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8th Annual SLanguages Conference this weekend!!!

Greetings all,

The 8th Annual SLanguages Symposium takes place this coming weekend on EduNation Island in the Virtual World of Second Life.  Anyone is welcome to attend!!  If you have an interest in language learning in virtual and gaming environments this may be a good conference to…

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Added by Randall Sadler on November 11, 2015 at 1:59pm — No Comments

Texturing and Coloring Workshop today--10AM SL time

Education in Second Life 2015 Workshops

Join us for a series of workshops aimed at teachers interested in teaching in the Virtual World Second Life.  All workshops are free and open to the public.  These workshops assume basic proficiency in SL (knowing how to move, access your inventory, etc.).

When: 10AM SL(US West Coast) time, 7pm Central European Time zone

Where: EduNation Island Sandbox: …

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Added by Randall Sadler on March 9, 2015 at 10:05am — No Comments

EDSL15: Education in Second Life 2015 Workshops

EDSL15

Education in Second Life 2015 Workshops

Join us for a series of workshops aimed at teachers interested in teaching in the Virtual World Second Life.  All workshops are free and open to the public.  These workshops assume basic proficiency in SL (knowing how to move, access your inventory, etc.).

When: Noon SL (US…

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Added by Randall Sadler on February 13, 2015 at 2:00pm — No 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!!!…

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Added by Randall Sadler on December 19, 2013 at 3:02pm — 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

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/EduNation%20III/166/126/21…

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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…

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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…

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Added by Randall Sadler on September 24, 2012 at 10:30am — 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…

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

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:…

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Added by Randall Sadler on June 27, 2012 at 5:02pm — 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…

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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…

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

New Holdeck Scene--Forest Renoir

Greetings all,

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)…

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Added by Randall Sadler on January 22, 2012 at 7:45pm — No Comments

SLanguages Conference--Welcome area and TP HUD

Hello all,

 

Remember, the SLanguages Conference starts tomorrow (Sept 16th)!!

Check-in starts at - 8am SL | 3pm GMT

The Welcome area may be found here:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/EduNation/125/89/24

 

Once there, look for the boxes with the image below.  I've made a teleport HUD for th…

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Added by Randall Sadler on September 15, 2011 at 3:20pm — No Comments

CALICO VW SIG Meeting--May 19th---all are welcome!`

Hello all,

On Thursday, May 19th at 5pm (Victoria, B.C, Canada time---same as SL time) we will be having the Virtual Worlds Special Interest Group meeting for the CALICO Conference.

 

If you are going to CALICO, I hope to see you there at the SIG meeting (Clearihue c115), but if you…

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Added by Randall Sadler on May 16, 2011 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

CALICO/EUROCALL Social Event and Brainstorm session re VWS---April 16th!!!

Greetings all,



This coming Saturday (April 16th), CALICO and EUROCALL will be hosting a social event and brainstorming session for those interested in Virtual Worlds and Language Learning.  Whether your VW is Second Life, Active Worlds, Open Sim, or something more MMORPG…y (like World of Warcraft), you are invited!



We will start with greetings and introductions, followed by tours of EduNation ( in Second Life) for those not familiar with those islands.  Next, we’ll do some… Continue

Added by Randall Sadler on April 12, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Open Sailing on EduNation Islands

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…

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Added by Randall Sadler on December 20, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

EduNation Islands---open house and holiday party!

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.

 

Find the…

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Added by Randall Sadler on December 11, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

EduNation Islands--ready for viewing!

Greetings all,



The newly recreated EduNation Islands, two of which are under new ownership (one by yours truly) are open and ready to use:





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.



In addition…

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Added by Randall Sadler on November 30, 2010 at 2:45pm — 4 Comments

CALICO deadline--October 31st!!!

A reminder that the annual Computer Assisted Language Instruction

Consortium (CALICO) conference will be held in Victoria, British

Columbia, Canada from May 17th-21st, 2011.



The deadline for submitting proposals to present at the conference is Oct 31st, 2010. Find the call for proposals here:

https://calico.org/page.php?id=468



Randall Sadler…



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Added by Randall Sadler on October 22, 2010 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

EduNation III---Big changes coming soon!!!!

Greetings all,



After trying for a couple months to find a group to help me take over EduNation III (which was due to close in September), I've taken the leap and decided to just take it over on my own!!!



This means that:

1. It WILL stay open

2. Rent prices will not increase

3. I plan on still having existing housing for offices---but I'll put a holodeck on each plot with more than 10 housing styles to choose from!!

4. I'll also have a number of free pieces of… Continue

Added by Randall Sadler on August 6, 2010 at 10:08am — 1 Comment

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