Sunday, April 27, 2008


Is anybody still using it?

I just wondered if anybody much is still using Secondlife in a meaningful way?

Andy Roberts

Monday, December 03, 2007


Awards for educational use of virtual worlds

Edublogs are running awards for the best educational use of virtual worlds. You can vote at

The shortlisted entries are:

Edtech Island
Jokadia Island
Schome Park
Second Life in Education
Suffern middle school in Second Life

The links give the SLURLs or blogs so you can see what is going on.

They are also running other awards for details see my post over at RedGloo.

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Monday, October 01, 2007


VAT and Second Life

A few days ago I had, via my SPAM box, an email from purporting to be from Linden saying:

"We have identified that you reside in a European country. Accordingly, your next bill will reflect Value Added Tax (VAT) charged at the rate specified by your country."

There is a load of discussion about this going on over at:

Apparently it is a real message.

Quite a few people on the blog are saying they hadn't received the email, I suspect Linden need to think about where they are sending such mail from and then we can add it to our White Lists.

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Sunday, September 30, 2007


SLTweets HUD

Rosie and I met today just for a quickie and she asked me about the new SLTweet HUD. Yes, I can confirm that is is very easy to write your 140 character tweets from in world!
SLTweets Second Life Twitter and Research Hud

Thursday, September 20, 2007


Education in Second Life

I went to a meeting today in Real Life about Education in Second Life. I’ve written a fuller report over at

But there was one really spectacular project called Theatron where they produce in-world models of theatres correct in detail. They even have to advise peopleto re-size their avatars – as apparently most people have avatars which are the equivalent to 7 foot tall!

The SLURL for their island is:

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Thursday, September 13, 2007


Coventry Island Launch

Several of us went to the launch of the Coventry University Island.
It was great fun - they have a nice island, lots of potential.
I've blogged in more detail over at, there are also some photos on flickr (either by the above blog or may work :))

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Sunday, August 19, 2007



I have added a new goal to my 43 Things: Visit Places in Second Life.
My motivation for this is: I have got a small amount of money to set up Community of Practice at my university to investigate educational possibilities of virtual worlds.
I thought an interesting goal related to this would be to set myself the goal of visiting 50 different places or events in Second Life. A visit should last at least 30 minutes, preferably longer. Having visited I will write a blog entry for the visit or event. I'm going to use the tag 50SL for these entries for pictures in Flickr and on my blog.
If you think it might be fun add it as your own goal, and use the tag 50SL, and we should be able to RSS them together.

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