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September 2011 Blog Posts (39)

University of Washington Mayan Island

Sat 17 Sept 2pm SLT/ 7pm GMT

ABSTRACT

UW's Mayan island was built by the 3rd class of UW's Virtual World Certified Course gathering 13 students from several subjects.

A jewel in beauty filled with the visual representation of the gems of the Mayan culture, know-how on astrology, information about their medical, agricultural and fishing expertise. Filled with quests, learning games, simulations, pathways of learning mindboggling not only in quantity but…

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Added by Carol Rainbow on September 29, 2011 at 20:16 — No Comments

Mexican Village Tour

Sat 17 Sept. Time: 11am SLT | 6pm  GMT

 

Join Calisto Encinal for a tour of his immersive, interactive Mexican village.  Created for first-year university students, the space provides a place for role-playing, class meetings and self-correcting activities.  Attendees will learn more about this exciting use of virtual worlds for language education and explore the potential of a rich environment for creating a truly interactive classroom.  



James T. Abraham [Calisto…

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Added by Carol Rainbow on September 29, 2011 at 20:15 — No Comments

Virtual worlds: Jumping into the 21st century of language education

Sunday 18th 5am SLT / 12PM GMT

ABSTRACT

Virtual Worlds are an emerging technology in computer assisted learning. Due to the novelty of these new learning spaces, little research has been done on the use or the effects on students learning foreign languages. This research looks at how the…

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Added by Carol Rainbow on September 29, 2011 at 20:12 — 1 Comment

Integrating Task-based Language Learning (TBLT) in Second Life

Sat 17 Sept. Time: 12pm SLT | 7pm GMT

 

This workshop presentation will demonstrate how to implement a task-based approach in Second Life (SL) in order to boost the engagement and motivation of EFL learners as well as to enhance their language production. The presenter will showcase a number of tasks…

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Added by Carol Rainbow on September 29, 2011 at 20:06 — No Comments

Demonstration Spanish Lesson

Sat 17 Sept, 12pm SLT | 7pm GMT

Learn a little Spanish with Wilson Voight !

Added by Carol Rainbow on September 29, 2011 at 20:04 — No Comments

Masks and Immersion – an added value in language learning

Sat, 17 Sept  7am SL | 2pm GMT

 

The use of Virtual Worlds in education is exciting and relatively new and is met with both enthusiasm and some resistance. If educators wish to introduce virtual worlds into education, I believe it is worthwhile to stop up for a moment and consider the added values that…

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Added by Carol Rainbow on September 29, 2011 at 20:02 — No Comments

Real Serious Games

Sat, 17 Sept  7am SL |  2pm GMT 

ROLEPLAY

The Ascendant Initiative is the most dynamic combat group in SecondLife. As with all groups, our mission is to meet and defeat our enemy across any battlefield, and under any conditions. As an Ascendant, however, you will be expected to adhere to higher standards…

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Added by Carol Rainbow on September 29, 2011 at 20:01 — No Comments

Japanese Culture and Language in SL

Sat 17 Sept, tIme: 6am SL | 1pm GMT

 

Language Demo Lesson: Japanese Language and Culture in Second Life is a weekly conversation class which takes place every Thu, 5:30am | 12:30pm GMT. 

 

We meet at…

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Added by Carol Rainbow on September 29, 2011 at 20:00 — No Comments

Meet Sloodle 2.0 and The Avatar Classroom - Exploring the new Shared Media Rezzer

Sun 18 Sept, 3am SLT | 10am GMT

 

The recording of this session can be found at http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p4r8r6sxtm0/

In this session, Fire Centaur, aka Paul Preibisch will be demonstrating the newly released Sloodle 2.0! …

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Added by Carol Rainbow on September 29, 2011 at 20:00 — No Comments

Chinese Island Tour

Sun 18 Sept, 5am SLT | 12pm

 

The recording of this event can be found at http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p96eexuidqs/

 

In 2008 the Monash University Chinese Studies Program (Australia) established a virtual Chinese town in…

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Added by Carol Rainbow on September 29, 2011 at 20:00 — No Comments

Cypris Chat: 500+ active members from 40+ countries practicing English in a virtual world

Sun 18 Sept, 4am SLT | 11am GMT

 

The recording of this session can be found at http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p9ladh0xmu2/

 

The community of Cypris Chat strives to provide an educational yet fun and interesting…

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Added by Carol Rainbow on September 29, 2011 at 20:00 — No Comments

Kiwi English - English Downunder

Sun 18 Sept, 4am SLT | 11am GMT

The recording for this session is available from http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p3n6rpcv6l7/.

ABSTRACT

This session is a tour of the Koru and Kowhai sims in SL, which are owned by Nelson Marlborough…

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Added by Carol Rainbow on September 29, 2011 at 20:00 — No Comments

Second Life and development of intercultural communicative competence

Sun 18 Sept, 3am SLT | 10am GMT

The recording of this session can be found at http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p6f5cpr8kbd/.

ABSTRACT

"The shift in language teaching to intercultural communicative competence has…

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Added by Carol Rainbow on September 29, 2011 at 20:00 — No Comments

Gameify your classroom : computer games and language aims

Sat 17 Sept, Time: 6am/ 1pm SLT

Summary: There is a growing interest in engaging our 21st century learners through the use of computer games. In this session, I'll be taking a look at the reasons for doing so, as well as looking at how best to use a number of online digital games for language learning, both…

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Added by Carol Rainbow on September 29, 2011 at 19:57 — No Comments

Next-Tell

Sat 17 Sept, Time: 5Am SLT/ 12pm GMT

 



The recording for this session is available at http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p4pgy7so795/.

NEXT-TELL is a European research project that deals with advanced IT-usage in the classroom for providing formative assessment to the learners. talkademy contributes its experience with using virtual worlds and plays a leading role in developing and deploying…

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Added by Carol Rainbow on September 29, 2011 at 19:30 — No Comments

Educational Success Stories in Virtual Worlds

Sun, 18 Sept 2011  1am SL | 8am GMT

PANEL DISCUSSION

with audience participation



Do you have a success story to tell? Our panelists certainly do. JayJay of the University of Western Australia runs an awesome digital arts exhibitions helping hundreds of students to express their…

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Added by Carol Rainbow on September 29, 2011 at 13:03 — No Comments

Party - Planet Pink

Sat 17 Sept, 1:30pm SL | 8:30pm GMT


Party - Planet Pink



Hosts Mary Roussel and Karelia Kondor

The Crow Bar DJs

Dance Master Extraordinaire: DevLink…

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Added by Carol Rainbow on September 29, 2011 at 13:01 — No Comments

Fabulous Felisimo & Friends

Sun, 18 Sept 7am SL | 2pm GMT

 

A light-hearted circus and music show on EduNation with the Fabulous Felisimo and his One Boy Extravaganza Show.

Great entertainment featuring Kevvy Felisimo, a timeless Second Life artist with a fast-paced, audience interactive variety show of magic, music, juggling, telepathy and dangerous stunts. Fabulous Kevvy performs with a great sense of humour and superb music arrangements. Virtual virtuosity at its best.

Language learners…

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Added by Carol Rainbow on September 29, 2011 at 13:00 — No Comments

Tour of the CALICO/EUROCALL HQ

Sun, 18 Sept 2011, 4am SLT | 11am GMT

 

TOUR:

I aim to give a guided tour of the CALICO/EUROCALL HQ on EduNation III, beginning with an explanation of what our two associations are all about and demonstrating the facilities at the HQ and how we use them, especially when training…

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Added by Carol Rainbow on September 29, 2011 at 13:00 — No Comments

EMOTING: Creative Storytelling

Sun, 18 Sept 2011, 3am SLT | 10pm GMT

 The recording of this event can be found at http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p75dnuh5sm4/

EMOTING unleashes players' creative minds along with other players by elaborating on the language produced with…

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Added by Carol Rainbow on September 29, 2011 at 13:00 — No Comments

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