Archive for March 21st, 2007

The official word from Fred, who is organizing the Intellagirl visit:

A quick reminder – Second Life researcher Sarah “Intellagirl” Robbins will be giving a talk next Monday at UNC. This talk will be streamed into SL by Larry Taylor, whose SL work received a great writeup yesterday. Here are all the details on Sarah’s talk, “Creating Authentic and Engaging Community-Oriented Learning Spaces: Using Second Life in Higher Education Classrooms.”

First Life details:
Who: Sarah “Intellagirl” Robbins, Ph.D. Candidate, Ball State University
When: March 26, 2007, 11AM-12PM
Where: Room 205, UNC Undergrad Library

Second Life details:
Who: Sarah “Intellagirl” Robbins, Ph.D. Candidate, Ball State University
When: March 26, 2007, 11AM-12PM EDT. (8AM-9AM PDT)
Where: Cybrary City Amphitheater (129,148,24)
Larry notes: Search for the SILS building in SL by entering “SILS” in the search engine “places” tab. The amphitheater is a short walk due SW. It’s in front of the ALA library. Hard to miss. Or use this SLURL for SILS.

Full details at Fred’s blog, UnitStructures

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There is a really good article on remix, libraries and information science in the current UNC Alumni Review (not yet online) which I’m on my way downstairs to take a look over. My colleagues, Gary Marchionini and Helen Tibbo get good quotes. Our Dean, Jose-marie Griffiths, gets some nice lines and a good picture as does out University Librarian Sarah Michalak. And then there is this other picture…

Dan Sears is very creative; the clouds are excellent — then there is me

Just also took a call about Wikipedia as a primary resource for student papers. Answer: encyclopediae are not acceptable primary sources for university papers whether paper or electronic. I would give the same bad grade for a paper overly citing Britannica as I would to one citing Wikipedia.

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