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[opensource] Today's FREE Tech Briefing: Second Life in Action: Learning, Collaboration, Innovation, and More!

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Fri Feb 4 09:11:56 PST 2011

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topics of interest to the Stanford Community. These FREE sessions are  
open to everyone - faculty, staff, and students - with no registration  
required. This is your opportunity to get technology updates from and  
ask questions of subject-matter experts.

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This week's free Tech Briefing:

Second Life in Action
Learning, Collaboration, Innovation, and More!

TODAY -- 2:00-3:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Turing Auditorium (Polya Hall, Room 111)

PRESENTERS: Pierre Khawand, People | OnTheGo, and Deni Wicklund,  
Stanford University Libraries


Create your free Second Life account and avatar at
Bring a laptop to the presentation to get access to Pierre's Second  
Life "Island"
Unable to attend? Join Deni at the SU Library island (link opens in  
Second Life) at 2pm
In this session, we will review how innovative organizations are using  
the Second Life platform and tools to increase learning,  
collaboration, and innovation.

We will "literally" walk through some case studies that will help us  
better understand the benefits and applications of this platform. But  
that is not all, we will also demonstrate how interactive exercises  
and simulations are conducted, so you can experience Virtual Worlds  
more fully as a fascinating and transformational learning and team  
building environment!

In addition, we will visit the Stanford Libraries Island in Second  
Life and walk through the numerous resources that are available on the  
island in addition to demonstrating how you can make use of the island  
as a learning, meeting, and collaboration virtual workspace.


Accomplishing More Virtually - in Second Life (Three-part series)
(ITS-0230) - $150 (for all three sessions)
- Thursday, February 17, 9:30-11:30
- Thursday, February 24, 9:30-11:30
- Thursday, March 3, 9:30-11:30

Create an avatar and experience training in Second Life, a virtual  

Explore the future of virtual worlds as training and collaboration  
platforms, and learn the fundamentals of Second Life to better  
understand its business applications.

Click here for more information.

STAP Funds apply -- register at

Next Tech Briefing: Open Social at Stanford
Date: Friday, February 11, 2:00 - 3:30pm

Presenters: Bruce Vincent and Scotty Logan, IT Services

OpenSocial is a published set of programming interface specifications  
originally targeting integration of social networking applications and  

At this Tech Briefing, we will cover some of what OpenSocial is and  
the various ways it's been used both inside and outside social  

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