Virtual Worlds – UCD Library experiences with Second Life

Ireland“Second Life is a free, online virtual world imagined and created by its members. This virtual world includes places, people and objects. Members are represented by an avatar or character which they create themselves. Many universities are experimenting with Second Life as an educational tool. UCD Library ‘branch’ is at a Second Life location called Cybrary Island, which hosts the virtual version of real-life university or city libraries from around the world. The environment is similar to a computer game, members fly or teleport themselves to the library where they can attend meetings, view presentations and participate in discussions with other members. This may lead to the view that Second Life is only a game and not a serious tool for educators …” (more)

[UCDblogs, 7 April]

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