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University of SC - SCLIS

Davis 2.0 Virtual Center
     A Multi-User Virtual
  Environment in Second Life
        Charnett...
Multi-User Virtual Environment
                (MUVE)
• Learning is interactive.
  – Interaction with the virtual environm...
Second Life

Second Life is a three-dimensional virtual
community created entirely by its membership.
Members assume an id...
Second Life
• Considered a 3-D social network.
• Allows collaboration between objects and
  avatars.
• Used for
  educatio...
Second Life Library / Educational Uses
• Professional associations like the American
  Library Association (ALA) offer
  s...
Second Life Library / Educational Uses
• Streaming audio and video collections are
  available.
• Virtual Museums and tour...
Negatives
• Learning curve for technology.
• Users need a fast computer with a good
  internet connection. Students access...
Arodue String
         Hello,
           My name is Arodue String.
         I am the Avatar of Charnette
         Singleto...
Purpose of Davis 2.0 Virtual Center
• “serve as an instructional aid,
• connect on-campus and distance education
  student...
The SLIS Davis 2.0 Reference Center is located on
the Eduisland 4 in the Second Life World. The
facilities include:

•   a...
Mission Statement
• SLIS Mission Statement is located at the front
  entrance.
Davis 2.0 Reference Library
• Information Desk with rotating sign.

• Reference Desk
  – Manned by virtual librarians
  – ...
Entering the Library
The first level has reference services, public seating, a simulated check-out
counter, reference books area, etc. Currentl...
Approaching the Reference Desk




Entering the reference area, the reference librarian was on duty. Another
library patro...
While chatting with the reference librarian, a library
      book search from the University’s main library (Thomas
      ...
2nd level Multimedia Classroom




This area can be used for small meetings, bibliographic instruction
classes (i.e. how t...
Receiving a tour of the Auditorium
     from another librarian.




This area can be used for multimedia plays, presentati...
Taking a break to meditate in the
           Zen Garden
The Commons
• The Commons is a four-storied building with a sky
  bridge connected to the Davis 2.0 Reference Center.
  It...
Viewing the Commons area
Goodbye
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  1. 1. University of SC - SCLIS Davis 2.0 Virtual Center A Multi-User Virtual Environment in Second Life Charnette Singleton – Spring 2009 – J709
  2. 2. Multi-User Virtual Environment (MUVE) • Learning is interactive. – Interaction with the virtual environment is in real time. • Learning is student centered. – Students can explore at their own pace. • Although still fairly new and being researched, most scholars feel the above two attributes make (MUVEs) lean toward constructivism.
  3. 3. Second Life Second Life is a three-dimensional virtual community created entirely by its membership. Members assume an identity and take up residence in Second Life, creating a customized avatar to represent themselves. The avatar moves about in the virtual world using mouse control and keyboard buttons.
  4. 4. Second Life • Considered a 3-D social network. • Allows collaboration between objects and avatars. • Used for educational, business, entertainment, etc. purposes.
  5. 5. Second Life Library / Educational Uses • Professional associations like the American Library Association (ALA) offer seminars, forums, etc. in Second Life. • Teachers conduct online classes in Second Life. • Library collections are expanded as users visit other collections worldwide in Second Life. • Reference services such as chat reference, online tutorials, etc. are in Second Life.
  6. 6. Second Life Library / Educational Uses • Streaming audio and video collections are available. • Virtual Museums and tourism allow cultural exploration.
  7. 7. Negatives • Learning curve for technology. • Users need a fast computer with a good internet connection. Students accessing the library /classes remotely may have difficulties. • Many see Second Life as being no different than library services offered via the library website or through regular chat / virtual reference services.
  8. 8. Arodue String Hello, My name is Arodue String. I am the Avatar of Charnette Singleton. Today we will be taking a tour of the Davis 2.0 Reference Center in Second Life. The is part of the School of Library & Information Science at the University of South Carolina.
  9. 9. Purpose of Davis 2.0 Virtual Center • “serve as an instructional aid, • connect on-campus and distance education students in a virtual community, • create a social network to connect information professionals and alumni with current LIS students. “ (from website – SLIS in Second Life)
  10. 10. The SLIS Davis 2.0 Reference Center is located on the Eduisland 4 in the Second Life World. The facilities include: • a library (the Davis 2.0 Reference Center), • a Zen garden, • an auditorium, • and a commons.
  11. 11. Mission Statement • SLIS Mission Statement is located at the front entrance.
  12. 12. Davis 2.0 Reference Library • Information Desk with rotating sign. • Reference Desk – Manned by virtual librarians – Rotating Sign • Reference Services. • Need Help? • How May We Help You? • Research Consultation.
  13. 13. Entering the Library
  14. 14. The first level has reference services, public seating, a simulated check-out counter, reference books area, etc. Currently this is primarily an online reference service.
  15. 15. Approaching the Reference Desk Entering the reference area, the reference librarian was on duty. Another library patron was being served. They noticed me and brought me into the conversation. Conversations nearby are not private. There is the option to make a chat private by using Instant Messaging.
  16. 16. While chatting with the reference librarian, a library book search from the University’s main library (Thomas Cooper Library) was conducted. Reference dialogue Transcript Library Catalog
  17. 17. 2nd level Multimedia Classroom This area can be used for small meetings, bibliographic instruction classes (i.e. how to use online databases).
  18. 18. Receiving a tour of the Auditorium from another librarian. This area can be used for multimedia plays, presentations, etc. The colorful pillows are available for you to sit on.
  19. 19. Taking a break to meditate in the Zen Garden
  20. 20. The Commons • The Commons is a four-storied building with a sky bridge connected to the Davis 2.0 Reference Center. It is designed to provide various types of amenities for events and functions, and avatars can use the teleport spots to easily go to top floors. • 1st floor - a display of pictures of the SLIS faculty and staff. Also a welcome message film from the SLIS Director, Dr. Samantha Hastings, can be played on the multimedia board on this level. • 2nd Floor - a boardroom and a walkway to the Library. • 3rd Floor - a theater and a reception area. • 4th Floor - two meeting rooms and a lounge.
  21. 21. Viewing the Commons area
  22. 22. Goodbye
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