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Pipes (1) Nonprofit 2.0 , Second Life , nptech More proof Second Life is a boondoggle (well, sort of) 12.12.06 | 154 14 Comments [link] More+proof+Second+Life+is+a+boondoggle+%28well%2C+sort+of%29 2006-12-13+04%3A21%3A50 Allan+Benamer Hilarious yet fascinating blog post about the energy consumption of an avatar in Second Life… courtesy of the sciam.blog.

The 6 Hottest Training Technologies That You Can’t Overlook

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Newer technologies, tools, increased network bandwidth, and widespread access to the internet is enabling organizations to create an affordable and advanced video- based training programs, which can be used not just in online courses but in traditional and blended settings as well. Virtual Environment and Avatars: Virtual learning environments bring the social interaction part of traditional classroom training into the e-learning world.

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A blended media approach will gain ground and charities will reach and engage stakeholders where, when, and how they want to be communicated with. 2007 will provide some high-profile stunts and more cause-related avatars in Second Life , but remain a peripheral activity.

Two Tagging Projects that Make Sense

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The game also blends the point-based motivation with changes in what is expected of the tagger. This is a community-building step in which you create a basic profile (selecting an artwork from the museum's collection as your avatar) and join the community of collection taggers. Collection-tagging projects (in which visitors assign keywords to items in a collection) have always left me cold.

Self-Identification and Status Updates: Personal Entrypoints to Museum Experiences

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At the Brooklyn Museum, you are invited to pick a digital avatar (image) from their collection to represent you. Of course, in most cases, contributors are spectators and vice versa; the audience is blended. I've become convinced that successful paths to participation in museums start with self-identification. If you want visitors to share stories or personal expression in your institution, you need to respect them as individuals who have something of value to contribute.

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