Friday, July 11, 2008
Posted at 11:40 AM by Ben Petro
Today, we are very pleased to announce that we will soon be trialling an exciting new way to deliver discussions online in a dynamic 3D environment just released by Google, named Google Lively.
Lively is an interactive 3D chat room, managed by PIER, of which up to 100 guests can join, and 20 of those can participate by asking questions. We have setup two rooms already, one for the PIER team in which our administrators, developers & Diploma tutors will be available at certain times to assist with any questions you may have.
The next room is the PIER conference room, where we will hold presentations and seminars at specific occasions throughout the year.
We hope to see some of you drop by and say hello in the next few weeks as we work on designing the PIER Lively rooms and adding useful materials. Please leave us any comments you may have.
Note: Google Lively is a BETA release product and requires Windows XP and Internet Explorer or Firefox to run. In order to join a room, you must use a Google Account (your Gmail username if you have one). A Google Account is very easy to sign up for and gives you access to all of Google's wide range of services.