Monthly Archives: June 2016

Second Life 13th Birthday

The Second Life 13th Birthday (SL13B) events took place in Second Life between 19th and 26th June with a range of exhibits built by Second Life residents and groups, and a number of social events, dances, etc.

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AI Planning MOOC on Open.Ed

Open.Ed is the University of Edinburgh’s portal for its Open Education Resources. OERs are online resources that are available for others to use to support learning. They are part of a worldwide movement to promote and support sustainable educational development. … Continue reading

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Second Life Visual Outfits Browser

A version of the Second Life Viewer which support a visual gallery of avatar outfits is being tested. The Outfits tool is extended to include a “Visual Outfits Browser” (VOB). Thumbnails (typically 256×256 or 128×128 images) can be created in … Continue reading

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AI Planning MOOC Interview

The Learning, Teaching and Web Services at Edinburgh University have commissioned a paper for the senior management team that focuses on using the existing evidence base of Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) data, the experience and motivation of design teams … Continue reading

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vTime – Social Gatherings in Virtual Reality

vTime ( provides a facility where up to four participants can connect in VR (e.g. via the Oculus Rift) and voice in a range of 3D environments which include a campfire in a cave, an outer space scene, underwater, a … Continue reading

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Seven Dales Heritage Run 2016

The De Lacy Motor Club (D.L.M.C) in Yorkshire has been running rallies, car trials and driving tests for over 50 years as noted in my previous blog post. I was a frequent competitor in the 1960s and linked back up … Continue reading

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