Educational Locations in Second Life And the 3D Aids Quilt

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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.

Class Meeting in 3D World of Second Life

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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.

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Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: Shopping in Second Life

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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.

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

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Here are even a few more alternatives to Second Life for you to check out. Other Lists of Alternatives to Second Life and more 3D worlds to explore can be found at the links below: More alternatives to Second Life.

Learning in 3D: Co-Creation

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This one showing an example of co-creation in the 3D world of Second Life. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide. Tags: Second Life 3D worlds Here is another great student machinima.

The Promise Of 3D Learning

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Every now and again I wonder about the multi-user 3D environments, or virtual worlds that were all the rage just a couple of years ago, the finest example being Second Life. Second Life itself was a promising collaborative 3D learning platform.

NOAA: Advice for Federal Agencies about Virtual Worlds & a Great Interactive Example

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Waiting for the tsunami to hit on NOAA's island in Second Life. One recent prototype we call Second Earth attempted to blend the capabilities of tools like Google Earth or Microsoft Virtual Earth with the collaborative capabilities of Second Life.

Another Student Generated Machinima

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Tags: Second Life 3D worlds

Eduverse Foundation Presentation

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This morning, I had a great time giving a presentation to a group over in the UK via a mash up of Skype and Second Life. Second Life for Your Health __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide

Join me today at Train for Success in Second Life

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We’ll meet at The Greenhouse, in Second Life : Content GuideToday. I will guide a tour of a virtual “green&# house and discuss the seven sensibilities that differentiate Virtual Immersive Environments from other forms of educational and social media and how organizations such as IBM, Ernst and Young and BP have leveraged Virtual Immersive Environments to improve organizational performance.

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Three Vitrual World Learning Best Practices and A Holiday Greeting

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Tags: Second Life 3D worlds

Study Abroad.Virtually

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Here is a great article about how learning about other cultures in a 3D world like Second Life can translate into the real world. At the Dubai Women's College, professors saw an opportunity to use Second Life to connect students with the world outside their tiny Arabian Gulf state. As a virtual orientation, the group visited a Second Life re-creation of Darfur and made an online pilgrimage to Mecca.

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Problem-Based Learning in 3D Environment

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More impotantly, here is the MSIT Second Life Wiki which ontains the paper for the conference and a ton of useful resources. Here are some resources I mentioned concerning other Second Life presentations I've done. Here are a couple of books used for Second Life. Today I am presenting on the topic of Designing Problem-Based Learning Environments in a 3D On Line Virtual World at the 19th International Conference on Teaching and Learning.

Elements of a Virtual World/Metaverse

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The second software element of a metaverse is the ability to easily create content within the virtual world. Tags: Second Life 3D worlds Using a virtual world or metaverse for training is not as science-fiction as it sounds.

Virtual World Brainstorming Session

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Tags: Second Life 3D worlds

Second Life Session

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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.

Teaching Higher Order Skills in a Virtual World

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Running a business in something like Second Life is inexpensive and better way to teach business concepts than having students run an actual business in Real Life with big bucks. Students standing outside of green building on MSIT island.

Questions about Second Life

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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.

ASTD Second Life Webinar

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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.

Second Life Training Presentation

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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.

Death and Dying in a Virtual World

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Here is an intriguing story about killing another person's avatar.and going to jail for it. The story Online divorcee jailed after killing virtual hubby tells of a 43 year old Japanese women who hacked into a computer system and killed her virtual husband.

Great Machinima about Machinima

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Check out this great video explaining machinima by a former student of mine.she has exceeded her professor as all good student do. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide

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Speaking at Penn State University Park on Virtual Worlds

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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?" It promises to be a lot of fun since many alumni from our program are working at Penn State in various departments and capacities.

Second Life Happenings: CEO Steps Down (again)

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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.”

We have 2D Virtual Classrooms, Why 3D?

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Sitting around a conference table for class. Another question and this one is simple.why 3D? We've got plenty of great 2D platforms for communication, what does 3D add? Here is a short answer.

Google Steps into the 3D Universe

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Here is an article on the release called Google Launches Virtual Reality Site As the article states: [Lively] is a three-dimensional software that enables people to congregate in electronic rooms and other computer-manufactured versions of real life. Creating an Avatar in Google's Lively.

The changing Web

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universities delicious blogs Second Life social media schools Twitter Web 2.0 This is number 4 in the series of blog posts entitled 'Shaping Education for the Future.' Yesterday's post can be found at this link. The web is constantly changing.

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Second Life for Your Health

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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.

Second Life Take Over Rumors.

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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 Created Virtual Documentary

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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.

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Alternatives to Second Life Continued

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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.

CSI and Second Life: Awesome!

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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.

Second Life Pictures from Webinar

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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.

Much Happening in Second Life

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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. I also kicked off my Basics of Second Life workshop as part of the Live and Online Learning series.