Virtual world, real learning

Simulations tailored to learners' needs

This course is designed to get our students up and running with the software in advance of an "in-world" event. It is also a great resource for anyone who is curious about Second Life and would appreciate a little guidance.

Since 2006, Scion Networks has been working and playing in Second Life® (SL™), which boasts around 600,000 active "residents." It has proven to be a great way to provide training because of its:

  • Strong vendor support with regular updates.
  • Free user accounts.
  • Relatively modest hardware requirements.
  • Global accessibility.
  • Integrated communications resources, including text chat, audio chat, voice modification, and language translation.
  • Integrated presentation resources, including streaming audio, video, and Web content.
  • Built-in 3D authoring tools, providing the ability to mock up real world locations and situations.
  • Real-time instructor and student interactivity.