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Murdoch University Island

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The island, to be managed by avatar Discoverer Tomorrow, was ordered on 31 August 2007. It is to be jointly owned by the Library, Teaching and Learning Centre, School of IT and ITS. Project owners are Kathryn Greenhill (Library), Kate Lowe (TLC), Chis Klisc (School of IT) and ? (ITS).




A discussion of the Second Life Interest Group on 4 September suggested the following initial management strategy.

1. Divide the island into four sections

1.1 Public area open to all, with information about Murdoch University

1.2 Area for ICT333 project - Open to "Murdoch University" group, with some areas restricted to "ICT333" group

1.3 "Ideas Town" section containing a sandbox and space for experiments by the Murdoch University Community - open to "Murdoch University" group

1.4 Unused


Any ideas for ongoing projects should be sent to Kathryn , Kate or Chris K.


Ideas discussed:

  • Area for Postgraduate / PhD students
  • Class spaces for Foundation Units
  • Integrations with Live Classroom discussions
  • Partnering with industry
  • Selling objects to self-fund the island



The island was delievered on 28 September and has been divided into quarters:

1. ICT333 - Job interview simulation has been built here for students in the unit TLC277 "University to Work"

2. Admin and development

3. Public - This will have public information about the university.

4. Murdoch Community Ideas Space - a place where staff/students of Murdoch University can experiment with building and scripting Second Life items. Half of this island is devoted to "Crime City" - where a role play simulation for Forensic Science is being built.


The public area is currently being constructed. however a viewing platform at the centre of the island will soon be public.


Contact Kathryn Greenhill : k.greenhill@murdoch.edu.au if you would like more information.




UPDATE: 21 April 2008:


This video clip outines the rationale, management and use of Murdoch University Island.


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