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.

Second Life Webinar-Today

Kapp Notes

Today I am presenting a webinar titled " Second Life in Education " for NETWORKS which is is a National Science Foundation Resource Center that is focused on the advancement of semiconductor, automated manufacturing, and electronics education. Second Life Books.

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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.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: A Deserted Second Life

Learning Visions

Monday, July 30, 2007 A Deserted Second Life An interesting read from on Second Life and Corporate America. How Madison Avenue is Wasting Millions on a Deserted Second Life (Wired 7-24-07) Whats behind this stampede is not that hard to divine. "A

Exploring Second Life

eLearning Blender

This week in an Instructional Design class I am taking in the Ed Tech program at SDSU we will be discussing Second Life. I'll be spending more time learning the ropes of Second Life because I would like to use it for eLearning projects. The post covers how to use virtual worlds like second life to build realistic scenarios. Second Life SDSU eLearning

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.

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. Product Animations Part of a training program called "Introduction to Making Tablets". OpenSimulator or OpenSim Building in OpenSim. OpenSimulator is a 3D Application Server.

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.

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.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Blog-o- the-Month at ISTE Island in Second Life

Learning Visions

Thursday, December 11, 2008 Blog-o- the-Month at ISTE Island in Second Life Imagine my surprise when Scott Merrick contacted me, letting me know that Learning Visions had been nominated as Blog-o-the-month on ISTE Island in Second Life.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Blogger's Hut in Second Life

Learning Visions

Thursday, November 06, 2008 Blogger's Hut in Second Life Scott Merrick (also check out Scotts SecondLife Blog ) runs the ISTEs Bloggers Hut in Second Life. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Plodding Along in Second Life

Learning Visions

Friday, August 17, 2007 Plodding Along in Second Life In the spirit of plodding along , I had another positive experience in Second Life. Theres a real emotional level to Second Life. If youd like to read more about my adventures in Second Life, check out my first and second visits. Cammie, There has been so much talk about designing learning for Second Life. To answer your second question: Maybe.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Second Life and Gender

Learning Visions

Friday, July 13, 2007 Second Life and Gender Theres been a great conversation about Second Life and gender and the bleeding edge in the comments on my recent post. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Be sure to read and ponder and offer in your own two cents. As e-Learning strategists and practitioners pushing these cutting edge tools, weve got to make sure that the tools suit the audience.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Second Life and Gaming Poll Results

Learning Visions

Wednesday, October 10, 2007 Second Life and Gaming Poll Results I dont claim to be a researcher, nor can I claim that the results of polls conducted on this site are in the least bit statistically significant. Last week, I asked "Have you ever been in Second Life?"

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My First Second Life Experience

Learning Visions

Friday, August 03, 2007 My First Second Life Experience Not so good, I must say. I starting talking with another newbie for about 2 seconds when we were accosted. They were coming at me in the chat, then IM, and when they started coming into my email I quit the program. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. I spent about 25 minutes trying to make my avatar look sort of like me. Its sort of me-ish.

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.

Virtual Interns

Bottom-Line Performance

The school has been utilizing Second Life as tool to teach third year medical students. By using Second Life students learn from mistakes in a safe environment. The program is not going to exempt students in any way from their “live” training, however it is certainly good practice. CNN covered this story, in the article, Can Second Life help teach doctors to treat patients? Jeremy Bradley, Can Second Life help teach doctors to treat patients? ,

Another Student Generated Machinima

Kapp Notes

Tags: Second Life 3D worlds

Postcards from the 3D Edge

Kapp Notes

Recently I did a recording for InSync and my friend Jennifer Hofmann titled Postcards from the 3D Edge: Learning in Second Life. It was the most popular complimentary program they've ever had - so popular they had over 250 registrants in the first 4 hours!

Summer 2008: Learning in 3D Class

Kapp Notes

Preston providing instruction and answering questions in Second Life. So the second week of the summer Learning in 3D class was exciting. He does a great job of explaining Second Life and he knows the ins and outs of the program extremely well.

Links Roundup: Tech Takes Center Stage


So in the spirit of the CES, here’s a look from around the Web about how new tech is affecting mobile- and e-learning: Learning Technology Trends to Watch in 2012 : Last year gave us QR code, even more blogs, and the second iPad.

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). From a small grass roots community, we have grown dramatically as a global organization and are becoming a force in transforming education in a very short time,” said Marlene Brooks, Program Chair (SL: Zana Kohime). “We Tags: Second Life 3D worlds 3D Book Tour

CAC: Penn State-Bart Pursel

Kapp Notes

Bart Pursel of Virtual Learning Worlds and an alumni of our program presented on Virtual Worlds. 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.)

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.

Elements of a Virtual World/Metaverse

Kapp Notes

The second software element of a metaverse is the ability to easily create content within the virtual world. capabilities of wikis or blogs where changes, updates and additions are easily made to web sites without the contributor needing to know HTML or any programming language.

Examples of Using Virtual 3D Spaces for Learning

Kapp Notes

Grades in a program at Loyalist College to prepare students for service as a Canadian Border Patrol Officers increased 37% over a two year period after the introduction of a virtual role play within a virtual learning world. 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

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Speaking at Penn State University Park on Virtual Worlds

Kapp Notes

It promises to be a lot of fun since many alumni from our program are working at Penn State in various departments and capacities. This upcoming Tuesday, I will be speaking close to home in State College PA.home of Penn State on the topic of "Why 3D Worlds for Learning?"

Practice Makes Perfect in Virtual World

Kapp Notes

Public health officials from the California Department of Health Services have created a massive online virtual training program. Researchers from the University of California-Davis Health System re-created a 3-D model of the California Exposition and State Fair in Second Life and conducted the training within that environment. The program can be adjusted to simulate different numbers of patients.

Great Leads and Misc Information.tying it all together

Kapp Notes

A number of alumni and friends of Bloomsburg University's Instructional Technology program have sent me some great links and they are all about wildly different things but all are related to the gamer generation. Here is an article Swedes open embassy in Second Life of course it is about Sweden opening an Embassy in Second Life courtesy of Katie Rebilas. Sometimes, things just all seem to come together at once.

Recording Virtual Field Trips

E-Learning Acupuncture

They wanted to do a virtual field trip in Second Life for students in a graduate course they are designing. However, they didn’t want students to have to get their own Second Life account in order to experience the field trip. Look for it under Start -> All Programs.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: New Survey -- Whats Your Demographic?

Learning Visions

Some of you have been in Second Life. Thanks ~ Posted by Cammy Bean at 10:37 AM Labels: games , gaming , second life , survey 0comments: Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Cammy Bean Greater Boston, MA, United States View my complete profile About This Blog Subscribe in a reader Subscribe via email Are you an Instructional Designer?

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Watching the MUVEs

Learning with e's

Several studies have drawn the same conclusion: that people behave similarly in virtual worlds using avatars as they do in real life. Anything it seems, that happens in real life, can be found also in Second Life and other 3D avatar driven environments.

e-Learning Programs' Support Services to Learners


However, how do we support our learners before, during, and after an e-Learning course, program, and (or) certificate? The following list contains resources consider the e-Learning programs' support services to learners. The most e-Learning developers focuses on instructional design, curriculum design, project management, etc. Some of you might think what is the purpose of not focusing only in the creation and development of an e-Learning course. The answer is simple.

There or thereabouts. Metaplace launched

Learning with e's

Critics of Second Life and other 3-D virtual worlds found online should prick their ears up at this one. Users can make virtual worlds in seconds using simple 'building blocks' very similar to SL prims, and without having to know a thing about scripting or programming. One of the main criticisms of Second Life is that it takes so damn long to set up a 3-D environment, and for many moving around is a little like learning to walk all over.