Implementing Second Life: Ideas, Challenges and Innovations

Find on LibraryThing.Find on WorldCat.
$43.00
ALA Member: 
$ 38.70
Item Number: 
978-0-8389-5800-1
Published: 
2009
Publisher: 
ALA TechSource
Pages: 
39
Width: 
8 12"
Height: 
11"
Format: 
Softcover
  • Description
  • About the Authors

In this issue of Library Technology Reports, virtual world virtuoso Joe Sanchez takes us beyond a mere exploration of Second Life and looks at the history of virtual worlds and how educators have used them as tools for learning in the twenty-first century. Sanchez extensively and objectively explores the pros and cons of using Second Life for both educators and librarians, and a chapter guest-authored by LIS student Jane Stimpson examines several examples of public libraries who have established a Second Life presence.

Topics Covered in this Issue Include:

  • A Social History of Virtual Worlds
  • Public Libraries in Second Life: ExpandingService to the Virtual Environment
  • Pedagogical Applications of Second Life
  • Barriers to Student Learning in Second Life
  • Understanding the User Experience in Second Life
  • The Second Life Learning Curve

Joe Sanchez

Joe Sanchez is a doctoral candidate in the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin. His research focuses on collaboration in virtual worlds and the convergence of digital media, play, and learning. Joe has designed and taught two information studies courses, both of which have been covered in national media outlets such as the Chronicle of Higher Education, USA Today, and ABC News. Joe has been teaching in Second Life since the fall of 2006 and was recently awarded the first Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Academic Service Entrepreneur grant for service learning in a virtual world.

Library Technology Reports

Published by ALA TechSource, Library Technology Reports helps librarians make informed decisions about technology products and projects. Library Technology Reports publishes eight issues annually and provides thorough overviews of current technology. Reports are authored by experts in the field and may address the application of technology to library services, offer evaluative descriptions of specific products or product classes, or cover emerging technology. Find out more information on this publication and how you can subscribe here.

Also of Interest: 
Image for Information Literacy Meets Library 2.0:
Information Literacy Meets Library 2.0:
Image for Web Accessibility: Practical Advice for the Library and Information Professional
Web Accessibility: Practical Advice for the Library and Information Professional
Image for Empowering Your Library: A Guide to Improving Service, Productivity, and Participation
Empowering Your Library: A Guide to Improving Service, Productivity, and Participation
Image for A Handbook for Media Librarians:
A Handbook for Media Librarians:
Image for The Library Innovation Toolkit: Ideas, Strategies, and Programs—print/e-book Bundle
The Library Innovation Toolkit: Ideas, Strategies, and Programs—print/e-book Bundle
Image for The Library Innovation Toolkit: Ideas, Strategies, and Programs
The Library Innovation Toolkit: Ideas, Strategies, and Programs
Image for The Library Innovation Toolkit: Ideas, Strategies, and Programs—eEditions e-book
The Library Innovation Toolkit: Ideas, Strategies, and Programs—eEditions e-book
Image for Technological Innovation: Perceptions and Definitions
Technological Innovation: Perceptions and Definitions