[SLED] Virtual worlds courses through University of Illinois

Lori Bell lbell927 at yahoo.com
Mon Apr 21 07:46:29 PDT 2008

Here are the upcoming virtual worlds courses through UIUC in May:
  Second Life 101
    Are you new to Second Life? Having trouble navigating, flying and getting dressed? If so, this course is for you. Second Life IS a whole new world, and we invite you to join Barbara (Puglet Dancer) Galik for four fun and interactive sessions that will assist you with Second Life Basics, acquaint you with educational and other great places to go, teach you how to design an avatar - virtual persona - and give you the skills you need to enjoy Second Life.
  Week One: Welcome to your Second Life - Basic Skills
Week Two: Designing your Avatar
Week Three: Beyond the Basics - How to Shop, Purchase, Rent the Essentials
Week Four: All Dressed Up with Plenty of Places to Go!
  Instructor: Barbara Galik (Puglet Dancer)
  Audience: Open to anyone interested in learning how to get around in Second Life. 
Section Three: May 6, 13, 20, 27 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm SL (US PAcific) time

Location: Info Island, Second Life
Cost: $125 
  Register here:  https://www.eventville.com/catalog/eventregistration1.asp?eventid=1003298
  Intermediate Virtual World Librarianship - Programming and Planning
  Learn about virtual worlds in general and what libraries are doing in them. Discuss how to plan events, programs, and training in Second Life. Different types of libraries use virtual worlds for different purposes - get ideas and discuss roles for all types of libraries - public, academic, school, and special. Experience immersive learning in Second Life and how this enables librarians, students, educators, and residents to engage and live the period in addition to reading and lectures.     
  Week One: Virtual worlds and libraries
Week Two: Planning programs, events, and training
Week Three: Roles of different types of libraries in SL
Week Four: Introduction to Immersive Learning Environments 

  Instructors: Tom Peters (Maxito Ricardo), Rhonda Trueman (Abbey Zenith) Christy Confetti Higgins (Violet Portola) and JJ Jacobson (JJ Drinkwater) 
  Audience: Open to those who have completed the Introduction to VWL course or who have library experience in Second Life. Students should have experience navigating in Second Life.

Dates and times: May 2, 9, 16, and 23 from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm SL (US Pacific) time
Location: Info Island, Second Life
Cost: $150 

Register here:  https://www.eventville.com/catalog/eventregistration1.asp?eventid=1003303
  Setting Up an Educational Presence in Second Life
  Looking to set up an educational presence in Second Life but don't know where to start? Join us to learn about planning, needs assessment, goals, expectations, buying or renting land, where to find help, prefab versus building, challenges, positives, teaching tools in Second Life such as Power point, class management, groups permissions, communication, and evaluating your presence once you have it set up. We will take field trips so students can see and discuss some of the educational presences in Second Life. 

Week One: Planning a presence in Second Life
Week Two: Setting up a presence in Second Life
Week Three: Managing a presence in Second Life
Week Four:Evaluating a presence in Second Life
  Instructors: Lori Bell (Lorelei Junot), Rhonda Trueman (Abbey Zenith) and Tom Peters (Maxito Ricardo). 
  Audience: Open to anyone interested in using Second Life for educational purposes. Students should have experience navigating in Second Life. 
  Dates and times: May 2, 9, 16, and 23 from 7:30 - 9:30 am SL (US Pacific) time
Location: Second Life
Cost: $150 

  Register here:  https://www.eventville.com/catalog/eventregistration1.asp?eventid=1003304

Lori Bell
Director of Innovation
Alliance Library System
600 High Point Lane
East Peoria, IL 61611
(309)694-9200 ext. 2128
lbell at alliancelibrarysystem.com
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