August 12, 2008
Our Own "Movie" Stars! - Public Health Video
A few weeks ago, shortly before the 4th of July, we had a second tour of Play2Train. This was a more interactive tour than our first visit, in which those who attended actually got medical garments, dressed up, and acted out parts of scenarios. It was a very exciting and engaging experience!
The visit served a second purpose as well, enabling the creation of sections in a video on public health outreach and education in Second Life. The video is now available. Take a look and see if you recognize yourself anywhere in the video. I do.
MBlog: UM HSL: Second Life and Public Health Video: http://mblog.lib.umich.edu/hsl/archives/2008/08/second_life_and.html
Click here to view the high quality Quicktime video version in a browser window.
Alternatively, you can watch the low resolution version from YouTube below.
January 28, 2008
Video: Science Learning Opportunities in Second Life
Thinking about why Second Life is interesting? Looking to persuade your faculty or administration that there is serious content there? Take a look at this video about Science Learning Opportunities in Second Life.
Why Work and Teach in Second Life?
I was asked to share the slides and content from earlier classes and presentations about Second Life with this group. Here is the first one, a slide presentation about the "WHY" of Second Life. There is a sound track with this (audio) so you can turn up the sound. Beware -- the Slideshare system seems to want to make the podcasts move along faster, so the audio is much higher pitched than a real voice.
January 08, 2008
This is a small collection of terms that have come up as questions during the Brown Bag meetings.
Other (richer) glossaries are available:
* Second Life Wiki: Glossary: http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Glossary
* Puritan's Guide to Second Life: Must Know Second Life Vocabulary: http://puritansguidetosecondlife.blogspot.com/2007/03/must-know-second-life-vocabulary.html
brb - be right back
griefing - harassment or unpleasant behavior that may target an individual avatar personally, or a group, or a location (SIM)
HUD - head's up display
moddable - able to be modified
newbies - people who are new to Second Life
noobs / n00bs - people who are new to Second Life
perms - permissions, settings that determine how the item can be used by owners other than the original creator
prim - short for primitive, the basic building unit used to construct the shapes of everything from plants and animals to clothes
SL - Second Life
SLUM - Second Life at the University of Michigan
wb - Welcome back