Thursday, March 06, 2008

Virtual Worlds: Libraries, Education, and Museums Conference

Update:
Following the session we had tonight:
1. Link to my presentation in PDF format.
2. List of worlds -- the best is from Wikipedia.
3. Location of the Metaverse Island -- see on the side quick link the SLURL.
4. Over 50 avatars in the same place (see above Picture).

Thanks again.

I will give a talk about my "101 course in virtual worlds."

The event: Virtual Worlds: Libraries, Education, and Museums


The purpose of this conference is to provide a gathering place for librarians, information professionals, educators, museologists, and others to learn about and discuss the educational, informational, and cultural opportunities of virtual worlds.
Over 30 presentations on various virtual worlds related stories. Apperantly more and more people are using the web for learning and teaching... I estimate that after sex, and fashion this is the largest industry in Second Life today.
My Talk: The 3D3C Metaverse -- a sample 101 course to Virtual Worlds using Second Life.
Date: March 8, 2008
SL Time 10:00am
Israel Time 8:00pm
Location in All VW LEM Conference events (with the exception of the Friday evening get-together) will be held on the NMC (New Media Consortium) Conference Center in Second Life (http://slurl.com/secondlife/NMC%20Conference%20Center/12/28/23/).
(Registration is full)

Yesha Sivan (Dera Kit in Second Life) is working on both academic and business sides of virtual worlds. He is the founder of Metaverse-Labs Ltd a leading think tank in the area of Virtual Worlds (http://www.metaverse-labs.com). Academically he works for the Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, Software Engineering department. (http://www.shenkar.ac.il)In this talk he will review his his 101 course. This will include detailed lesson plans and task allocation, and some technical tips and tricks. The course is now in its forth version. (His Second Life island can be located here: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Metaverse%20Labs/231/233/23). (His blog is http://www.dryesha.com).