March 26, 2008
SLUM Brown Bag - Tour of Hell (Plus DIY Lucifer Contest)
Any creative types out there? Or literary folk? This week the SLUM Brown Bag will go on a tour of Hell. More accurately, we will go on a tour of the recently re-established replica of Dante’s Inferno. I saw this the first time around, and it is truly SPLENDID!!! An excellent use of Second Life, a real immersion, engagement, and simulation experience. This is open to the public, so if you can’t make the tour, come on your own. Our tour will be:
March 28, 2008
9-10 SLT (12-1 EDT – local Michigan time)
More information below.
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We are VERY happy to announce that Dante's Inferno has returned to Second Life!
Thanks to an anonymous donor, we were able to unpack Dante's Inferno, and it is now open to the public at http://slurl.com/secondlife/Dante%27s%20Inferno/221/6/58
To celebrate our grand opening, we are hosting a build-a-Lucifer contest. You must use the following URL to build your un-bear: http://web.eku.edu/flash/inferno/
The winner will receive 10,000 Lindens and eternal fame and glory. Entries are due by April 10th, and should be sent to Desideria Stockton for placement in a "Hell Gallery" for voting!
Please stop by the Inferno and leave feedback; we are always trying to make it better!!!
Many thanks to Eloise Pasteur Education Designs for donating time (again) to bring Hell back to life!
You can read more about the Dante Project at: http://bethssecondlife.blogspot.com/
Chatlog Available for Joop Zuhal & Scot Jung Presentation/Discussion
The general consensus of attendees was that the brown bag last Friday was the best so far, with a really amazing discussion, both practical and philosophical. With the permission of all present, the chatlog has now been posted to our wiki. You can find it at:
SLUM: Brown Bags: 2008-03-21 Joop Zuham & Scot Jung: http://slum.wetpaint.com/page/2008%2F03%2F21+-+Joop+Zuhal+%26+Scot+Jung
March 16, 2008
Brown Bag: March 21, 2008 - Joop Zuhal
Friday, March 21, 2008
9:00 AM SLT (12:00 noon EDT)
THIS WEEK'S LOCATION:
This week, our brown bag will be with an invited speaker at his location, but is not a tour.
Joop Zuhal and his colleages have been doing research in Second Life about instruction and teaching in Second Life. He has a very interesting presentation highlighting his results set up in the Lodge at Sea Turtle Island. The structure of the display is about the pros and cons of using Second Life for teaching. The display is itself very interesting, and it will also be interesting to talk with the research team about their experiences with research in Second Life.
March 13, 2008
Brown Bag March 14 Will Highlight Library
Last Saturday representatives of the Health Sciences Library presented at the first ever library conference in Second Life - Virtual Worlds: Libraries, Education, & Museums (VWLEM). At this week's brown bag, HSL will recap its presentation from VWLEM.
The location for this presentation will be the roof of the Wolverine Library.
Wolverine Library Roof: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Wolverine/24/99/33
To attend, you must be a member of the Wolverine Community group. To join the group, IM Memetic Projects or email Marc Stephens.
March 06, 2008
Brown Bag March 7: Swapmeet!
The brown bag this week will be a swapmeet to share our favorite educational locations in Second Life. Meet at the Wolverine Island Campfire at 9am SLT (noon est).
Wolverine campfire: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Wolverine/39/193/27
To come to Wolverine Island, you must be a member of the Wolverine Community group. To join the group, IM Memetic Projects.
See you soon!
March 03, 2008
Brown Bag Notes: February 29th
On February 29th Ramesh Ramloll (avatar: Moriz Gupte) of the Idaho State University faculty provided a tour of the Play2Train sim in Second Life which was created to support table top exercises for emergency preparedness.
We all put on our HUDs and toured the facilities. Play2Train is composed of 3 Islands: Asterix, Obelix, and Getafix. Asterix and Obelix host the town and hospital. The hospital is a replica of a real world hospital, Elks Rehabilitation Hospital, built according to blueprints. They have evacuation drills in the hospital.
The bluemed medical facility an example of a mobile quarantine unit deployed in emergency situations, especially in a surge situations.
The hospital library has movies playing and anatomical models such as a lung sound ausculation simulation which lets you select a specific disease condition and the student gets to hear various parts of the torso and they have to make a diagnosis.
Play2Train provides emergency preparedness training for responders through "a virtual training space in SecondLife designed to support Strategic National Stockpile (SNS), Simple Triage Rapid Transportation (START), Risk Communication and Incident Command System (ICS) Training." You can find more information, including a video of the sim, at the web site http://play2train.hopto.org/ .
Ramesh is happy to work with the University of Michigan community if we would like to use Play2Train for training. There will be an exercise from folks based at Seton Hall Univ on March 7th that we are invited to pop in and watch.