Friday, July 06, 2007

First week in as ALA Prez

Been writing, organizing, meeting, and planning.
Yesterday my Second Life trainer, Jo Sanchez, stopped by. He helped Mukwa Dibou teleport to some locations in information island. I found a reference desk and stopped by to chat. Joe is doing some interesting work and will be teaching one of our undergraduate classes in SL this fall. Here's some of his papers that have recently been accepted:

Creating Transitional Spaces in Virtual Places: Learning in Second Life.Association of Internet Researchers 8. Vancouver, Canada. October 2007

Using Second Life in an English course: Designing class activities to addresslearning objectives. World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia &Telecommunications. Vancouver, Canada. June 2007

A Sociotechnical analysis of Second Life in an undergraduate English course.World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications.Vancouver, Canada. June 2007

Sanchez, J. (March 2007) Second Life: an Interactive Qualitative Analysis.Proceedings Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, SanAntonio, Texas.