Why should educators care about SoaS?
Sim-on-a-Stick (SoaS) is a standalone, single user Windows package of OpenSim that runs on a USB flash drive or other convenient location (like a computer hard drive).
Basically, SoaS makes it possible for anyone to create and run a single user private virtual world that works offline on their computer hard drive or inside a USB flash drive.
Why should educators care about SoaS?Sim-on-a-Stick can be especially useful for educators interested in virtual learning environments who are working in schools where:
· there is no access to the Internet, and no OpenSim private grid available;
· there is access to the Internet but also a firewall that prevents them from using any public OpenSim grid.
Sim-on-a-Stick can also be very useful for educators who want to create a safe, easy to use, single user virtual learning environment that each student can take with them on a USB flash drive, and run on their home computer without having to install anything else on it – and without having to access the Internet.
To learn more about using SoaS, go to “An Introduction to Sim-on-a-Stick”