Saturday, July 30, 2016

2016 EDU: Virtual Worlds: Professional Education and Library Resources. Summary

Virtual Worlds: 
Professional Education and Library Resources 
Invited post by Beth Ghostraven
Updated July 2016 by Beth Ghostraven
List and contact information for Professional Library and Education Groups in virtual worlds. If you know of any other groups that should be listed, please add them in the comments section of this article. (Updated July 2016)

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Metaverse events, current and upcoming


How to use this list

Join a group in a virtual world (Group URI)

  • Make sure you have a group slot open.
  • The maximum # of groups is 42 (or 60 for premium accounts).
  • Copy/paste the Group URI into Nearby Chat.
  • Click the link to go to the group profile.
  • Click the Join button to join. 

View an inworld group notice:

  • Open People panel and click on the Groups tab
  • Right-click on the group and open the group profile
  • Click on the Notices tab
  • Click on the Date column to sort by date
  • Click on the notice

Get an attachment from a notice:

  • Click on it in the notice when it pops up
  • If it doesn’t open
  • Open the group profile and go to the Notices tab
  • Click on the notice, then look at the bottom
  • Click on the link for the notecard (or other attachment)

ISTE Virtual Environments Network Calendar

To access:

Websites: Copy paste the url into the top line of your browser, press Enter.
A url starts with http//
Second life locations:  Join/enter Second Life
Slurl:  Click to go or drag to viewer screen
HG locations: Join/enter any grid that is connected to the hypergrid.
Paste HG address into your world map, Find bar, click Find, click Teleport


Inworld places and Groups 

  • Abyss Observatory’s Hub for STEM Education - OpenSim
  • Contact: Yan Lauria
  • HG address: Observatory

  • ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries) and the 
  • ALA VW Committee (American Library Association's Virtual World Committee) - Second Life Group
  • Monthly on 3rd Sunday at 12 noon SLT
  • Contact: JJ Drinkwater
  • Community Virtual Library (CVL) Meeting Space
  • SLURL:
  •     Group  ACRL in Second Life
  •     Group URI: secondlife:///app/group/e154cd22-17a2-ab4f-cf2e-55bcedbfb696/about
  • Google+ Community
  • Facebook:
  • Expedition Central
  • Contact: Maggie Larimore
  • Expedition Central at Chilbo
  • SLURL:
  •     Group: Expedition Central
  •     Group URI: secondlife:///app/group/a6e1543f-b3ba-bc1e-2baf-5d189a928a70/about
  • Hypergrid Safari - OpenSim
  • Weekly on Wednesdays at 12 noon SLT
  • Contact: Wizzy Gynoid
  • Google+ Community
  • Facebook:
  • ISTE VEN (Virtual Environments Network) - Second Life Group
  • Tuesdays at 4:00 pm SLT
  • Contact: Spiff Whitfield
  • ISTE VEN Headquarters
  • SLURL:
  •     Group: ISTE SIG Virtual Environments
  •     Group URI: secondlife:///app/group/acfd7268-7cb3-9ba3-e4de-4d186820747c/about
  • Google+ Community
  • Kitely Educators Group - Kitely
  • Group URI: secondlife:///app/group/7bbf0d1f-687a-44af-8edb-f71383552075/about
  • Librarians of Second Life - Second Life
  • Contact: Abbey Zenith
  •     Group URI: secondlife:///app/group/b0991cdc-79b3-a8ca-b2a9-a9a738d5f999/about
  • Real Life Education in Second Life - Second Life Group
  • Contact: Pathfinder Lester
  • Group URI: secondlife:///app/group/5eab5893-dfa6-905b-4386-011077994d3d/about
  • SLMOOC (Second Life MOOC)
  • Contacts Maggie Larimore, Pionia Destiny, Nellie Homewood
  •     Group Name: SL Mooc on WizIQ
  •     Group URI: secondlife:///app/group/0c682b2f-991d-3fdb-c315-e462262148c9/about
  • VIBE (Virtual Islands for Better Education, formerly BIO-SE) - OpenSim
  • Contact: Stephen Xootfly (Stephen Gasior)
  •     Group URI: secondlife:///app/group/941412d7-dd25-d37c-b968-29f2d5d0cbb3/about
  • Virtual Ability Island (VAI) - Second Life Group
  • Contact: Gentle Heron
  • Virtual Ability - Disability Support & Community
  • SLURL:
  •     Group URI: secondlife:///app/group/61dd10e0-82b4-a1d1-f7be-23e64ade39d7/about
  •     (closed group, contact to join)
  • VSTE Index to Educational Sims
  • Google Doc: 
  • VWER (Virtual Worlds Education Roundtable) - Second Life Group
  • Thursdays at 11:30 am SLT
  • Contact: Kali Pizzaro?
  • VWER - Glasgow Caledonian University
  • SLURL:
  •     Group: Virtual Worlds Education Roundtable
  •     Group UR*I: secondlife:///app/group/c17c395b-8368-79be-caed-25b81a537855/about
  • Website: (See Library tab for past meeting transcripts)
  • Google+ Community
  • Facebook:


News and Notes


    The Hypergrid WIP Show

    The Hypergrid WIP is a one hour "show & tell" of works in progress or recently completed. All builders from beginner to pro are invited.  Presentations are in voice and text.  For text presentations, best bring the text in a notecard and paste it into chat.  Voice presentations may be captured in video.  Stills and videos from the show may appear in this blog and elsewhere.

    Next WIP show 

    • Next WIP show: Sun. Aug 28, Noon SLT 
    • Cookie II location (fourth Sunday of the month)
    • HG address below: paste into the World Map next to Find. Click Find, TP
    • II 
    • in Kitely: paste into Nav (top) bar of Firestorm, Enter.
    • hop:// II/68/369/22
    • Narasnook  location (second Sunday of the month)
    • Pandora allows presenters to run high threat OSSL functions.
    • Put the line above in your World Map next to Find.  Click FindTP
    • At Narasnook, use World Map to search for Pandora
    • Cookie II location (fourth Sunday of the month)
    • HG address below: paste into the World Map next to Find. Click Find, TP
    • II 
    • in Kitely: paste into Nav (top) bar of Firestorm, Enter.
    • hop:// II/68/369/22

      Previous Articles from the WIP show 

      HG links-- depending on your interests 

      Radio in the virtual world

      Metaverse beginner help

      Schools in virtual worlds

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