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This list is rather out-of-date.

Acquiring content

At the moment Kitely is not Hypergrid-enabled and does not support IAR (Inventory Archive) files so the most common ways to acquire content are as follows:
  1. use a viewer that supports object archiving and importing, e.g. Imprudence, Angstrom (HPA format), Second Inventory
  2. use OAR files to import entire regions
  3. source content inworld, either as a purchase using Kitely Credits (KC) or as a freebie
  4. make your own (including importing content sourced from websites)
1. Importing objects
This strategy is used to port content from one grid to another. You should not, however, assume that content sourced on other grids is free to import even if it is full-perms on that grid.

Useful article: http://www.hypergridbusiness.com/2011/0 ... r-opensim/

2. OAR files
Bear in mind that you can do more sophisticated OAR manipulations, e.g. merging OARs, by using Sim-on-a-Stick offline: http://www.simonastick.com. OAR files are, of course, also good for archiving your own builds offline. At the moment Kitely does not support IAR import (the counterpart to OAR files that add a content folder to your inventory) but you can always do the import using Sim-on-a-Stick and then put the content in a prim inworld and then upload that region to Kitely as an OAR.

Some sample educational OAR files: 3. Inworld content
Campus builds
Some campus-style builds are available when a new world is created: VCE (Virtual Collaborative Environment; 1 region), Universal Campus (4 region).

There are also commercial options:
  • CampusPodz (Cube Inada)
  • Elements 1-4 (Jon Brouchoud)
Locate these by searching for the creator name on the Kitely website.

Freebie stores 4. Make your own
There are a number of websites that provide content for downloading expressly for reuse on multiple grids. These include:
It may also be possible to reuse suitably licensed mesh objects, e.g. from Trimble 3D Warehouse: http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/

Useful article: http://www.hypergridbusiness.com/2011/0 ... r-opensim/
Search engine: http://bit.ly/hyperfind

There are some useful script repositories: and a list thereof: http://blog.nalates.net/2013/05/22/seco ... t-sources/

There are also tools that can be used to generate scripts: Discovered any good commercial or freebie shops with edu-related content on or beyond Kitely? Post them here!
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Two new general purpose builds with education/training potential:
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Enter Hax also has another build under development called Floating Campus.

http://iliveisl.com/what-should-a-meeti ... s-include/
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thanks Graham for putting up those links! i have a cube office/meeting spot that is also under development and that one wil have some furniture in it

the floating campus does have an amphitheatre in its top level and will have sit balls as well
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Long list of OARs, IARs, etc by Daneel Ariantho: http://daneel-ariantho.blogspot.fr/2011 ... ensim.html

Not exclusively education-oriented.
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