So...I will try to join when I can.
and this is me in SL - Bee Kerouac (-3 GMT)
For those who already have avatars and know how to join a group in Second Life when logged in , please join the SCoPE group in-world (it's free!). If you don't know how to do this, when you give me your avatar name, I will send you an invite to the group inside Second Life.
It might also be worth people checking out the online facilitation wiki page for the Second Life Field Trip we did - here
Concerning Avatar I am such a newbie that I still have to make myself a brand new one.
I still don't know if I'll be able to be there with you, although I'd love to, and SL is certainly on my list of things I need to test. My avatar is Carluccia Abbruzzo. I'm GMT -5. Please, let us know what time you plan to be there and I'll try to fly around and not bump my head on the walls or fall on the trees!
I'll need an invite unless we're meeting at a wall on Orientation Island. I'm Sunshine Hapmouche and am looking to improve my "image" from cyber punk to something a little less goth when I figure out how.
I'm at GMT -5 so I think I would like to avoid meeting between 4AM and 12noon GMT (11pm - 7am Eastern Time, I think) This global thinking is going to take some practice...maybe 2 clocks.
A quick tip for getting a decent view to get out of spaces .. in fact two tips:
- View -> Camera Controls (always leave this open as it is a lifesaver when you get positionally stuck). These controls are like the ones with Google Earth. Zoom in and out. Rotate 360. Pan left/right/top/down - all without your avatar moving (i.e the avatar becomes your actor and you become the movie director ... coz you can actually record movies through the client). Play with these controls and see.
- World -> Force Sun ->Midday ... for when the region you're in is at midnight and you can't see where the hell you are and it feels spooky! (when we have the campfire meeting, I'll ask you to Force Sun -> Midnight!) :-)
This sounds great! I will try to make the 4pm GMT session, although like others, I am quite the newbie in SL--still wandering around Orientation Island :(
I am StarCloud Runo in SL and hope to meet up tomorrow. In my RL (real life) I help faculty develop their online courses and learn about technology. I look forward to learning much more about virtual worlds and online facilitation.
If you want to go directly there on login, then click this link and it will open a web page. On that web page, click orange, Teleport Now, button and it will open Second Life and when you click the blue Connect button, you will arrive on Boracay.
Hope this is not too confusing!
It was yesterday I'm afraid. It wasn't meant to be a focus for this conversation, just a bit of fun and a different, additional way to experience welcome/getting to know each other type of activity.
I'd be happy to do something at the end of the 3 weeks though as a closer to this. But I am in Second Life regularly, so you we may catch each other online there.
Nick, I am sorry that I missed this -- I was presenting a paper at a conference.
Another question, though, that perplexes me. I joined SL a few weeks ago while attending another workshop, and since then have read everything I could about SL (including the chat logs from these two SCoPE sessions) without making the connection to education. It may very well be staring me in the face, but I cannot figure out what to do with SL from an educational perspective (I am an adult educator and instructional designer) outside of helping people get comfortable with technology. As there is no goal or game in SL, I have not used it much since I created my account since I cannot find a practical educational use for it beyond the "this is cool" factor. Perhaps if there were a way to have our real faces there, then an element of reality would help me see it more than just anime.
Am I missing something that everybody else seems to get?