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"Ich bin ein Berliner" - TeleportNovela in Berlin of the 20s sim in Second Life.
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Heike Philp aka Gwen Gwasi is CEO of let’s talk online (founded 2003), technology support for language learning and events in real-time via the internet. Previously she held the position as general manager of LANCELOT School GmbH i.L., an accredited teacher training center for language teaching in real-time via the internet by means of virtual classroom technology and virtual worlds. With over 20 years in education and with Germany’s first live online language school, Philp co-initiated two European funded projects and worked with 35 European partners including 17 universities to develop accredited and certified teacher training courses. These EU Projects are LANCELOT (LANguage learning with CErtified Live Online Teachers) and AVALON (Access to Virtual and Action Learning live Online. Philp runs her own online conference, the Virtual Round Table conference and is co-organizer of the SLanguages conference in Second Life. She co-owns EduNation islands in Second Life and her blog let’s talk online is a rich resource for language educators with hundreds of events recordings. Currently she lives in Brussels and amongst others conducts webinars for the British Council.

Headquater of LANCELOT School on EduNation when it was built in 2007

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Wind of change at Linden Lab - Keynote @ VWBPE Virtual World Best Practise in Education Conference 9-12 April 2014

What an amazing conference this was! I was glued to my PC for hours on end, even until early morning and I have some great news to share.

The biggest and most surprising keynote at VWBPE was the appearance of Ebbe Altberg, the new CEO of Linden Lab since Feb 5, 2014. Whether this is too late or not but he has announced a big shift…


Posted on April 13, 2014 at 16:00

7th SLanguages Annual Symposium has been rescheduled to end of February 2014

After careful consideration, the SLanguages committee has decided to reschedule the conference to 28 February - 2 March 2014. 

Originally SLanguages Annual Symposium was planned for…


Posted on August 25, 2013 at 18:30

UWA Art & Machinima Grand Finale

On Sunday, 4 August, the grand finale of UWA's 1,1 Mill Linden Dollars prize competition took place. Here are the fantastic results.


As we are very interested in machinima, I am herewith publishing the winners of the machima competition. For the winners of the art competition, please check the…


Posted on August 5, 2013 at 10:30

KEYNOTE @VWBPE: Heike Philp CAMELOT and the Mists of AVALON

What a privilege to give a keynote at Virtual World Best Practise in Education VWBPE.org , Friday, 26 July 2013. At this occasion I was able to announce for the first time that we received EU funding for CAMELOT. Just think about it: a mere 7% of all of the proposals were approved.

CAMELOT stands for 'CreAting Machinima Empowers Live Online language Teaching and learning' and is due to start in December 2013. Over a…


Posted on July 26, 2013 at 23:30

SUMMARY 6th Virtual Round Table Web Conference 17-19 May 2013

The 6th Virtual Round Table Web Conference on language learning technologies, 17-19 May 2013 welcomed an attendance of 628 participants in Adobe Connect and 155 participants on our livestream on facebook.

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Posted on May 27, 2013 at 17:30

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At 16:13 on February 25, 2013, Jose Francisco Assis da Silveira said…

I am freshly new here but I feel very good staying here. I love having many friends. 

At 15:15 on August 6, 2011, Julia Laittila said…

Hello, Heike!

I'm glad to have a new friend on Avalon. Thank you! :)

At 7:43 on June 14, 2011, Mark Kent said…


May I ask you, Mark, is your Skoolaborate the same Skoolaborate that Karelia is doing in SL? Are you working with her?

i know Karelia and i am working in Skoolaborate we have a number of projects going at present and we are trying to develop SK / SL as a platform to address disadvantaged communities in the outback among other places.


latest blog entry skoolaborate and the distance education centre victoria etc

At 2:23 on April 15, 2011, David Gann said…
Great first eight months! Congrats.
At 10:22 on March 10, 2011, Chris Pim said…
At 10:21 on March 10, 2011, Chris Pim said…
Hi Yes an educator from UK. Been involved with SL in an educational capacity for 5 years...most recently with Skoolaborate.
At 10:29 on February 20, 2011, Lynne Hand said…
Danke für die Begrüßung.
At 14:36 on November 4, 2010, Faiz said…
hii there,
how are you.
thanks for adding me
At 13:09 on October 22, 2010, Chris Surridge said…
Thanks for posting the video! It was great to be reminded of the most important thing I did that day: thank the appropriate people for their hard work and dedication to Virtual World education. Bravo Avalon, Heike, and Fire Centaur! :-)
At 18:10 on October 19, 2010, Chris Surridge said…
Well, Hieke, you've done us all proud and have provided an amazing opportunity and service to the entire educational community.

I do hope you'll take a deep bow and accept a sincere thank you from those whom you have helped. I salute you!

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