Second Life in Education

Professor Joosten‘s work in Second Life in education, with accompanying blog. Well produced video, with a good idea of the rationale for the project, and what students are likely to get out of ┬áSecond Life which they are not able to get in “the real world”.

The Hype Cycle for E-Learning

“Virtual worlds are about to plunge into a “trough of disillusionment”, lecture podcasts are fast becoming obsolete, but cloud computing will soon be on the “slope of enlightenment”. These are the findings of an analysis of the “hype cycle” of technology in education, published by Gartner, an IT advisory firm. The annual study looks at […]

Second Life: Day 2

Don’t worry, I am not going to do this every day, but thought today was interesting! I was invited on a tour of RSC South East Staff/Community Islands in Second Life, so last night was rather trying to get up to speed with the basics, so I could join in as much as possible! First […]

Second Life

A basic introduction to creating a Second Life account, which I had abandoned. I downloaded (yes, it requires client software) and tried out Second Life a couple of years ago, but, never having been a huge fan of computer games, and thinking that the learning curve to participate was just too big (and I seemed […]

Second Life

“Second Life is a free online virtual world imagined and created by its Residents. From the moment you enter Second Life, you’ll discover a fast-growing digital world filled with people, entertainment, experiences and opportunity.” My Experience: Didn’t really get into it, and it seems the enthusiasm for it is now dying off! After the Digisymp […]