SecondLife: HealthInfoIsland, InfoIsland and more
September 7, 2007
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I was rushing to get to my problem-based learning group Friday morning and when I got back, found some errors in the first post… so here’s the corrected version.
A colleague of mine asked me to announce an event on Second Life: The Accessibility Center, a resource for disabled persons in SL, will host a grand opening celebration on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2007 from 4 to 6 p.m. SLT at their location on HealthInfo Island. Here is what one of the founders of the Accessibility Center wrote: “The Accessibility Center provides continuing education and awareness about disabilities to the residents of and visitors to SL. The information available at the Center includes material about specific types of disabilities, accessibility in electronic games and virtual worlds, as well as assistive technology in the real world. Displays at the Accessibility Center currently focus on mobility, vision, hearing and learning impairments. In-world resources for people with disabilities are also highlighted. Several sitting areas provide a pleasing place to sit for frank discussions on disabilities”. Sign in to Second Life to join in this event! Note: SecondLife is on Pacific Standard Time (which would be 7:00pm EST).
If you’re new to SL, go to InfoIsland and HealthInfoIsland. Next, take a visual tour of InfoIsland on SL. Dig those rollerskates! Simteach hosts a wiki listing the top 20 Educational Locations in SL. Dutch blogger Guus van den Brekel authors the DigiCMB blog, chronicling the development of health-library-learning related islands on SL.
This video – “Knowville 3D Second Life” – was done by Greylin Fairweather, who told me that KQED, the PBS station in San Francisco, will interview her about Knowville (Teen Library) this fall. I’ll keep you posted on that. There are a series of SL videos on YouTube about the efforts of faculty and students at San Jose State University School of Library & Information Science.
Finally, because it’s Friday, here is video of the SecondLife Apple Store…. complete with snappy music and dancing avatars!