eXtension in Second Life® is on target for an outstanding 600% increase in vistor traffic in 2013. The key to this success is to regularly feature content that is fresh, dynamic, relevant, and fun.
The next featured event will be Bedbug Hotel, opening June 10. In this scenario, visitors will learn facts about the growing bedbug problem and how to protect themselves while traveling. The virtual “Littletown Inn” is a classy looking establishment, apparently clean, but this should not give visitors a false sense of security. Bedbugs can lurk in any hotel room (spoiler alert–they do!) Will visitors make it through check in and arrival without being bitten? Or will they find the telltale signs of bedbug activity, report it to the manager, and receive a gift from the hotel?
eXtension’s current featured event, Virtual Food Safety Inspector, has attracted more than 8,000 visits in just six weeks. Far more engaging than a static web page, this environment challenges visitors to hunt for 16 food safety hazards in the local diner. Along the way folks learn about food safety, and those who persevere to the end win a prize package of virtual goodies. Virtual Food Safety Inspector will remain open, and is ideal for educators to use as a teaching tool. Contact eXtension’s Virtual Worlds Coordinator, LuAnn Phillips, for information on how to enhance your programming with virtual 3D content.