“In early 2007 the Center on Congress will begin design and production of an ambitious and innovative program to help young people learn about representative democracy and their role as citizens: a multiplayer online role play game, tentatively titled Virtual Congress. To give students an insider’s view of how Congress works and the importance of civic engagement, the Virtual Congress will use the same technology underlying popular multiplayer online role-playing games being played by millions of players every day.” Read the rest of the blog post from Indiana University, South Bend here.

Another great reason to “get a group of diverse people working together to accomplish something” using avatars. While this is not Second Life, it is another great reason to become familiar with navigating in 3D environments. The learning possibilities in these environments are endless for librarians, teens, educators, and more.

Here is an article from USA Today, Is This the Age of the Online Avatar?

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About Kelly Czarnecki

Kelly Czarnecki is a Teen Librarian at ImaginOn with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. She is a member of the YALSA blog advisory board.

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