Language Learning and Teaching with the aid of Technology

April 2010 Blog Posts (4)

Video of the EUROCALL HQ Building in Second Life

I have just created a short video of the EUROCALL HQ Building in Second Life and uploaded it to YouTube. Have a look:

What do you think? I'm going to create a few more, focusing on holodecks, shared media and the joint EUROCALL/CALICO Resource Centre. I'm using Fraps, which is a modestly priced screen capture package designed for capturing clips of online games.

Added by Graham Davies on April 20, 2010 at 10:18am — 1 Comment

Lots of Applicants to the Business Talking Course in SL from Kalmar

We've just had the application figures for Autumn 2010 - we've had 231 applicants for the Business Talking course from Linnaeus University in Kalmar for the autumn term.

Not all of these people will actually start (probably about 120 of them), but we'll also probably pick up a few exchange students when they arrive in the autumn too.

I don't know how we're going to handle all these students yet … but we'll think of something!

Added by David Richardson on April 20, 2010 at 8:43am — 1 Comment

Ning's free service is being phased out

So Ning's free service is about to be phased out. At present we don't know how much Ning will charge us to maintain our little community. Further news will be announced on 4 May:

Whether we will be able to afford the fees depends on what we will be charged. EUROCALL and CALICO don't have a lot of money to throw around. We…


Added by Graham Davies on April 18, 2010 at 3:30am — 1 Comment

2nd Virtual Round Table Conference, 22-23 April 2010

The 2nd Virtual Round Table conference, focusing on language learning with technology, will be taking place completely online on Thursday and Friday, 22-23 April 2010. The programme is available here:

I am taking part in the following panel discussion on

Friday, 23 April 2010, 12.00 to 13.00 GMT = 13.00 to 14.00 UK Summer Time:

Connected and organised in their quest for…


Added by Graham Davies on April 14, 2010 at 3:00am — No Comments

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