Language Learning and Teaching with the aid of Technology
I have been blown away by discovering that Google Earth now runs in a browser and that a lot of the cities are being build in 3D. The program to do so is Google Sketchup and it seems that this kind of crowdsourcing and geomapping are doing an amazing work behind the scenes.
Will our Avatars be able to walk google earth in future?
Together with the Dutch partners Utrecht University will present the results of the EU project NIFLAR it coordinated these past 2 years on Friday, February 4.
In a number of presentations and activities items such as task design, practice reports, interviews with participating language students and pre-service teachers, the 3D learning environments and research outcomes will be covered. …
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Call forParticipation in TESOL’s EVO session
Added by Heike Philp on January 8, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments
RECORDINGS: http://lancelot.emea.acrobat.com/p89098782/ (1h01min*)
and in the igloo in the end for a chat http://lancelot.emea.acrobat.com/p69656838/ (1h20min**)How much fun winter activities can be in Second Life! All 24 of us thoroughly enjoyed each others company ice-skating, sledging, sitting around bonfires and talking. Those who stayed longest though, were in… Continue
Added by Heike Philp on December 24, 2010 at 12:30am — No Comments
The development on EduNation is now complete and I am happy to introduce you to the newly refurbished EduNation. About one year ago, Gavin Dudeney announced that he will discontinue EduNation I and III but that he would maintain EduNation II. It has been a long process since then to make sure that what Gavin built, namely a community of educators would continue. The new owners of EduNation I and III are Randall Sadler of the University of Illinois, Paul East of the Pyramid Group and myself,…Continue
Added by Heike Philp on December 21, 2010 at 4:42am — No Comments
We have just finished moving EduNation I up next to EduNation III, and I've put in new bridges linking the islands.
In addition, I have "just" finished putting in phantom bridge controls on all the bridges in the EduNation Islands. This means that any bridge can be made temporarily phantom with a click....enabling you to sail right through it in a boat--see the image…Continue
Added by Randall Sadler on December 20, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Greetings fellow CALICO and EUROCALLers!
This coming Sunday (December 12th) we will be having an open house and holiday party on the EduNation Islands. This will be a great change to meet the current residents of the islands, but all CALICO and EUROCALL SIG members are welcome as well!
This is a change to meet your counterparts from around the world, check out the newly designed islands, and to have some fun! Hope to see you there.
Added by Randall Sadler on December 11, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments
We have a number of social spaces, classroom spaces, small-group meeting areas, holodecks, and spots for simple fun on all three of the islands.
The transfer of ownership of EduNation III Island from Gavin Dudeney (Dudeney Ge in SL) to Randall Sadler (Randall Renoir in SL) has now been completed. Randall is busy right now, 27 October 2010, changing the terrain of the island. All the buildings and contents have been removed, so you won't find the EUROCALL and CALICO HQs in their usual place. But it won't be long before we are up and running again and in new accommodation. Keep an eye on this blog for updates. If you are…Continue
Added by Graham Davies on October 27, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments
Help for Newbies
I have not been very active in Second Life for the last few days, and I am not sure how active I will be during the SLanguages 2010 conference. I underwent surgery, an exploratory laparoscopy, on 8 October 2010,…Continue
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Hi Graham! Hi all!
Just a quick note to let you all know that my avatar name in Second Life is Camilla Kondor.
Looking forward to seeing you around!
All the best,
SLanguages 2010 is a 24-hour virtual conference on language teaching and learning in Second Life. It will run from 10:00 SL time (5pm GMT), 15 October, 10:00 SL time (5pm GMT), 16 October. Wherever possible, sessions will be repeated to enable people in different time zones to see them. There will also be group discussions and social events and the opportunity to visit an exhibition of SL tools for educators. Further information can be found in the AVALON Ning:…Continue
I got back from EUROCALL 2010 in Bordeaux a couple of days ago. It was a remarkable and memorable conference in every respect. The quality of the presentations was very high, and the social events were excellent. The food and wine at the Gala Dinner were up to the standard that one would expect in Bordeaux, but we also had a lot of fun laughing at ourselves in the post-dinner karaoke session. Many of us did not get back to our hotels before 2.30 in the morning! It was so thoughtful of the…Continue
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I would like to thank everyone who attended the meeting on Viewer 2 yesterday evening in the AVALON sim. I know I talked far too much, so thank you for listening so patiently. I hope you found some of the tips useful. I certainly found your feedback useful: what you did not know about Viewer 2, what you like and what you find unfriendly or irritating. I have completely revised my tutorial materials on Viewer 2 to take account of the changes that have been introduced into Version 2.1.0, which…Continue
Added by Graham Davies on August 19, 2010 at 4:44am — No Comments