Hey Everyone. Just as a reminder, here is the list of upcoming events that are taking place in VCARA:
MARK YOUR CALENDERS: OCTOBER 7, 2013: 6-7pm SLT (Pacific) Taking place in VCARA
SLIS COLLOQUIA SERIES PRESENTED BY DR. VALERIE HILL
MOOCs (massive open online courses) provide educational opportunities at no cost or low cost online. Online learning brought distance education into the mainstream over the past few decades, but the MOOC, currently popular in higher education, brings learning to more students through large-scale interactive participation. This session will describe MOOCs, advantages and disadvantages shared with virtual worlds, and the future of the MOOC through examples of various types.
I would like to just take a moment to say thank you to all of you that participates in the orientations that were held over the last 2 weeks. They were a success. I would like to remind everyone that, even though the schedules orientations are over for the Fall semester, we can still do one-on-one orientations that fit around our busy schedules. All you need to do is contact Kevin Dompier at email@example.com to set up the orientation in Second Life.
October 10, 6-7 pm SLT (pacific) is the first event planned this school year by VCARA. We are going on a tour of our neighbor in Second Life, Stanford University Island. We will first take a train ride around Stanford Island and take a look at the various exhibits that they have on their Island. Our tour guide will talk about the different exhibits that they have re-created in Second Life. After the train ride, we will walk to a couple of the exhibits and our tour guide will talk in depth about a couple of them. Right after the train tour, we will have a guided tour of the Virtual Archives that are kept by Stanford University Special Collections.
Just as a friendly reminder, we are having 2 Second Life/VCARA Orientations for students who are new to Second Life or if you have been away for a while and need a refresher course. The dates are Thursday and Friday.at 7 pm SLT (pacific). If you are interested in attending one of these sessions, we ask that you RSVP to Kevin Dompier, VCARA Student Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are unable to attend one of these 2 scheduled sessions and would like to have an orientation in Second Life, we can set up a one on one orientation at a later date. Contact Kevin Dompier to set up a date.
The first Guest Lecturer of the year will be Ran Hinrichs from the University of Washington’s iSchool. The topic of discussion is on ‘Immersive Information Environments’ and will take place on September 24, 2013 from 6-7pm Second Life time (SLT (PST)) in VCARA. This is the surl that will lead you directly to the presentation in Second Life: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SJSU%20SLIS/39/74/33 (This will lead you to a webpage that will allow you to teleport directly to VCARA)
Hey students –
Virtual Worlds – Florence: Birthplace of the Renaissance will be offered spring 2014 in Second Life at San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science.
Mark your calenders!! We will tour through the Special Collections and Virtual Archives of Stanford University in Second Life. The tour will be on Thursday, October 10th from 6pm – 7pm PST (SLT). We will provide more information as it becomes available and will update with any news on this event.
Hey Everyone. We have some upcoming events going on in VCARA in September and October. They are part of the SLIS Colloquia Series of lectures.
The first Guest Lecturer will be Ran Hinrichs from the University of Washington’s iSchool. The topic of discussion is on ‘Immersive Information Environments’ and will take place on September 24, 2013 from 6-7pm Second Life time (SLT (PST)) in VCARA.
Last week, August 21st, started the SJSU academic school year 2013-14. Thus started another great year to be had in VCARA. We are in the process of planning out some activities and events for the Fall semester, with at least one event or activity scheduled each month. Event locations will be announced on this blog when the event has been set up. This blog will be your on-stop-shop for events/activities and anything that will take place in VCARA this school year.