The Virtual Worlds Handbook: How to Use Second LifeŽ and Other 3D Virtual Environments

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  • Edition: CD
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-12-28
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

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Step into the world of virtual reality with your newly created avatar and begin to experience the tools that make this world interactive! During their infancy stage, virtual environments were largely based upon the gaming community and over time have been adapted to meet the growing number of users and educators. The Virtual Worlds Handbook, with CD-ROM, provides everything the reader will need to establish a new life in a virtual world. Second Lifereg; is a 3-D virtual world created by the residents who inhabit it. The opportunities using virtual reality are limitless and provide online students with a unique opportunity to connect both physically and educationally to one another, to faculty, to university, and to a worldwide market.

Table of Contents

PartPart 1 Second Life "Fun"damentals
ChapterChapter 1 Exploration of Various Virtual Environments
ChapterChapter 2 Creating Your Account and Beginning Your Journey
ChapterChapter 3 Customizing the New You and Your First Virtual Space
ChapterChapter 4 Let's Go Virtual!
ChapterChapter 5 Inventory Overload
ChapterChapter 6 Basic Building Skills
ChapterChapter 7 Intermediate Building Skills
ChapterChapter 8 Advanced Building Skills and Interactive Scripting
ChapterChapter 9 Designing the Land
PartPart 2 Education & Second Life
ChapterChapter 10 University and Program Assessment
ChapterChapter 11 Teaching Methods for In-World Engagement
ChapterChapter 12 Teaching Tools
ChapterChapter 13 Your Moodle and Sloodle Connection
ChapterChapter 14 Other Uses for Second Life
ChapterChapter 15 In-World Educational Spaces and Virtual Hot Spots
ChapterChapter 16 Web Resources
ChapterChapter 17 Tying It All Together
AppendixAppendix A Shortcut Keys
AppendixAppendix B Glossary
AppendixAppendix C Automatic Script Viewer Explanation

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