Cool Second Life Happening:UW VIBE Future InfoExpo Recruitment

Kapp Notes

Researchers from the University of Washington Information School are conducting a research study investigating exciting and useful alternative capabilities for Second Life. These exhibits let you interact with new design possibilities aimed at improving the social and information aspects of Second Life. The Future InfoExpo will be available at this Second Life URL: 2b3d UW VIBE (29,143,22). Matt Media (First Life: John Marino).

Second Life Learning Videos

Clark Quinn

If you want to get a sense of what Second Life is like and particularly what it is like as part of learning, here are some videos that help describe this. View | Upload your own What videos did I miss

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Second Life Happenings: CEO Steps Down (again)

Kapp Notes

Here is what he wrote on the Second Life blog. I don’t think the timing on this is too good from a corporate perspective as articles such as Academics Discuss Mass Migration From Second Life are starting appear due to the elimination of the educational discount once provided to academic and non-profit institutions using Second Life. So, it doesn’t look real good for the future of Second Life.

Second Life Take Over Rumors.

Kapp Notes

It is rumored at the web site metaverselyspeaking web site that News Corp might be taking over Second Life. adding Second Life to their already wide-spanning media portfolio. As it was rumored a while ago also that Microsoft was buying Second Life and it would no longer support SL on the Mac. Most of the time rumors are based on some shred of truth so.perhaps Linden is shopping around Second Life? Tags: Second Life 3D worlds

Second Life Training Presentation

Kapp Notes

We had a lot to cover from how to navigate in Second Life to simple scripting with building, teleporting and designing Second Life training solutions in between. He was poised and well spoken and he knows Second Life very well. One audience member gave a great account of how he is using Second Life to reproduce a critical incident at a power plant. Matt answering questions about Second Life in this hands-on session.

Second Life Session

Kapp Notes

Onge of NCTT and Keith Morneau from Capella University who are providing a session on Second Life. So, I am taking some notes: The presentation will talk about history of virtual environments and a theoretical framework for Second Life in the classroom. They are defining Second Life as "A 3D virtual world created by its inhabitants." He discussed the companies in Second Life including: Dell, BMW, IBM, Toyota, Circuit Ciy and others.

ASTD Second Life Webinar

Kapp Notes

Yesterday, Tony O'Driscoll , Matthew Monahan and I gave an ASTD Webinar on the topic of Second Life. Tom has written a great deal on Second Life and innovative learning content and methods. We had most of the 400 plus people attending via application sharing through WebEx (not ideal but it worked) and about 15 or so people attending within Second Life. We talked about it a little and gave a tour.

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. Philip Rosedale, in a posting called Returning to the Lab stated: Our thinking as a team is that my returning to the CEO job now can bring a product and technology focus that will help rapidly improve Second Life. Tags: Second Life 3D worlds

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. The interviews are interesting and, at times, thought provoking about things beyond virtual worlds with thought of the "meaning of life" popping up from time to time. Consider using a machinima Second Life for your next orientation program.

Tools for Getting Started in Second Life

Experiencing eLearning

Elena at Lively Learning posted some comments about Second Life for education in response to my liveblogging of the TCC Keynote Why do we need a Second Life? In response to my comment on her post, she asked this question: In your comment you’ve mentioned about last year’s introduction to second life - is possible to find it somewhere? Second Life is not popular in Russia now but it is obvious that interesting is raising.

Second Life for Your Health

Kapp Notes

Here are some interesting videos showing how Second Life can be used to design and deliver health related training and actual client support within a virtual world. This one is focused on nursing education. This one demonstrates various views of how a virtual platform can help mental health and other patients.

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. Sun employees can accomplish their real work, share documents, and meet with colleagues using natural voice communication.

Alternatives to Second Life

Kapp Notes

Here is a list of alternatives to Second Life. Forterra Systems Inc. The company offers private, secure virtual worlds with tailored solutions based on industry and customer specific needs. The solutions are designed by Forterra to meet enterprise IT security and privacy needs. The flagship product of Forterra is OLIVEâ„¢ (On-Line Interactive Virtual Environment). OLIVE is an open, distributed client-server platform for building private virtual worlds.

Second Life Pictures from Webinar

Kapp Notes

A few days ago, I presented 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. We had a little over 30 attendees at the webinar and had a really good time checking out our island and looking at all the educational benefits of a 3D world like Second Life.

Second Life Workshop

Kapp Notes

Heather showing some 3D moves in the metaverse of Second Life. On Friday, Heather and I conducted a "Basics of Second Life" workshop for some folks at Raritan Valley Community College. Here are some resources to accompany the class. Video presentation " Why 3D Matters." Slideshare of " Why 3D Matters." Links to lesson plans for 3D learning. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide

CSI and Second Life: Awesome!

Kapp Notes

So, last night I got to watch the CSI New York show which combined the television episode with some action in Second Life. Taken one step further, you will soon be able to "star" in your own Second Life CSI. Check out the show's web site featuring Second Life adventures like Find Venus. As an added bonus: CBS and CISCO created great and simple tutorials for Second Life all done by avatars.

Much Happening in Second Life

Kapp Notes

Assisting us expertly was Matt Monahan my graduate assistant who has been helping me with many Second life tasks. Which, of course, was a perfect use of Second Life. We provided a little tour with Brent Schlenker discussing the uses of Second Life for providing learning solutions. I also kicked off my Basics of Second Life workshop as part of the Live and Online Learning series.

Think Virtual Worlds: Not Second Life

Kapp Notes

Here is this Month's ASTD Big Question: Second Life Training? More specifically: In what situations, do you believe it makes sense to develop a learning experience that will be delivered within Second Life? If you were to develop a training island in Second Life, what kind of environment and artifacts would you consider essential for teaching? But first I want to say that we need to get away from thinking the only 3D learning envrionemnt is Second Life.

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. So today I am going to discuss the basics of Second Life and how it can be used in educational settings effectively. Video showing the educational uses of Second Life created by students. Second Life Books.

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 Books: ASTD

Kapp Notes

It was an all day workshop and we spent most of the time in Second Life but you may find the slides helpful. For the ASTD Conference, we talked about a couple of books used for Second Life. Here are the links: Other resources: SL Portal LSL Wiki Here is a post to additional links: Second Life Resourses: Supporting NCTT Opening Address __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide

A Few More Alternatives to Second Life

Kapp Notes

The Electric Sheep Company, who has built extensive islands in Second Life, has created its own 3D virtual platform. Click here to see more alternatives to Second Life. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide.

Second Life Resourses: Supporting NCTT Opening Address

Kapp Notes

This morning I am giving an opening address the the National Center for Telecommunications Technologies Information and Communications/Convergence Conference at the Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA on the topic of Second Life so I wanted to provide some resources: Second Life (the web site) Second Life Wiki (a wiki with "how to" information and other links.)

Creating Learning Spaces in Second Life

Kapp Notes

This morning I received an email message from, Fiona, who provided me with a really interesting link to 50 Tips and Tricks to Create a Learning Space in Second Life. Actually, it is really a listing of great SL resources and ideas broken down by different categories such as: Training Purposes --Employers and educators who want to train new hires or test their students can use Second Life in a number of ways.

Second Life Workshop

Kapp Notes

I'll be conducting a Second Life Workshop in conjunction with the folks from Training Magazine as an extension of my conference presentation on the topic. To learn more go to LOL's description of Second Life: Basic Design Workshop. If you want to sign up.Save $100—register with Discount Code tme27f online at: www.TrainingLiveAndOnline.com. __ Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide

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. If this can be a standard business practice for Second Life (living behind corporate firewalls) it is a removal of a huge obstacle for entry into 3D worlds for many industries like Pharmaceutical and Financial.

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.

Congressional Sub-Committee Meets in Second Life

Kapp Notes

Could Second Life be used as a place to launder money? Thanks to SL Tips for pointing me in the direction of this interesting article in the Washington Post. Here is a story titled Congress Goes Virtual in Online World Hearing that explains how a sub-committee in congress got together to experience a virtual world. According to the article: The Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet wanted to know some basics. Are children safe in online worlds?

Class Meeting in 3D World of Second Life

Kapp Notes

To that end, last night, I threw students into the 3D virtual world of Second Life. Learning in 3D Class sitting around conference room table. Jumping into a virtual world can be a fun but scary and daunting place for first timers. As instructional designers, one of our "missions" is to help learners overcome the scary and daunting aspects so learning occurs.

Second Life Learning Videos

Tony Karrer

If you want to get a sense of what Second Life is like and particularly what it is like as part of learning, here are some videos that help describe this. View | Upload your own What videos did I miss

Face Lift for Our Second Life Space

Kapp Notes

Old Classroom Space In honor of the Second Life workshop I will be starting next week (still time to sign up, click here for more information ), we have given the MSIT Second Life classroom space a little make over. You can see some of the "before and after" screen shots.

Educational Locations in Second Life And the 3D Aids Quilt

Kapp Notes

Often I am asked for a list of interesting and educational locations within Second Life, the 3D virtual world software, here is a rather lengthy list of some of the more educational places within Second Life. Each room is dedicated to a person(s) whose life was lost to AIDS and tells a story using a variety of tools including 3D objects, video, photos, poetry and song.

Second Life Enterprise – Immersive Work Based Solutions

Indusgeeks

The post Second Life Enterprise – Immersive Work Based Solutions appeared first on Game Based training blog. Game Based Learning

Second Life from Dartmouth

Moodle Journal

I hav e just looged out of the first Second Life conference for teachers, I think. I got into the conference from a French restaurant in Dartmouth via rather a weak wifi signal, in fact I am Blogging from here still. There were plenty of people and some interesting proposals for future projects, its all looking extremely promising, all in all a great show. Well done Optimus Paul

Second Life at the Movies

Kapp Notes

It was bound to happen, a full-feature length movie in Second Life.oops, sorry, it hasn't happened yet.but you heard it here first. Click here for the SLURL if you want to check out Hollywood, Second Life.(you you need to have a Second Life avatar to visit.) However, what has happened is that HBO has acquired the rights to a short-form documentary shot entirely within Second Life. Here is a quote from the article HBO Buys Film Made in Second Life.

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. Second Life is going corporate. As described: The Linden Prize will award one Second Life Resident or team with $10,000 USD for an innovative inworld project that improves the way people work, learn and communicate in their daily lives outside of the virtual world.

Third Class in Second Life

Kapp Notes

This week, we had Suzi Mazzenga as a guest speaker talking about her adventure as a male in Second Life. She gave her presentation using text chat within the Second Life classroom we have set up on MSIT Island. You can read about it in her article My Days as a Dude. The class then had a discussion about the places they visited last week and how those places could be used for education.