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Virtually Embedded in Second Life: A presentation by Carol Smith and Marian Davis at the American Libraries Association's 2010 Annual Conference. Presentation sponsored by ACRL

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  • 1. Virtually Embedded in Second Life
    Marian G. Davis & Carol E. Smith
    University of Central Missouri
    2010 ALA Annual Conference
    Sunday, June 27, 2010
    Sponsored by ACRL

2. Virtually Embedded Objectives
Getting started
Learning curve
Formalizing library instruction
Best practices
3. What is an embedded librarian?
4. Embedded Instruction Through Adobe Connect
5. Embedded in TraditionalDistance Learning Platforms
6. Second Life
First released June 2003
7. JCKL Ref Desk on Info Island
Avatar ScottricJCKL waits for students
8. A birds-eye view of the sky classrooms
Classroom in the sky
Dockery building with Second Life artwork
University of Central Missouri flag
Navigating staircases can be challenging
Straight paths are easy to walk
Recognizing the aviation program with a virtual airport
A nod to nearby Whiteman Air Force Base home of the B-2 Bomber
Building Selmo Park
9. In Class With Students
Summer
2008
1:1 professor/librarian to student ratio a great way to start!
10. Getting Started in Second Life
Download Software
Choose Name & Create Account
Walk, Talk, Fly, & Teleport
Create
Appearance
11. Head Size
Small Head Big Head
12. Head Stretch
Squash Head Stretch Head
13. Head Shape
Square Head Round Head
14. Head Shape
Chin Heavy Forehead Heavy
15. Head Length
Flat HeadLong Head
16. Face Shear
Shear Right Up Shear Left Up
17. Brow Size
Small BrowLarge Brow
18. Eye Size
Beady Eyes Anime Eyes
19. Eye Spacing
Close Set Far Set
20. Upper Cheeks
ThinPuffy
21. Lower Cheeks
Well Fed Sunken
22. Mouth Position
HighLow
23. Lip Width
Narrow Wide
24. Lip Thickness
Thin Fat
25. Chin Angle
Chin Out Chin In
26. Chin Depth
ShallowDeep
27. Purchase Pre-Made Shape & Skin
28. Getting Started in Second Life
Clothing
Lag
Building skills
Images fully rezzed
Images still rezzing
29. TOUR TIME
Destination:
Kirkpatrick Library
on
Selmo Park
30. Time to Fire Up Your Clickers!
31. Recap: The Easy Way to Ease Into Second Life Embedding
One step at a time easy does it!
Embrace the learning curve
Experiment and play
Seek out SL education opportunities
Begin with individual consultations
Branch out when ready
Develop an educational support network
32. Providing Library Instruction in the Second Life Classroom
33. Beginning Virtual Library Instruction
Spring
2009
April 10, 2009: Selmo Park Library Instruction Power Googling
Jan 29 2009: Virtual Harlem Classroom Exploring Paper Topics
Jan 27 2009: Virtual Harlem Classroom Professor Instruction
Feb 3, 2009: Selmo Park First Library Instruction Session
Feb 10, 2009: Selmo Park Library Instruction Exploring Databases
Feb 10, 2009: Selmo Park Library Instruction Exploring Databases
Feb 24, 2009: Selmo Park Library Instruction The Research Process
Feb 24, 2009: Selmo Park Library Instruction The Research Process
March 10, 2009: Selmo Park Library Instruction The Library Catalog
March 12, 2009: Selmo Park Library Instruction Interlibrary Loan
March 12, 2009: Selmo Park Library Instruction Interlibrary Loan
April 10, 2009: Selmo Park Library Instruction Power Googling
April 10, 2009: Selmo Park Library Instruction Power Googling
April 10, 2009: Selmo Park Library Instruction Power Googling
April 10, 2009: Selmo Park Library Instruction Power Googling
April 10, 2009: Selmo Park Library Instruction Power Googling
April 10, 2009: Selmo Park Library Instruction Power Googling
April 10, 2009: Selmo Park Library Instruction Power Googling
Jan 15 2009: Virtual Harlem Classroom New Students Creating Their Avatars
34. Design of Virtually Embedded Library Instruction
Spring
2009
Short sessions 15 minutes max
Support with visuals
Multiple sessions vs. the one-shot
Introduce skills progressively
Schedule topics to align with course activities and assignments
Cover ACRL info lit standards
Support course objectives
35. Instruction Session Topics
Library Resources Overview
Databases
Search Strategies
The Research Process
Library Catalog
Interlibrary Loan
Power Googling
Spring
2009
36. Best Practice Challenges
Spring
2009
Static delivery method
Lack of student engagement
Few questions
Were they listening?
Were they present?
Need for assessment
37. Other Activities in Second Life
Spring
2009
July, 2010: ALA Conference Promoting Library Careers in Second Life
March 17, 2009: Streaming Childrens Literature Festival on ALA Island
April 7, 2009: Assisting Swedish Connection Activity
April 3, 2009: Tour of Virtual Harlem for Missouri Deans
38. Fall 2009: Incorporating Active Learning
Fall
2009
39. TOUR TIME:
Destination: QuickTip Room, Virtual Harlem Classroom
40. Best Practice Challenges
Fall
2009
Insufficient student feedback
Lack of visual cues
Synchronicity hurdles
In-world browser limitations
Voice chat challenges with external browsers
Limited use of multimedia
41. Spring 2010:Incorporating Multimedia
Spring
2010
42. Time to Fire Up Your Clickers!
43. Past Research:How Effective Are We?
Avatars slump over after a few minutes of inactivity. Are the students there?
44. Current Research: Virtual Cat Got Their Tongue?
45. Current Research: Virtual Cat Got Their Tongue?
46. GUEST SPEAKER:Bryan Mnemonic (aka Dr. Bryan Carter)
The Educators Perspective
47. Time to Fire Up Your Clickers!
48. Some Best Practices
Select your SL name carefully
Seek out the SL educators on your campus
Find the educator who welcomes your collaboration
First semester: explore, learn to navigate
Expand services as comfort level grows
Librarian services go beyond traditional resources
49. Some Best Practices
Engage students with active learning and multimedia
Chunk instruction into smaller bites of time
Integrate instruction with course syllabus/assignments
Provide access to materials Quick Tip Room
Proactively approach students in conversation
Network with other SL librarians and educators
50. The Future of Virtual Embedding?