The 5th SLanguages conference just took place on EduNation in Second Life on 16-18 September 2011 and some 493 participants (294 avatarians and 199 participants in Adobe ConnectPro) enjoyed a 3-day program by some 72 guests speakers and Second Life actuaries offering 39 sessions.
The conference saw....
- 493 participants (294 avatarians and 199 participants in Adobe ConnectPro)
- 72 guest speakers and SL actuaries
- 39 sessions which consisted of...
- 3 plenaries
- 1 keynote
- 20 presentations
- 3 workshops
- 8 tours
- 5 language demo lessons
- 1 theatre play
- a Japanese dance performance
- 2 artist exhibitions
- a variety show
- and of course our infamous SLanguages party
The highlights of this conference included a keynote by Hayo Reinders, a workshop featuring SLoodle 2.0, a Jane Eire theatre play by language learners, a Japanese dance performance, a DJ supported opening show of two artists in SL and two spcecial tours, one to World of Warcraft by Lyr Lobo and one to a role-playing combatting sim in SL (real serious games).
The original program can be found here SLANGUAGES PROGRAMME
The recordings are published as individual blogs and are as follows
Welcome Address with Graham Davies, Dr. Gary Motteram, Dr. Randall Sadler, Heike Philp and Jens-Kjaer Olsen
Situated cognition and Virtual Worlds / Shiv Rajendran, LanguageLab
Situated Language Learning on Arcachon (French)
Scenes from Jane Eyre (Theatre Play) directed by Lynn Hand and acted by....
Cibola Real Places, Virtual Space: Cibola as an Hispanic Urban Island in Second Life
Educational Tools for Learning Japanese in Second Life / Akemi Mochizuki aka Draceina Pinion
Social Networks: Which One? / Chris Smith aka Shamblesguru
Archi 21 / Lesley Scopes aka Light Sequent
Student Learning Outcomes and the Instituto Espanol Experience / Wilson Voight
World of Warcraft Tour / Dr. Cynthia Calongne aka Lyr Lobo
PLENARY: Virtual Cultures Research as situated learning? / Prof. Dr. Urte Undine Frömming aka Augenblick Winkler and Tobias Becker, Thomas John, Emma Corbett-Ashby, Fidel Devkoto, Manizhe Ali, Elena Quintarelli, Lidia Rossner
Scenes from Jane Eyre (Theatre Play)