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[opensource] Today's FREE Tech Briefing: Second Life in Action: Learning, Collaboration, Innovation, and More!
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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 http://www.secondlife.com
Bring a laptop to the presentation to get access to Pierre's Second
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
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.
UPCOMING TRAINING OF INTEREST
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 axess.stanford.edu
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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