Saturday, November 15, 2008

Chattanooga State Offers Introduction to Second Life Class

Second Life is a 3D virtual world where online users can socialize, connect, and create immersive environments that mimic the real world or explode into fantasy. Developed by Linden Labs, Second Life (SL for short) has engaged millions of users through a free downloadable online viewer. Users assume a SL persona, or avatar, as a "resident" and then explore such diverse worlds as virtual theaters, realistic hospital simulations, and eye-popping worlds of science, history and art. Additionally, your avatar will interact with other avatars through voice, motion, and text.

This course gives six hours of hands-on instruction. While not a technical course, students will learn fundamentals of creating avatars, environments, and objects and be introduced to the power of scripting. Students will learn to take photographs and make SL movies, an art form known as machinima. The course will conclude with explorations into applications of SL in education, business, social networks and visual arts.

November 22, December 6 & 13
2:00-4:00 p.m.
CBIH room 230
$85 for this six hour class

To register, call 423-697-3100.

Instructors: Larry Miller, PhD, Learning Strategist, Erlanger Health System, and Andrew Duncan, Programmer Analyst, Chattanooga State Technical Community College.

Pay over the phone with a VISA, MasterCard, or Discover card. Or, you may mail check or bring payment to Chattanooga State Continuing Education Department, 4501 Amnicola Highway, Chattanooga, TN, 37406.

Check out a Blog on Second Life at Chattanooga State -