This week, we have kept the activities to a minimum as we realise many of you are busy trying to catch up on previous weeks.
1. Gaming Activity
Find an online game, play it and blog about your experiences.
2. Virtual worlds and Second Life Activity
Attend the workshop or read through the handouts from the workshop. Create a Second Life account, download the software, create an avatar and explore Second Life.
3. Activity for whichever topic you choose
Finally – please also blog your thoughts on the possible applications in libraries and/or higher education.
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Welcome to Week 10: Gaming and virtual worlds. This week we will be taking a look at gaming and virtual worlds.
Please note, you can choose to look at gaming or virtual worlds – you do not need to explore both of them.
Due to the focus of this week’s workshop being virtual worlds and Second Life, we ask that you do some exploring of your own on the topic of gaming and libraries.
Some good starting points are:
Jenny Levine – the Shifted Librarian and her presentations wiki
When ‘Digital natives go to the library‘
The McMaster University Learning 2.0 @ Mac week on Gaming and Virtual Environments
Or, with all of the knowledge you have gained so far on the programme – why don’t you do some research of your own?
2. Virtual worlds and Second Life
The content we cover in the workshop is all you need to look at and do for this part of the topic.
Remember, you can view all of the links referred to in the presentation via del.icio.us @
or via the PDF file Virtual worlds and second life reading and links