D worlds

Teaching Higher Order Skills in a Virtual World

Kapp Notes

For example, a learner can't decide the best method of running a business without synthesis of concepts, without experimentation or reflection. As mentioned before, another activity is to give students money in a virtual world and let them run a virtual business.

Implementing New Learning Technology? Choose the Right Pilot Group

Kapp Notes

Choose a Group Interested in the Potential of Virtual Worlds —Choose a group interested in the business advantages of HIVEs. The pilot group needs to have both technology savvy individuals as well as people focused on business outcomes. Tags: Second Life 3D worlds Before a large scale implementation of any new learning technology, you really need to run a pilot group.

Some Facts about Immersive Learning Worlds

Kapp Notes

According to the analyst firm Gartner, “By the end of 2011, 80 percent of active Internet users (and Fortune 500 enterprises) will have a “second life”, but not necessarily in Second Life.” The use of virtual worlds as learning platforms is hitting the “traditional” business press.

Examples of Using Virtual 3D Spaces for Learning

Kapp Notes

Here are some interesting examples of using virtual worlds for learning, manufacturing and business: In the manufacturing arena, the level of complexity of today’s assembly lines cannot be accomplished with two-dimensional visualization. Loyalist College Border Service students participate in a simulated Canadian border crossing using Second Life - created by the Virtual World Design Centre, Loyalist College, Belleville, Ontario. Tags: Second Life 3D worlds