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My Second Life

Posted: February 25, 2011 in Uncategorized
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I reminisce the days when I could wake up at 750am, wash up, and attend my lesson at 8am punctually. The morning crowd wasn’t an issue, because I could fly from one destination to another. That’s right, as you probably guessed, my lessons were conducted online in Second Life.

As I was pursuing a Diploma in Digital Entertainment (game programming), it was extremely relevant for Second Life to be incorporate into the curriculum. Lectures were conducted in the virtual world of Second Life, where each of us had our own avatar, including the lecturer himself. We would explore the possibilities that Second Life had opened its doors to, which was virtually boundless.

Several assignments saw us venturing into advanced techniques, such as scripting and coding to attain our goals. While exploring the Second Life universe, I also encountered Educational Institutions which set up their site in the virtual world. Back then, I could only imagine how it would be like attaining a proficiency skill or certification through Second Life; now it has become possible!

I also created a machinima during my course of studies. While my first attempt was amateurish, I did have my fair share of fun. Learning and having fun can go hand-in-hand, and when it does, it can certainly be entertaining and beneficial! I’m certain that many youths will enjoy ‘playing’ while learning. What do you think?