The Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education conference is a major conference (with 2,500 participants last year) taking place in the virtual world, Second Life. Sheila Webber and PhD student Ridvan Ata were 2 of the 3 judges deciding which of the 40 poster exhibits should be nominated for the three "best poster" awards. Additionally:
- Sheila and Ridvan are giving a presentation at the conference on Teaching and learning in Second Life as Part of a Blended Approach:reflections and lessons learnt, on 16th March at 11am SL time (6pm UK time, see http://tinyurl.com/7y7yjxf for times elsewhere). The location is http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/CAVE/225/220/25t
- Sheila and Marshall Dozier (Edinburgh University) have an exhibit on Running a Journal Club in Second Life. As part of this they have an example journal club session also on Friday 16th March, 1pm SL time (which is Pacific time; 8pm UK time; see see http://tinyurl.com/7ulvad2 for times elsewhere). This is on their exhibition stand at http://slurl.com/secondlife/EduCommons%20Alpha/171/51/40/ You need a SL avatar and the SL browser on your computer to participate. Marshall Dozier (Edinburgh University Library) will lead discussion on:
Young, P. and Vilelle, L. (2011) “The Prevalence and Practices of Academic Library Journal Clubs” http://hdl.handle.net/10760/15531 [authors’ preprint] Published in: The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 37 (2), 130-136.