My initial reaction is gushy — love the interface (clean, techy, uncluttered), love the graphics, and LOOOVE the ability to share media. Video play from sites like YouTube allow you to go full screen or to play in context of the world.
Whether video will now be synchronous or not for multiple avatars I’m not sure – but web pages are, which provides some wonderful opportunities to supplement in-world content with 2D content.
As far as collaborative documents go, I was able to get to the menu of my Google Documents but wasn’t able to open a document. I could see the Loading message happen at the top of the page, but no dice. I had better luck with using Etherpad. I mapped an Etherpad URL to a prim in Second Life and was able to chat to people using EtherPad from within Second Life and was able to co-author a document with them. Those not using the new browser will only see a grey prim – and I noticed that prims with videos that work in the old browser didn’t work for me.
Am looking forward to further experiments and to reading the experiments from others on this.
I'm KerryJ, an Adelaide, South Australia-based educational technologist.
What I love about my work
Creating visual, authentic, interactive experiences that stretch learners and gives them incidental learning in the information and digital literacies that will prepare them for online learning.
My favourite learner quote
I could barely turn a computer on when I started this course. I am leaving it having presented in a webinar and so much more confident in using technology!
What's this blog about?
Neotenous means to retain a childlike sense of wonder and excitement no matter what your age. This is my space to share my professional and personal learning journey in the use of technology to support learning. Some posts will be nuts and bolts, others will focus on issues, others still on research. All are my own work and my own views.