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Wolverine Island Kickoff -- Second Life, Here We Come!
Thursday, October 16, 2008
1:00PM-2:30PM Eastern Time (ET) Presentations - Forum Hall
- Gus Rosania, Prim Plotter
- Giorgio Massei and Philomena Meechan - Italian 232 in Second Life
- Bruce Maxim - Campus of Hope
- Sheri Jaffurs - UM Flint & SIMphonic Island
- JJ Jacobson - The Alexandrian Free Library
- Shannon Murphy - The Universe, Yours to Discover
2:30PM-4:00PM ET / 11:30AM-1:00PM SLT - Tours and Social
7:00PM-9:00PM ET / 4:00PM-6:00PM SLT - Party
RL events will be in Palmer Commons: http://www.umich.edu/~palmcomm/mapsAndDirections/index.html
SL events will be on Wolverine Island: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Wolverine/
University of Michigan faculty, staff, students, alumni and other affiliates, as well as local community. Please tell your colleagues and students about this!
Pssst! - If you are not currently affiliated with the University of Michigan but would like to attend the opening event or inworld tours, please IM Perplexity Peccable or Memetic Projects to join the Wolverine Guests group. We would need your RL contact information.
3D worlds, virtual worlds, immersive education, engagement in education, distance learning -- all this and more are part of the Second Life educational experience. Wolverine Island is the University of Michigan's main space in Second Life, the home to faculty using virtual spaces to teach pharmacy, Italian, music, computer science, astronomy, and more. Come to this event to learn more about what resources are available to the University of Michigan community in support of teaching and learning in Second Life.
* Part One, Overview:
Ted Hanss; Director, Enabling Technologies, Medical School
Marc Stephens; Multimedia Services, Medical School Administration
Patricia F. Anderson; Emerging Technologies Librarian, Health Sciences Libraries
* Part Two, UM Faculty & Friends in Second Life:
Gus Rosania; Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy
Giorgio Massei; Italian, Resident Director, International Programs, LS&A
Bruce Maxim; Associate Professor of CIS, College of Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan-Dearborn;
Sheri Jaffurs; Lecturer in Music, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Michigan - Flint
JJ Jacobson; UM alumni; Director of the Caledon Library System in SL
Shannon Murphy; Lecturer in Astronomy, LS&A
MEET AND GREET:
Table Talks from the speakers and others. Six tables will be set up, conversations will abound, and who knows? We might even have food.
Sponsor: Health Sciences Libraries (HSL) and University of Michigan Medical School (UMMS)
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