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InWorldz RFL first season 2012 raised 64,000$Iz so far

InWorldz RFL first season 2012 raised 64,000$Iz so far | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it

The first ever season of InWorldz Relay For Life for 2012 has raised 64,000$Iz so far which is a really good amount for the first year I think.

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Second Life’s cloud move could lower land prices, hurt OpenSim

Second Life’s cloud move could lower land prices, hurt OpenSim | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Second Life is moving its architecture to the cloud, Linden Lab announced last week, and that might help them offer lower land prices. The reason? On-demand cloud-based regions would only be up and running if people are currently visiting them, similar to how the commercial Kitely grid works on the OpenSim platform, an open-source alternative.
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Open Forum at Virtual Worlds Education Round Table, August 31 (Second Life)

Open Forum at Virtual Worlds Education Round Table, August 31 (Second Life) | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Virtual Worlds Education Round Table, at 12 noon SL time on Thursday. August 31, 2017. 

Topic: Open Forum - bring along any question or topic related to education in virtual worlds. This will be a discussion in text chat. 

The session will be moderated by Camie Rembrandt 

When and where: The VIRTUAL WORLDS EDUCATION ROUNDTABLE meetings start at 12 noon SLT (3pm ET - 8pm UK time) on Thursdays on VSTE in Second Life 

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Celebrating 14 Years of SL with Investments in Its Future

Celebrating 14 Years of SL with Investments in Its Future | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it

Here are a few of the things you can look forward to soon: We are hard at work upgrading all of the SL infrastructure and moving it to the cloud, which will bring a wealth of opportunities to Residents near and far, and allow us, among many other things, to make SL more performant for Residents across the world from us. It may also allow us to introduce new products with more flexible pricing. We’re working on several features to increase the value of Premium subscriptions. Most recently we gave Premium members priority access to near-full events, and shortly, we’ll be ready to unveil another bit of exciting news for subscribers. We're building out a series of great extensions to Windlight (code name: EEP!), which will give value, flexibility, and new marketability to land, and will make Windlight settings tradeable assets. We have an extension to the animation system in the works (code name: Animesh) that will allow non-avatar objects to use more powerful and efficient skeletal animations the way avatars can today, and even more changes planned for creators and merchants later in the year. We’ve also got new experiences and events coming. An exciting new grid-wide gaming experience is coming soon! The team can’t wait to share the details with you in just a few days. Also in the works for this fall is an updated Halloween Haunted Tour, with new spooktacular events to celebrate. Not to mention, we’re turning 15 next year - SL15B, baby! That’s an incredible milestone and we are looking forward to collaborating with you to produce an amazing celebration.

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It's Safe to Say Sansar Isn't Cannibalizing Second Life Usage at All (Yet)

It's Safe to Say Sansar Isn't Cannibalizing Second Life Usage at All (Yet) | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Above: SL concurrency rates as compiled by Grid Survey "Last weekend's [Second Life] concurrency figures are very much unchanged from expectations," Tyche Shepherd, a statistician who rigorously tracks SL usage on Grid Survey, just confirmed with me. The sam
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Avatar and Camera Controls for Desktop Users of Sansar

Avatar and Camera Controls for Desktop Users of Sansar | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
One of the common misconceptions about Sansar is that is designed only for users in virtual reality headsets such as Oculus Rift or HTC Vive. Nothing could be further from the truth. Linden Lab has drawn up a very complete list of keyboard shortcuts for users in desktop (non-VR) mode.  I'm going to mention just…
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OSgrid 10th birthday is happening this weekend

OSgrid 10th birthday is happening this weekend | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
OSgrid will be celebrating it's 10th birthday this weekend (#OSG10B) with a great selection of live performances, live djs playing great tunes and birthday themed events to mark this very special occasion. It's going to be the biggest party ever on the OSgrid and it's expected the visitor attendance will be pretty high during the…
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Second Life: New & Improved Starter Avatars 2017

Second Life: New & Improved Starter Avatars 2017 | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
These avatars are available through the viewer in the "Choose my avatar" section. You can also view or choose them from your inventory and customize each to your liking. We hope you enjoy trying them out as much as we did creating them!
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A summer camp that teaches coding, Minecraft and STEM skills while keeping kids connected to peers and mentors.

A summer camp that teaches coding, Minecraft and STEM skills while keeping kids connected to peers and mentors. | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Online camps where kids can play Minecraft and learn coding skills are helping youths stay connected to a community of learners.
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Decentraland: New Open Standards-Based Virtual World

Decentraland: New Open Standards-Based Virtual World | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Decentraland is a new virtual world which aims to run completely on open standards technology and protocols. I'm not familiar with the creators, but to judge by the trailer (above) they have hella high ambition. More from the site
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Is your computer too old to run Sim-on-a-Stick? Probably not.

Is your computer too old to run Sim-on-a-Stick? Probably not. | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it

It's not unusual to hear educators say that their computers are not suitable to run virtual worlds. I suspect that idea comes from trying to use a virtual world like Second Life (SL) with a very taxing client like the official Linden Lab viewer. But are those same computers unsuitable to run Sim-on-a-Stick (SoaS)? 

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Classcraft - Make learning an adventure

Classcraft - Make learning an adventure | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Classcraft helps teachers manage, motivate and engage their students by transforming their classroom into a role-playing game.
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Creative Expression in Virtual Worlds: Imitation, Imagination, and Individualized Collaboration

Creative Expression in Virtual Worlds: Imitation, Imagination, and Individualized Collaboration | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it

"Virtual worlds provide an opportunity to ask traditional questions about creativity in a new context, but also introduce a range of new questions that can lead to new insights and understandings about creativity in general."  


Official Full-Text Paper (PDF): Creative Expression in Virtual Worlds: Imitation, Imagination, and Individualized Collaboration

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Zadaroo – Public Domain OpenSim Resources: Freebie Paradise for OpenSim/SoaS users

Zadaroo – Public Domain OpenSim Resources: Freebie Paradise for OpenSim/SoaS users | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
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Active OpenSim Grids

Active OpenSim Grids | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
This list includes all grids that have been active this month. Please note that some grids may only be up part-time, especially the smaller ones.
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Educators make lemonade with Virtual Worlds

Educators make lemonade with Virtual Worlds | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Educators are using virtual worlds, but not in the way they had used them in the past, and not in the same numbers. What you see now is a more selective and targeted use by a smaller subset of the educational community, primarily higher education.
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How To Visit Flash Fiction Center at Learning Lab (Craft World grid)

How To Visit Flash Fiction Center at Learning Lab (Craft World grid) | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Flash Fiction Center is an Open Educational Resource (OER) for educators interested in teaching creative writing online using virtual worlds. This environment is designed to help students learn about flash fiction and to motivate them to write this type of concise story. 

To visit Flash Fiction Center at Learning Lab (Craft World grid), please follow the instructions on this page: http://flashfictioncenter.blogspot.com/2017/06/flash-fiction-center-online-at-learning.html ;

Flash Fiction Center is also available as a free OAR file for educators.

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Are Educators Sour on Virtual Worlds?

Are Educators Sour on Virtual Worlds? | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Educators are souring on virtual worlds, as evidenced by declining participation in online forums, in virtual conference attendances and education-related destinations on the Second Life grid.
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It's now possible to create an account on Sansar (originally known as Second Life 2.0)

It's now possible to create an account on Sansar (originally known as Second Life 2.0) | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
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First User Impressions of Sansar, Good & Bad, Start Hitting the Web

First User Impressions of Sansar, Good & Bad, Start Hitting the Web | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it

Linden Lab started expanding its user invites to Sansar last week, and apparently this new wave didn't sign the kind of NDA previous users did, because some are starting to share their experiences on the web. (...) More first impressions as they arrive.

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Sansar Creator Preview - Ria

Ria shares her thoughts on this new platform and offers a sneak peek at "Little Giant," one of the first experiences created with Sansar during the creator preview.

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Embrace The Life | Virtual Reality for Disabled People

Embrace The Life | Virtual Reality for Disabled People | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
We created a tool for wheelchair users that proved to return their mobility, decreases their anxiety, increases their social integration and improves their quality of life.
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Free OAR file to teach about Flash Fiction

Free OAR file to teach about Flash Fiction | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it

Flash Fiction Center is an OpenSimulator Archive (OAR file) for educators interested in teaching creative writing online using virtual worlds. The environment is designed to help students learn about flash fiction and to motivate them to write this type of concise story. 


On this OAR, students will find information about flash fiction, micro-fiction, drabble, nano-fiction, along with writing tasks and working laptops connected to the Internet - in this case to wordcounter.net. Students will also be able to add their stories to ‘story boxes’ placed near each writing task panel. Teachers can later add those stories to the 'writing task libraries'.


Free Full Avatar Kits

Because entering a virtual world will probably be a new experience for some students, free full avatar kits (for male and female) are provided at the center.

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Coding for Kids | Computer Programming | AgentCubes online

Coding for Kids | Computer Programming | AgentCubes online | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
AgentCubes Online teaches coding and computer programming for kids in an immersive online environment! Learn how to code games and more with AgentCubes Online.
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New Virtual World Sansar Is Ready to Pick Up Where Second Life Left Off

New Virtual World Sansar Is Ready to Pick Up Where Second Life Left Off | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
On its 14th birthday, a reflection on Linden Lab’s groundbreaking Second Life, and how their next project Sansar hopes to go even further. In May 2006, Bloomberg’s Businessweek ran a cover story detailing the business empire of real estate millionaire Anshe Chung. What caught the world’s attention, however, is that Anshe Chung wasn’t a real …
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