VCARA Blog: Activities and Events


VCARA Blog: Activities and Events

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Thursday, June 16th 5-7pm Pacific: Libraries and Librarians in Virtual Worlds Exhibit at CVL

Published: June 16, 2016

The Community Virtual Library in Second Life presents an exhibit of libraries and library work in virtual worlds during the summer of 2016. Second Life libraries, as well as libraries and library activities (museum exhibits, art galleries and educational immersive environments) in other virtual worlds, such as Kitely, Inworldz, and Opensim will be on display.


VCARA Tagline Contest

Published: February 16, 2016

We’ve got a contest for you. Submit your best tagline for the Virtual Center for Archives and Records Administration. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 winners!


Brant Knutzen – The Quest: PBL for basic skills in the virtual world – Tuesday, January 19, 6:00pm Pacific

Published: January 11, 2016

Brant Knutzen, Blended Learning Consultant and Faculty of Education & Human Development at the Hong Kong Institute of Education will present for the VCARA Spring Colloquium Series on January 19 at 6:00pm Pacific time in Second Life.  He will be presenting on “The Quest: Problem-based Learning for basic skills in Virtual Worlds. Second Life Orientation available for those new to Second Life on January 17th. See blog for more information.


Second Life Orientation Session

Published: December 23, 2015

New to Second Life? Join VCARA’s Marie Vans (amvans Lapis) on Sunday, January 17, 2016 @ Noon PST for an orientation on iSchool island! In about 30 minutes, you’ll learn some SL basics, visit the main buildings in VCARA, and discuss the different events and resources there.


The Dickens Project – A model for live interactive, project based engagement [Virtual Worlds Lecture]

Published: November 19, 2015

Virtual Worlds Guest Lecturer:  Judith Cullen (RL) | Caledonia Skytower (SL), Seanchai Libraries – Library Lead

When: Tuesday, December 08, 2015 | Time: 6:00pm PST – 6:50pm PST

Location: We’ll meet at VCARA’s amphitheater on the SJSU iSchool Island at 6 p.m. SLT; then we’ll teleport to The Dickens Project for a tour and Q&A around 6:20 p.m. SLT.


Inaugural issue of Archeota features VCARA

Published: May 7, 2015

Our very own Jane Awesome/Kerri Keil wrote a great article on VCARA in the first issue of Archeota:

“Exploring next generation archives through VCARA”

Archeota is the official newsletter of the San José State University Society of American Archivists Student Chapter.


Gentle Heron/Alice Krueger – Colloquia Talk-Tuesday, March 31 6:00pm SLT

Published: April 16, 2015

Colloquium Talk on VCARA: People with Disabilities in Virtual Worlds. Virtual Ability supports people with many types of disabling conditions and chronic illnesses in Second Life. Some require special accommodations. Learn how some persons use assistive technology or human assistance to access Second Life.

Colloquium Talk on VCARA:

People with Disabilities in Virtual Worlds