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SLanguages 2011 - 16-18 September

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Event Description

5th SLanguages Annual Symposium

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16-18 September 2011
Friday to Sunday
#slang11

The 5th SLanguages Annual Symposium is a FREE annual conference which focuses on language learning in a virtual world(s) founded by Gavin Dudeney of The Consultants-E. Today it is organised by a team of volunteers. 

The featured theme of this year’s 3-day online conference is 'Serious games' and 'Situated Learning'. 

It hosts around 50 guest speakers and is attended by approx. 500 participants/ avatars. It takes place in Second Life on EduNation and on AVALON Learning and includes tours to other virtual worlds. 

To attend the sessions in Second Life, you need to have an avatar, a 3D representation, which is free. To get an avatar you need to sign up at secondlife.com. 

All of the program will be streamed in Adobe ConnectPro, which is a webconferencing software which allows us to screenshare our desktops, almost like a virtual window to a virtual world. You do not need to have an avatar to attend a session in Adobe and you can watch and listen to the keynotes, panel discussions, plenaries, presentations, workshops, tours to educational sims, demo language lessons, theatre plays, dance performances, variety shows and even the party all from the comfort of an Adobe ConnectPro seat (max 100).

Conference times
Friday       8am SL*  | 3pm GMT  until    2pm SL | 9pm GMT 
Saturday   3am SL  | 10am GMT until  4pm SL | 11pm GMT 
Sunday     1am SL  | 8am GMT  until    8am SL | 3pm GMT 
 *SL Second Life Time = PDT Pacific Day Time (San Francisco)

Locations
EduNation I
SLURL will be provided soon
EduNation II
SLURL will be provided soon
EduNation III 
SLURL will be provided soon
AVALON Learning Sandbox
SLURL will be provided soon
AVALON Learning Music stand
SLURL will be provided soon
BCS British Computer Society (prev. Learn4Life)
SLURL will be provided soon

There will be a Conference TP HUD available.
The group inworld is 'SLanguages Annual Symposium' (pls join the group)
Twitter hashtag is #slang11

Would you like to help out?
(volunteer form is coming soon)

Contact
Gary Motteram [SL name: Gwared Morgwain]
gary.motteram[at]manchester.ac.uk
Heike Philp [SL name: Gwen Gwasi]
heike.philp[at]letstalkonline.com

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Comment by Heike Philp aka Gwen Gwasi on September 4, 2011 at 23:53

Hey Pionia, 

I am kind of puzzled that I can not find you on the program. Havnt you submitted a presentation?

rgds Heike

Comment by Doris Molero de Martins on September 4, 2011 at 23:50
Slanguages 2011... here we go ..again! See you all there! Besitos
Comment by susanna nocchi on September 4, 2011 at 13:30

Gwen :) I will be attending most of the conference :)

Please let me know if I can give a hand :)

Comment by raffaella tonazzi on July 28, 2011 at 10:04

I will attend with pleasure as far as I'm concerned. The problem is I've changed job, and will be working at night. so tha't why I hope i'll be able to attend.

bye and thanks for keeping me posted.

raffaella tonazzi

aka anna59 Bohemian

 

 

Comment by Lynne Hand on July 28, 2011 at 9:36
I'll be there.
Comment by Helen Myers aka Karelia Kondor on July 27, 2011 at 21:21
So pleased I can come this year, and I'm happy to do whatever you want, Gary and Heike!
Comment by Carmen on July 23, 2011 at 10:01
I would be happy to give my contribution or help as member of a support team for Slanguages 2011.
Comment by susanna nocchi on July 21, 2011 at 15:12

I'm going to do my best to be there and I would be happy to give a hand too :)

I won't know if I can until the first week in September, when I go back to college though .. hope it's not too late :)

Comment by Susana Lorenzo-Zamorano on July 19, 2011 at 22:31
I will definitely be there for some of the events and workshops. It was fun last year and very interesting. Sitting in front of the computer for so long was a challenge though :-)
Comment by Malcolm Compitello on June 29, 2011 at 21:01
Looking forward to attending and sharing information about The University of Arizona's second life language and cultural learning sim Cibola.

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