Virtual Worlds

Why Second Life?
I began my exploration of virtual worlds with no background at all in video games or 3D environments.  Some intriguing factors I have encountered include: the psychological implications of creating avatars, the simulation of historical events and cultural artifacts, the creativity and use of imagination, and (most importantly) the incredible power of collaborative learning.  Some of the tools used for community sharing in SL are notecards, groups, notices, group chat, instant messages, and user profiles.  These tools helped me find other librarians and educators right away and my work in Second Life has become an extention of my work in the real world. 

Visit Community Virtual Library to explore the reference area, exhibits, auditorium and other library features in Second Life.

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