Language Learning and Teaching with the aid of Technology
EUROCALL/CALICO SIGs is a social network
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 :
This Ning is managed by Randall Sadler (Randall Renoir).
See also the EduNation Islands wiki at:
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
(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:
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…Continue
Posted by susanna nocchi on November 28, 2014 at 3:56am
(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…Continue
Posted by susanna nocchi on October 15, 2014 at 11:27am
(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 PDTContinue
Posted by susanna nocchi on October 15, 2014 at 11:24am
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.
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.
- 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…Continue
Posted by susanna nocchi on September 26, 2014 at 4:44am
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
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
The Journal of Distance Education recently published a highly comprehensive article titled "Creating a Virtual World Mindset: A Guide for First Time Second Life Teachers" by Sharon Stroeger.I would…Continue