Virtual Worlds Interest Group (ACRL) Community
July meeting: Virtual Worlds, an Educator’s View, with Lyr Lobo.
Dr. Cynthia Calongne, aka Lyr Lobo, has taught in SL, and been an observer of the VW education scene, since 2005. As a researcher, educator, pioneer, author and futurist she is passionate about games and simulations, education, authorship, virtual world education and socio-technical futuring. She has been a professor of Computer Science since 1996 and is a software engineer with 13 years of experience, specializing in creative thinking, game design, assessment, and a wicked sense of humor. One example of her multifacted approach to VW education is here http://tinyurl.com/LLExplEduVW
Joint session with ALA Virtual Communities in Libraries MIG
Meeting location, in the virtual world of Second Life: Community Virtual LIbrary Auditorium: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/26/140/24
08/17/2014 12-1:30 pm SLT - joint session with ALA Virtual Communities in Libraries MIG
Program: Education in Virtual Worlds: Discussion & optional Living History participation
12-12:30 Orientation, Rocca Sorrentina OOC (Out of Character) Platform: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Westphalia/85/160/2801
12-1 Tour of Rocca Sorrentina, meet at the Harbor: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Westphalia/56/192/25
1-1:30 Living History Participation: in-character discussion of theater, Coffee House:
Here’s what we’ll discuss!
Make up from last month: If you weren’t able to attend the performance, watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_T0wkq43zY
A Bird in the Hand, an adaptation of the play :Sleepless in Sienna" written by Talia Fenix in 2003, performed in Second Life by the Commedia Dell'Arte Company, I Sorrentini.
Visit the Commedia dell’arte exhibit in Rocca Sorrentina: “Introducing La Commedia Dell'Arte”
For those who want to know more: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/comm/hd_comm.htm
Visit the exhibit on Shakespeare vs formal/classical 18th c theater: “Embracing the Savage: Shakespeare in the 18th Century”
Dressing the part: information on period clothes and appointments
For participation in Living History activities in the Enlightenment-era world of Rocca Sorrentina:
There are many fine historical costumers in SL, and the shops in Rocca Sorrentina (Westphalia sim) and neighboring Duché de Coeur sims carry their designs.
For those less inclined towards shopping, the cheapest accurate Enlightenment costumes are the 100$L “Baroque” outfits from Arundelain Dumart on SL Marketplace:https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/19212
N.B. Arundel also makes Elizabethan & Victorian/Steampunk outfits - make sure to
choose something with “Baroque” in its name.
For those disinclined to purchase anything at all but wish to look the part, free 18th century clothing
may be obtained here:
ee 18th c clothing - Rocca Sorrentina (both men and women)
ee 18th c clothing - Parc de Sansouci (both men and women)
(Note: This is directly below the landing point for the region. You will have to use the stairs to get there)
Le Grenier du Chateau outlet store (men)
(usethe teleport on the upper level in the back to get to the store outlet)
L’Optimiste (one women's free gown)
Armoire Fashions (one women's free gown on the wall above the armoire!)
Discussion in Second Life of Part 1, Draft ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Educationby Esther Grassian on Wed, Mar 12, 2014 at 12:57 pm
***Cross-posted to various lists. Please share widely.***
You are invited to a FREE program, "Blended Information Behaviour in Second Life," presented by Sheila Webber (Sheila Yoshikawa), University of Sheffield, sponsored by the ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group (VWIG). See below for details.
DATE: Sunday, September 22, 2013
TIME: 12- 1:30 pm SLT (Pacific Time)
(12 - 12:15 pm: ACRL VWIG business meeting
12:15 - 1:15 pm Program
1:15 - 1:30 pm ALA Virtual Worlds group business meeting)
LOCATION: Community Virtual Library Meeting Area, Imagination Island
SLURL (Second Life URL): http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Imagination%20Island/94/183/25/
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Sheila Webber, Senior Lecturer in the
Information School at the University of Sheffield, UK and the Director of the
Centre for Information Literacy Research will present the results of a study
investigating the information behaviour of people in Second Life. This study
can provide insights into how people can navigate the blended information
Note: Basic Second Life accounts are free, though you will need to download and use a free viewer: http://secondlife.com
Esther (Alexandria Knight)