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"Stepping Into Science" Conference in Second Life

Alliance Library System and LearningTimes are pleased to announce an exciting conference featuring science and virtual worlds. On January 30th we are “Stepping Into Science” and taking the day to explore the possibilities of using virtual worlds to learn about and teach science.

New
York, NY
— Alliance Library System and LearningTimes are pleased to announce an exciting conference featuring science and virtual worlds. On January 30th we are “Stepping Into Science” and taking the day to explore the possibilities of using virtual worlds to learn about and teach science. The conference will be taking place entirely in Second Life and will feature a keynote and panel discussion as well as small breakout sessions, field trips and an opportunity participate in “Science Friday”, NPR’s live broadcast from Second Life.

For more information and to register, click here:

http://www.steppingintovirtualworlds.org/

Speakers and field trips will include:

  • Troy McConaghy (Scientist and Educator who has been involved with Second Life for over three years)
  • Dr. George Djorgovski (Caltech and Meta Institute for Computational Astrophysics (MICA))
  • Joanna Scott (Writer for Nature and manages Second Nature on Second Life)
  • Adrienne J. Gauthier, M.Ed. (Instructional Technology Specialist, Steward Observatory)
  • Tony Crider (Elon University)

This online conference provides a great opportunity for anyone interested in exploring the latest in science education using 3D, immersive, virtual worlds.

It is ideal for anyone who might be at any stage of implementing education projects using virtual worlds.

There will be many opportunities to ask questions and discuss ideas with our speakers and guides as well as others attending the conference.

Those new to Second Life are encouraged to attend! We’ll even be offering Second Life orientations before the 30th so if you’ve been meaning to check out Second Life, but haven’t quite gotten around to it this is a great and structured opportunity to learn about some fantastic projects and also take Second Life for a spin.

The conference will be held live online in Second Life on January 30th. The registration fee is $65 per person. (Group rates are available.)

For more information on the conference, please visit:

http://www.steppingintovirtualworlds.org/

About Alliance
Library System
The Alliance Library
System
is one of nine multitype library systems,
cooperating to provide vital library services to the citizens of Illinois. The
mission of the Alliance Library System is to facilitate resource sharing,
interlibrary loan, continuing education and library consulting within
its diverse multi-type membership. The results of this vision are innovative,
cost effective multi-type library services that promote excellence
plus save members time and money. In return, members take pride of
ownership in the cooperative spirit and service excellence that is
the Alliance Library System.

About LearningTimes
LearningTimes, LLC, designs and produces online learning conferences,
communities and events, and provides the platforms, applications
and promotional expertise that make them successful. The
LearningTimes Network connects each institution with other learning-oriented
groups and provides unique opportunities for interdisciplinary
collaboration. For more information, contact John Walber
at 215-884-7321 or info@learningtimes.net. Visit LearningTimes
on the Web at http://www.learningtimes.net.



January 10, 2009  |   LearningTimes News

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