Linden Labs Raising Prices But Extending Discount for Current Users

Kapp Notes

As you may know, Linden, on October 4th, announced a plan to raise prices for educational and non-profit users of Second Life and not a little increase, a whopping doubling of the previous discount. Of course there was a backlash and so Linden has offered up a temporary solution, one which will bring in monies in the short term and help educators and non-profits to “buy more time&# at the discounted rate: Here is a “mass email&# sent to education users from Linden.

Volatility in 3D Virtual World Industry

Kapp Notes

See Change is under way at ThinkBalm Linden Labs announces layoffs, appears to be contemplating shuttering Enterprise Edition efforts. it looks as though Linden Labs, the developers behind Second Life, may be downsizing their corporate efforts ( Second Life Enterprise Edition ).

Trending Sources

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

Mark Oehlert

It certainly isnt Linden Labs responsibility to entertain you - that has never been their business model, all they have done is provide a 3D virtual world development platform where the only limitation (outside of number of prims) to what you can create is your own vision.

Beth Goza (Linden Labs) showing off Second Life

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Beth Goza (Linden Labs) showing off Second Life Originally uploaded by JoshB. Fellow Intel blogger Josh Bancroft, tinyscreensful.com, is at Gnomedex06. I'm very jealous. He has been blogging the event like crazy and I feel like I'm there.

Vale Joe Miller

Clark Quinn

He continued to have an impact, leading some of the major initiatives of Linden Labs as they went open source and met some challenging technical issues while negotiating cultural change to take down barriers. This is a name you’re not likely to know, but I can’t let his passing go without comment. Joe was an intensely private person who had a sizable impact on the field of technology in learning, and I was privileged to know him.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Mark is very late to the virtual worlds big news about SL and IBM.

Mark Oehlert

The good news is that Second Life ne Linden Lab, has announced a partnership with IBM to "develop new technologies and methodologies based on open standards that will help advance the future of 3D virtual worlds." So after defending Linden Lab, here's the other side.

Learnlets » Virtual World Learning

Clark Quinn

Recent Second Life Happenings: Going Corporate

Kapp Notes

Some interesting things are going on with the folks over at Linden Labs , the developers of the virtual immersive environment of Second Life. First, they are sponsoring a contest called The 2010 Linden Prize. See more at The Linden Prize.

Talking eLearning ROI

Web Courseworks

In an ASAE article titled When Good Project Pitches go Bad, Tate Linden provides some basic truths that you need to keep in mind when crafting your pitch : First, few people in decision-making roles enjoy being told what to think.

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Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: Learning about Second Life

Kapp Notes

a Linden is the currency of Second Life) -1.86 If you want to know more about Second Life, you can jump into the world and attend classes sponsored by NETg. I found this billboard as I was walking around looking for educational institutions and experiences.

Second Life CEO Resigns, Founder Back in Charge

Kapp Notes

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.

Embedding social learning into texts and enterprise software

Jay Cross

He ran Michael Milken’s Knowledge Universe Interactive Studio before he became VP, Platform & Technology for Second Life at Linden Labs. Learning is social. Business is social. People are social. So why are so many of the forays into learning technology anti-social? Friday afternoon I had a delightful conversation with a kindred spirit, Joe Miller. Joe has been marrying people, technology, and learning since the early days. He worked on the PLATO system for Control Data.

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

Mark Oehlert

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?

Second Life Take Over Rumors.

Kapp Notes

So while I haven't seen any official notice or indication that Linden Labs is shopping around Second Life or that anyone is purchasing the product, the rumors do seem to be adding up. Most of the time rumors are based on some shred of truth so.perhaps Linden is shopping around Second Life? Here is an interesting rumor and a potentially large game-changer in the virtual world space.

Online Educa Berlin 2011 recap

Challenge to Learn

It is always great to walk underneath the Brandenburger Tor and see the great avenue ‘Unter den Linden’. Last week I visited the Online Educa in Berlin. I’m sorry to say that I’m not a big fan. When you compare it to conferences like Learning Solutions and DevLearn it really comes out bad.

Interesting Developments in 3D Learning and Collaboration Space

Kapp Notes

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. Some interesting developments in the 3D Learning and Collaboration Space.

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). To register please visit: www.vwbpe.org About Second Life Developed and launched by Linden Lab in 2003, Second Life is the world’s leading 3D virtual world environment. Here is a press release about one big virtual world event where Tony and I will be speaking about Learning in 3D.

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.

Second Life Making an Announcement Tomorrow (actually today)?

Kapp Notes

Here is a little email intercept I received from an unnamed source (ok, it's from Snickers' Doodles in her post Linden Lab to announce Viewer 2 beta tomorrow which she received in-world from Pink Linden. Hello SL Merchants: We wanted to give you an early heads-up on a big piece of news because we greatly value our relationship with you and this community. Tomorrow, at SL Pro!

Second Life Happenings: CEO Steps Down (again)

Kapp Notes

Yesterday, Philip Linden (AKA: Philip Rosedale ) stepped down as CEO of Linden Labs (yes again). Bob will lead Linden Lab while we conduct the search. He said many longtime Second Life users are angry at the recent decisions by the company that runs the service, Linden Lab.

VenueGen Announces 3D Meetings for "Everyone"

Kapp Notes

It has been described as a lot more than Cisco’s WebEx meeting platform, and a lot less than Linden Labs’ Second Life virtual world. Virtual world provider, VenueGen , recently came out of private Beta to a public Beta (whatever that means) and loudly announced their virtual meeting platform.

Learning in 3D Summer 2009: Class Five

Kapp Notes

Visit Hillary Mason's AutoScript page to create your own Second Life scripts without having to know anything about the Linden Scripting Language. Scripting tips from Matt. This week's class was a whirl wind of different platforms.

Learning in a Virtual World

Moodle Journal

On Saturday 17th of Feb at 5pm I will begin hosting some presentation trials that will be looking at the Linden Script, that’s the language in SL, and comparing it with other main stream computer languages. Just lately a lot of my time has been taken up with Second Life, if you have yet to try virtual worlds then let me recommend the experience.

Virtual World Research Needs Your Help

Kapp Notes

If you desire, payment may be made in Linden dollars (L$),e.g., Some colleauges of mine have asked me to forward on this important announcement about Second Life Research. Participate in a study that examines the experiences of individuals collaborating in virtual environments.

The day after Online Educa

Jay Cross

Ellen Wagner, Clark Quinn, and I hopped on the U-bahn, and headed to the German Historical Museum on Under den Linden. We walked up Unter den Linden and caught the U-bahn to Potsdamer Platz for supper.

I Have Seen the Future of Conferences.and it is 3D!

Kapp Notes

Terrence Linden discussing the new Second Life browser at VWBPE conference. I was in a session with Terrence Linden (SL) that had over 70 attendees and the session that Tony O'Driscoll (RL) and I conducted had about that many attendees as well.

Effective Web Conferences – 41 Resources

Tony Karrer

Kapp Notes , March 15, 2010 Terrence Linden discussing the new Second Life browser at VWBPE conference. I wanted to follow-up 19 Tips for Effective Online Conferences with some additional resources that relate to this topic. I primarily used the eLearning Learning and Communities and Networks sites and used Conference , Online Facilitation of Conferences , Online Interaction in Conferences , Moderating Online Interaction , and others.

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A Lot Happening in the 3D Space

Kapp Notes

Linden Labs, makers of Second Life, announce the list of the Top Ten: 2010 Linden Prize Finalists. Last week a lot of 3D news occurred, here is a round up of some of the highlights: I stopped by the ASTD booth of Digitell, Inc. and met James A. Parker, the President, who said his booth was buzzing the entire conference and a lot of people were interested in 3D webinars.

Second Life and us

Learning with e's

The grant runs until next July, and we have molto-Linden Dollars to spend on the installation. We're really excited! We have just been notified that we have been awarded a free land grant in Second Life to set up our own university health education centre.

Second Life.Its Synchronous

Kapp Notes

Although Linden Labs disputs that finding. Second Life has come under a lot of attack recently because "it's empty." One especially hard hitting article How Madison Avenue Is Wasting Millions on a Deserted Second Life complained that "there's the question of what people do when they get there. Once you put in several hours flailing around learning how to function in Second Life, there isn't much to do."

A whole new world

E-Learning Provocateur

Its currency is the Linden Dollar (L$) which avatars can use to buy virtual goods and even virtual property. Linden Dollars are bought with real money and can be exchanged back again. The corporate sector is exploring a whole new world. Which world? The virtual world.

Web 2

Second Life Gets All Corporate'y.Finally?

Mark Oehlert

What we have are multiple channels ( Virtual World News , Massively ), including official ones from River Runs Red and Linden Lab , bringing us the news that Immersive Workspaces 2.0 How about "Second Life gets its suit on!"? "?

Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction

Tony Karrer

XStream Software Linden Research, Inc. I don't know if I've seen this reported by the eLearningGuild , but their reports showed some interesting information about satisfaction levels reported by members on course authoring and rapid eLearning tool satisfaction levels.

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

Big Dog, Little Dog

In what tech pundits at Gartner Research call the curve of hype and gloom, Linden Lab's virtual world, Second Life, has officially entered the gloom stage. But Mark Kingdon, Linden Lab's new chief executive argues that Second Life has some life in it yet. Korean Soon Du Bu.