Category Archives: virtual world

Critical reflection template, Uni banned from Second Life for griefing, Politics in Second Life

Brownyn Hegarty Critical Reflection process Paper outlining a useful three-step process for critical reflection (tags: education elearning reflection pedagogy practice hegarty bronwyn critical_reflection) Woodbury U. Banned From Second Life, Again – Wired Campus – The Chronicle of Higher Education Fascinating … Continue reading

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That fancy new First Life place – it’ll revolutionise business (you dinosaur)

This is a very cute piece of machinima created with XtraNormal, a tool I intend to explore further, that sells the concept of using the real world to conduct meetings rather than those old fashioned virtual worlds. You can do … Continue reading

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The Metaverse Journal – Australian Virtual World news

I came across this great news site yesterday which focusses entirely on Virtual Worlds – The Metaverse Journal. It’s Australian based as well, which is great news for me and my colleagues. A couple of good posts to start off … Continue reading

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Just Leap In – a fantastic browser based virtual world tool

Screenshots of a room I created in around an hour in Just Leap In – visit it at http://www.justleapin.com/shares/9299:7CWxWoP4 It’s as close as I’ve been able to get to a hospital ward with the available furniture and objects. The ability … Continue reading

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Further thoughts on : Expositur project (Fuchs and Eckermann)

Fuchs, M. (2001) Expositur – A Virtual Knowledge Space (Theory). Retrieved May 25, 2008 from Syl.Eckermann website http://syl-eckermann.net/expositur/theory.html I came across some additional information written by Mathias Fuchs about this project that raised a few more ideas worth quickly sharing. … Continue reading

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Second Life and Education blog

  Stephen Downes links to a nifty blog on his site today – it’s called Second Life and Education. (Pretty straightforward title, I like that) It seems to focus pretty well exclusively on Second Life (well duh) while our team … Continue reading

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Second Life – Best Practices in Education conference videos

While we’re looking at Croquet here for our work in virtual worlds in learning, there is a lot happening in education in Second Life that is worth investigating. Earlier this year an extensive conference was held there called Best Practices … Continue reading

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