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my SoaS perspective for the classroom

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David (subQuark) Cc’d me on an email to a LinkedIn inquiry and i thought it was a great response (and maybe not as long winded as mine would be) for an educator thinking of using Sim-on-a-Stick – On 06/04/13 2:11 PM, GH wrote: ——————– And yes, cannot have students using SL/Opensim browsers, I’m wondering if […]

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June 5th, 2013 at 3:46 pm

OpenSim as an Illustrative Tool

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I use OpenSim, typically in the form of Sim-on-a-Stick, as one of my graphic design tools for corporate eLearning development. We do videos for branched scenarios. In a nutshell – actors don’t age, haircuts never change, wardrobes don’t fade, and sets are easy to build and archive. I also use OpenSim as a 3D graphic program to […]

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November 28th, 2012 at 12:35 pm

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nice eLearning video

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creating training videos is economical and relatively quick using OpenSim or Second Life. i tend to think in terms of branched scenarios and only two or three people (easy to manage). like one person walking up to another and posing a question or presenting a certain situation. then the video stops and the learner makes […]

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April 13th, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Adobe Media Encoder for Flash

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A few years ago I spoke at a number of eLearning conferences about using Second Life for creating fast video footage. Now I use OpenSim, mainly on a USB stick, and the ideology is the same: easy-to-build 3D models combined with fast, real-time rendering makes OpenSim a “rapid development” tool for eLearning. The alternative is to […]

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July 23rd, 2011 at 11:14 pm

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what should n00b starting resources contain

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over the last few weeks, we (you, DreamWalker, and i) have touched on tutorials and eLearning for OpenSim users and most of us just figure it out by either clicking on everything (what DreamWalker likes to do) or by looking online and Googling things (that tends to be what i do – clicking things makes […]

written by Ener Hax

June 18th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

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is there a need for formal OpenSim training?

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throughout the last 16 months i have learned a lot about OpenSim, however what i have learned is specific to what my needs are that’s just the way most of us learn – we learn the things we either need to learn or the things we want to learn (wow, brilliant eh? graduate education programmes, Piaget, […]

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June 11th, 2011 at 8:58 am

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Building 3D Models for Product Visualizations

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Ener Hax has mentioned that I use OpenSim on a USB drive for “real work” and asked me to write a post about this. I will dovetail into Ener’s post last night and frame this with a similar Blender 3D perspective. I have been using Blender 3D since it went open source in 2002. It’s […]

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April 19th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

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nicely done in-world educational activity

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a few months ago i had posted about an educational activity that teaches identity security to university students and the group that created it, 3DSoft, has just created another one this educational activity has students read a story served up by an LMS (learning management system) and then explore that story by going in-world to […]

written by Ener Hax

April 15th, 2011 at 2:11 pm

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Real-time rendering – the power of OpenSim

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One of the things I covered in eLearning presentations about the use of Second Life, and now OpenSim, is that video captured from this type of virtual world is “real-time”. There is no rendering time as found in “real” 3D programs. Those of you reading this on the iliveisl blog take this fully for granted […]

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December 12th, 2010 at 9:42 pm

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OpenSim for eLearning Video

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When I spoke at conferences about using Second Life for eLearning, I discussed it as an animation tool and not as a learning environment. Multimedia developers creating eLearning for internal and/or external clients are always looking for fast and easy-to-use tools. I believe Second Life is very easy to use for creating video for use […]

written by subQuark

September 20th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

you’re either a brand or you’re traffic

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ya know, i take a night off the blogging and come back to a fellow canadian busting on subQuark! what’s the dealio? and to top it off, poor subbie got smacked by someone who talks about facebook. man, if you wanna talk branding, or should i say “branded”! now i like facebook, even though they […]

written by Ener Hax

May 20th, 2010 at 5:57 pm

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collaborative learning environments and us

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*barf* okay, i feel better now! it’s just that the term “collaborative” is sooo overused when in comes to virtual worlds. but it is a good word to describe what virtual worlds offer. being able to share a real time workspace with others that are from all over the world is really great it’s easy to gripe […]

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April 23rd, 2010 at 8:21 pm

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Create Second Life Video Easily

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If you need to show something to someone in Second Life, or any other screen-related task, then screener may be exactly what you need.  It’s free and incredibly easy.  This is the way the internet should work. Whether you want to show someone how to set up media on their land or film your dance […]

written by subQuark

November 3rd, 2009 at 2:42 am

2010 TxDLA conference

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If you do eLearning and are into Second life, I highly recommend this conference, even if you don’t live in Texas. I loved speaking at it this year and am glad to see my video being repurposed. They are also hosting a special in-world component that should be well worth attending. Dr. Stephen Covey will […]

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August 28th, 2009 at 10:09 am

TxDLA Promo Video

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“Better late than never.” That expression is surely stretched in this case.  I spoke at a conference in Corpus Christi, Texas back in April and created a video to run as a promo between sessions. The presentation was made as a Flash projector file to ensure it would play on any PC. After the conference, […]

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August 24th, 2009 at 9:17 am

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