During the break, take some time to view the work completed by students in two fall immersive courses: LIBR 287 – Pre-Revolutionary France and LIBR 287 – Immersive Scholars. Machinima have been posted to the multimedia page.
Registration for Summer 2015 at SJSU SLIS and MARA is just a few weeks away. I hope you will consider taking one of the following new courses. I guarantee they will be fun and informative. We need a minimum of 12 students for each course to run.
This month’s spotlight interview is with quadrapop Lane in Second Life (SL) or quadrapop tree in all OS grid based grids. Quadrapop uses multiple avatars in the virtual world, this image is them in 3 different formats but they are just one member in the virtual world.
This month’s spotlight interview is with Alexina Proctor from InWorldz. Alexina has also previously been involved in SecondLife but a significant portion of her virtual worlds life takes place in InWorldz. Currently, she is most likely to be found on Tolmire or Sendalonde in InWorldz.
5th Annual. VCARA Conference. ~May 20, 2014~. 5:30–8:30 p.m. SLT (PST). SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SJSU%20SLIS/43/73/33. ACCESS THROUGH PRESERVATION AND DOCUMENTATION
Registration for fall 2014 at SJSU SLIS and MARA is just a few weeks away. I hope you will consider taking one of the following new courses. I guarantee they will be fun and informative. We need a minimum of 12 students for each course to run.
We are conducting a survey to better serve you! So, we were wondering if you attended any VCARA events this semester? Then, we want to hear from you and get some feedback. Please take this survey so that we can make VCARA even better for future students! We appreciate and thank you for your time.
The Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference on April 9 was great!
Pat Franks gave a talk about VCARA in the lovely Roman amphitheater. This was followed by a tour to the Italian Village where Lori Bell spoke. Marie Vans gave a great presentation about buildings that students make for the Florence class. The students did an amazing job constructing their projects for their characters. Lastly, we ended up back at the museum to see what past students have made. The presenters were great and informative. Kudos to all!
Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
You are cordially invited to the Renaissance Festival on SLIS Island April 25-26. Activities begin today at 10:00 PST. Everything is free! There are informative exhibits, there will be presentations, and of course lots of fun. View the event schedule: http://sjsu-slis-virtual-worlds.spruz.com/events.htm?a=&act=view-event&g....
This month’s spotlight interview is with Valibrarian. Valibrarian participates in multiple virtual worlds beyond Second Life including: Sococo, Jibe, and OpenSim. You can find her at the “Community Virtual Library and University of Washington” (SLurl: http://bit.ly/1lxC04M)