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University of Hertfordshire Virtual Second Life Campus

I’m making this post mainly for posterity. One of my first tasks at the University was to create a virtual presence inside the multi-user 3D world ‘Second Life’. Whilst it’s somewhat past its prime, during its hayday, Second Life offered many people an opportunity to become accustomed to 3D environments. It included editing tools within the client program and allowed people to collaborate to create vast virtual settlements. During the time I used it as a platform for teaching students, much was discovered with respect to best practice. The aspects of ludology involved (friendly competition) between groups of students lent itself well to removing the fear of failure and made for a highly memorable experience. […]

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