Second Life's largest educational conference, the VWBPE conference has started.
A stunning 54h program on 5 sims with about 300 sessions fabulously organized and mindblowing high level of expertise.
I had the privilege to be part of the opening plenary with some 200 avatars present in a steampunk designed huge and very unique auditorium. What an experience.
At the Virtual World Education Round Table discussion which followed the opening plenary the host asked the audience to type in the text chat their personal infos and there were so many from Universities around the world. Amazing really.
We are conducting an AVALON presentation and panel at 1pm GMT | 6am SL time today, Fri and a tour lateron.
Check out the program
and watch the live stream of some of the sessions at
Session details for the AVALON panel.
|Title||Best Practise in Language Education in Virtual Worlds|
|Date||Friday, March 18 06:00|
|Location:||East 1/2 Machinima|
|Abstract||This panel includes language educators and practicioners who are using Second Life for teaching a language. These include representatives of the AVALON project, an EU funded project which explored the potential of language learning in virtual worlds over a period of 2 years (2009-2010) with a total of 23 European partners. AVALON stands for 'Access to Virtual and Action Learning Live ONline'. These also include practicioners who have been introducing their language learners to role-playing sims and their active and sociable communities. Moderator of this panel: Heike Philp aka Gwen Gwasi (SL)|
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