MOOCS and Virtual Worlds

Webcast 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.

Technical Requirements: Computer with Internet access, Second Life avatar, SL Viewer, audio playback.

RSVP:  Although space is ‘virtually’ unlimited, please RSVP to Kevin Dompier at, Lori Bell at, or Dr. Pat Franks at

Note: If you are new to Second Life or have not been in SL in a while, you can contact our VCARA Student Assistant, Kevin Dompier, at to arrange a time to meet for basic instructions (e.g., practice flying, test audio, tour VCARA).

Monday, October 07, 2013
: 6:00pm - 7:00pm Pacific Time
Location: Virtual Center for Archives and Records Administration (VCARA), SLIS Island, Second Life