Get a (Second) Life! Dr. Linda Hefferin Elgin Community College Elgin, Illinois 2008 National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development
Overview Getting Started with Second Life Business Use in Second Life Entertainment Use in Second Life Educational Use in Second Life
What Is Second Life? Online 3-D Virtual World
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
Avatar Catalina Horten Resident Common terms used in Second Life
http://secondlife.com Getting Started with Second Life
Lindens (L$) LindeX Common terms used in Second Life
Land Parcels Common terms used in Second Life
Teleport Common terms used in Second Life
Flying Common terms used in Second Life
Griefer Common terms used in Second Life
Business Use In Second Life • Public Relations • Training • Interviewing • Job Fairs • Teleconferencing
Second Life for Entrepreneurs • Party/wedding planners • Tattooists • Fashion designers • Jewelry makers • Architects • Tour guides • Real estate speculators • And more!
Non-Profit Organizations American Cancer Society Greenpeace
Entertainment Use in Second Life • Theatre • Music concerts • TV • Museums • Movies • Authors • And more!
Colleges and Universities Northern Illinois University Harvard Law School
Colleges and Universities Ohio University Elgin Community College
Medical Schools University of California – David Medical Center Ann Myers Medical Center
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
The Challenge to You: Get A (Second) Life!