[SLED] Progress with ExitReality
Villano, Paul Mr CIV USA TRADOC
paul.villano at us.army.mil
Fri Feb 20 05:30:21 PST 2009
This is not an endorsement of any kind, but just FYI. Exit Reality is apparently only one of many such programs. One that works on a Mac is: http://www.3dxplorer.com/ which is extremely similar (from what little exposure I've had to it) to Exit Reality.
Use of any of these programs have security issues, of course, especially as they're browser-driven which means giving third parties access to your browser and could lead to very, very bad things happening to your computer (not from these sites necessarily but from "bad guys" using the software or manipulating it to get viruses and worms onto your computer through the same means these programs gain access).
----- Original Message -----
From: Birdie Newborn <birdie.newborn at gmail.com>
Date: Friday, February 20, 2009 3:10
Subject: Re: [SLED] Progress with ExitReality
To: "SL Educators (aka &, amp, quot, The SLED List&, amp, quot, )" <educators at lists.secondlife.com>
> That would be a teaser, but yes, I'd like to see whether I have to
> changeloyalites in order to make the ordinary web move (without
> On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 11:49 PM, Bruce Sommerville <wrote:
> > Hi Birdie,
> > I know - and I should have mentioned that limitation in my post. It's
> > unfortunate that ExitReality haven't produced a Mac version. I might try to
> > produce a machinima of an ExitReality site if I can master the process, so
> > others can get an idea of it.
> > All the best,
> > Bruce.
> > On Fri, Feb 20, 2009 at 2:32 PM, Birdie Newborn <wrote:
> >> Those of us on older Macs aren't ever going to see this 8=(
> >> On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 11:41 PM, Bruce Sommerville <>> sledevents at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>> Hi All,
> >>> Please allow me to apologise in advance for the length of this post
> >>> (I don't have a blog to relegate it to.). Those who
> >>> have downloaded ExitReality and who wish to just see the results may use the
> >>> link below. Others who want the full story can read on.
> >>> Over the last few months, I have been experimenting with the new
> >>> ExitReality browser plug-in, which allows any web page to be viewed in 3D,
> >>> and used as an immersive and communicative space.
> >>> Although I have not used it in teaching yet, I have constructed a
> >>> series of activities, constituting a lesson, which utilises 3D animated
> >>> models, a variety of different audio-visual media, and lesson materials in
> >>> the form of texts (Word docs), in order to explore the affordances of
> >>> ExitReality in education. Since most of my students are international
> >>> Science and Engineering students studying in Australia, the lesson materials
> >>> have a certain ESL/Literacy flavour. The site may be viewed here:
> >>> http://www.users.bigpond.net.au/academic/X3D/EngineeringRoom/index.htm
> >>> *Please note that I did not build the bicycle, welding robot, or crane
> >>> that are used in the site, but have linked to the two latter at their
> >>> original sites on the net, and have given acknowledgements. The bicycle was
> >>> freebie from Google Warehouse. The lesson materials (obtained by clicking on
> >>> the large books) were written by me. The lesson is based on an RL lesson I
> >>> have used with my Foundation Studies students on 'Describing the Functioning
> >>> of a Machine'.
> >>> I would greatly appreciate any comments, suggestions for improvements,
> >>> etc. that SLEDers can provide. Thank you.
> >>> Bruce Sommerville.
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