Dr Joanne O’Mara in Saurfang

The next talk in the #rugame series features Dr.Joanne O’Mara, Senior Lecturer, School of Education, Deakin University talking about research she has been involved in about learning from computer games.

The talk takes 10 February 9.00am (AEST) Note: for North American participants this talk will take place 9 February 2.00pm Pacific time.

The talks are held in the Ironforge Library, Saurfang realm of World of Warcraft. The talks last for about 30 minutes, with time for questions and discussion at the end.  You can look at transcripts of earlier talks.

The talks take place using guild chat. You need an Alliance toon (have a look at the slideshow for some hints), and you can join the guild Where is the library, just prior to the talk. Whisper Franticread for an invite – this toon will be online an hour before the seminar. For further information about this please contact ellenforsyth@gmail.com

Using WoW for professional development

You are invited to participate in a series of occasional talks which have started in the Saurfang realm.  Each month a different speaker will talk, using IM, about games and libraries.  The first speaker in this series was Shawn McCann, Digital Projects Librarian at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.  A full transcript of this talk can be seen here.

To participate in the talks you just need to have an Alliance toon in Saurfang.  Guild chat is used for the talks, so you need to join the Where is the library guild.  This can be done just before the talks take place by whispering to Franticread for an invite.

The next speaker in the series is Craig Anderson. For more information about upcoming talks, including times see the Games and libraries wiki.

These talks follow on from a seminar which was held in WoW earlier this year and featured Liz Danforth, Scott Nicholson, Adam Beck and Peggy Sheehy as presenters.  You can see a transcript of the seminar here Liz Danforth has written a blog post about this for Games, gamer & gaming.

Account Security

In the wake of our recent troubles due to one of our members having a hacked account, Roszmairta has put together a list of resources for all of us to review.

Battle.net Account Security

Blizzard  on account security

What should I do if my account has been compromised?

Computer Security Recommendations

Of course, I really think your best bet is to get an authenticator. They are available as hardware, or software versions for your iPhone/iPod Touch, Android, and other platforms. Plus you get a really cool Corehound Pup.