- About Virtually Olivia -

Welcome to the chronicle of places I go, and events I attend in my Second Life travels. I post lots of photos and landmarks to get to stops I recommend. Most of this blog - but not all - is dedicated to educational builds or places pertaining to education. I am an ardent Second Life traveler, and this blog reflects that. Olivia Hotshot. Get yours at bighugelabs.com/flickr

30 March 2010

Non-Profit Land in SL for Educators

The Timbucks, a SIM of land rentals only for educators, once again has a few land parcels available for rent. The Timbucks SIM is operated as a non-profit enterprise with monthly rentals recovering only a part of the cost of the land fee we pay to Linden Labs. Existing available plots can be divided or joined for the amount of space desired. The Timbucks is nice PG neighborhood populated by a community of educators with surrounding water ways for fun. Drop by athttp://slurl.com/secondlife/Timbucks/137/239/22 to check out the SIM.

Contact Eamon McDowwll or Knota Writer in Second Life for further information.

29 March 2010

The Faculty Lodge

faculty_lodge_001.png, originally uploaded by Olivia Hotshot.

This is the start of the new faculty lodge for the School of Social Work at CSU Chico.

Virtual World Research Articles & Books

These come straight from my buddies on the Virtual Worlds Education Roundtable planning committee:

From Iggy


Begost, Ian. Persuasive Games. MIT Press, 2007
Gee, JP. What Video Games Teach Us about Learning & Literacy. Palgrave
MacMillan, 2003.


Game Studies http://gamestudies.org
Games & Culture http://gac.sagepub.com

From Viv

Gaming Lives in the Twenty-First Century, Selfe and Hawisher, Palgrave McMillan 2007;
Digital Culture, Play and Identity, Corneliussen and Rettberg, ed, MIT Press 2008 (this is mostly WOW) ;
Good Video Games + Good Learning, James Paul Gee ed, Peter Lang Publishing, 2007

28 March 2010

New School of Social Work campus

really excited to start creating this space for the school of social work

Spring Fling - Burning Life 2010

springfling_BL10_011.png, originally uploaded by Olivia Hotshot.

someone from the UK playing at my 3am.

Spring Fling Burning Life 2010

springfling_BL10_002.png, originally uploaded by Olivia Hotshot.

a little night music is nice.

11 March 2010

working with Fleep at SLPro!

Picture 9, originally uploaded by Olivia Hotshot.

interactive web on a prim

Grilling the reporter from the Chronicle

vwer2_24_002, originally uploaded by Olivia Hotshot.

he learned to like us...... a little

intellagirl tully

intellagirl_001, originally uploaded by Olivia Hotshot.

Sarah Robbins was simply fantastic at the recent VWER meeting.

VWER New Zealand Sim Vist

new_zealand_001, originally uploaded by Olivia Hotshot.

07 March 2010

Student Orientation

Olivia in the middle of prim plopping 101 with a group of students from the department of education and their professor, Friday Karu.