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Global Education Conference 14-18 Nov 2011 free online http://globaleducation.ning.com/ hashtag #globaled11

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Comment by Jens Kjaer Olsen aka Jens Nerido on November 14, 2011 at 17:43

Wau - that Global Education Conference is very interesting - well not in SL - but what an inspiring person the first speaker Alan November!

Comment by Mike McKay / Professor Merryman on November 14, 2011 at 14:35

2011 Global Education Conference

If you have a little time tomorrow I will be presenting on the benefits of virtual world language learning. The conference is running all week with over 300 presentations scheduled. It’s a pretty amazing conference.

 

http://globaleducation.ning.com/profile/MikeMcKay

 

Here is a web page I made that will help you get to the online room.

https://sites.google.com/site/cyprisglobaled/

 

Here is a quick link to the room. It requires you to download a small Blackboard Collaborate plugin.

https://sas.elluminate.com/d.jnlp?sid=2008350&password=GEC11Par...

 

The presentation will be recorded and available here the day after.

https://sas.elluminate.com/dr.jnlp?sid=2008350&suid=D.3E6C3B44E...

 

Citation

McKay, M. D. (2011, 11). In S Hargadon (Chair), L. Gray (Co-Chair). Cypris Chat – virtual world language learning in second life. Presentation delivered at 2011 Global Education Conference, online. Retrieved from http://globaleducation.ning.com/page/2011-conference

 

Comment by Mike McKay / Professor Merryman on November 9, 2011 at 3:31

Thanks Heike and Shamblesguru for putting this up. :-)

Comment by Mike McKay / Professor Merryman on November 9, 2011 at 3:28

**Please Twit, share, post, or 1+ the following to help me promote virtual world language learning. Thank you so much! On with the show!**

I will be presenting at a fairly major international online conference next week and thought I would pass on this information to you. Many of you are aware I have been researching ways to use virtual worlds like Second Life for language learning. In the past few years I have grown my community, Cypris Chat (http://cyprischat.org), to over 500 active members from more than 40 countries. The conference I will be presenting at is focused on global awareness and education. I think it will be very exciting to show how a community like Cypris Chat has brought the world together with one main goal in mind, to learn or teach English. I hope this presentation will help promote this fantastic medium for educating students.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 15th from 10:00pm to 11:00pm JST – 1:00pm - 2:00pm GMT

WHERE: Blackboard Collaborate link will be provided here on the 15th: http://globaleducation.ning.com/page/globaledcon11-schedule-gmt-9-1 Please find my presentation in your time zone (Cypris Chat) I will be on Facebook during the presentation. Cypris Chat members can help you on our Facebook group page and chat channel here: http://www.facebook.com/groups/58820483559/

CONFERENCE INFORMATION

The 2011 Global Education Conference will be held November 14 - 18, online and free. Sessions will take place in multiple time zones and multiple languages over the five days. The 2010 Global Education Conference had 15,028 unique logins and presentations from 62 countries.

 

To be kept informed of the latest conference news and updates, please join this network. The sessions schedule is now live and available in multiple time zones HERE.

http://globaleducation.ning.com (Notice the featured discussions. Mine is featured…wow)

 

Session Title: Cypris Chat - Virtual World English Learning Community in Second Life 

 

Session Description: Cypris Chat is a not-for-profit English learning community based in the virtual world of Second Life (http://secondlife.com). Visit my YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/SLmerryman) to see videos which describe the community in detail. We have over 500 active members from more than 40 countries. The purpose of our community is to show how virtual worlds can make language learning immersive and real. We provide an environment which is friendly, safe, anonymous and interactive making it the perfect environment for experimenting with the language. Friendships and relationships have developed that will last a lifetime which shows that such a concept changes lives. This community certainly proves that global communication can be helped through the use of technology. Come learn more about what we do and why we do it.  

 

Comment by Heike Philp aka Gwen Gwasi on November 2, 2011 at 5:50

Hi Shambles,

Thank you for posting this. The deadline for submissions was Mon, 31 October. So if anyone still wants to submit to this mammoth online conference which last year lasted a whole week and saw hundreds of presentations, then I believe you have to hurry up. 

I put in a proposal to present about 'Delivering a successful global online conference' and will speak about SLanguages and of course the Virtual Round Table. 

If any other members here on this NING happen to be presenting, could you perhaps add your presentation to this blog post? I am interested in attending.

rgds Heike 

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