Teaching Excellence Seminar:
Using Second Life Virtual World for Teaching and Learning
Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Science, University of South Carolina
March 30, 2009
Have you taught or thought about teaching in a virtual online world? Dr. Tu has! She and her team from the School of Library and Information Science have developed a virtual instructional library using Second Life. The facility includes a reference department, a multimedia online classroom, a Zen garden, an auditorium, and a commons. This environment serves as an instructional aid, it creates a virtual community connecting on-campus and distance students, and it provides a social network for information professionals, alums, and current students. This session will give you an overview of Second Life and provide an example of its use as an effective instructional tool. In addition, Dr. Tu will share some experiences based on lessons learned through the development of this project.
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Topic Relevant Information
- Using the Second Life Virtual World (PDF).
These are the presentation slides.
- School of Library and Information Science Davis 2.0 Reference Center Service Manual (PDF).
Learn how to locate the SLIS Davis 2.0 Reference Center in the Second Life (SL) world.
About the Presenter
Dr. Feili Tu received her Ph.D. in Library and Information Studies from Texas Women’s University, a M.L.I.S. from Louisiana State University and a B.A. from Soochow University, Taipei, Taiwan. Her area of expertise is in medical informatics and health sciences librarianship. In addition, she has a strong academic background and experience in reference and information services, especially virtual reference services.