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  1. Get a (Second) Life! Dr. Linda Hefferin Elgin Community College Elgin, Illinois 2008 National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development

  2. Overview Getting Started with Second Life Business Use in Second Life Entertainment Use in Second Life Educational Use in Second Life

  3. What Is Second Life? Online 3-D Virtual World

  4. Basic Background • Created by Linden Research, Inc. 2003 (formerly Linden Labs) • Approximately 14 registered million users* *As of May 22, 2008, SL Economic Statistics, http://secondlife.com/whatis/economy_stats.php

  5. Avatar Catalina Horten Resident Common terms used in Second Life

  6. http://secondlife.com Getting Started with Second Life

  7. Creating an Avatar

  8. Selecting an Avatar

  9. Download Second Life Software

  10. Lindens (L$) LindeX Common terms used in Second Life

  11. Land Parcels Common terms used in Second Life

  12. Teleport Common terms used in Second Life

  13. Flying Common terms used in Second Life

  14. Griefer Common terms used in Second Life

  15. Business Use In Second Life • Public Relations • Training • Interviewing • Job Fairs • Teleconferencing

  16. IBM Sandbox

  17. Second Life for Entrepreneurs • Party/wedding planners • Tattooists • Fashion designers • Jewelry makers • Architects • Tour guides • Real estate speculators • And more!

  18. House for Rent!

  19. Talk about virtual banking!

  20. Non-Profit Organizations American Cancer Society Greenpeace

  21. Entertainment Use in Second Life • Theatre • Music concerts • TV • Museums • Movies • Authors • And more!

  22. TV shows in Second Life

  23. Colleges and Universities Northern Illinois University Harvard Law School

  24. Colleges and Universities Ohio University Elgin Community College

  25. Medical Schools University of California – David Medical Center Ann Myers Medical Center

  26. Medical Schools

  27. Middle Schools & High Schools

  28. Getting Started with Second Life Businesses in Second Life Entertainment in Second Life Education in Second Life Make More Out of Life With Second Life Summary

  29. The Challenge to You: Get A (Second) Life!

  30. Questions? http://faculty.elgin.edu/lhefferin/