From 7 to 700 : Scaling graduate LIS instruction in virtual environments

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LIBR 203 orientation in Second Life to 634 incoming MLIS grad students at SJSU SLIS

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  • 1.From 7 to 700 Scaling graduate LIS instruction in virtual environments Jeremy Kemp, M.S.J., M.Ed. with San Jose State Universitys SLIS 7 to 700 - Jeremy Kemp, SJSU

2. Jeremy Kemp - Who am I?

  • Full-time lecturer at SJSU SLIS
  • Started teaching online in 1999
  • Second Life wiki for educators www.simteach.com
  • sloodle.org mashup (SL Moodle, Angel LMS)

7 to 700 - Jeremy Kemp, SJSU 3. Jeremy Kemp - Who am I?

  • Stanford, Northwestern, Fielding G.U.
  • Wikipedia Picture of the Day x3

7 to 700 - Jeremy Kemp, SJSU 4. Jeremy Kemp - Who am I?

  • Dissertation in process:
  • Curriculum Action Research inConstructivist Multi-User Virtual Environments

7 to 700 - Jeremy Kemp, SJSU 5. SJSU SLIS - Who are we?

  • Largest 2500 grad students Mostly online

7 to 700 - Jeremy Kemp, SJSU 6. Starting in Spring, 2007 7 to 700 - Jeremy Kemp, SJSU 7. From 7 LIBR 287 Virtual Worlds

  • Launched Summer, 2007
  • Enrolments by term: 19, 7, 9, 9 students
  • Groupwork, minimal synchronous time
  • Guest speakers, Service Learning projects
  • Better textbook support - White
  • Quests, vPortfolios, formal lectures, games

7 to 700 - Jeremy Kemp, SJSU 8. Second Life Student Controversy

  • As a student with a disability goofy cartoon world shoving this technology fine if you have a lot of free time like Charlton Heston in Omega Man lobotomy

7 to 700 - Jeremy Kemp, SJSU 9. LIBR 203: Online Social Networking

  • Launched Fall, 08
  • 1 Credit course in the first 4 weeks
  • 20 sections of about 30 students each
  • They just finished with a 98% pass rate

7 to 700 - Jeremy Kemp, SJSU 10. LIBR 203: Catalog Description

  • This course introduces students to a variety of new andemerging technologiesused in today's online environment. It covers varioussocial networkingplatforms, content andlearning managementtools, webconferencing ,immersiveenvironments, and other trends insocial computing .

7 to 700 - Jeremy Kemp, SJSU 11. LIBR 203: Syllabus (Immersive Environments portion)

  • Students will learn what virtual worlds are and how they are being used in libraries and other information environments. Students will have the option to enter the Second Life immersive environment or to study videos and readings without entering.

7 to 700 - Jeremy Kemp, SJSU 12. Lib 203 Syllabus (Immersive Environments)

  • Students will demonstrate competence by:
  • Completing a multiple-choice quiz of 30 questions with a score of 70% or better
  • OR
  • 2) Entering Second Life then filing a report on their experience on their personal blogs and uploading a picture of their avatar.

7 to 700 - Jeremy Kemp, SJSU 13. Debbie Faires

  • My new hero: Debbie Faires
  • 2007: SLIS Outstanding Lecturer
  • 2008: CASA Outstanding Lecturer
  • 2008: Elluminate Center of Excellence Winners for Achievement

7 to 700 - Jeremy Kemp, SJSU 14. LIBR 203 - Activities and Deliverables

  • Blackboard word doc
  • Social Networking blog, RSS
  • Elluminateattend session
  • Second Life avatar or quiz
  • Email LISTSERVsubject line
  • MySJSU (Peoplesoft cms) quiz
  • Library tutorialscreen shot
  • Restricted Materialsblog
  • Tech Tools / teamwork skillsquiz, blog

7 to 700 - Jeremy Kemp, SJSU 15. The Metaphorical Choice 7 to 700 - Jeremy Kemp, SJSU 16. SafeBlue Pill(quiz)

  • Concept Resources
  • Video:Second Life Overview(8 minutes) http://tinyurl.com/slissl
  • Bell, 2008 -Universal Library Searcher
  • Eisenberg, 2008 -Parallel information -Library J.
  • Reeves, 2008 -Virtual worlds, real leaders -IBM

7 to 700 - Jeremy Kemp, SJSU 17. Pop Quiz! Q1

  • Q1: What is the best way to describe the origins of Second Life?
  • A virtual world built and owned by its residents
  • A tax-funded project completed by DARPA in 2004
  • Built by Linden Lab with grant funding from the MacArthur Foundation
  • Silicon Valley's left-leaning response to No Child Left Behind

7 to 700 - Jeremy Kemp, SJSU 18. Pop Quiz! Q2

  • Q2: Which statement ismosttrue? Second Life
  • Highlights content vetted by the SLA and ALA
  • Is backwards compatible with web-enable console games such as XBox Live
  • Contains libraries and their customers, and some entertainment
  • Has users with an average age of 23

7 to 700 - Jeremy Kemp, SJSU 19. Pop Quiz! Q3

  • Q3: The video described six key activities including:
  • Telepresence and video conferencing
  • Commerce and creativity
  • Instruction in ethics and problem solving
  • Earning continuing education units

7 to 700 - Jeremy Kemp, SJSU 20. AdventurousRed Pill(avatar portrait)

  • Concept Resources
  • Video:Second Life Overview(8 minutes) http://tinyurl.com/slissl
  • Bell, 2008 -Universal Library Searcher
  • Eisenberg, 2008 -Parallel information -Library J.
  • Reeves, 2008 -Virtual worlds, real leaders -IBM

7 to 700 - Jeremy Kemp, SJSU 21. AdventurousRed Pill(avatar portrait)

  • Technical Resources
  • Video:Entering SL in 4 Easy Steps(7 minutes)http://tinyurl.com/slissl2
  • (White, 2007).Second life: A guide to your virtual world. Que.
  • Video:Looking around with camera controls
  • Video:Sending a postcard

7 to 700 - Jeremy Kemp, SJSU 22. Meet my Avatar 7 to 700 - Jeremy Kemp, SJSU 23. Meet my Avatar 7 to 700 - Jeremy Kemp, SJSU 24. LIBR 203: Online Social Networking

  • 60% chose avatar photo (Red Pill)
  • 40% chose quiz (Blue Pill)
  • 5% did both!

7 to 700 - Jeremy Kemp, SJSU 25. Literature7 to 700 - Jeremy Kemp, SJSU 26. Areas for Further Research

  • Adoption and Support
  • Curriculum Development
  • Privacy and Safety

7 to 700 - Jeremy Kemp, SJSU 27. From 7 to 700 Scaling graduate LIS instruction in virtual environments Jeremy Kemp, M.S.J., M.Ed. with San Jose State Universitys SLIS 7 to 700 - Jeremy Kemp, SJSU 28. 7 to 700 - Jeremy Kemp, SJSU