March 2011 Blog Posts (9)

Beyond Simulation & Role play

Recording: http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p54026301/ (28min)

(the visuals of the recordings in the beginning are poor and after about 5min, we are changing computers and visuals are much better…


Added by Heike Philp aka Gwen Gwasi on March 31, 2011 at 16:30 — No Comments

Machu Picchu Tour



Recording: http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p76986194/ (1h 5min)

This tour of  Machu Picchu took place in the framework of the Virtual Round Table…


Added by Heike Philp aka Gwen Gwasi on March 31, 2011 at 16:00 — No Comments

Multiplier conference of the the 'Talk with me'-project in Vienna

Last Saturday, 26th March, 2011, the 'Talk-with-me' project (www.talk-with-me.eu) invited language teachers from central European countries and language experts from all over Europe to its multiplier conference in Vienna.

AVALON was represented by Luisa Panichi, Nergiz Kern, Klaus Hammermüller and Gerhilde Meissl-Egghart.

It was a delightful day with lots of interesting discussions, sharing experiences and listening to great…


Added by Gerhilde Meissl-Egghart on March 29, 2011 at 8:22 — 1 Comment

Spammer in our midst

Along with many other AVALON members I received a message from "anne desmond", who joined this Ning a short while ago. It sounded suspicious, so I did a Google search for her name. The result: she is a well-known spammer. In fact the surname "desmond" appears to crop up quite often in connection with African spammers - we had a "gift desmond" trying to join the VW SIG Ning that I manage. I have blocked "anne desmond" and advise others to do the same. Whatever you do, don't befriend her or…


Added by Graham Davies on March 28, 2011 at 13:07 — 4 Comments

AVALON facebook group

Stay in touch with the AVALON community in Facebook, check it out!

Added by Klaus on March 13, 2011 at 23:00 — 2 Comments

How Second Life can motivate English language students

No, this is not about a lesson in Second Life :-) Read on.

Now that Second Life is accessible to 16 - 17 year olds, I have talked about it with my high-school students who are training to become aviation maintenance technicians. I had written a blog post about it here. 

As I cannot use SL in class with them, I thought they might just as well do that in their own time. Some have…


Added by Nergiz Kern on March 12, 2011 at 18:10 — 2 Comments

Rethinking Language Teaching in Second Life

Thanks to everyone who participated in today's interesting discussion about language teaching in Second Life.


Here is the link to the recording : http://blogefl.blip.tv/file/4871525/


Information about the event:…


Added by Graham Stanley on March 11, 2011 at 13:00 — 3 Comments

SL+MOODLE=SLOODLE Some example projects

A colleague on my MA course asked about SLOODLE. I thought I'll post my answer here, too as many language teachers ask about this tool.


I have always used Second Life in combination with MOODLE and so have many other teachers or teacher educators. So, SLOODLE, which connects Second Life to MOODLE, looked interesting when I came across it and I installed and set it up on my MOODLE. We also used it regularly in a…


Added by Nergiz Kern on March 3, 2011 at 16:30 — No Comments

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