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Second Life: the next virtual laboratory?

Second Life: the next virtual laboratory?
Second Life: the next virtual laboratory?
Virtual worlds have become a useful tool in research, commerce and teaching. These environments allow communication, visualisation, interaction and simulation in a manner that has previously been impossible. Second Life has become the most popular of these virtual worlds with many companies and education centres owning land and developments within its environment. In this work a number of exhibit within Second Life have been developed, which are aimed at assisting teaching and research of chemistry. The exhibits are focused on drug docking and remote automation of experiments. The exhibits were demonstrated with great success during the National Science and Engineering Week outreach event at the University of Southampton, where approximately 3000 members of the public attended.
second life, virtual laboratory
Coles, S.
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Wilson, S.
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Coles, S.
3116f58b-c30c-48cf-bdd5-397d1c1fecf8
Wilson, S.
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Coles, S. and Wilson, S. (2010) Second Life: the next virtual laboratory? International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies - EduLearn10, Barcelona, Spain. 04 - 06 Jul 2010. 7 pp .

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Abstract

Virtual worlds have become a useful tool in research, commerce and teaching. These environments allow communication, visualisation, interaction and simulation in a manner that has previously been impossible. Second Life has become the most popular of these virtual worlds with many companies and education centres owning land and developments within its environment. In this work a number of exhibit within Second Life have been developed, which are aimed at assisting teaching and research of chemistry. The exhibits are focused on drug docking and remote automation of experiments. The exhibits were demonstrated with great success during the National Science and Engineering Week outreach event at the University of Southampton, where approximately 3000 members of the public attended.

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Published date: 6 July 2010
Venue - Dates: International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies - EduLearn10, Barcelona, Spain, 2010-07-04 - 2010-07-06
Keywords: second life, virtual laboratory

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Local EPrints ID: 161093
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/161093
PURE UUID: 85f6c8b0-b0e1-411b-87f9-e36eadc0f9a3
ORCID for S. Coles: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-8414-9272

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Date deposited: 29 Jul 2010 15:15
Last modified: 07 Oct 2020 07:29

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