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  1. page Login edited ... Next, as a new user, you will be asked if you prefer your avatar's gender to be male or female…
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    Next, as a new user, you will be asked if you prefer your avatar's gender to be male or female. On your first entry, you will find a quick on-screen tutorial on the basics for moving around the virtual space; if this is your first time ever in a Second Life like environment, please review these helpful guides.
    After this you will find yourselves an open plaza near the large NMC coliseum (one of our conference venues), facing a "Welcome to Hakone" sign.
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    virtual stores-- whereand all the items there are free. There youfree! You will find
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    For those who are familiar with Second Life, you will use the same controls to move around Hakone. Feel free to explore the four sims that make up Hakone. You can learn more about how to get around in our Hakone Basics section on Navigating Hakone.
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  2. page About edited {hakone_002.png} The Hakone Project is a collaboration between the New Media Consortium (NMC) an…
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    The Hakone Project is a collaboration between the New Media Consortium (NMC) and Linden Lab to create a new platform for the creation and operation of virtual environments for use by educators of all levels, from pre-K through graduate school. This new environment comes complete with all the power and potential of Second Life®, but with none of the constraints that have troubled many educational adopters.
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    where in 19931992 a group
    The platform, named SL-Enterrprise, has all the features and tools associated with Second Life, including rich media and voice, but is used to create completely private spaces. You can build persistent, completely customizable virtual worlds, and have them reside on servers situated behind your firewall, with all the privacy and security that implies.
    Servers may run either four or eight “islands” or regions concurrently, but the platform allows many more to be created, and switched in and out of service at will. The world will allow inventory created within it to be backed up and transferred to other private grids, and access is completely controlled by the owner.
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  3. page About edited ... The Hakone Project is a collaboration between the New Media Consortium (NMC) and Linden Lab to…
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    The Hakone Project is a collaboration between the New Media Consortium (NMC) and Linden Lab to create a new platform for the creation and operation of virtual environments for use by educators of all levels, from pre-K through graduate school. This new environment comes complete with all the power and potential of Second Life®, but with none of the constraints that have troubled many educational adopters.
    Hakone is named after the location in Japan where in 1993 a group of hardware manufacturers, software developers, and publishers met who realized that the ultimate success of their multimedia-capable products depended upon their acceptance by the higher education community in a way that had never been achieved before. The result of this meeting was the creation of the NMC (see the original project description). Our virtual world version is flavored with Japanese themes.
    The platform, code-named “Nebraska,”named SL-Enterrprise, has all
    Servers may run either four or eight “islands” or regions concurrently, but the platform allows many more to be created, and switched in and out of service at will. The world will allow inventory created within it to be backed up and transferred to other private grids, and access is completely controlled by the owner.
    Use of the environment is subject only to your organization’s own policies and is not subject to Linden Lab’s terms of service for Second Life in any way. As an example, there are no inherent age restrictions. Such restrictions can be set or not as you deem necessary, according to the requirements of your project and existing institutional policies.
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    are being evaluated. The timeline for delivery of the new platformevaluated, and Case Western Reserve University is Fall 2009, with pricing to be announced in the second quarter of 2009.also operating its own SL Enterprise environment. You can learn more at http://work.secondlife.com/products/server/
    For more Information, or to organize a visit to the project, please contact Dr. Larry Johnson, via email at Johnson@nmc.org or phone at 512 445-4200.
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  4. page Help edited Hakone Help Desk We offer several avenues for you to seek help from NMC staff should you have a…

    Hakone Help Desk
    We offer several avenues for you to seek help from NMC staff should you have any challenges during an NMC Symposium. If you are in the Hakone space, please visit our Help Desk, located on the main plaza between the Amphitheater and the City District.
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    At the help desk you will see icons for NMC staff members. If you click the image of one person who's status indicates that they are online (large green text), that person will get a page and will try to arrive to help you as quickly as possible, Please give them a few minutes to show up!
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    You can also get support via email at help@nmc.org (anytime); or by calling 1-866-588-7680 (US business hours). Outside the US, dial +1-512-445-4200.

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  8. page GroupCommunication edited Group Communication Tools For many of our events in Hakone, we will use Group tools for not onl…

    Group Communication Tools
    For many of our events in Hakone, we will use Group tools for not only providing daily updates, but also for the voice and chat communication during the sessions. The Group voice provides a more even level of audio for participants to hear and the ability to see and communicate by chat is not limited by proximity.If your group communication is open, you can hear the presenter no matter where you are in Hakone!
    A new group will be created for each event. After registering for an NMC Symposium, on your first entry into Hakone, you will be invited to join a group (see image below). Be sure to accept the invitation! If you decline the invitation, you must contact the NMC Help Desk so we can issue you a new invitation.
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    To see if you are a member of the event's group, examine your Groups by selecting Groups... from the Edit menu. This will show the groups you are associated with. If the group for the event you are attending is not highlighted in bold, then click once to select it and click Activate- this will be shown by the label over your avatar's head.
    It is also from this window that you can open the group communication tools by clicking IM/Call (access the group instant messages and voice calls).
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    You will want to join the group's call before a session starts so you can hear the speaker's audio:
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    If you are unable to hear sound when others indicate they do, see our Voice Chat troubleshooting page or contact our Help Desk .

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