Language learning and teaching in virtual worlds
Added by Shamblesguru on May 29, 2013 at 9:52 — No Comments
Sorry for the late notice on the blog, but we are having a Winter Ice Skating Party on EduNation on December 16th:
Sunday, 16 December 2013, 7pm GMT / 11am SLT ~ about 3h
EduNation III Center Atoll
Added by Randall Sadler on December 15, 2012 at 1:22 — No Comments
With the excellent help of Graham Davies' relatives, the official ownership of the CALICO/EUROCALL VW SIG Ning has now been passed over to yours truly. One issue that we had been experiencing was that our Ning was maxxed out at 150 members, the most allowed in the cheaper version of the Ning. I pitiched in some money to upgrade us, so now the Ning can have up to 10,000 members. I think that should cover things nicely. I'm looking for input on future directions of the…
This year is the 6th annual SLanguages Conference. Please join us for 3 days of presentations (about 50 in total), workshops, demo lessons, and tours all related to language learning online. The conference presenters and attendees come from all around the world, so…Continue
Added by Randall Sadler on September 24, 2012 at 16:30 — No Comments
Added by Ton Koenraad on September 22, 2012 at 21:26 — No Comments
Sorry for the short notice, but I just found out that Kristi Jauregi Ondarra, who is the interim head of the EUROCALL VW SIG (taking over from our departed friend Graham Davies) was able to secure internet access and a projector, etc. for the EUROCALL Conference VW SIG meeting.
This means that those of us who could not go to the conference this year can still join in for the SIG meeting via Second Life. If you are interested, meet us at the EduNation Sandbox.
The SIG meeting…Continue
Added by Randall Sadler on August 24, 2012 at 0:59 — No Comments
On Sunday, 1st July 2012, 7am SLT/ 2pm GMT (3pm UK time) we met on EduNation to celebrate the life of Graham Davies, founder and first president of EuroCALL who passed away on 21st of June (2 weeks after his 70th birthday) after a long battle with cancer.
RECORDING (58min) …Continue
Please join us this coming Sunday, July 1st at 2pm GMT (7am SLT) for a celebration of the life of Graham Davies and his Second Life counterpart Groovy Winkler.
Rather than something too formal, this will be a time to share our stories and memories about both Graham (and Groovy!!) and his huge impact on all of us!! Come and share your favorite stories with everyone.
This will take place at the EUROCALL/CALICO HQ:…Continue
Added by Randall Sadler on June 27, 2012 at 23:02 — No Comments
Added by Françoise Blin on June 27, 2012 at 16:12 — No Comments
If you have not yet heard the sad news, Graham Davies passed away on June 20th after a long battle against cancer.Continue
Added by Randall Sadler on June 22, 2012 at 19:31 — No Comments
For any of you joining us at CALICO this year at beautiful Notre Dame University (the one in the real world), the Virtual Worlds SIG meeting will be held tomorrow (Thursday, June 14th) from 5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m (US, Eastern Time Zone). The meeting will be held on campus at the Notre Dame Conference Center, Room 202.
If anyone would care to join the SIG meeting virtually, I'm sure that several of us will be logged into Second Life during the meeting (I forgot…Continue
Added by Randall Sadler on June 14, 2012 at 1:02 — No Comments
many of you probably know this already, but the 5th Virtual round table web conference will start this month, on the 20th of April.
Further details at:
Added by susanna nocchi on April 3, 2012 at 13:09 — No Comments
EU Grants for course on technology and oral communication
Would like to inform you about the Summercourse on using technology for oral communication in Modern Language Teaching, largely based on the results of the NIFLAR project. …Continue
Added by Ton Koenraad on February 2, 2012 at 16:30 — No Comments
Last week we showcased the ARCHI21 Project at the LLAS e-learning Symposium with guided island visits and a poster focussing on the experiences of the language mediators (see below). More info. and the poster are available here: Archi21 Project
Archi21 is an EU-funded project involving five European universities and conducting research into the teaching of Architecture and Design through Content and…Continue
Added by Julie Watson on February 2, 2012 at 12:07 — No Comments
I just packaged and installed a new holodeck scene into the sandbox holodeck on EduNation I: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/EduNation/126/192/23 (more info below the image)…Continue
Added by Randall Sadler on January 23, 2012 at 2:45 — No Comments
I have recently returned from Spain, where I contributed to a two-day conference on virtual worlds at the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), 16-17 December 2011. The conference was organised under the auspices of the CAMILLE Project in the Department of Applied Linguistics at the Polytechnic University of Valencia within the framework of EUROCALL’s programme of regional events, in collaboration with the Inter-University Institute of Applied Modern Languages, supported by the Vice…Continue
Added by Graham Davies on December 21, 2011 at 12:18 — No Comments
OK, so we now have SL Viewer 3 - which you will still find stored in the Second Life Viewer 2 folder on your computer. And people are still referring to the latest version as Viewer 2. Confusing, eh? There are quite few differences from the earlier versions, which I have now incorporated into my tutorial materials that you can download from Section 14.2.1 (i) of Module 1.5 at the ICT4LT site:…
Added by Graham Davies on November 29, 2011 at 18:51 — No Comments
Added by Graham Davies on October 9, 2011 at 14:30 — No Comments
Remember, the SLanguages Conference starts tomorrow (Sept 16th)!!
Check-in starts at - 8am SL | 3pm GMT
The Welcome area may be found here:
Once there, look for the boxes with the image below. I've made a teleport HUD for th…Continue
Added by Randall Sadler on September 15, 2011 at 21:20 — No Comments
Not long to go now until the SLanguages 2011 conference, 16-18 September 2011!
This is the link for SLanguages 2011 - which is the fifth in this annual series of conferences, dating back to 2007:
I shall be presenting at 11am GMT (= 12 noon BST) on Sunday 18 September. I am conducting a tour of the EUROCALL/CALICO HQ.
All the best