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Discussion ACRL VWIG Monthly Meeting: New Frontiers: Bringing Older People into Virtual Worlds for Brain Training

by Valerie Hill on Sat, Sep 24, 2016 at 04:46 pm

The ACRL Virtual World Interest Group invites you to join us for our October meeting.  All are welcome to attend and the meeting is jointing sponsored by the ALA Virtual Communities in Libraries MIG.
 
DATE:  Sunday Oct. 16  NOON SLT
 
Where:  Community Virtual Library Auditorium
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/26/140/24
 

The ACRL Virtual World Interest Group invites you to join us for our October meeting.  All are welcome to attend and the meeting is jointing sponsored by the ALA Virtual Communities in Libraries MIG.
 
DATE:  Sunday Oct. 16  NOON SLT
 
Where:  Community Virtual Library Auditorium
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/26/140/24
 

Title:  New Frontiers: Bringing Older People into Virtual Worlds for Brain Training

This is a new initiative, designed as a series of brief courses, from Whole Brain Health on Inspiration Island - the virtual arm of the nonprofit Ageless Mind Project co-founded by Lynne and Joshua Berrett.

Lynne -  Lissena aka Wisdomseeker in SL - has a background as a university Humanities instructor, licensed psychotherapist and performance coach. She is also certified in Gestalt Therapy and in Brain Wellness. Many of her closest friends outworld are retired librarians.  

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Event The Future of the Metaverse (Session for Monthly ACRL VWIG Meeting)

by Valerie Hill on Mon, Sep 5, 2016 at 04:45 pm

The Future of the Metaverse:
Blueprints for the Evolution of Virtual Worlds

Presentation by
William Gerard Burns III
Vice-Chair IEEE Virtual World Standards Group

The Future of the Metaverse:
Blueprints for the Evolution of Virtual Worlds

Presentation by
William Gerard Burns III
Vice-Chair IEEE Virtual World Standards Group

This presentation will provide an overview of the history of virtual worlds and phases of development. Defining the "Metaverse" and a glimpse into the future of virtual worlds will include interoperability and other key elements of design.

Join librarians, educators, and anyone interested in virtual worlds and the future of immersive learning. The session is jointly sponsored with the ALA Virtual Communities in Libraries Member Initiative Group.

 

ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group Meeting
joint meeting with the ALA VCL MIG

When:  September 18th 12noon- 2pm SLT 

WHERE:  Community Virtual Library Auditorium

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/26/140/24

 

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Event The Future of the Metaverse (Session for Monthly ACRL VWIG Meeting)

by Valerie Hill on Mon, Sep 5, 2016 at 04:45 pm

The Future of the Metaverse:
Blueprints for the Evolution of Virtual Worlds

Presentation by
William Gerard Burns III
Vice-Chair IEEE Virtual World Standards Group

The Future of the Metaverse:
Blueprints for the Evolution of Virtual Worlds

Presentation by
William Gerard Burns III
Vice-Chair IEEE Virtual World Standards Group

This presentation will provide an overview of the history of virtual worlds and phases of development. Defining the "Metaverse" and a glimpse into the future of virtual worlds will include interoperability and other key elements of design.

Join librarians, educators, and anyone interested in virtual worlds and the future of immersive learning. The session is jointly sponsored with the ALA Virtual Communities in Libraries Member Initiative Group.

 

ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group Meeting
joint meeting with the ALA VCL MIG

When:  September 18th 12noon- 2pm SLT 

WHERE:  Community Virtual Library Auditorium

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/26/140/24

 

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Event The Future of the Metaverse (Session for Monthly ACRL VWIG Meeting)

by Valerie Hill on Mon, Sep 5, 2016 at 04:44 pm

The Future of the Metaverse:
Blueprints for the Evolution of Virtual Worlds

Presentation by
William Gerard Burns III
Vice-Chair IEEE Virtual World Standards Group

The Future of the Metaverse:
Blueprints for the Evolution of Virtual Worlds

Presentation by
William Gerard Burns III
Vice-Chair IEEE Virtual World Standards Group

This presentation will provide an overview of the history of virtual worlds and phases of development. Defining the "Metaverse" and a glimpse into the future of virtual worlds will include interoperability and other key elements of design.

Join librarians, educators, and anyone interested in virtual worlds and the future of immersive learning.  The session is jointly sponsored with the ALA Virtual Communities in Libraries Member Initiative Group.

 

ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group Meeting
joint meeting with the ALA VCL MIG

When:  September 18th 12noon- 2pm SLT 

WHERE:  Community Virtual Library Auditorium

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/26/140/24

 

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Event The Future of the Metaverse (Session for Monthly ACRL VWIG Meeting)

by Valerie Hill on Mon, Sep 5, 2016 at 04:43 pm

The Future of the Metaverse:
Blueprints for the Evolution of Virtual Worlds

Presentation by
William Gerard Burns III
Vice-Chair IEEE Virtual World Standards Group

The Future of the Metaverse:
Blueprints for the Evolution of Virtual Worlds

Presentation by
William Gerard Burns III
Vice-Chair IEEE Virtual World Standards Group

This presentation will provide an overview of the history of virtual worlds and phases of development. Defining the "Metaverse" and a glimpse into the future of virtual worlds will include interoperability and other key elements of design.

Join librarians, educators, and anyone interested in virtual worlds and the future of immersive learning.  The session is jointly sponsored with the ALA Virtual Communities in Libraries Member Initiative Group.

 

ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group Meeting
joint meeting with the ALA VCL MIG

When:  September 18th 12noon- 2pm SLT 

WHERE:  Community Virtual Library Auditorium

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/26/140/24

 

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Event The Future of the Metaverse (Session for Monthly ACRL VWIG Meeting)

by Valerie Hill on Mon, Sep 5, 2016 at 04:43 pm

The Future of the Metaverse:
Blueprints for the Evolution of Virtual Worlds

Presentation by
William Gerard Burns III
Vice-Chair IEEE Virtual World Standards Group

The Future of the Metaverse:
Blueprints for the Evolution of Virtual Worlds

Presentation by
William Gerard Burns III
Vice-Chair IEEE Virtual World Standards Group

This presentation will provide an overview of the history of virtual worlds and phases of development. Defining the "Metaverse" and a glimpse into the future of virtual worlds will include interoperability and other key elements of design.

Join librarians, educators, and anyone interested in virtual worlds and the future of immersive learning.  The session is jointly sponsored with the ALA Virtual Communities in Libraries Member Initiative Group.

 

ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group Meeting
joint meeting with the ALA VCL MIG

When:  September 18th 12noon- 2pm SLT 

WHERE:  Community Virtual Library Auditorium

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/26/140/24

 

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Discussion Aug 21 Joint Meeting with ALA Virtual Communities in Libraries

by Valerie Hill on Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 04:34 pm

ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group Meeting

Library Networking in Virtual Worlds

When:  August 21 12noon- 1:30pm SLT

WHERE:  Community Virtual Library Auditorium

Join librarians and educators for our monthly ACRL Virtual World Interest Group meeting.  We will meet jointly with the ALA Virtual Communities in Libraries Member Initiative Group.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/26/140/24

ACRL Virtual Worlds Interest Group Meeting

Library Networking in Virtual Worlds

When:  August 21 12noon- 1:30pm SLT

WHERE:  Community Virtual Library Auditorium

Join librarians and educators for our monthly ACRL Virtual World Interest Group meeting.  We will meet jointly with the ALA Virtual Communities in Libraries Member Initiative Group.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/26/140/24

Topic: Rockcliffe Library Network

Kevin Feenan, President of Rockcliffe University Consortium, will be discussing what has currently been achieved for the Rockcliffe Library Network and what the plans are for its future development.

Kevin Feenan (SL: Phelan Corrimal) is the founder of Rockcliffe University Consortium which is quickly coming up on its 10th year in service to the educational community this December.

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Discussion July 17th Joint Meeting with ALA Virtual Communities in Libraries

by Valerie Hill on Mon, Jul 11, 2016 at 04:02 pm

July 17th, 2016

Noon - 1:30pm SLT (Pacific Time)

Speaker: Nancy L. Zingrone, PhD (Maggie Larimore in Second Life), The AZIRE Library and Learning Center

Program:  Supporting a Course with a Virtual World Library

 

Place:  Community Virtual Library Auditorium

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/26/140/24

July 17th, 2016

Noon - 1:30pm SLT (Pacific Time)

Speaker: Nancy L. Zingrone, PhD (Maggie Larimore in Second Life), The AZIRE Library and Learning Center

Program:  Supporting a Course with a Virtual World Library

 

Place:  Community Virtual Library Auditorium

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/26/140/24

Nancy L. Zingrone got her PhD in psychology at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. She is a research psychologist who combines her thirty-year fascination with exceptional experiences with her passion for teaching. Dr. Zingrone is a part-time Professor of Psychology in the School of Behavioral and Social Sciences at Northcentral University, an eager member of Dr. Nellie Deustch’s various teaching and learning networks, a Moodle and WizIQ facilitator, a community land manager and the curator of The AZIRE Library and Learning Center, both in the Chilbo Community in Second Life. Zingrone blogs on Thinking about Learning and uploads tutorials and other goodies to her YouTube channel, Teaching and Learning Online. Her contributions to psychology with her colleague and husband, Dr. Carlos S. Alvarado, have appeared in such journals as Imagination, Cognition and Personality, and History of PsychiatryShe’s also published on her experiences in Second Life in the June 2013 issue, and on the SLMOOC series with colleagues Dr. Nellie Deutsch and Dr. Doris Molero in the June 2016 issue of Virtual Education Journal.

 

Program Description:  Supporting a Course with a Virtual World Library will cover the development of The Alvarado Zingrone Institute for Research and Education's virtual library in Second Life (also known as The AZIRE Library) and the design and teaching of the Parapsychology Research and Education massively open online course (also known as the ParaMOOC series). The AZIRE Library serves as a bridge between Second Life and the mostly unknown marginal discipline that engages in the scholarly and scientific study of seemingly psychic experiences, providing access to the websites of the researchers, courses, and resources such as books and articles in English and Spanish. The Library also supports the Second Life discussion forum for the ParaMOOC, and provides a "home" in Second Life for ParaMOOC series and other members of the Friends of The AZIRE group.

 

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Event June Meeting Marie Vans on Inworldz & Kitely: Librarianship in Alternative Virtual Worlds

by JJ Jacobson on Sun, May 29, 2016 at 02:34 pm

ACRL-VWIG June Meeting,  Sunday June 19th,   Marie Vans on Inworldz & Kitely: Librarianship in Alternative Virtual Worlds

ACRL-VWIG June Meeting,  Sunday June 19th,   Marie Vans on Inworldz & Kitely: Librarianship in Alternative Virtual Worlds

Sunday June 19th 12-1:30 pm SLT - joint session with ALA Virtual Communities in Libraries MIG:

CVL Auditorium:http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/26/140/24

 

Speaker: Marie Vans

 

Program: Inworldz & Kitely: Librarianship in Alternative Virtual Worlds

 

Description from our speaker:  I will talk about the Community Virtual Library in Inworldz and my STEM island in Kitely as examples of cheaper alternatives to Second Life for providing library and educational services. I will compare these worlds to Second Life in terms of cost, prims, and other important features.

 

amvans lapis/Marie Vans is the director of the Community Virtual Library in Inworldz and owner of STEM4Girls island Kitely. She recently completed her MLIS at San Jose State University, iSchool and has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Colorado State University.

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Event ACRL-VWIG May Meeting, 5/15/2016: Spiff Whitfield discusses the Virtual Pioneers

by JJ Jacobson on Wed, May 4, 2016 at 08:56 pm

ACRL-VWIG May Meeting

ACRL-VWIG May Meeting

Joint session with ALA Virtual Communities in Libraries MIG:

Sunday May 15th

12-1:30 pm SLT - CVL Auditorium: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/26/140/24

Virtual Pioneers:  Spiff Whitfield discusses immersive learning environments and the Pioneers’ virtual field trip adventures.

The Virtual Pioneers started as small group of Social Studies educators in 2007.  From there it has branched out to include history minded people from around the world.  This presentation will highlight the journey of the Virtual Pioneers from its humble beginnings to its present day incarnation of tours and meetings aimed at understanding history and culture from around the world.  The presentation will also showcase  some of the work that Virtual Pioneer educators have done in the K-12 realm.

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To provide information and activities for ACRL members and to recruit new ACRL members through virtual worlds like Second Life; to manage the ACRL presence in Second Life; to participate and support the activities of ACRL in virtual worlds on an ongoing basis; to hold meetings within these virtual environments at ALA and ACRL conferences to share information and provide professional networking opportunities.

 

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