Oct. 20, 2011: Ok I’m Here. What Now? Advice & Links for Educators New to Virtual Worlds

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Transcript of the Virtual Worlds Education Roundtable October 20, 2011

Topic: Ok I’m Here. What Now? Advice & Links for Educators New to Virtual Worlds

Photos by Grizzla & Iggy. Join our VWER groups at Flickr and Koinup to add your own pictures!

Iggy’s Note: This transcript is chock-full of links. I’m not going to have time to aggregate them in a list here, but I have verified as many as possible with teleports. I was in my H.P. Lovecraft monster avatar for Halloween. Whatever you wear, caveat avatar! Thank Cthulhu for my checking…three of the links (even one by our own Kali) dumped me into the wretched hive of scum and villainy called The Ahern-Morris “Welcome Area.”

Even usually tranquil sites can have freaks. A dog threatened to beat me up at Vassar’s Sistine Chapel. I told him I was a pacifist.

Note that many SLURLs will not work if you are in a third-party viewer, but you may be able to copy/paste to your Map Window. Good luck grid-hopping.

Kali Pizzaro: Hi everyone, and welcome to the Virtual Worlds Education Roundtable. We meet each Thursday at 11:30am SLT for an hour. 7:30pm In UK

Kali Pizzaro: The Virtual Worlds Education Roundtable is a forum to educate and inform the community about issues that are important and relevant to education.

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Kali Pizzaro: Tonight’s theme is Ok I’m here. What now? (any VW) – Lets update the list for new educators

Kali Pizzaro: Lets get started the way we always do by introducing ourselves. I am Evelyn McElhinney a RN, Nurse lecturer in Advanced Practice Nursing at Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland

Ignatius Onomatopoeia: is Joe Essid, U Richmond Writing Center & English Dept. I run Nevermore, a sim based on the work of Edgar Allan Poe, located in Jokaydia Grid, an OpenSim Grid for educators

Claudia13 Rossini: Claudia…builder

Loynes Leakey: Ed Gallagher, English, Lehigh U

Shailey Garfield: Shailey Minocha, The Open University, UK

Profesora Farigoule: LC Weaverling – Faculty, Architecture & Sustainable Design, Delaware Tech, Newark DE USA

Grizzla (grizzla.pixelmaid): Chris Robinson, Georgia Gwinnett College

Sere Timeless (serenek.timeless): I’m Kathy Spoehr, faculty member in Cognitive Science at Brown University.

Dudley Dreamscape: Dudley, Ohio, university faculty

Anastasios Aurotharius: Came to Second Life to prototype a product, develop a new career and/or start a business. Formerly employed in human services: taught classes and counseled adults with psychiatric disabilities. Have bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering from Tufts University. Currently produce VirtualWorldblog.com and facilitate an entrepreneur’s support group. In spare time, learning how to make mesh artifacts using 3ds Max.

Ignatius Onomatopoeia: Heya Ed–just the meeting you wanted!

Merlin Moonshadow: Michael Smith, IT professional at Emory University

Kali Pizzaro: oh cognitive science

Sere Timeless (serenek.timeless): /me nods

Loynes Leakey: yo

Ridvan-Researcher (ridvan.atolia): Ridvan Ata, searching teaching opportunities in virtual worlds in blended situations, the university of Sheffield, UK


Tora3: Im vikki or Tora3 and im a uk undergraduate looking to do some research inworld on tradition learning vs e-learning

Grizzla (grizzla.pixelmaid): Merlin and I are almost neighbors.

Sere Timeless (serenek.timeless): /me waves to Ridvan.

Merlin Moonshadow: Yes, just down the road a bit. πŸ™‚

Kali Pizzaro: Woo Tora3 Kali waves from Glasgow

Ridvan-Researcher (ridvan.atolia): and i will tell you that Sheila Webber is my superb supervisor πŸ™‚

Ridvan-Researcher (ridvan.atolia): hi Serenek

Kali Pizzaro: oh where is she tell her to get her a$& down here

Kali Pizzaro: ok so

Kali Pizzaro: anyone else

Tray (tray.rivera): teach philosophy and the humanities, as well as media studies

Kali Pizzaro: going

Ridvan-Researcher (ridvan.atolia): i think she is quite bussy at the moment with her island

Kali Pizzaro: going

Ageliki Mekanic: teacher abd postgraduate student searching 3DV environments

Kali Pizzaro: going

Kali Pizzaro: gone to the woman with the arrows in her hat

Sere Timeless (serenek.timeless): /me laughs

Kali Pizzaro: ok so folks what we are looking to do today is put together

Kali Pizzaro: a transcript

Kali Pizzaro: with fab stuff for new educators who want to work in VWS

Kali Pizzaro: so to start I am looking for links to VWs

Kali Pizzaro: so Sl is an easy one who has a slurl for that lol

Kali Pizzaro: then maybe Jokaydia etc etc

Profesora Farigoule: err… umm… I have to confess I am behind in my homework {coff coff}..

Profesora Farigoule: so is there a way to add to transcript later today? didn’t get my “list” together

Kali Pizzaro: just search the inventory you will have plenty of time

Kali Pizzaro: πŸ˜‰

Kali Pizzaro: multitask folks

Ignatius Onomatopoeia: Sure–you can IM me or e-mail me later additions

Kali Pizzaro: even the men

Profesora Farigoule: okay

Kali Pizzaro: cough

Claudia13 Rossini: lol

Koni Lanzius: hehe

Merlin Moonshadow: lol

Ignatius Onomatopoeia: I can amend the transcript later too

Anastasios Aurotharius: I saw some amazing stuff going on with Wonderland yesterday…but that’s a tool kit…not a VW per se…and I saw the presenation via www.livestream.com so that was kind of special too

Shailey Garfield: I would start by suggesting a visit to the Virtual Ability Island. It is not only a great build but has a facility for orientation

Merlin Moonshadow: I came here hoping to get a list that I can show to faculty and say “see what you could be doing in VWs?”

Tray (tray.rivera): ditto

Ignatius Onomatopoeia: Question: Is it still possible to have new avatars rezz through an educational portal such as New Media Consortium or Caledon’s Oxbridge University?

Profesora Farigoule: yes – Virtual Ability Orientation !!! put that on the list. I recommend it too

Koni Lanzius: any LMs to this stuff?

Ignatius Onomatopoeia: I try to avoid the LL Welcome areas like the plague

Sere Timeless (serenek.timeless): I think one can still come in through NMC.

Merlin Moonshadow: Yes, AVs are still rezzing at Oxbridge, I’m pretty sure.

Sere Timeless (serenek.timeless): But every time I meet a new educator in SL I direct them to Caledon Oxbridge.

Ignatius Onomatopoeia: thanks, Sere, I used to bring in students there and can share the SLURL

Koni Lanzius: thanks!

Grizzla (grizzla.pixelmaid): Definitely, Iggy, although even Caledon has its weirdoes.

Ignatius Onomatopoeia: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/NMC%20Orientation/71/117/33

Shailey Garfield: I would also suggest looking through the Destinations on the Second Life website which has pointers to locations in different domains (Arts, Science, etc.)

Sere Timeless (serenek.timeless): One good thing about Oxbridge is if you don’t actually come into SL there, you can still set the sim to Home.

Koni Lanzius: ahh

Kali Pizzaro: http://iliveisl.com/

Kali Pizzaro: here is sim on a stick

Kali Pizzaro: i am going to be asking for slurls etc soon

Claudia13 Rossini: is that a PG sim?

Koni Lanzius: whoa, sim on a stick?

Merlin Moonshadow: Oxbridge is at http://slurl.com/secondlife/Caledon%20Oxbridge/92/198/28

Kali Pizzaro: splitting into disciplines

Ignatius Onomatopoeia: Thanks, Merlin. Fast fingers!

Kali Pizzaro: πŸ˜‰

Shailey Garfield: I think that it is important to have a mentor in the early days or a guide who can help to show you around and introduce you to others. So just having landmarks may not be enough.

Merlin Moonshadow: My one contribution for the day. πŸ™‚

Ignatius Onomatopoeia: The Oxbridge sim is rated General


Profesora Farigoule: Virtual Ability : http://slurl.com/secondlife/Virtual%20Ability/170/99/23

Claudia13 Rossini: excellent thanks Iggy

Kali Pizzaro: ok so lets start with health since we have virtual ability

Kali Pizzaro: which also is an induction area

Koni Lanzius: would be nice to have a central location for teaching tools as well

Grizzla (grizzla.pixelmaid): For history, my fave is still Cupids Cove: Cupids 1 (107, 184, 811)

Kali Pizzaro: Health info island http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Healthinfo%20Island/100/84/24

Kali Pizzaro: health folks health hehe

Profesora Farigoule: will be emailing Iggy w my links to good online Video tutorials for new users.

Kali Pizzaro: thats a coming lol

Kali Pizzaro: Breast cancer awareness http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/TriBorough%20New%20York/105/65/22

Kali Pizzaro: Mayo clinic

Kali Pizzaro: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mayo%20Clinic/34/195/28

Kali Pizzaro: sorry i cheated and made this list earlier

Claudia13 Rossini: just a suggestion…but it might be nice to have a notecard giver here at VWER full of links and LM’s

Grizzla (grizzla.pixelmaid): For psychology, http://slurl.com/secondlife/Sedig/26/45/22

Kali Pizzaro: lol

Kali Pizzaro: we can do that later fab Cludia

Tora3: Farigoule could you email with those links to as im new to Sl and still trying to get my head around everything πŸ™‚

Ignatius Onomatopoeia: Don’t forget our recent list of good sites in virtual worlds: http://www.vwer.org/?p=1326

Forceme Silverspar: What about education about sexuality and err stuff?

Kali Pizzaro: Second Health Imperial College London http://secondhealth.wordpress.com/movies/

Kali Pizzaro: yep if it is health

Grizzla (grizzla.pixelmaid): err??

Sere Timeless (serenek.timeless): Imperial College London has a whole set of sites put together by the National Health Service. Too many to list here but I’ll give a card to Iggy with them all on.

Claudia13 Rossini: (err is the best part)

Profesora Farigoule: okay Tora –

Koni Lanzius: hehe

Kali Pizzaro: yep above is some of their videos

Forceme Silverspar smiles a little.

Ignatius Onomatopoeia: I tried to steer my undergrads away from the “err”

Koni Lanzius: ~**smiles**~

Ignatius Onomatopoeia: they got enough err IRL

Kali Pizzaro: HIV prevention http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Madhupak/44/201/90


Artery Simulator http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/HHP%20at%20UH/169/20/3903

Claudia13 Rossini: lol

Merlin Moonshadow: lol

Ignatius Onomatopoeia: but if they are age verified, they could use the Zindra hub for home base if it is appropriate for course content

Claudia13 Rossini: knows Nightengale

Kali Pizzaro: i did one earlier

Kali Pizzaro: ok so what about education areas this should be easy

Claudia13 Rossini: but Kali, Nightengale has limited access right now

Shailey Garfield: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lDgQx8OHn8 this and other associated videos on Youtube which were the Linden Prize Finalists in 2010 might be interesting

Kali Pizzaro: sure

Kali Pizzaro: woo Shailey excellent

Kali Pizzaro: ok education i will kick it off cough VWER http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/BGSU%20Community/117/133/29

Kali Pizzaro: hehe

Kali Pizzaro: cant miss us out

Shailey Garfield: May I suggest The Abyss Observatory; it is a museum of marine science and also serves as gateway to other science and technology SIMs

Kali Pizzaro: got a slurl

Merlin Moonshadow_001

Merlin Moonshadow: That sounds fun.

Koni Lanzius: yea

Ignatius Onomatopoeia: You’ll find our sites of interest in that August 25 transcript, including virtual hallucinations, virtual theorist project, and more: http://www.vwer.org/?p=1326

Sere Timeless (serenek.timeless): There’s a raft of science sites. Maybe we should get the education related sites first and then move to the sciences.

Kali Pizzaro: i am going to try to heard cats here and keep subjects areas all togehter

Kali Pizzaro: lol

Kali Pizzaro: then it will be a free for all

Anastasios Aurotharius: just to clarify…..are we differentiating between sims that look good architecturally or are particularly good centers of learning or both?

Kali Pizzaro: so who got a slurl for iste

Profesora Farigoule: lol

Merlin Moonshadow: http://slurl.com/secondlife/ISTE%20Island/92/83/30

Kali Pizzaro: wopp

Kali Pizzaro: NMC?

Merlin Moonshadow: Ok, two contributions. πŸ™‚

Ignatius Onomatopoeia: Kali, that SLURL was posted earlier

Kali Pizzaro: oh naughty

Ignatius Onomatopoeia: /me grins

Kali Pizzaro: any other education group areas

Kali Pizzaro: to meet other educators

Sere Timeless (serenek.timeless): EdTech Island http://slurl.com/secondlife/EdTech/109/135/25

Anastasios Aurotharius: smiles

Ignatius Onomatopoeia: This is great b/c we didn’t cover this part of good sites on 25 August

Merlin Moonshadow: VWBPE Gateway: http://slurl.com/secondlife/VWBPE%20Gateway/128/128/22

Sere Timeless (serenek.timeless): Did we get Joykadia in SL? http://slurl.com/secondlife/jokaydia/183/73/24

Anastasios Aurotharius: are we talking in text only or also on voice?

Kali Pizzaro: fab

Kali Pizzaro: text only

Claudia13 Rossini: text only

Kali Pizzaro: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/BGSU%20Community/117/133/29

Kali Pizzaro: metanomics still going

Kali Pizzaro: ?

Kali Pizzaro: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Metanomics%20II/240/133/25

Thynka Little: it is on hiatus

Kali Pizzaro: ok eduction going going

Ignatius Onomatopoeia: noooo never “gone”

Kali Pizzaro: lol

Kali Pizzaro: ok what University Plymouth Education Uk http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Education%20UK/18/37/23

Some darned EDU Sim

Iggy’s Note: I found my eldritch kinfolk at that last one!

CAVE http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/CAVE/128/128/25

Ignatius Onomatopoeia: I don’t want to return to janitorial work, Kali πŸ™‚

Koni Lanzius: Ahahaha!

Kali Pizzaro: ok how about building areas

Kali Pizzaro: go Cludia

Kali Pizzaro: CLaudia

Ignatius Onomatopoeia: our expert on this

Kali Pizzaro: safe sandpits

Ignatius Onomatopoeia: anyone tried the premium sandboxes?

Ignatius Onomatopoeia: Of course, it would be hard to take students


Kali Pizzaro: please stick in any videos as well folks or papers

Kali Pizzaro: videos

Claudia13 Rossini: lol…i build in my workshops…but you are free to visit Penn ?Univ to see some of my work

Ignatius Onomatopoeia: I miss IBMs sandbox

Profesora Farigoule: I have a gazillion sandbox lms

Thynka Little: i have been a little distracted, do you have this list of science places in SL?


Grizzla (grizzla.pixelmaid): What did IBM have that was special?

Sere Timeless (serenek.timeless): Me too. Can we send them to Iggy?

Profesora Farigoule: but I want to check them out before I send to Iggy – havent been to some in a while

Ignatius Onomatopoeia: @Grizzla, a secure and sane place to build

Profesora Farigoule: IBM – had SPACE

Koni Lanzius: anyone using sloodle in world?

Loynes Leakey: science http://goo.gl/QFi7P

Thynka Little: yes that’s the one

Sere Timeless (serenek.timeless): IBM gave large regions or part regions to artists to do large immersive exhibits.

Claudia13 Rossini: oh, Nightengale will be using sloodle

Thynka Little: it is extensive and fairly up to date

Theodore Theseus_001

Theseus: Does anyone know how many non english speaking or foreign language ed sims there are?

Kali Pizzaro: ok hearding cats is oot the windae

Koni Lanzius: ahh

Kali Pizzaro: Languages

Profesora Farigoule: a lot Theodore

Thynka Little: meow

Kali Pizzaro: Languages

Kali Pizzaro: go for it folks

Kali Pizzaro: oh my

Claudia13 Rossini: Univ of Penn has 8 skyboxes themed to different languages

Grizzla (grizzla.pixelmaid): Wow I did not know that!

Profesora Farigoule: Roma Centro – Italian – also has a sandbox – Roma centro italian sandbox, Roma centro (58, 245, 32)

Claudia13 Rossini: LM’s to them are inside Williams Hall……..map at the LZ

Ridvan-Researcher (ridvan.atolia): did anyone mention Ivory Tower?

Profesora Farigoule: not yet – have the lm somewhere …

Ridvan-Researcher (ridvan.atolia): http://slurl.com/secondlife/Caledon%20Oxbridge/92/198/28

Claudia13 Rossini: Ivory Tower.great building learning area

Ridvan-Researcher (ridvan.atolia): has lot of primitive sources

Ridvan-Researcher (ridvan.atolia): exactly

Profesora Farigoule: Ivory Tower Library of Primitive, Natoma (156, 117, 25)

Ignatius Onomatopoeia: 23 on sim for transcript

Merlin Moonshadow: The Particle Lab and Builders Brewery are good building resources as well.

Ignatius Onomatopoeia: I recall that Oxbridge U has a good installation about building. Does it still?

Merlin Moonshadow: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Teal/180/74/22

Merlin Moonshadow: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Builders%20Brewery/111/151/23

Ignatius Onomatopoeia: ah, thanks, Ridvan.

Sere Timeless (serenek.timeless): Oxbridge has great self-aced tutorial up in the sandobx area.

Anastasios Aurotharius: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Kings%20Bishop/71/182/29

Merlin Moonshadow: They teach classes on building. Not sure about an exhibit, though.

Merlin Moonshadow: Ah, ok. Good to know.

Ridvan-Researcher (ridvan.atolia): yes they still have

Koni Lanzius: well there is Genome Island Tower Terrace, Genome (73, 144, 55)

Ignatius Onomatopoeia: are there any special sites for scripting resources in-world? I thrive on a few on the Web

Theodore Theseus: Looking to see if Stella Nova and MICA was mentioned

Theodore Theseus: JLP

Claudia13 Rossini: the SL wiki has lots of free scripts

Theodore Theseus: JPlabs

Kali Pizzaro: great did we actually do languages lol

Profesora Farigoule: yes Iggy – but i am so disorganized I cant lay my keyfingers on them lol

Ignatius Onomatopoeia: Here’s the LSL wiki: http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Category:LSL_Library

Kali Pizzaro: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-8535.2009.00952.x/pdf

Kali Pizzaro: Second Life in higher education: Assessing the potential

for and the barriers to deploying virtual worlds in

learning and teaching

Kali Pizzaro: free full text available

Sere Timeless (serenek.timeless): Many free scripts available at http://www.free-lsl-scripts.com/cgi/freescripts.plx

Theodore Theseus: University of Denver, ?

Kali Pizzaro: fab Serenek

Ignatius Onomatopoeia: I send new scripter to Scriptme! and Scratch for SL for basics…http://3greeneggs.com/autoscript/ and http://web.mit.edu/~eric_r/Public/S4SL/

Profesora Farigoule: for all building & scripting there are the “Torley Tutorials” – search You Tube for the list

Theodore Theseus: U of Delaware has a VW training area and interactive media

Kali Pizzaro: slurl?

Kali Pizzaro: Theodore

Claudia13 Rossini: and NCI classes

Kali Pizzaro: you aint getting away with it

Profesora Farigoule: yes NCI

Kali Pizzaro: hehe

Profesora Farigoule: NCI Beach – New Citizens Inc STU, Fishermans Cove (58, 203, 24)

Ignatius Onomatopoeia: btw, I’ve found that most LSL scripts work well in OpenSIm…mileage may vary

Profesora Farigoule: one of their several locations

Koni Lanzius: ~**smiles**~

Kali Pizzaro: ART

Corcosmia Gallery #1 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chilbo/37/122/121

Kali Pizzaro: oh art folks

Kali Pizzaro: art

Claudia13 Rossini: the few i’ve tested at ‘inworldz’ work well too

Kali Pizzaro: this is a lovely gallery


Ignatius Onomatopoeia: Immersiva Island: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Immersiva/128/128/2

Kali Pizzaro: of SL oics

Profesora Farigoule: Ars Simulacra: NMC’s SL Artist S, Ars Simulacra (221, 214, 21)

Merlin Moonshadow: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Fishermans%20Cove/61/195/25

Merlin Moonshadow: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Kuula/56/168/29

Sere Timeless (serenek.timeless): Sistine Chapel http://slurl.com/secondlife/Vassar/200/90/25

Merlin Moonshadow: Oops. Those two are NCI.

Loynes Leakey: put together by students — might be of some use: “Why Go There?” 50 YouTube Videos about the Educational Uses of Second Life http://www.lehigh.edu/~inreal/resource/whygothere.pdf

Grizzla (grizzla.pixelmaid): Oh I love the Sistine Chapel

Ignatius Onomatopoeia: Peter Voss Museum came up last time: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Turing%20Breezes/161/213/501

Kali Pizzaro: woo fab Loynes

Ignatius Onomatopoeia: Well done too

Kali Pizzaro: Peter voss is fab

Tray (tray.rivera): Sacred Art Museum

Kali Pizzaro: slurl Tray?

Kali Pizzaro: smiles

Sere Timeless (serenek.timeless): Bayeaux Tapestries http://slurl.com/secondlife/TeesLife/87/40/24

Kali Pizzaro: sweetly

Claudia13 Rossini: Radio…though i only have his LM’s

Tray (tray.rivera): πŸ™ I’ll look it up

Kali Pizzaro: oh i like

Kali Pizzaro: cheers

Ignatius Onomatopoeia: AM Radio’s work is mostly gone from SL, true?

Kali Pizzaro: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Mont%20Saint%20Michel/43/98/41

Sere Timeless (serenek.timeless): Dresden Gallery http://slurl.com/secondlife/Dresden%20Gallery/120/128/26

Kali Pizzaro: paste and then thinks what is this mmm

Claudia13 Rossini: no..i was at one just the other day…could be wrong though

Kali Pizzaro: fab

Ignatius Onomatopoeia: I think one installation is still around

Claudia13 Rossini: the open field?

Kali Pizzaro: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mont%20Saint%20Michel/43/98/57

Tray (tray.rivera): @Kali only have LM http://sacredartexhibition.wordpress.com/

Kali Pizzaro: ok 15 mins left it is a free for all now – let the madness begin

Koni Lanzius: Ahahaha!

Kali Pizzaro: put in slrls vidoes, papers

Kali Pizzaro: anythin you want

Ignatius Onomatopoeia: okies found it. AM Radio’s Superdyne is the last one around–but not for long. Go soon: http://nwn.blogs.com/nwn/2011/04/sim-deathwatch-am-radio-exhibit-sim.html

Claudia13 Rossini: oh nooooooooooo…….he is fantastic

Kali Pizzaro: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1083-6101.2009.01449.x/full

Ignatius Onomatopoeia: The open field was “The Faraway.” AM Radio gave it to folks for free as an Open SIm OAR file

Gann McGann: http://slurl.com/secondlife/waseda/51/167/27 Japanese university

Claudia13 Rossini: and we lost the fantastic van Gogh exhibit

Kali Pizzaro: Analog vs. Digital Instruction and Learning: Teaching Within First and Second Life Environments

Paul Martin Lester, Cynthia Marie KingArticle first published online: 16 JUL 2009

link above

Tray (tray.rivera): http://spencerart.ku.edu

Gann McGann: weird thiing is most Chinese schools are for the language

Gann McGann: most japanese schools ae for dressing up like schoolgirls

Gann McGann: but tis one looks ok

Sere Timeless (serenek.timeless): I have a particular interest here that dovetails with this discussion. I want to put together a list of historical recreation sims that instructions of Western Civ, History, European and American history, literature etc. could use over the course of a semester.

Profesora Farigoule: url for Roma Centro – the Plaza not the Sandbox – Roma centro – Piazza di Spagn, Roma Centro (196,663,30)

Forceme Silverspar: Nothing like understanding culture, is there?

Kali Pizzaro: fab History folks

Ignatius Onomatopoeia: For what it’s worth, here’s the complete list of AM Radio’s installations: http://primperfectblog.wordpress.com/2011/04/10/quieter-and-farther-away-am-radio-announces-the-closure-of-his-regions-in-six-months-time/

Gann McGann: i’m just sending my alt out to double check them before i post them

Profesora Farigoule: Virtual Africa, Virtual Africa (135, 84, 23)

Sere Timeless (serenek.timeless): I’ve got a good start on a list — too many to list now –, but would welcome other suggestions.

Kali Pizzaro: Analog vs. Digital Instruction and Learning: Teaching Within First and Second Life Environments

Paul Martin Lester, Cynthia Marie KingArticle first published online: 16 JUL 2009

Gann McGann: handy having twp bodies

Kali Pizzaro: oops

Claudia13 Rossini: Iggy….do you have a copy of the Radio ‘faraway’ file?

Kali Pizzaro: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Frideswide/204/105/26

Kali Pizzaro: Western Front if still there

Gann McGann: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Goethe%20Institut/72/151/25 Goethe insitut

Ignatius Onomatopoeia: @Claudia, I still need to download it

Tora3: Derby University- Psychology (57, 161, 21))

Kali Pizzaro: oh Tora got a Slurl

Claudia13 Rossini: link? or is it in open sim?

Kali Pizzaro: i would like taht

Kali Pizzaro: that

Kali Pizzaro: any other historical areas

Kali Pizzaro: fab Tora

Grizzla (grizzla.pixelmaid): I made a youtube video on Cupid’s Cove a couple months ago: http://goo.gl/cPBXk One of our EdTech guys said when he watched it, he finally “got” that VWs can be used educationally.

Kali Pizzaro: fab

Koni Lanzius: UH Astronomy Amphitheater (45, 82, 25)

Gann McGann: roma centro will be useful, just about to set up some italian classes in sl

Ignatius Onomatopoeia: Yep, I found it, thanks to my friend Vanish and his wonderful site, OpenSim Creations: http://opensim-creations.com/2010/07/14/further-away/

Claudia13 Rossini: THANKS!

Ignatius Onomatopoeia: See you in Kitely to play with that one. Vanish is a gem, btw.

Kali Pizzaro: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/VADER/135/255/26 if you want to be an anstronaut

Kali Pizzaro: oh my spelling is crazy

Claudia13 Rossini: i read NASA has some good stuff in here

Gann McGann: by Western Front did you mean the WW1 poetry archive ? that’s at http://slurl.com/secondlife/Frideswide/219/198/647

Kali Pizzaro: oh Gann cheers

Gann McGann: thats an absolute top hole sim

Koni Lanzius: They are having a fair at University3, Morrill4 (100, 52, 24) next week for land grant Universities

Gann McGann: spiffing

Grizzla (grizzla.pixelmaid): Oh that reminds me – I have a question…

Sere Timeless (serenek.timeless): I’ve got the following historical sites on my list so far and will give a list to Iggy: Renaissance Island, Jamestown, Church of St. Francis of Assisi, Alamo, 1920’s Berlin, Villa Rotondo at Melioiria, Virtual Harlem, WWI poetry

Ignatius Onomatopoeia: Any WW II sites? Thanks for sharing the Western Front WW I site. It’s a powerful experience.

Kali Pizzaro: Disaster trainign although think it is in German

Kali Pizzaro: fab

Grizzla (grizzla.pixelmaid): Does anyone know whether there are groups that RP things like historical battles?

Kali Pizzaro: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/European%20Science/211/139/28

Kali Pizzaro: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/BritishCouncil%20Isle2/5/201/34

Giants Causeway

Kali Pizzaro: giants causeway

Sere Timeless (serenek.timeless): The WWI Aerodrom does some battle simulations.

Kali Pizzaro: ok anyone help Grizzla

Ignatius Onomatopoeia: @Grizzla, other than gunfights in the Western RP sims, no

Claudia13 Rossini: lol

Grizzla (grizzla.pixelmaid): OK. A student was asking me last night; I didn’t know.

Kali Pizzaro: roleplay folks

Kali Pizzaro: safe play

Kali Pizzaro: winks

Claudia13 Rossini: there must be, we probably just haven’t found them

Gann McGann: 1920s ~Berlin http://slurl.com/secondlife/1920s%20Berlin/236/233/751

Kali Pizzaro: well of course it is all safe lol

Gann McGann: thats safe roleplay

Kali Pizzaro: fab

Gann McGann: @kali …. ah thats a moot point

Gann McGann: is it really safe emotionally?

Profesora Farigoule: can we post the link to our transcripts again in chat? before we close for day?

Kali Pizzaro: well that is for wen i interview you

Gann McGann: a debate for another time tho

Forceme Silverspar: Depends what ya call roleplay – most RP can have risk.

Claudia13 Rossini: naw.it’s like tv or the internet.change the channel, close the browser

Grizzla (grizzla.pixelmaid): or teleport

Kali Pizzaro: indeed

Kali Pizzaro: ok moving on

Kali Pizzaro: 4 mins left

Kali Pizzaro: what about papers articles

Gann McGann: ahhhh . yes move on, save it 4 another time

Kali Pizzaro: i will get you on the hot seat

Ignatius Onomatopoeia: sure, Prof: http://www.vwer.org/?page_id=5 for the VWER Library

Kali Pizzaro: A Second Look at Second Life: Virtual Role-play as a Motivational Factor in Higher Education

Koni Lanzius: ahh

Gann McGann: PLUG!! http://www.springer.com/computer/hci/book/978-0-85729-360-2

Anastasios Aurotharius: http://virtualworldblog.com/ is an awesome resource….check it out πŸ˜€

Kali Pizzaro: good man Gann

Gann McGann: reinventing ourselves, contemporary concepts of identity in virtual worlds

Claudia13 Rossini: any chance you ladies and gentlemen know any good Greek sites?

Gann McGann: (hack that i am)

Gann McGann: Theatron

Gann McGann: lots of great greek theatres there

Sere Timeless (serenek.timeless): I’m not sure Theatron still exists, does it?

Claudia13 Rossini: thanks Gann!

Ageliki Mekanic: Athens Academy

Gann McGann: i hope someone would have told me if it had gone

Gann McGann: i’ was the project manager

Claudia13 Rossini: lol

Kali Pizzaro: A Second Life for eHealth: Prospects for the Use of 3-D Virtual Worlds in Clinical Psychology

Sere Timeless (serenek.timeless): Oh yes. Well then you would know.

Gann McGann: i’ll check

Ignatius Onomatopoeia: ahem…I’ll plug Viv’s and my article for you lit types: http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Quarterly/EDUCAUSEQuarterlyMagazineVolum/BuildingaCollaborativeOnlineLi/236670

Kali Pizzaro: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2553247/

Kali Pizzaro: A Second Life for eHealth: Prospects for the Use of 3-D Virtual Worlds in Clinical Psychology

Kali Pizzaro: cuts and pastes like a mad woman

Ignatius Onomatopoeia: LOL paste away

Gann McGann: phew theatron is still there

Ignatius Onomatopoeia: btw, two must-haves for new educators in SL:

Claudia13 Rossini: (mad woman…psych sites…that explains a lot)

Thynka Little: I have an expo next week of USA land grant universities with SL presence at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Morrill4/126/108/24 10/26-10/29

Gann McGann: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Theatron/127/115/39


Iggy’s Note: Friends, Cephalopods, Countrymen…lend me your tentacles (I could not resist once I got there)

Ignatius Onomatopoeia: Know the basics that many newcomers forget: http://sl4nowt.wordpress.com/2009/01/30/30-things-every-newbie-should-know-before-starting-second-life/

Ageliki Mekanic: Athens Academy, GREECE (38, 136, 27)

Thynka Little: there will be tours available

Ignatius Onomatopoeia: Keep your inventory organized: tips at http://sl4nowt.wordpress.com/inventory-management-101/

Thynka Little: Penn State, University of Kentucky, etc

Kali Pizzaro: Virtual worlds: taking health promotion to new levels.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20465149

Claudia13 Rossini: thanks Ageliki

Kali Pizzaro: oh great

Kali Pizzaro: just found another paper for my lit review lol

Ignatius Onomatopoeia: πŸ™‚

Kali Pizzaro: Enhancing interprofessional education through embodiment in the virtual world Second Life

Messer, S. (2010)


Ignatius Onomatopoeia: Did anyone mention next week? Grizzla is doing an open forum!

Kali Pizzaro: ok time up folks get the last posts in

Profesora Farigoule: oooo

Grizzla (grizzla.pixelmaid): Oh yea – I almost forgot! πŸ˜‰

Ignatius Onomatopoeia: bring your topics du jour

Kali Pizzaro: haha Grizzla ince you are in you are in for life

Profesora Farigoule: “topics du jour” a la carte

Profesora Farigoule: lol

Koni Lanzius: ~**smiles**~

Kali Pizzaro: yes free for all next week

Ignatius Onomatopoeia: with a wine that pairs well, Prof

Kali Pizzaro: phew

Kali Pizzaro: wipes brow

Kali Pizzaro: brow

Profesora Farigoule: /me searches inventory for appropriate vintage

Kali Pizzaro: thanks all for coming hope that was useful

Koni Lanzius: very thanks!

Ignatius Onomatopoeia: Kali, great stuff here, even if the transcript will take forever to check πŸ™‚

Ageliki Mekanic: thinks

Gann McGann: sorry i missed the first half

Kali Pizzaro: please come again and collect this transcript later

Ignatius Onomatopoeia: I’ll post it next week

Loynes Leakey: much obkiged — lots of value!

Sere Timeless (serenek.timeless): /me doesn’t envy Iggy having to organize all this.

Claudia13 Rossini: VERY, yeah Kali!

Profesora Farigoule: yes very – useful – a kick you know where to get my inventory organixed

Ignatius Onomatopoeia: organize?

Kali Pizzaro: lol

Koni Lanzius: Ahahaha! XD

Ignatius Onomatopoeia: drink 2 martinis and let fly with Dreamweaver

Ridvan-Researcher (ridvan.atolia): thanks Kali very essential one

Merlin Moonshadow: lol

Dudley Dreamscape et al_001

Claudia13 Rossini: (i gave up orginization last week)

Grizzla (grizzla.pixelmaid): LOL

Kali Pizzaro: feel free to post more if you find things in the comments section of the transcript once posted

Ignatius Onomatopoeia: says “It shure looksh greatz.”

Merlin Moonshadow: Yes, good links today; thanks, everyone. πŸ™‚

Sere Timeless (serenek.timeless): Thanks Kali. We should be able to come up with a great resource.

Profesora Farigoule: yes

Ignatius Onomatopoeia: thanks Kali

Kali Pizzaro: yep

Kali Pizzaro: ok so is this anyones first VWER

Ignatius Onomatopoeia: advising meeting…off to work! See y’all next week

Kali Pizzaro: is anyone a VWER virgin

Kali Pizzaro: πŸ˜‰

Sere Timeless (serenek.timeless): /me carefully removes the arrows from her hat an puts it away.

Claudia13 Rossini: bye Iggy

Grizzla (grizzla.pixelmaid): bye

Forceme Silverspar: Yes me! I think.

Merlin Moonshadow: So long, Iggy! πŸ™‚

Ridvan-Researcher (ridvan.atolia): bye

Tora3: This is my first VWER

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3 Responses

  • Theodore Theseus says:

    Can you believe that a gathering of notable educators wasted the time sitting about doing this for an hour? Look at the list, lots of university faculty here in attendance. My point is that if they were given this task people could have completed note cards, handed them in, and then compiled them. Instead the collective mind of this group sat around making a incomplete list of SL educational sites got a data base search might have accomplished more effectively.

    In the meantime the educational paradigm of Second Life is stagnating in a corporate virtual world that promotes adult content and consumerism.

    • AJ Kelton says:

      Thanks for your thoughts.

    • Iggy says:

      I may not be on your “notable educator” list, but I’m a notable curmudgeon when stirred up πŸ™‚

      If you think our work a waste of time, you need not come to our meetings, and, in fact, my day would be brighter if 1) you drank some milk of human kindness, as Scrooge did with the Ghost of Christmas Present in some tellings of Dickens’ tale or 2) vanished into the mists of your discontent.

      For more than three years, VWER has been a source of useful collaboration for me, and a social occasion to share ideas in a synchronous manner. But to each his own.

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