Kate and DeeAnna met with Jokay today in Second Life to discuss new builds and additions to Online Therapy Institute’s virtual office. Currently, OTI has an office space that has an open concept. The office is used primarily as a place to gather more information about OTI. The space has been used for consultations and media interviews as well. (see The Coaching Commons: Quick Video: A Voyage into the World of Virtual Coaching and InnerWorld Magazine Online Therapy Institute).
Now OTI is expanding inworld with a SkyBox build. The SkyBox will be located above the original office and will offer a therapy room, a small group room and a classroom. A SkyBox location allows for more security so that others inworld cannot simply “drop in” at will. When conducting avatar therapy inworld, other measures will be utilized to ensure confidentiality such as encrypted chat and voice. Platforms like Skype can be used in conjunction with Second Life.
Jokay founded the Islands of Jokaydia where the OTI office is located. All of the residents of Jokaydia focus on education in one form or another so OTI found it to be a natural fit. Across the square from the OTI office is the office of OnlinEvents. John Wilson who owns OnlinEvents is also a therapist inworld. OTI and OnlinEvents collaborate frequently on projects and our new SkyBox will allow for even more diverse collaboration! Between the two offices will be the newly named “Therapy Square” offering resources for passersby.
Today Jokay showed Kate and DeeAnna a SkyBox space she has created for Charles Sturt School of Information Studies (also located inworld at Jokaydian Islands). This picture is at Charles Sturt’s space in Second Life.
The meet up with Jokay was great fun- it was like meeting with the builder and the decorator all at the same time! Kate and DeeAnna will keep you posted on the developments. In the meantime, visit us inworld!
The direct link is http://slurl.com/secondlife/jokaydia%20II/147/45/24.
Regards from the virtual world!
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