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February 2011 Blog Posts (3)

Discriminatory advertising and employment strategies in virtual worlds

Languagelab.com Job advertisement excluding non-native speakers teachers.

 

I have recently discovered this ad which is displayed on the AVALON Learning island and also the VITA website. Vita is one of the deliverables of the AVALON project, so also EU-funded.

 

I find it extremely sad that…

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Added by Nergiz Kern on February 28, 2011 at 14:30 — 19 Comments

Google Earth in 3D

I have been blown away by discovering that Google Earth now runs in a browser and that a lot of the cities are being build in 3D. The program to do so is Google Sketchup and it seems that this kind of crowdsourcing and geomapping are doing an amazing work behind the scenes.

Will our Avatars be able to walk google earth in future?

 

London,…

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Added by Heike Philp aka Gwen Gwasi on February 14, 2011 at 11:00 — 6 Comments

Live stream of NIFLAR's dissemination symposium

Together with the Dutch partners Utrecht University will present the results of the EU project NIFLAR it coordinated these past 2 years on Friday, February 4.

In a number of presentations and activities items such as task design, practice reports, interviews with participating language students and pre-service teachers, the 3D learning environments and research outcomes will be covered.…

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Added by Ton Koenraad on February 3, 2011 at 17:45 — No Comments

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