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Educational Success Stories in Virtual Worlds

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Educational Success Stories in Virtual Worlds

Time: September 18, 2011 from 8am to 9:30pm
Location: EduNation
Website or Map: http://lancelot.adobeconnect.…
Event Type: panel discussion
Organized By: Heike Philp aka Gwen Gwasi
Latest Activity: Sep 18, 2011

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Sun, 18 Sept 2011  1am SL | 8am GMT

Your local time: http://tinyurl.com/6c79lhj

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Venue: SKY

 

PANEL DISCUSSION

with audience participation


Do you have a success story to tell? Our panelists certainly do. JayJay of the University of Western Australia runs an awesome digital arts exhibitions helping hundreds of students to express their technical expertise and playfulness giving them a rocket start into using virtual worlds. Dr. Undine Frömming [Augenblick Winkler] has received awards and recognition at the University of Berlin for her successful visual and media anthropology class. David Richardson, [Davric Rinkitink] for having taught some 700 students from around the world English and encouraged them to tele-collaborate with Dr. Bryan Carters Metanomics students in New York.

But it is not only success stories that interest us. Sometimes we learn more from failures than from success. 
Do YOU also have a success story to tell? Do YOU want to relate an educational story about success AND failure in using virtual worlds?


Panelists

Jay Jay Jegathesan

Dr. Undine Frömming

Dr. Gary Motteram

Davric Rinkitink 

Shiv Rajendran

Bios

Jay Jay Jegathesan [JayJay Zifanwe] is manager of the School of Physics at the University of Western Australia (UWA). He is also the founder of the UWA presence in 3D virtual space (Second Life, Google Earth, etc.). Winner of the 2008 Google Earth ‘Build your Campus in 3D’ Challenge and shortlisted into the top 10 for the 2010 Linden prize, Jay Jay and his team have been driven by expanding the focus on Teaching, Research, Art & Architecture in Virtual Worlds.


Dr. Undine Frömming [Augenblick Winkler]Augenblick is Junior Professor at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. She is the head of the Master Program in Visual and Media Anthropology. contact: fromming[at]zedat.fu-berlin.deHomepage M.A. Program : http://www.master.fu-berlin.de/visual-anthropology/

Dr. Gary Motteram [Gwared Morgwain] works at the University of Manchester in the UK where he trains language and other teachers mostly on Masters degrees. He set up and still runs an MA in Educational Technology and TESOL. He is also involved in materials design and development and research. His most recent project is the European Commission funded AVALON project.

David Richardson [Davric Rinkitink] is a Junior Lecturer in English at Linnaeus University, based in Kalmar in south-eastern Sweden. He has been teaching English for over thirty years, twenty of which have been spent teaching at Swedish universities, but he has also taught in countries as diverse as Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Angola and Trinidad and Tobago. David has been using ICT to deliver courses since 1981 and has been teaching Linnaeus University’s course in spoken business English there each term since Spring 2008.

Shiv Rajendran [Kingsbury Yeates] co-founded Languagelab.com in 2005. Since then Languagelab has spent more than 5 years developing virtual worlds as a Language learning platform, conducting tests with hundreds of students from dozens of countries. Shiv has a Masters degree in Digital Culture & Technology, a background using technology for a variety of purposes, and is a lifelong gamer.

 

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