MONASH CAULFIELD LIBRARY <ul><li>Second Life Tour  </li></ul>
Who am I? <ul><li>Lecturer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Behavioural Studies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Selves </li></...
Today <ul><li>What are virtual worlds? </li></ul><ul><li>What is  Second Life? </li></ul><ul><li>How are Virtual Worlds be...
What are Virtual Worlds <ul><li>Began as computer games </li></ul><ul><li>First virtual worlds were text based </li></ul><...
What is Second Life <ul><li>User-created  3D virtual community </li></ul><ul><li>Commenced operations in 2005 </li></ul><u...
How are Virtual Worlds Being Used? <ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research </...
What is Monash University doing in  Second Life <ul><li>First foray in 2007 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Remote lecture </li></ul...
Monash 1 – ‘The Sandbox’ <ul><li>Our first ‘home’ </li></ul><ul><li>Originally used for ‘proof of concept’ activities by: ...
Monash 2 - Pharmatopia <ul><li>Collaboration between  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science...
Monash 3 – Monash Chinese City <ul><li>Started on Monash 1 with a Chinese Studies Centre and Chinese Medical Clinic that w...
Monash 4 - The Digitarium <ul><li>Home of BHS3000 Digital Selves </li></ul>
Libraries in Second Life <ul><li>Info Island </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fantastic location that houses many of the best example...
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Monash library-presentation-2010

  1. 1. MONASH CAULFIELD LIBRARY <ul><li>Second Life Tour </li></ul>
  2. 2. Who am I? <ul><li>Lecturer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Behavioural Studies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Selves </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Online Research Methods </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sociology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Social Psychology </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Student </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PhD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Exploring the concept of connection to an avatar </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Today <ul><li>What are virtual worlds? </li></ul><ul><li>What is Second Life? </li></ul><ul><li>How are Virtual Worlds being used? </li></ul><ul><li>What is Monash University doing in Second Life? </li></ul><ul><li>Libraries in Second Life? </li></ul><ul><li>Dive in! </li></ul>
  4. 4. What are Virtual Worlds <ul><li>Began as computer games </li></ul><ul><li>First virtual worlds were text based </li></ul><ul><li>Not games </li></ul><ul><ul><li>but you can play games in them </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(e.g. World of Warcraft) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Real-time, multi-player 3D environments in which the user takes on a specific role, represented on screen by an avatar” (Shepherd, 2008) . </li></ul>http://clive-shepherd.blogspot.com/2008/11/caspian-ils-taxonomy.html
  5. 5. What is Second Life <ul><li>User-created 3D virtual community </li></ul><ul><li>Commenced operations in 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly Unique Users with Repeat Logins Reaches 826,214 in March 2010 </li></ul>
  6. 6. How are Virtual Worlds Being Used? <ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Health Care </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Simulations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Government </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Simulation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Corporate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conferences </li></ul></ul>http://daneelariantho.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/amino-world-1.jpg http://gov.2elearning.com/gov/news/latest-news/single-news-article/article/feds-expand-virtual-worlds-interest.html
  7. 7. What is Monash University doing in Second Life <ul><li>First foray in 2007 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Remote lecture </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Teaching and research activities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Education – Master’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Law – Intellectual Property </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chinese Studies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Behavioural Studies </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Monash 1 – ‘The Sandbox’ <ul><li>Our first ‘home’ </li></ul><ul><li>Originally used for ‘proof of concept’ activities by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Behavioural Studies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chinese Studies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Law </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Monash 2 - Pharmatopia <ul><li>Collaboration between </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Universities of Sydney, Queensland (Australia) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Uppsala University, Sweden </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Universities of Kansas, North Carolina (USA) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Universities of Copenhagen (Denmark) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Universities of London, Keele, Nottingham (UK) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>An interactive virtual tabletting research and development laboratory, gives students the opportunity to complete a range of activities that are available 24/7. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Monash 3 – Monash Chinese City <ul><li>Started on Monash 1 with a Chinese Studies Centre and Chinese Medical Clinic that were used as a basis for Chinese language classes in both first-year and media studies classes. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Monash 4 - The Digitarium <ul><li>Home of BHS3000 Digital Selves </li></ul>
  12. 12. Libraries in Second Life <ul><li>Info Island </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fantastic location that houses many of the best examples of libraries in Second Life </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Illumination Library </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Illumination Library features hundreds of audio books and interactive illustrated books representing literary works by major world authors and poets. </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Second Life Groups
  14. 14. Facebook
  15. 15. Dive in! http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2334/2178254792_0095f8bb75.jpg

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