Texas Library AssociationSecond Life Community Group<br />Valerie Hill, Texas Woman’s University Doctoral Candidate<br />LISD Librarian<br />Valibrarian Gregg (in SL) <br />April 13, 2011<br />
The next generation is already active in virtual worlds. Are librarians needed?<br />Educational potential (Bellotti et al., 2010)<br />Organizing online “chaos”<br />Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality as information (NMC Horizon Report, 2011)<br />Serious Gaming (Hew et al., 2010)<br />Transliteracy skills<br />
Texas Library AssociationSecond Life Group Purpose<br />Collaboration (Both synchronous/asynchronous across distance and time)<br />Awareness (Potential use now and future)<br />Personal Learning (We can’t all be experts in every tech tool!)<br />Networking (More than social networking)<br />
TLA Sessions on Virtual Worlds<br /> Thursday April 14th 9-9:50 <br /> Virtual Texas: a 3D Immersive Exhibit (Net Fair II)<br />
TWU Creative Arts &Research Symposium 4/13 6-7:20pm<br />
References<br /><ul><li>Bellotti, Francesco, Riccardo Berta, Alessandro De Gloria, and Ludovica Primavera. 2010. Supporting authors in the development of task-based learning in serious virtual worlds. British Journal of Educational Technology 41, (1) (01): 86-107.
Hew, KheFoon, and Wing Sum Cheung. 2010. Use of three-dimensional (3-D) immersive virtual worlds in K-12 and higher education settings: A review of the research. British Journal of Educational Technology 41, (1) (01): 33-55.
Hill, Valerie, and Hyuk-Jin Lee. 2009. Libraries and immersive learning environments unite in second life. Library Hi Tech 27, (3): 338-56.
KZeroWorldswide. 2010. http://www.kzero.co.uk/ [2010, December 8]
New Media Consortium. 2011. The Horizon Report. http://www.nmc.org/publications[2011, February 17]
Plutchak, T. Scott. 2007. The Librarian: Fantastic Adventures in the Digital World. Serials, 20(2), 87-91</li></ul>.<br />
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