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  1. 1. Second Life, Education, and Libraries Andrew Zintl
  2. 2. What is Second Life? <ul><li>A Virtual World </li></ul><ul><li>An Educational Tool </li></ul><ul><li>An Interface for Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Difficult to Learn to Use </li></ul>
  3. 5. What is Second Life?
  4. 9. Libraries in Second Life
  5. 10. Inside Second Life Libraries
  6. 13. Advantages of Second Life for Educational Purposes <ul><li>Fosters Creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Connects Geographically Distant Users </li></ul><ul><li>Free to Download and Play </li></ul><ul><li>Avatar representation provides personal touch </li></ul>
  7. 14. Disadvantages <ul><li>Slow loading </li></ul><ul><li>Free users limited in options </li></ul><ul><li>Requires devotion of much time </li></ul><ul><li>Some immature users (griefers) </li></ul><ul><li>Land ownership is expensive </li></ul>
  8. 15. Should Libraries Implement A Second Life Presence?
  9. 16. Maybe, but probably not yet. Why not? <ul><li>Few libraries see much traffic on SL. </li></ul>2. Maintaining a SL presence is a drain on resources that could be better spent elsewhere. 3. Few libraries can devote the time to maintain a solid presence on SL.

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