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Murdoch University Library Gets a Second Life


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10 minute presentation at the Western Australian Academic Libraries' Teaching and Learning Sharecase, University of Western Australia, 23 November 2007

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Murdoch University Library Gets a Second Life

  1. 1. Murdoch University Library gets a Second Life Kathryn Greenhill, November 2007 Slides at: Kathryn Greenhill
  2. 2. <ul><li>What is Second Life? </li></ul><ul><li>Why is an academic library there? </li></ul><ul><li>What we did. </li></ul><ul><li>Outcomes. </li></ul>Kathryn Greenhill
  3. 3. What is Second Life? Kathryn Greenhill
  4. 4. A 3D Online Digital World Imagined, Created and Owned by its residents MUVE : Multi User Virtual Environment Kathryn Greenhill
  5. 5. Avatars Islands Objects Kathryn Greenhill
  6. 6. Why is an Academic Library there ? Kathryn Greenhill
  7. 7. “ Gartner Says 80 Percent of Active Internet Users Will Have A “second life&quot; in the Virtual World by the End of 2011…but not necessarily in Second Life …“ Analysts Identify the Five Laws for Virtual Worlds During Gartner Symposium/ ITxpo 2007 Emerging Trends Kathryn Greenhill
  8. 8. New Media Consortium / Educause Horizon Report 2007 <ul><li>Reviewed key trends in the practice of teaching, learning, and creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Trends were identified through a careful analysis of interviews, articles, papers, and published research. </li></ul><ul><li>Ranked in order of importance, to identify those likely to have a the most significant impact in education in the next five years. </li></ul>Kathryn Greenhill
  9. 9. New Media Consortium / Educause Horizon Report 2007 … In the same way that the number and sophistication of websites grew very quickly as more people began to browse, virtual locations will become more common and more mature as the trend continues. Virtual worlds offer flexible spaces for learning and exploration— educational use of these spaces is already underway and growing. Kathryn Greenhill
  10. 10. What we did. Kathryn Greenhill
  11. 11. Plot of land on Cybrary City II in the Information Archipelago Kathryn Greenhill
  12. 12. Kathryn Greenhill
  13. 13. What we wanted to offer our community Kathryn Greenhill
  14. 14. Familiarity with the interface. Kathryn Greenhill
  15. 15. A safe destination Kathryn Greenhill
  16. 16. A chance to make up their own minds Kathryn Greenhill
  17. 17. A closed lab of PCs with updated Second Life software Kathryn Greenhill
  18. 18. Discovering your Second Life Kathryn Greenhill
  19. 19. With Teaching and Learning Centre Kathryn Greenhill
  20. 20. Mailbomb to University Community Kathryn Greenhill
  21. 21. Presentation: Lindy McKeown USQ Action Learning in Second Life Kathryn Greenhill
  22. 22. 8 workshops over 3 months Kathryn Greenhill
  23. 23. Workshop: Creating your avatar Kathryn Greenhill
  24. 24. Workshop: Doing more with your avatar Kathryn Greenhill
  25. 25. Kathryn Greenhill
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  27. 27. Outcomes Kathryn Greenhill
  28. 28. Second Life Interest Group Kathryn Greenhill
  29. 29. Murdoch University Island <ul><li>Library </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching and Learning </li></ul><ul><li>ITS </li></ul><ul><li>School of IT </li></ul>Kathryn Greenhill
  30. 30. Delivered 28 Sept 2007
  31. 31. <ul><li>Admin and development </li></ul><ul><li>Public </li></ul><ul><li>Murdoch Community Ideas Space </li></ul><ul><li>ICT333 </li></ul>Kathryn Greenhill
  32. 32. ICT333 / TLC277 6 students Job interview simulation Kathryn Greenhill
  33. 33. Futher information Kathryn Greenhill
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  35. 35. Questions ? Kathryn Greenhill
  36. 36. Questions ? Kathryn Greenhill