Saturday, August 15, 2009

Interesting Stuff on the web...

...about SL related topics. Stuff I have found recently I found interesting and wanted to share/record/keep the links.

RezEd: as their home page says is "an online hub providing practitioners using virtual worlds with access to the highest quality resources and research in the field to establish a strong network of those using virtual worlds for learning." This organisation covers all forms of VR worlds from kids stuff to SL and beyond. There is a strong SL presense so if you want to network with others in the education (in both SL and out of it) field this could be a good out of world place to do it.

An SL build (apparently first seen at SL6B but now hosted here) on Maslow's Hierarchy of needs... I like the way they have used the avatar's experience of SL as the starting point. But as with many of these builds - how exactly do you represent this stuff? How do you make the space and avatar's experience be something more interesting than a Powerpoint presentation? (And we all know how un-engaging those can be, even when the actual factual content might be fascinating)

This latter problem faces all displays of information and learning in SL and looking for ways to approach this underpins my own practice in SL.