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Sexual harassment in SL

Hi everyone,



I would like throw this question out to you.



Several of my professional contacts/adult students (male and female) have reported being sexually harassessed within 3 to 5 mins of first entering the second life main grid. Their reactions have varied from embarassed to feeling upset and annoyed. It is my feeling that, had they not had a professional reason to return (a langauge course) or a "safe" place to go, i.e. Avalon Island or Kamimo, the experience would… Continue

Added by Luisa Panichi on June 22, 2009 at 16:31 — 6 Comments

No fools, no horses at slanguages

What a high-profile conference with an excellent set of speakers the SLanguages conference proved to be. I truly learned a lot and am looking forward to sharing my learning highlights of this conference but also my frustration. My frustration about 'squeezing the second life blood' out of this great event.



Yes, I strongly feel that to create a 'replica of a real conference' in Second Life is just as unimaginative as teaching a language in a 3D… Continue

Added by Heike Philp aka Gwen Gwasi on May 11, 2009 at 8:00 — 19 Comments

Integrating Technology and Teachers' Reflections

Watch 4 inspiring teachers integrate technology into the 20th century EFL classroom:

Added by Dr. Nellie Deutsch on April 25, 2009 at 12:30 — No Comments

Adding personal photos

Thanks to everyone who has shown an interest and joined our NIng. Can I ask everyone to put up a picture. It would be nice for this to be one a 'real picture', but I realise that we won't get this from everyone :-)

Added by Gary Motteram on March 4, 2009 at 6:47 — 3 Comments

Dear all - invitation to talkademy island & online courses

As we are planning to do a scenario for Business English, maybe you find it valuable to have a sneak look into our current Business English classes, which can serve as a starting point.



SLURL and dates when these classes are performed, please have a look at our homepage talkademy.org. If you pop in classes, please sneaky ;-)



For guided tours, please get in contact with Gerhilde or me at info@talkademy.org



Looking forward our… Continue

Added by Klaus on March 3, 2009 at 14:32 — 6 Comments

fotos in the internet

I take them in, I take them out - no idea which foto and even IF I should use one. But it is always nice to see the partners with whom I am networking. Similar to you??

Added by Rita Meissner on March 2, 2009 at 22:08 — No Comments

Motion sickness in Second Life

Something amazing happened to me 2 days ago when I was preparing the event for the LEARNTEC with Moya.



I thought what a cool thing to do to show people at the LEARNTEC the island of Moya in Second Life. Moya who is a pop-artist in the real life has turned an island in Second Life into the most wonderful thing I have come across. A whole island full of art. Moya himself is such a character with his colorful suit, the wings and the little children. Last time he took us in the car… Continue

Added by Heike Philp aka Gwen Gwasi on February 6, 2009 at 7:40 — 1 Comment

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