My students have posted their machinima projects on youtube to complete their work for the semester. These videos were completed within a two week window between the date of their event and their final exam. For more info about the projects and my course Working in Virtual worlds click here
Carnival to raise money for Wheelies
This group of students held a carnival to raise money for Wheelies (see post below). This three person team raised about $100 USD and created a fun event that people are still talking about
Second Life IDol
Second Life IDol was an event held to support the Music Academy Online . The students had 6 singers compete in two rounds with audience votes deciding on a winner. The student team built the stage, arranged for contestants, built a voting machine, and advertised all over SL. They filled the sim 15 minutes before the event started…
The Speed dating team was able to get 2 reporters to their event, I’m not sure how they did it (or why for that matter) but I was pretty impressed with their turnout. They even went as far as sending letters to e-harmony and Match.com for sponsorship. This group had a string of bad luck hit them at the last minute as they lost their first location to a sim crash and then their backup location due to a sim sale… I’m glad they had bonded as team because it really helped them to over the last minute obstacles.
What is interesting about the Amazing Race is the difference between my students ability to navigate their avatars compared to the (in)ability of the people attending their event in Sl to navigate their avatars. My students tested their obstacle course with members of our class and they all completed the course within four minutes. Many of the people who showed up to the event had a difficult time completing the course at all and those who finished took between 15-20 minutes. As you can see in the video, the students literally run through the course while attendees walk, bump into things, and fall of the course……