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Guest lecture - University of Aberdeen 10 November 2009

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  • 1.IN A VIRTUAL WORLD Pauline Randall Managing Director virtual-e Ltd

2. 3. virtual-e Virtual world developers Second Life Gold Partner Global client list Imperial College London Ashridge Business School University of Hawaii JISC RSCs 4. 5. SECOND LIFE 3-d persistent environment Bulk of content creation is by users Been around for 6 years Current peak daily concurrent logins 80k Owned by Linden Lab Is a web 2.0 company that is making money 6. OTHER VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS Open sim Forterra Systems Olive Entropia Twinity beta Blue Mars early beta 7. WHY? @virtualewit tell them SL is a great way to experience global venture building like in RL and for dev management & cultural skills @virtualewit that we exist in a mixed reality? @virtualewit Tell them that SL is a great way to learn about realities and necessity of marketing RL business without much financial risk. 8. BUSINESS ROI - IBM Using virtual world space for conferences Reduce costs Reduce carbon footprint Reduce lost time from office US/successstories/case/ibm/ ROI $320k Cost 1/5th cost of real world event 9. UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS A one-year project to explore the use of virtual worlds in learning which brings in the 16 campuses of the university. Like many higher learning organizations, the University of Texas Systems has an imperative to continually enrich the learning experience for students while reducingor even eliminating expensive brick-and-mortar costs while becoming energy efficient. These are the key drivers that led the University of Texas to invest in a virtual learning environment in Second Life. /learninginworld/blog/2009/09/15/the- first-statewide-rollout-of-a-virtual-world- learning-environment-the-university-of- texas-system-in-second-life 10. BORDER CROSSING PATROLS Loyalist College used Second Life for part of their training of border guards 11. OTHER EXAMPLES St Andrews University using virtual worlds to recreate a basilica St Georges Hospital using SL for paramedic training ( university-london-sgul-in-second-life) Edinburgh University 9 islands being used for a variety of learning ( USA based architect using it to collaborate with clients in Cairo ( 12. RESOURCES