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  • 1. The Past, Present, and Future of Virtual World Education VWBPE Conference 2012 University of Washington Certificate in Virtual WorldsClass of 2009 Renne Brock-Richmond- Avatar Zinnia ZauberClass of 2010 Valerie Hill, PhD – Avatar Valibrarian GreggClass of 2011 StylianosMystakidis- Avatar Stylianos LingClass of 2012 Gail Hayes- Avatar Leela Thoreau
  • 2. UW Certificate in Virtual Worlds:4 Years of Interdisciplinary Learning
  • 3. GracieKendalhttp://1000avatars.wordpress.co m
  • 4. Valerie Hill, Ph.D.Avatar: Valibrarian Gregg School Librarian Professor LIS Virtual Librarian & Educator
  • 5. The Future of the Librarythe Learning Commons http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/9/view/19265/helen-hard-vennesla-library-and-cultural-center.html
  • 6. The Library of the PastLearners have always used the library as aspace to find the best resources. Where arethe best resources now? (In the sea of chaos) Augmented
  • 7. Traditional“hierarchy” of knowledgeSearching strategies Content formats
  • 8. The “Google” Generation http://www.flickr.com/photos/utnapistim/73429019/ “If it’s not online, it doesn’t exist.” Ferriero, 2011 http://blogs.archives.gov/aotus/?p=3684
  • 9. Transmedia and the Learning Commons http://www.flickr.com/photos/futileboy/3026065024/sizes/m/in/photostream/Too much information is just as bad as too little.
  • 10. Digital Life• Participatory culture of information• Digital citizenship• Information literacy (transliteracy)• Internet is like “a book made of sand” (Barlow &Leston, 2012) The “library” is more important than ever- whether physical, virtual, or augmented.
  • 11. Big 6 in 3D on UW Island
  • 12. References• Barlow. A. and R. Leston. (2012). Beyond the Blogosphere: Information and Its Children. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, LLC.• Carr, N. (2010). The shallows: What the internet is doing to our brains. New York: W.W. Norton & Co.• Ferriero,David S. (2011). AOTUS National Archives• Gleick, J.(2011). The information: A history, a theory, a flood. Pantheon.• Turkle, S.(2011). Alone together: Why we expect more from technology and less from each other. New York: Basic Books