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From the EduNation Language Community EdLC

EdLC is the new name for an active group of language educators who meet twice a month to exchange best practise in language education. The meetings take place on EduNation.



 * every 1st Sunday of the month and

 * every 3rd Friday of the month

 * 8pm GMT/ 1pm SLT / 9pm UK time / 8am NZ time



 EduNation next to the Sandbox, bonfire in front of Irish Pub

They are looking for volunteers to chair the meetings,…


Added by susanna nocchi on May 31, 2014 at 3:10am — No Comments

1920's BERLIN project!

DON'T FORGET to visit the 1920's Berlin project during its 5th anniversary (29th May - 2nd June,

The project is very successful and great for language and history classes

Schedule of events:

Saturday, May 31

  • 11:00 AM SLT – Tea Dance @ Hotel Adlon
  • 12:00 PM SLT – Miss Berlin Pageant rehearsal @ The Odeon
  • 1:00 PM SLT – Happy Hour Talent Show @ Biergarten *prizes*
  • 2:00 PM…

Added by susanna nocchi on May 31, 2014 at 1:14am — No Comments

VW SIG Machinima Workshop

Here we are again ...

planning away for EuroCALL :)

I know ... there hasn't been much going on on this NING the past months, but I know we were all very active both in the virtual and physical reality :)

Talking about physical reality ... I hope to see many of you in Groningen at our 2014 EuroCALL conference (20th-23rd) where the VW SIG will have an AGM and is holding a Machinima workshop.…


Added by susanna nocchi on May 27, 2014 at 4:39am — 2 Comments

Winter Skating Party--come one and all! Friday, December 20th!!!!

Christmas Party on EduNation

Friday, 20 Dec 2013, 8:30pm GMT / 12:30pm PDT

Skate!  Cross-country ski!  Eoast marshmallows! Sled!

AND try our brand new addition to the mega-skate scene--a huge downhill ski area!!!…


Added by Randall Sadler on December 19, 2013 at 3:02pm — No Comments

Hello virtual friends!For those of you who are in the greater New York area, I am pasting information from the SL Educators mailing list "A new Meetup Group has been set up in the greater New York a…

Hello virtual friends!

For those of you who are in the greater New York area, I am pasting information from the

SL Educators mailing list

"A new Meetup Group has been set up in the greater New York area tor educators interested in the use of virtual worlds for educational purposes, especially for ESL/Foreign Language education.  For more information connect to the group at:…


Added by susanna nocchi on November 17, 2013 at 5:05am — No Comments

Disability and Virtual Worlds

I am passing on information on this presentation that is going to take place today. 

I hope it's not too late :(

Disability and Virtual Worlds: New Frontiers of Appropriation

PRESENTERS: Tom Boellstorff, Donna Davis, Gentle Heron (panel at AoIR)

SATURDAY October 26, 9:30-11:10 am SLT

Sojourner Auditorium, Virtual Ability…


Added by susanna nocchi on October 26, 2013 at 9:28am — No Comments

ICT conference in Florence

Dear all,

one interesting conference that takes place in Florence every year.


International Conference ICT for Language Learning

6th Edition

Florence, Italy

14 – 15 November…


Added by susanna nocchi on October 26, 2013 at 9:23am — No Comments

Using Second Life for Professional Development #SETSIG

Using Second Life for Professional Development #SETSIG…


Added by Shamblesguru on May 29, 2013 at 3:52am — No Comments

Ice Skating Party on EduNation!! Join us!

Hello all,

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 14, 2012 at 6:22pm — 3 Comments

Suggestions for the SIG Ning!

Hello all,

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…


Added by Randall Sadler on November 6, 2012 at 3:55pm — 3 Comments

Join us for SLanguages VI!! Sept 28-30 on EduNation!!

Greetings all,

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 this is a great chance to meet people (virtually!) that you have not had the…


Added by Randall Sadler on September 24, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Combine professional development with a spell of Indian summer

Only 3 places left for the international course `Methodologies and Technologies to promote oral communication in Language Education ' in Valencia, Spain, the second week of October (week 42), a result of the NIFLAR project.
Check this page  for details and registration and/or see this blogpost  for an impression of the Utrecht session.
N.B. 1 British Council, mfl & e-learning…

Added by Ton Koenraad on September 22, 2012 at 3:26pm — No Comments

Join us for the EUROCALL VW SIG Meeting!!!!

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…


Added by Randall Sadler on August 23, 2012 at 6:59pm — No Comments

Celebration of Graham Davies' Life

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)  …


Added by Heike Philp on July 6, 2012 at 2:14am — 1 Comment

Join us for a Celebration of Graham Davies at his Second Life home

Hello all,

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:…


Added by Randall Sadler on June 27, 2012 at 5:02pm — No Comments

Graham's funeral service

Dear All,

The funeral service for Graham Davies will be held on Friday 6 July in St James the Less Church, Stubbings. Should some of you wish to attend the service, please contact me as soon as possible, and I will send you the details.…

Added by Françoise Blin on June 27, 2012 at 10:12am — No Comments

The passing of Graham Davies

Hello all,

If you have not yet heard the sad news, Graham Davies passed away on June 20th after a long battle against cancer.

Whether you knew him as Graham Davies in the real world or as Groovy Winkler in Second Life (or--like me--you were lucky enough to have known him in both variations), I am sure you share the same feelings as I do--that he was a great…


Added by Randall Sadler on June 22, 2012 at 1:31pm — No Comments

Hello from CALICO!! VW SIG meeting tomorrow

Hello all,

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…


Added by Randall Sadler on June 13, 2012 at 7:02pm — No Comments

5th Virtual Round Table Web Conference

Dear colleagues,

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:

Enjoy :)


Added by susanna nocchi on April 3, 2012 at 7:09am — No Comments

EU Grants for course on technology and oral communication

EU Grants for course on technology and oral communication

Dear colleagues,

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. …


Added by Ton Koenraad on February 2, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

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