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James T. Abraham is now a member of EUROCALL/CALICO SIGs
Jan 16
Bart Pardoel replied to Bart Pardoel's discussion Monthly meeting in SL
"Hey Susanna, At the moment me and Helen are involved in a TILA-project on gamification in virtual wolds. As soon as results are in (end of April, begin of May) we could present something? Project is in OpenSIM by the way. In the mean time it seems…"
Jan 14
Teresa MacKinnon posted a status
"2014 in pictures - family and professional activities, lots of fun and new friends http://tinyurl.com/kvphxx9"
Jan 6
Teresa MacKinnon posted videos
Jan 6
Teresa MacKinnon added a discussion to the group CMC SIG
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Eurocall CMC SIG

Hi Randall, sorry I have only just noticed this group here. The Eurocall  SIG mostly communicates through the jiscmail group www.jiscmail.ac.uk (Eurocall CMC sig) and all are welcome to join. Here's a copy of the message I sent out today:Hi everyone. I hope that you all had a good break and are ready for 2015.I would like to get some plans for CMC sig activities in place. If you have any ideaas, suggestions or offers please add them to this document:…See More
Jan 6
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Jan 6
susanna nocchi replied to Bart Pardoel's discussion Monthly meeting in SL
"Hi Bart, sorry for the late reply. Not sure why I didn't get a notification of your post :( You are right, we would send a msg with an outline of the topics, however, I am still waiting for people to express interest in presenting what they do…"
Jan 6
Bart Pardoel posted a discussion

Monthly meeting in SL

1. We are thinking of having a monthly meeting in SL, where we can sit and exchange ideas, talk about our projects or about any other topic that can be of interest to us as students, teachers or researchers in Virtual Worlds. What do you think? Would any of you be interested in sharing their experience(s) with colleagues? Please get in touch on the EUROCALL/CALICO SIGs NING and let us know. We are thinking of starting from the next year.---------------I think this is a good idea. Maybe we…See More
Dec 22, 2014
susanna nocchi posted a blog post

Survey on Needed Features for Educators in Linden Lab's Next Generation Virtual World

Dear colleagues,(summarising from the Educators' mailing list. It is not clear who set up the survey, the post is signedSerenek Timeless (SL)/Kathy Spoehr (RL))there is a survey taking place, which is aimed at giving  Linden Lab a prioritised list of features/characteristics that are important and necessary to educators in the "next generation" virtual world platform the Lab is currently developing. The organisers of the survey intend to forward a rank-ordered list of priorities to Linden Lab…See More
Nov 28, 2014
Bart Pardoel posted a discussion
Nov 3, 2014
susanna nocchi posted blog posts
Oct 15, 2014
susanna nocchi posted a blog post

SL OPENING OF THE MODERN MUSEUM

Hi everyone,I found this interesting piece of news, and I'll try to go see what it is like :)Opening ceremony of the Modern Museum and 12th MIWoSE workshop on science exhibits.Date: 27th Sep (Sat) 7 am pdt (Purification Rite at 6 am pdt)Location: STEM Island.http://slurl.com/secondlife/STEM%20Island/129/128/3501 The Modern Museum is a collaboration platform for finding cross-disciplinary relations between Art, Science &…See More
Sep 26, 2014
Bart Pardoel left a comment for susanna nocchi
"Ah, here should the reply go. Thanks for having me and I'm looking forward to a great collaboration, and exchange of ideas and experiences!"
Sep 14, 2014
Bart Pardoel posted a status
"Hey all, thanks for having me!"
Sep 14, 2014
susanna nocchi left a comment for Bart Pardoel
"Hello Bart! Welcome :) S"
Sep 14, 2014
Bart Pardoel is now a member of EUROCALL/CALICO SIGs
Sep 14, 2014
 

About the Virtual Worlds SIG

The EUROCALL/CALICO Virtual Worlds Special Interest Group aims to explore the possibilities of language learning and teaching in virtual worlds such as
Second Life. Our new headquarters in Second Life is located here on EduNation III Island :
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/EduNation%20III/74/199/31

This Ning is managed by Randall Sadler (Randall Renoir).

See also the EduNation Islands wiki at:
http://edunation-islands.wikispaces.com

If you are new to Second Life see the ICT4LT website, Section 14.2.1, Module 1.5.

You may also be interested in this EUROCALL Ning:
EUROCALL Teacher Education SIG: http://eurocallteachereducation.ning.com

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Survey on Needed Features for Educators in Linden Lab's Next Generation Virtual World

Dear colleagues,

(summarising from the Educators' mailing list. It is not clear who set up the survey, the post is signed

Serenek Timeless (SL)/Kathy Spoehr (RL))

there is a survey taking place, which is aimed at giving  Linden Lab a prioritised list of features/characteristics that are important and necessary to educators in the "next generation" virtual world platform the Lab is currently developing. 

The organisers of the survey intend to forward a rank-ordered list of priorities to Linden Lab based on the aggregated rankings provided by everyone who takes this survey.  Your response would be appreciated, and it will take just a few minutes of your time.

Here is a link to the survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZJR7N3K

If you have educator friends who have been active in SL and might wish to express an opinion, please forward this email or the link to the survey to…

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Posted by susanna nocchi on November 28, 2014 at 3:56am

SOCIAL, ETHICAL, DIGITAL: ISSUES IN 3D WORLDS RESEARCH

(I know it's late :( I only found out about it now ... and I'm really sorry I missed it! There may be a way to get it recorded though)

On 15 October I and Marshall Dozier, University of Edinburgh, will be presenting a talk which will be livestreamed. It is entitled *Social, ethical, digital: issues in 3D worlds research* and we will actually be delivering the talk within Second Life, delivered via a skype screenshare (and then livestreamed). Our talk is scheduled to start at 2.05pm UK time (see http://tinyurl.com/p6nec28 for times elsewhere in the world a href="http://tinyurl.com/p6nec28">http://tinyurl.com/p6nec28>*)*. This is part of a University of Sheffield Faculty of Social Sciences seminar series on *Methodological Challenges.* This session focuses on *The relationship between social and digital worlds* and the whole event starts at 1pm UK time (ie 65 minutes before our talk).

The other speakers are: Jenny…

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Posted by susanna nocchi on October 15, 2014 at 11:27am

VIRTUAL WORLD CONFERENCE ON ART EDUCATION AND DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

(FROM THE EDUCATION DIGEST E-MAIL)

Are you interested in art education and technology? This is the conference for you!

Join us in Second Life OR Google Hangout on Air. Participants can interact with presenters through Google accounts. The conference is free!

Find the presentation that interests you, turn on your computer or mobile device, sit back, relax, and join the very first virtual art education conference!

Date/ Time: October 18, 2014 (Saturday)/8:00 am PDT to 4:30 pm PDT

Virtual Venue: Second Life http://goo.gl/vQzTud Online Venue: Google Hangout on Air: http://goo.gl/MLqrEl <…

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Posted by susanna nocchi on October 15, 2014 at 11:24am

SL OPENING OF THE MODERN MUSEUM

Hi everyone,

I found this interesting piece of news, and I'll try to go see what it is like :)

Opening ceremony of the Modern Museum and 12th MIWoSE workshop on science exhibits.

Date: 27th Sep (Sat) 7 am pdt (Purification Rite at 6 am pdt)

Location: STEM Island.

http://slurl.com/secondlife/STEM%20Island/129/128/3501

 

The Modern Museum is a collaboration platform for finding cross-disciplinary relations between Art, Science & Technology and Society, curated by Yan Lauria & comet Morigi, supported by University of the Incarnate Word.

Program

- Greeting by Co-Curators & host SIM owner in English (Yan Lauria & Vic Micharak)

- Short Guide Tour- Arts and Society from Renaissance to Romanticism (Giobanni Tweak)

- Workshop presentation "Cross-disciplinary in Second Life" (Yan Lauria) abstract; Multi-user online 3D…

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Posted by susanna nocchi on September 26, 2014 at 4:44am

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Monthly meeting in SL 2 Replies

1. We are thinking of having a monthly meeting in SL, where we can sit and exchange ideas, talk about our projects or about any other topic that can be of interest to us as students, teachers or…Continue

Started by Bart Pardoel in Sample Title. Last reply by Bart Pardoel Jan 14.

Conference on Virtual Worlds in Tilburg, NL

Who will be there?(Site is in Dutch, registration is free)…Continue

Started by Bart Pardoel in Sample Title Nov 3, 2014.

Research in SL 1 Reply

Hello all,I am an English teacher in Cyprus and I would like to do an online research in classes going online in SL (PhD study). Are you aware of any?  The fact is that SL is not used at all in…Continue

Started by Maria Iosifina in Sample Title. Last reply by Stella Hadjistassou Jun 4, 2014.

Identity construction 1 Reply

Hi everyone. I hope everyone is having a great semester. I was wondering if anyone has done some work in identity construction in SL? I have come across some info but mainly anecdotal. Can anyone…Continue

Started by Stella Hadjistassou in Sample Title. Last reply by susanna nocchi Apr 3, 2012.

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