Second Life: Education in a Virtual World Bernadette Daly Swanson University of California Davis Danielle Kane University of California Santa Cruz Academic Library 2.0 Library Association University of California Berkeley November 2, 2007
but 73% have not participated in any massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games.
What is your prediction for the future of Second Life?
26% achieve some great applications but will not go mainstream
24% future of the web
12% offers great potential but won’t be around in five years.
2% mostly hype and will implode any day now
36% had other comments both positive and negative
So, what are librarians & educators doing in Second Life…
Participants UCI Anteater Island UCB ALA California State University – Pomona Nature Publishing Group Stanford Indiana University SDSU MIT UCI Columbia University The Bay School of San Francisco UCSB Chapman University Drexel University IEEE Harvard University UCLA New York University The Art Institute of California-San Diego Pennsylvania State University New Media Consortium UCD Ball State University Pepperdine University UCSC University of Colorado UCLA Library San Diego State University
SLED Second Life Educators Second Life Education Workshop Aug. 2007
“ In the year since the first SLCC Education Workshop, we’ve witnessed the growth of an international community, the evolution of an extensive Second Life ecosystem that includes blogs, wikis, mashups, and the development of model projects and practices that are shaping new policies for the integration of Web 2.0 and the 3D Web in education.”
Second Life Educators (SLED) listserv has close to 3900 members
161 colleges and universities active in Second Life
The Second Life K12 community—SLEDT—has 475 members
CITRIS: Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society
Archaeologist Ruth Tringham is having undergraduate students work as research apprentices
UC Santa Barbara
ReCVEB: Research Center for Virtual Environments and Behavior
Transcriptions Project: Rita Raley and Alan Liu, created its own experimental classroom space.
UC Los Angeles
Dario Nardi and Francis Stean in Human Complex Systems. Dario is using it in an undergraduate courses
The Virtual Hallucinations project is a continuation of the work of Dr. Peter Yellowlees and group
Dr. Peter Yellowlees Bioterrorism Research Project
eLab City, Sloan Center for Internet Retailing (working laboratory environment for studying virtual consumption.
The Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences
UC Irvine Anteater Island Experimental distance learning initiative The primary purpose of the island will be to support UCI courses wishing to use it as a platform for computer design projects and to use it as an innovative learning environment.
Peter Yellowlees, MD (UC Davis) Bioterrorism Research Project: disaster recovery - work flow - training
Two private islands in Second Life
collaborating with the Department of Health on a Bioterrorism research project for disaster recovery purposes.
uses a 3D version of a field station (based on a local building) where patients would receive inoculations and health assistance after being exposed to a bio-terrorism outbreak.
What sort of experience do you or your library have with Second Life or other virtual worlds?
ALA Arts InfoIsland 41, 173, 22
Second Life World Map: view of Info Archipelago Library Islands, Caledon Victoria City & Partner Islands
Statistics Second Life Library / Info Archipelago & Caledon
Libraries with a Second Life Presence in the Info Archipelago: 50+ libraries
Volunteers (with & without institutional presence): 700+ librarians
Google Group: Alliancesecondlife list: 600+
“ By 2011 , 80 percent of Internet users will be in virtual worlds”.
Raskino, Mark, et.al. The IT Revolution Needs You: The Gartner Symposium Emerging Trends Keynote. Gartner Research Group: Barcelona. 2007. Peters, Tom. A Report on the First Year of Operation of the Alliance Second Life Library 2.0 Project also known as the Alliance Information Archipelago. 2007 http://www.alliancelibrarysystem.com/pdf/07sllreport.pdf
Volunteer Participation Map created using Google Maps http://maps.google.com/ 58 Respondents
Should we be thinking about training & developing skills for virtual worlds? New Media Consortium Orientation Island
Libraries & Virtual Worlds Lori Bell, Director of Innovation Alliance Library System "Gartner Research Group predicts 80 percent of Internet users will be in a virtual world by 2011. This is the next phase of the Internet and libraries need to be where users are. We are investigating and offering library services to people who might not otherwise come to the library and we have an international community of librarians and educators working together to provide high quality services." Lorelei Junot in Second Life