second life

Virtual living — what can’t you do in second life?

When I have a bit of free time (as if – ha!), I’ve been wandering around second life. Honestly, I still don’t get it. I’ve been to a couple of academic/IT related presentations, I’ve gone shopping (for free clothes), and I’ve been to a few museums/art galleries. I’m still trying to see how I could use this for learning or teaching. I see some of ...

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Today! Academic Webinar in SecondLIfe

I just found out about this and I’m going to try to attend (if I can find my avatar….) Please join us for Carolina Conversations. Carolina conversations is a series of live interviews with members of the UNC-Chapel Hill community conducted in the virtual world, Second Life. Our guests discuss their work and interests and will also respond to questions from the Second Life audience ...

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Conversation (voice) lessons in second life

Just passing along! Interesting -- gives virtual office a whole new meaning! Subject: Looking for Colaborators? Need content development? Hi everyone, It's Fire Centaur here from English Village. I am sending this message in a search for Collaborators!Are you looking for a venue to bring your students? Interested in teaching English or another Language publicly? Or need an educator/programmer for educational content development? Well, then ...

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Google goes 3D?

Okay, not quite… at least, not yet. 😉 Google has entered yet another space with the launch of Lively, a tool for creating 3D social spaces on Web sites, which is now available in a public beta test. The platform lets users create and personalize their own character, so-called avatars, and their own rooms, which is nothing new: Second Life does as much. But a ...

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So You Want Your Library or Organization in Second Life: A Practical Guide (SL workshop)

Please join Sonja Morgwain and Teofila Matova Tuesday, July 1st at 8:00 a.m. SLT at the Open Auditorium on Cybrary City 1 in Second Life for the third “So You Want Your Library or Organization in Second Life: A Practical Guide.” This workshop includes a short presentation, tour of a library, and lots of time for questions and answers. Also offered is a tour of ...

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Second Life Shakespeare

Now this sounds coool — if only I get my avatar out of theocean (I’m just as clumsy in SL as I am in real life, APPARENTLY) 😉 sLiterary, Second Life: Of shipwrecked twins separated in a foreign land, lovetriangles mixed with identity confusion, and girl masquerading as guy falling inlove with her noble… The SL Shakespeare Company takes a brief hiatus from Hamletto pursue ...

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Second Life — Resources for educators and more

Very nice annotated list of articles relating to educational uses of second life, second life and pedagogy, as well as second life resources of a more educational nature.http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~mpepper/slbib Another very useful resource of a more broad nature is the official second life blog; the blog covers just about everything including lots of howtos and tutorials.http://blog.secondlife.com/ Also, John Lester out of Linden Labs (second life’s company) ...

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Virtually vague – secondlife, opensim, and other stuff

It’s certainly easier to pretend to make art or to speak the truth than to actually do either. –NPR, Are we not gamers? Although my computer more than meets the requirements for secondlife, it’s very jerky. Graphics card, maybe? I’ve tried secondlife a few times now, the first time was when it was kind of the shiny new thing on the web. This latest time, ...

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