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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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?

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.

Second Life Resourses: Supporting NCTT Opening Address

Kapp Notes

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. Blogs and Websites --Turn to these blogs for tips, services and tools when setting up a learning space in Second Life.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Expelled: Woodbury's Second Life Silencing

Learning with e's

Today, Tim Handorf writes about the experiences of one university in Second Life. We all know that Second Life, the virtual reality world that has become basically indistinguishable from our increasingly unreal physical worlds, is a powerful tool for learning.

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.

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.

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.

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

Blog-o- the-Month at ISTE Island in Second Life

Learning Visions

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. in Second Life, but I have to admit that it's been ages since I've been in-world.

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.)

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: A Deserted Second Life

Learning Visions

Monday, July 30, 2007 A Deserted Second Life An interesting read from Wired.com 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

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.

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. Second, on November 4th (tomorrow), the behind-the-firewall release of Second Life will go public.

Second Life and Learning

Tony Karrer

I just read through a great post by Rich Hoeg which talks about his learning around Second Life. I think that Second Life is not going to turn out to be the winner because of technical issues, e.g., firewalls. However, I think that the next generation of Second Life will displace tools like WebEx for many online events.

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?

Nursing Simulation in Second Life

E-Learning Acupuncture

John Miller, a Nursing Professor, at Tacoma Community College in Washington is spearheading a nursing simulation hosted within Second Life. Scenarios can be simulated which reproduce life-threatening conditions in a safe ‘virtual’ environment.

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.

Time for a Second Life

Moodle Journal

Just recently I decided that the time had come to put my money where my enthusiasm was, so I upgraded my membership in Second Life and bought some land and see how it could be used in conjunction with my work on Moodle.