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June 2011 Blog Posts (5)

Let's learn to do

The graduation ceremony of the 3rd class of the Virtual Worlds certified course by the University of Washington on the UW Avalumni island in Second Life was indeed a special occasion on 10th of June 2011 not only for the 13 graduates from all over the world but also for myself, glued to the monitor at 3am in the morning.

The opening speech by Clark Aldrich, author of 5 books about 3D worlds (whose books…


Added by Heike Philp on June 10, 2011 at 5:57pm — No Comments

SLanguages 2011 Online Conference

SLanguages 2011 Online Conference

Time: September 16 2011 at 6pm to September 18 2011 at 12pm.

Location: EduNation and AVALON Learning Islands.


Organized By: Heike Philp aka Gwen Gwasi in SL.

Proposals are welcome. Deadline for submissions is the 15th of July 2011.

Further details at the AVALON Ning:…


Added by Graham Davies on June 10, 2011 at 6:19am — No Comments

My interest in SL

SL holds many interests of mine.  I am a German and Math High School teacher currently working full-time as a Masters student (almost done...yippee) and CEO of Dream Realizations, a nonprofit Educational Support Service designed to facilitate math education.  

I truly enjoy being connected globally and treasure the ability to practice my German.  I am also investigating the use of the immersive environment to make mathematics easier.  I work with two other individuals in the U.S., we…


Added by Rebecca Reiniger on June 1, 2011 at 2:50pm — No Comments

Video by Helen Myers on Skoolaborate and Learning Languages

Helen Myers of The Ashcombe School, Dorking (UK), has created a video on Skoolaborate and Learning Languages:

It's about using SL with teenagers learning languages at secondary school level. The video describes the Lingualand project, which includes an area in SL where different languages are taught and where…


Added by Graham Davies on June 1, 2011 at 5:04am — No Comments

Call for Book Chapter Proposals - Virtual Worlds in Online and Distance Education

Chapter proposals are invited for an edited book on Virtual Worlds in Online and Distance Education, to be published by Athabasca University Press as part of Terry Anderson's Issues in Distance Education series. The book's scope will encompass the use of virtual worlds for fully online/distance and blended modes of education in post-secondary settings across the globe. There will be two types of chapters, namely chapters addressing specific themes and issues (5,000-8,000 words) and…

Added by Graham Davies on June 1, 2011 at 3:21am — No Comments

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