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Digital Literacy – What is it and what part do virtual worlds play in it? - Virtual Worlds Education Roundtable

Digital Literacy – What is it and what part do virtual worlds play in it? - Virtual Worlds Education Roundtable | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Meeting weekly for over four years....

Transcript of the Virtual Worlds Education Roundtable October 18, 2012

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Rosedale: Virtual future will be a cross between Skype and Web - Hypergrid Business

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Another World grid closes for personal reasons - Hypergrid Business

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Brief Thoughts on Ebbe’s Keynote at VWBPE 2014 in Second Life – Hypergrid Business

Brief Thoughts on Ebbe’s Keynote at VWBPE 2014 in Second Life – Hypergrid Business | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it

Ebbe addressed a number of pain points with the educator community in Second Life and brought some healthy visibility into how he sees things moving forward on a number of technical levels. I really appreciated the time and effort he spent in addressing educators.

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US $14 (10 Euro) for a 15,000-prim region on the Italian-language Clone Life grid.

US $14 (10 Euro) for a 15,000-prim region on the Italian-language Clone Life grid. | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it

US $14 (10 Euro) for a 15,000-prim region on the Italian-language Clone Life grid.

Other region options also available:

4,096 square meter residential lot, or 1/16 region, with 1,250 prims: 3 Euro per month16,000 square meter commercial lot, or 1/4 region, with 5,000 prims: 5 Euro per month5,000-prim full region: 6 Euro per month25,000-prim full region: 20 Euro per month45,000-prim full region: 35 Euro per month

Educational discount: 25,000-prim region at 15 Euro per month.

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Simple on-prim menu script for OpenSim

Simple on-prim menu script for OpenSim | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it

The script is completely and entirely written from scratch, with my own fingers, and I hereby contribute it to the OpenSim community under the CC0 license. That means that you can take it and do whatever you want with it, no attribution required. Modify it, sell, anything at all.

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Linden CEO to keynote education conference – Hypergrid Business

Linden CEO to keynote education conference – Hypergrid Business | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
VWBPE Announces Invited Keynote Ebbe Altberg

The Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference announced that Ebbe Altberg, CEO of Linden Lab, the makers of Second Life, will be a featured keynote in Second Life. While he has not been long at the helm, he has made definite strides forward and now seeks to reforge connections to the education market on the Second Life platform through a dialogue with the community of educators.

Date: Friday April 11th, 2014
Time: 1:00pm PDT
Location: Second Life – VWBPE Central Auditorium

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Facebook compra empresa de realidade virtual, fabricante de Oculus Rift

Facebook compra empresa de realidade virtual, fabricante de Oculus Rift | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
A empresa liderada por Mark Zuckerberg anunciou a compra da norte-americana Oculus por cerca de dois mil milhões de dólares.
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Vidéo d'introduction sur la création d'un avatar sur Second Life

Vidéo d'introduction sur la création d'un avatar sur Second Life. Vidéo destinée aux étudiants de FREN201, Victoria University of Wellington, mais libre d'ac...

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Journal of Educational Technology & Society: Call for papers

Call for Papers

Special Issue on
“Large Scale Implementations of Academic Research and Academia-Industry
Collaboration in Technology-Supported Education”
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Journal of Educational Technology & Society

(SSCI impact factor of 1.171 according to Thomson Scientific 2012 Journal Citations Report)

Special issue publication date: July 2015

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Comment se déplacer, voler, s'asseoir et contrôler ses effets de caméra sur Second Life

Comment se déplacer, voler, s'asseoir et contrôler ses effets de caméra sur Second Life pour zoomer sur des objets sans avoir à se déplacer.

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Finding the Balance between Pedagogy and Technology

Experiential Learning in Virtual Worlds 2014 http://bit.ly/1ozVLqe March 22-24, 2014 Prague, Czech Republic Google Presentation Slides: http://bit.ly/1j7V7Nd
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Three Worst Second Life Business Plans – Hypergrid Business

Three Worst Second Life Business Plans – Hypergrid Business | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it

The last thing a business should be doing is competing against people who work for the love of it. Supply quickly outstrips demand. Consider such pursuits as poetry, painting, acting or knitting — people enjoy them, are willing to put in inordinate amount of time to improve their skills, and very few will be actually successful at these pursuits.

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Maria Korolv wrote this back in 2009, but it remains a very accurate view on business in SL... and maybe in other virtual worlds as well.

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Kitely Market Hypergrid Delivery Is Now Open to All | Kitely Blog

Kitely Market Hypergrid Delivery Is Now Open to All | Kitely Blog | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it

We updated Kitely today, and now everyone can use Kitely Market to buy items for any avatar on the Hypergrid! Other new features include: merchants in Kitely Market can download their sales report; we’ve made it easier for new users to start using Kitely; and we changed our logo. Another important update is that Kitely is now part of the OpenSim Core Group.

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Surrogates coming to Oculus Rift - Hypergrid Business

Surrogates coming to Oculus Rift - Hypergrid Business | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
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Wind of change at Linden Lab - Keynote @ VWBPE Virtual World Best Practise in Education Conference 9-12 April 2014

Wind of change at Linden Lab - Keynote @ VWBPE Virtual World Best Practise in Education Conference 9-12 April 2014 | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
What an amazing conference this was! I was glued to my PC for hours on end, even until early morning and I have some great news to share.
The biggest and most…

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Dr. Doris Molero's curator insight, April 14, 8:26 AM

Excelent article by Heike Philp aka Gwen Gwasi from the Avalon Project

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Q&Q Theatre Presents: WIT

Q&Q Theatre Presents: WIT | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it

The Quill and Quarrel Theatre production company will be presenting their rendition of Margaret Edson’s WIT at the VWBPE Quadrivium on Friday April 11th at 8pm PDT.

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SLGo will cost $9.95 a month with unlimited usage

SLGo will cost $9.95 a month with unlimited usage | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it

SL Go updates (effective immediately):

Monthly unlimited usage subscription plan for $9.95US/£6.95UK.
No commitment – cancel anytime.Reduced hourly rates – only $1US/£0.70UK per hour
(the free 20-minute trial remains in effect).Expanded international support: now 36 countries
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Easy sticky note script for OpenSim and SL

Easy sticky note script for OpenSim and SL | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it

The way it works is that it pulls the text from the description line of the Post-It. 

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New World Notes: Oculus Rift Bought by Facebook for $2 Billion: Yes, Virtual Reality is Going Mass Market

New World Notes: Oculus Rift Bought by Facebook for $2 Billion: Yes, Virtual Reality is Going Mass Market | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it
Facebook is buying Oculus Rift for $2 billion dollars, which is news I had to squint at several times before realizing it wasn't a hoax. But yes, Facebook is doing so as part of its mobile strategy (because Oculus will...
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Firestorm Tutorial - Settings Backup & Restore in Second Life [Video]

Did you know in Firestorm 4.4.0 onwards you can now set a settings backup allowing you to restore your settings at any time. Especially useful if you accidentally change something that screws things up. You can even take your settings with you on a USB stick to be used on another computer! This tutorial covers how to use this fantastic new feature! 

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Virtual reality made me believe I was someone else

Virtual reality made me believe I was someone else | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it

The iteration of The Machine I experienced was merely a demonstration of what is achievable. Bertrand believes the possibilities for this type of transformative telepresence are massive. "What we have seen is that this machine can work to promote empathy between people with bias and there are neuroscientific experiments that prove that this kind of technology can reduce this implicit bias. Just seeing yourself in a black avatar, it reduces your bias, it’s really incredible, and very powerful."

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As nebulous a goal as that is, BeAnotherLab’s ambition is infectious. Can The Machine change the world for the better? Not by itself. But with a strong personal narrative and tactile trickery, the team took just half an hour to sell me on the basic premise of their idea. Spending a short amount of time truly looking at the world from another person’s perspective is a powerful experience, and the potential for it to expand our collective horizons is huge.

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This sounds a lot like the Proteus Effect: http://vhil.stanford.edu/pubs/?ProteusEffect=yes

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Chris Martin's curator insight, March 28, 1:15 AM

This article gave an insight to what the writer was able to experience using virtual reality technology. Aaron, the author of this piece was able to try one of, if not the the most advanced virtual reality technology available to see the world through the perspective of another person. In this case, Aaron was seeing through the eyes of 29 year old female, Norma. Aaron claimed that he "..began to freak out". This technology is able to simulate reality so effectively that he truly felt he was, at the time, another person. This article has made myself and many others, I'm sure, very excited for the day the Oculus Rift is easily available to the public.

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The University of Western Australia (UWA) in Second Life: Freedom Project Thank You Ceremony & Exhibition Launch - 23rd March

The University of Western Australia (UWA) in Second Life: Freedom Project Thank You Ceremony & Exhibition Launch - 23rd March | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it

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LOCATION: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/UWA/40/107/248DATE: 23rd March, SundayTime: 5PM SLT The Freedom Project which had been receiving creations for the past many months, will see a THANK YOU Ceremony and Exhibition Launch at 5PM SLT Sunday, the 23rd of March.  The Freedom Project is a 2D/3D Art & Film Event organized jointly by the University of Western Australia, along with members of the Virtual Ability Group, and the Centre for ME/CFS and Other Invisible Illnesses Group in Second created an artwork or a film/machinima or in fact a personal story on the theme of ‘Freedom’, showing how virtual worlds have in some way helped them or those around them. 
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Between Creativity and Insanity: Art in Second Life

Between Creativity and Insanity: Art in Second Life | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it

Cherry Manga is an artist who rather prefers to hear the interpretation of the visitors than giving long explanations on note cards along with her installations. With the current installation at MetaLes the only given information is the title: "Insanity"

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Didier Preud'homme (Logicamp)'s curator insight, March 26, 5:21 PM

Encore une très belle création de Cherry. Cherry Manga est une artiste francophone qui fait des créations dans SecondLife, sur la Francogrid et aussi sur Logicamp ;-)

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Gardens of Absentia @SecondLife- A place dedicated to bring cancer awareness.

Gardens of Absentia @SecondLife- A place dedicated to bring cancer awareness. | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Scoop.it

Gardens of Absentia - A place dedicated to bring cancer awareness.

Ipunin Pera is the owner of the gardens and The Pool of Hope Charity in Second Life hosts many events there to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer.

When you explore the Gardens of Absentia you’ll notice little birdhouses near the pond, which serve as information kiosks for different cancers. You can click on them for more information, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, risk factors, and support. It’s very informative and a beautiful sim to explore. 

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Teoria de los metaversos:¿Son videojuegos?-3D TALKS I - YouTube

Con "Teoría de los metaversos: ¿Son videojuegos?" se estrena 3D TALKS, una serie de micro-programas en los que veremos a Desarrolladores e Investigadores dia...
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