Second Life

Welcome to the virtual N.C. State accounting community.  Second Life was brought to the N.C. State accounting program through the generous support of Ernst & Young.  Students have the opportunity to participate in virtual simulations that reflect real world application.  The Advanced Auditing Course (ACC 550) will allow students to interact in teams at Red Pack, a micro beer brewery warehouse, to walkthrough the procedures of an inventory observation. In addition to the inventory warehouse simulation, Second Life offers students the opportunity to discover more about the public accounting profession and host virtual team meetings.

To begin:

  • Follow the link to register on Second Life:

http://secondlife.com/

  • Create a generic avatar or use these instructions to customize your avatar:

Customize Your Avatar

  • Familiarize yourself with the Second Life Program by following the Scavenger Hunt:

Second LIfe Scavenger Hunt

  • Learn the basics of the Second Life Program:

NC State MAC & Second Life
 

To visit the NCSU Management Accounting Home in Second Life, follow the directions below:

Use this slurl to get to the Accounting Home Page:

http://slurl.com/secondlife/NCSU%20Management%20Accounting/186/111/28

OR

Get to Management Island:

World > Search > “NCSU Management Accounting”  Click on “Teleport.”  Find the nearest teleport station (look for a white board with red buttons beside various locations).  One option on the board should say “Accounting Home.”  Right click on the red button beside “Accounting Home,” and choose “Teleport.”  This will take you to the “Accounting Home.” 

To gain a glimpse into what N.C. State’s virtual accounting community has to offer view the following link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ha8Z_W3ryaA&feature=youtu.be

An explanation of the Red Pack inventory simulation assignment for Professor Showalter’s Advanced Auditing Course may be found at the link below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_qGgEsBcfs&feature=youtu.be

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