Exploring the virtual classroom

Online education and the metaverse

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Annotated Bibliography of Libraries and Librarianship in Virtual Worlds 

Bell, L., Franks, P., Trueman, R. (2016). Teaching and Learning in Virtual Environments: Archives, Museums and Libraries. Santa Barbara, California: Libraries Unlimited. This collection of essays looks at the VR educational experience from many perspectives, with case studies in a variety of disciplines. It concludes with studies on community building and collaboration, and predictions for the future of libraries in virtual worlds.

Cote, D., Ashford, R., Kraemer, B., Nahl, D. (2012). Academic Librarians in Second Life. Journal of Library Innovation 3(1). Sixty-two librarians provided details on various aspects of their professional involvement in Second Life. Findings show that librarians from every type of academic institution, at all levels of advancement, and in every department participate in this virtual world PDF

Hill, V., & Meister, M. (2013). Virtual worlds and libraries. College & Research Libraries News, 74(1), 43-47.

Mon, L. M. (2012). Professional avatars: librarians and educators in virtual worldsJournal Of Documentation, 68(3), 318-329.

Webber, S. and Nahl, D. (2011). Sustaining learning for LIS through use of a virtual worldIFLA Journal, 37(1 ), 5-15. Describes the benefits of using Second Life for education and practice, with examples. link

Yavarkovsky, J. (2013). Editorial Board Thoughts: The Promise of Immersive Libraries. Information Technology & Libraries, 32(4), 5-7.

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