Our first session was this morning in the Virtual Learning Experience course in Second Life. In the past few years, I have spent most of my time in 3rd person, or world view, but today was a focus on using 1st person, or mouselook view. I actually learned some real advantages for navigating this way. A takeway was the fact that research shows the greatest impact on brain response in the 1st person view. Creating virtual immersive environments, this can be a very important consideration.

Much more to follow in the weeks ahead.


  1. Wow! I was stuck in mouse view/world view last night and was shocked by what a different sensation it gave me. I’m going to experiment more with this perspective.

    I wonder if the research you mention has any implications for writing in first person?

    Thanks for the inspiration, Tony!

  2. Thanks for reading, Cris! Try going through a maze in both views. You will find it much easier to navigate in mouse view in tight spaces. As for the research, it does raise a great question. If you wish to discuss the research, contact John Jamison of ImagiLearning, ‘Virtual Bacon’ in Second Life.

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