Archive for the ‘SecondLife’ Category

Shiny objects, toys and fads in #highered and #hesm marketing

February 9th, 2015 Karine Joly 9 Comments

This post is #5 in a series of 10 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of this blog while looking back at the past decade in higher ed digital marketing and communications. Ever heard about the new shiny object syndrome (NSOS)? If you’ve worked for a few years in marketing, communication, admissions or alumni relations at […]

HighEdWebDev 2007: That’s a wrap!

October 19th, 2007 Karine Joly 1 Comment

What a great conference! This was the first time I managed to attend (and present at) HighEdWebDev in Rochester, and this was really time and money well spent. The organizers did a great job at planning and organizing the whole event (although a lapel microphone would have been a great addition for the “soft-spoken” presenters […]

Sign up for the first college fair to be held on the SecondLife Teen Grid on October 20-21, 2007

October 4th, 2007 Karine Joly 2 Comments

There’s still time for your institution to sign up and you don’t even need a campus in SL to participate. As of today, the following 20 institutions have expressed interest in participating in this virtual college fair organized on the Teen Grid of SL: Front Range Community College, Colorado Bradley University, Illinois Florida State University […]

How to put SecondLife to good use: plan and run emergency drills on your virtual campus

August 28th, 2007 Karine Joly No Comments

Lately, I’ve read more and more negative comments about SecondLife. Many inside and outside of higher education have questioned the return on investment of SL campuses for universities and colleges as Jeff Young from the Chronicle of Higher Ed wrote a few days ago in the Campus Wired Blog: More than 100 colleges have set […]

Higher Ed TV: Great and funny YouTube video to promote BlackBoard Conference to SecondLife aficionados

July 5th, 2007 Karine Joly No Comments

I usually don’t cover vendor-related news, but BlackBoard has really done a nice job using YouTube to promote an upcoming conference to a specific audience while surfing on a very popular phenomenon, i.e. the growing popularity of Second Life in academic technology circles. I came across this video titled “Adventures in First Life Redux” on […]

How to get started with SecondLife? Get your own!

June 18th, 2007 Karine Joly 2 Comments

This month, in my Internet Technologies column for University Business, I discuss what SecondLife, the 3-D virtual world, can offer to higher ed institutions. The best way to understand the possibilities of Second Life is to sign up for a free account. You just need to pick the name of your Second Life avatar (the […]

June 2007 University Business column: “A Second Life for Higher Education?”

June 8th, 2007 Karine Joly No Comments

My third UB column for 2007 is now available in the June issue as well as online: “A Second Life for Higher Education?” If you are a University Business reader who has just discovered, welcome! Don’t forget to subscribe to this blog via RSS or email. If you have any questions or feedback about […]

Missed the SecondLife Best Practices in Education Conference on May 25?

May 28th, 2007 Karine Joly No Comments

I don’t know if any of you got a chance to pop up in Second Life last Friday as I suggested in my last post. I did (and I have a snapshot to prove it ;-). I spent about an hour listening to the presentation by the IBM folks after walking through the poster sessions. […]

Get your Second Life Avatar ready to attend Second Life Best Practices in Education Conference in-world this Friday May 25!

May 24th, 2007 Karine Joly No Comments

Sorry for the short notice, but I completely missed the boat on this unique, exciting and FREE event happening in Second Life tomorrow: Second Life Best Practices in Education. Whether you have an SL avatar or not (if you don’t, you can sign up – it’s free), this is a great opportunity to get up-to-speed […]

The Chronicle of Higher Education goes 2.0 with online video reports by Jeffrey Young

May 17th, 2007 Karine Joly No Comments

In a previous post titled “Professor Wesch from KSU featured in a great video report from The Chronicle,” I raved about the first online video report produced by Jeffrey Young, Web Editor at The Chronicle: Produced by Jeffrey R. Young, the video report does an excellent job presenting Professor Wesch’s work at KSU as well […]

Vassar College offers on-demand tours of its SecondLife campus

March 24th, 2007 Karine Joly No Comments

I’m just back from a short and random tour of campuses in SecondLife. I typed “university” and “colleges” in the search engine of the application to see what any regular visitor will find. My journey took me to a few different places including the SL Island of Vassar College. On Vassar Island, a small but […]

SecondLife meets Voice Over IP: a promising voice chat test at NMC Campus

March 20th, 2007 Karine Joly 4 Comments

I’ve just spent a few minutes listening to lots of “Can you hear me, now?” at NMC Campus in SecondLife at the beginning of a stress test for SL integrated voice application. It’s supposed to be released in June. And, this was pretty exciting and very… clear. It sounded like a Skype conference call or […]

User-created content, social networking, mobile phones and virtual worlds will be widely adopted in higher ed within 3 years

January 22nd, 2007 Karine Joly 4 Comments

According to the 2007 Horizon report, while user-created content and social networking are already facts of life on campuses across the world, mobile phones and virtual worlds will also be widely used in higher education by 2010. Released today by The New Media Consortium and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), an EDUCAUSE program, this report […]

Could SecondLife help you raise awareness and funds for your construction projects?

July 20th, 2006 Karine Joly 2 Comments

We’re building a new Arts Center at my institution. The groundbreaking ceremony was held last March, and the new building is scheduled to open to the public in September 2007. As a result, I’ve been working on a special microsite about this new building and its construction for the past few months. The goals of […]

How to learn more about SecondLife

July 15th, 2006 Karine Joly 3 Comments

My last post “Should your institution hold virtual open houses in Second Life?” generated a few interesting comments and a couple of posts on higher ed blogs (Not the Cheese and Penn State Virtual Worlds – an interesting resource on SecondLife academic possibilities). So, I guess, there might be some interest out there in learning […]

Should your institution hold virtual open houses in SecondLife (SL)?

July 10th, 2006 Karine Joly 6 Comments

You probably don’t have enough time for your first life, so you might have not managed yet to check out SecondLife (SL). The online virtual world/game has generated a lot of buzz lately not only on the blogosphere but in mainstream media. So, at the end of last May, I decided to have a quick […]