Virtual reality and podcasting

Virtual reality and podcasting

Virtual reality

Second Life is perhaps the best known virtual world. It is used by organisations and individuals and has its own economy which uses its own currency. This can also be converted into real world currency. Users create personal avatars and retain their intellectual property rights in their Second Life creations.

Other virtual worlds are used for online gaming. Sites like World of Warcraft also allow users to interact using avatars or equivalent.


What is a podcast?

  • A multimedia file distributed over the internet for playback on portable media devices, personal computers or portable computers such as netbooks and tablets.
  • One recording or a series of regularly updated episodes.

What is so good about them?

  • Listeners control what they listen to, when and where they listen
  • Makes good use of available free time
  • Great for aural learners

Creative Commons Licence
SMILE - Podcasting by Alison Aldrich, Technology Outreach Coordinator, Narional Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region modified by Marion Kelt, GCU is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International LicenseBased on a work at