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ISTE Machinima Social

February 07th, 2008 | Category: Education, Machinima, Places to Visit

What: The International Society for Technology in Education Machinima Social

When: Thursday, February 7, 2008 @ 6PM SLT

Where: ISTE Island

ISTE Island

Description: Have some questions about machinima? HVX Silverstar will be on hand to answer your questions about machinima. Knowclue Kidd will be present as well to discuss the ISTE machinima project.

About the ISTE Collaborative Machinima Project from Knowclue.
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Avatrait Gallery Expands Free Class Program To Include Art History

January 27th, 2008 | Category: Art, Education, Press release

From a Press Release

Following the very popular start of their in-gallery art classes with this weeks’ “SL Art 101” presentations by Ryker Beck, AVATRAIT GALLERY announces the next series of continuing art programs, this one addressing Art History. This program will be presented by new Second Life resident Hitoshi Mayako, who in real life has an MFA from University of Chicago and is on the staff of the prestigious Art Institute of Chicago.

Hitoshi Mayako is an accomplished educator with over ten years’ experience teaching, and an articulate communicator who has effectively brought arts education to diverse populations of students at a variety of academic and skill levels. Over the course of these on-going presentations Hitoshi will discuss the development of art from the earliest expressions of human creativity, though the various cultures of the world, East and West, detailing assorted artistic “movements”, and on into the present with radical new forms such as Second Life art.

Avatrait Gallery

The first of these Art History classes will be on Tuesday, January 29th, at 7pm SLT, with a subsequent repeat (date and time to be determined) at an hour more convenient for European S.L. residents. Other monthly programs will also be premiering soon, and schedule information is available at the gallery.

The Avatrait Gallery http://slurl.com/secondlife/Simuality/41/213/35 features Second Life’s most outstanding artists, one of whose works are featured every month, with exclusive collectible one-of-a-kind framed images available in-world, and high quality framed prints available through the Avatrait web site Avatrait.com for real-world display.

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Second Life Learning Dec 11-17 2007

December 12th, 2007 | Category: Education, Prims, Second Life Learning

Here are some of this week’s classes and opportunities to learn about Second Life, prims, scripting, new resident info, etc. When you are inworld, the easiest way to find some of these classes is to use the search function. Once you open up search, click on events and search for things like TUi, Rockcliffe, Fisherman’s Cove, Slate, etc, to bring up the classes they are offering. TUi easily offers the most classes out of all of them.

From: Rockcliffe University SLURL: here When: Dec 14, 2007 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (Friday) PRM100W: Fundamentals of Prims-Adv. Prim Workshop - Rockcliffe University Advanced Prim Workshop Instructor: Kianeira MacDiarmid Location: RUSLC Classroom A Prerequisites: PRM101-104 (recommended) Course Fee: $0L Materials: Included Duration: 1 hr

The PRM100W workshops are a complement to the PRM100 lecture series on the Fundamental of Prims. This series of workshops is designed to give the student an 80% hands on approach on learning to work with prims.

In this series, the student will work with one or more objects that can be created using multiple prims depending on the time available. The workshop will last approximately one hour during which time the student will create objects with practical application to their experience in Second Life.

This forum also provides additional time with a Design Instructor to discuss topics related to the PRM100 lecture series where the student requires additional clarification and/or guidance.

From: Rockcliffe University SLURL: here When: Dec 14, 2007 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (Friday) PRM100W: Fundamentals of Prims - One Prim Workshop - Rockcliffe University 1 Prim Workshop - Beginners Instructor: Kianeira MacDiarmid Location: RUSLC Classroom A Prerequisites: PRM101-104 (recommended) Course Fee: $0L Materials: Included Duration: 1 hr

The PRM100W workshops are a complement to the PRM100 lecture series on the Fundamental of Prims. This series of workshops is designed to give the student an 80% hands-on approach on learning to work with prims.

In this series, the student will work with one or more objects that can be created by a single prim depending on the time available. The workshop will last approximately one hour during which time the student will create objects with practical application to their experience in Second Life.

This forum also provides additional time with a Design Instructor to discuss topics related to the PRM100 lecture series where the student requires additional clarification and/or guidance.

From: Rockcliffe University SLURL: here When: Dec 15, 2007 10:00 am - 11:00 am (Saturday) PRM107: Fundamentals of Prims - Techniques I - Rockcliffe University Instructor: Kianeira MacDiarmid Location: RUSLC Classroom A Course Fee: $0L Materials: Included Duration: 1 hr Prerequisites: PRM103

This class covers the advanced methods of controlling the building environment. The course assumes an intermediate working level of prim transformations including working with camera angles and basic prim transformations.

In this class we will cover:

1. Restricting Prim Selection 2. Showing Hidden Properties 3. Working with Grid Units 4. Working with Different Ruler Modes

A copy of the power point slides from the class may be purchased from the bookstore if the student desires; however these are not a requirement for the class.
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TUi Instructors Career Program (TIC) INFO session

December 02nd, 2007 | Category: Education, Teaching

What: TUi Instructors Career Program (TIC) INFO session

When: Dec 2, 2007 11:00 pm (Sunday) to Dec 3, 2007 12:00 am (Monday)

Where: Technical User interfacing Second Life

Tags: Education Hempz Rebel learning Second Life Technical User interfacing

Description: TUi Instructors Career Program (TIC) INFO session Hosted by Sammi TUi

Looking for a SL career change? Want to share your knowledge with other residents or just give back to the community? Ever wanted to be a teacher but were not sure how to do it in SL? TUi NEO is offering you the opportunity to learn all the essential skills necessary to be an effective instructor in SL for anything you are interested in teaching. If you have the desire to teach and want to learn all the ins and outs of teaching, this program is right for you!

If you are interested in education in Second Life we welcome you to join us for an informational session to learn more about the TUi Instructors Career Program.

TUi NEO~ We do it for the LOVE of Teaching! “Where students come first!”

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TUi NEO Level 3: Gazebo with chimes

November 28th, 2007 | Category: Building, Design, Education, Furniture

What: TUi NEO Level 3: Gazebo with chimes

When: Nov 28, 2007 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Wednesday)

Where: Technical User interfacing Second Life

Tags: Education Hempz Rebel learning Second Life Technical User interfacing

Description: TUi NEO LVL3: Gazebo with chimes Instructor: Hempz Rebel Duration: 1 hour Prerequisites (if any): Able to complete LVL 3 courses

Clear night.. sparkling midnight sky. The walk, just the two of you as you spot a beautiful gazebo in the distance. The closer you move toward it the louder the lovely chimes are heard from the midnight breeze. You spot a pose ball, you sit, lean back and relax…. .. so nice. Come on to TUi and make your own gazebo with all textures, scripts complete with poseballs and animations are included.

In the process, learn the basics of several key features of building in Second Life:? - Creating, resizing, and rotating prims - Texturing and coloring prims - Prim linking order - Script placement.

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SL Teaching Tools

November 18th, 2007 | Category: Education, Second Life Tips, Teaching, Tools

What: SL Teaching Tools

When: Saturday 1st December, 08.00-09.00 (SL time)17.00-18.00 (UTC)

Where: Edunation III Conference Crossover Space (EduNation III 202, 27, 21)

Description: Dudeney Ge will be be giving an introduction to some of the tools available for teaching in Second Life (free gift for teachers included!)

This first event will be followed by others, approximately once a month, so it should be a great way to meet interesting people and find out about Second Life educational initiatives, etc. Here are the details:

Education@Edunation is a series of free monthly talks, workshops and discussions on education in-and-outside of Second Life, organised by the Consultants-E (http://www.theconsultants-e.com/)

Meet fellow educators and trainers at Edunation III for sessions dealing with:

  • Teaching Tools

  • Teacher Training
  • Gaming & Education
  • Materials Design
  • Language Education

and many more…from seminars to pecha kucha sessions

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TUi Lvl1: Scripted Snacks

November 18th, 2007 | Category: Animation, Eating, Education, How To, New Residents, Poses

What: TUi Lvl1: Scripted Snacks

When: 11:05pm SLT November 17, 2007 NOW!

Where: TUi

Description: Ever wanted to make something truly delicious? Why not feast on a corndog. Get your lick on with an ice cream. Or, get your hands all sticky with a caramel apple. That’s right come to this class and learn how to make many great snacks that you can enjoy in your second life without gaining a pound! This is a beginner class at 11:05pm :)
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TUi After Dark

November 17th, 2007 | Category: Appearance, Building, Education, Poses, Sex

What: TUi After Dark

When: 11pm SLT

Where: TUI AD

Description: PLEASE NOTE: This class deals with explicit subject matter that could upset people who are offended by things of a sexual nature. TUi After Dark classes are intended for those who are not. Please bring your maturity with you, and your sense of humor. No child avatars are allowed. Eyes dropped down, a look of intensity across the face that vanishes quickly and then the word nadu passes across sweet lips. But why the intense look? Because the floor hurts! Come to TUi After Dark and create sub cushions so next time the look on that face is as pleasing as the position. This is an INTERMEDIATE level course. Cost is 0L.
TUi After Dark ~ We do it for the LUST of teaching!

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Learn Scripting From Scratch

November 15th, 2007 | Category: Design, Education, New Residents, Second Life Scripting

What: Learn Scripting From Scratch

When: Nov 15, 2007 1:00 am - 2:00 am (Thursday)

Where: Woolybear Second Life

Tags: Education learning Second Life Simon Kline Woolybear

Description: Friendly greetings!! If you’ve always wanted to learn something about scripting then you’ve come to the right place!

Even if you know nothing about scripting this class is designed for you!

We’re going to learn how to create a script, and look over what each part of the basic script does as a foundation to creating bigger and better things!

By the end of the class we will have made a working notecard giver! Giving you practical experience in writing a script while having fun along the way!

All welcome :D
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Emergency/Nursing Education Simulator

November 09th, 2007 | Category: Education, Emergency, Nursing, Simulator

What: Emergency/Nursing Education Simulator,

When: Mon 11/12/07 1:15p SLT

Where: ISTE Island

Description: This presentation beginning at ISTE Auditorium coincides with the RL unveiling of an innovative SL emergency/nursing education simulator (NESIM) at CIT in Nashville. Live patient simulations will be created and role played while RN student teams use the NESIM simulator to apply critical thinking skills and interventions. Please open the attached notecard for more info.

Be prompt. This is a multi-location presentation in SL. The presentation will begin and end at ISTE Auditorium.

From the notecard:

SL Event Information and Instructions

Join the group, CIT ‘07 SL Nursing Ed Sim, before the conference. The presentation will be in voice, in group mode using this group. Please go to Preferences, Voice Chat, put a check in the boxes Enable voice chat and Start Viewer in Push-to-Talk mode. Please make sure that Push-to-Talk in toggle mode is not checked. This will eliminate sounds from your rl on the listening end. Please only press to speak, Push-to-Talk trigger, if specifically invited to by the moderator, padlurowncanoe Dibou.

A landmark to NESIM will be sent out in a group notice. NESIM is usually “access list only” but will be open to the CIT during the presentation.

Please IM text the moderator, padlurowncanoe Dibou, with questions during the presentation. She will forward them to the appropriate presenter. Any questions not addressed during the Q&A, will receive a personal response, post-presentation.

Direct pre and post event questions to padlurowncanoe Dibou by IM, notecard, or email, padln@hotmail.com

Direct NESIM pre and post event inquiries to JS Vavoom by notecard or email, jsvavoom@gmail.com

SL and RL Event Outline

Live SL Musician, Komuso Tokugawa, will entertain with a few songs as attendees arrive, attain notecards, and set up group and SL voice preference for the event. The RL event will observe and listen on the big screen as RL presenters greet, pass out materials, and provide an overview of SL.

Opening Remarks - padlurowncanoe Dibou (Cathy Walker)

NESIM Project overview - JS Vavoom (John Miller) and Dante Abrusto (Jeff Cain)

NESIM simulator description - JS Vavoom (John Miller) and markin Pau (David Bodily)

Go to NESIM for live demo with Tacoma Community College RN students.

Q&A at NESIM — text moderator, padlurowncanoe Dibou, with questions.

Return to ISTE. Results and future SL education plans - JS, markin, and Dante (John, David, and Jeff)

Q&A at ISTE — text moderator, padlurowncanoe Dibou, with questions.

Presenters

John Miller MN, BSN, ADN, RN, instructor of nursing, Tacoma Community College (SL - JS Vavoom)

David Bodily BSN, RN, instructor of nursing, Western Wyoming Community College (SL - markin Pau)

Geoff Cain MS, instructional designer, Tacoma Community College (SL Dante Abrusto)

RN Students

Rebecca Bean, RN nursing student, Tacoma Community College (SL - 2B Schmooz)

Marisa Aslanian, RN nursing student, Tacoma Community College (SL - BayBay Bedrosian)

A Special Thanks To
Andy Duckworth, BA, distance learning coordinator, Tacoma Community College

Event Coordinator
Cathy Walker, Educational Technology and Network Admin, St. Vincent de Paul (SL - padlurowncanoe Dibou)

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Linden Scripting Language - Scripting: Lists

November 01st, 2007 | Category: Building, Education, Second Life Scripting

What: LSL203: Linden Scripting Language - Scripting: Lists

When: Nov 1, 2007 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm (Thursday)

Where: Rockcliffe I Second Life

Tags: CeAire Decosta Education learning Rockcliffe I Second Life

Description: Rockcliffe University Instructor: Johanna Hyacinth Materials: Included Duration: 90 minutes Location: Emerald Prerequisites: LSL201 & LSL202

The LSL2xx course is a series of fast-paced lectures covering LSL, the Linden Scripting Language. This course is intended primarily for those with either real-world programming experience, or those who have some experience with scripting in Second Life and who would like to learn more. (Those without such experience are welcome to attend, but we strongly suggest first attending our PGM1xx course in order to learn the basic concepts of computer programming.)

In LSL203, the student will learn the use of the list data type, and will examine scripts using lists to accomplish various tasks. Topics will include:

1. Initializing lists 2. Reading data from lists 3. Modifying lists 4. Strided lists 5. Simulating multidimensional arrays and data structures

A copy of the PowerPoint slides may be purchased from the RUSLC Bookstore.

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^ASL^ Texture Basics & Practice

October 28th, 2007 | Category: Building, Design, Education, Textures

What: ^ASL^ Texture Basics & Practice

When: Oct 29, 2007 7:00 am - 8:00 am (Monday)

Where: Eson Second Life

Tags: Education Eson learning Second Life Ziyal Ochs

Description: The Academy of Second Learning Presents… Texture Basics & Practice Instructor - Ziyal Ochs

In this class you will learn the basics of using textures in Second Life including theory and background information about textures; how to upload and download textures; and getting hands-on practice using textures by building a little lamp for your nightstand.

This class is INTERMEDIATE.

PREREQUISITES: ^ASL^ Basic Building 101 and ^ASL^ Basic Building 102 Students should be able to do the following comfortably: rez prims; work with basic functions in the Object tab of the Build window; link, name, and save objects; and apply textures and colors to objects.

ASL - Taking you to the next level!

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