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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.

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

First Responder - Emergency preparedness and disaster relief simuationtraining in Second Life

What an amazing tour that was, the First Reponder Site which Cyber organized for our teacher meeting on Friday.

The First Responder Sim is a training area for emergency preparedness and actual training participants will receive certification at the end. The sim is provided by LL for public educational and training purposes in the hope that it will enable more lives to be saved in disasters.

CRF is a group which stands as a…

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Added by Heike Philp on August 19, 2011 at 10:26am — No Comments

Let's learn to do - Graduation ceremony of the students of the University of Washington

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…

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Added by Heike Philp on August 19, 2011 at 10:14am — No Comments

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…

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

Virtual World Best Practise in Education Conference VWBPE

Second Life's largest educational conference, the VWBPE conference has started.

http://www.vwbpe.org

A stunning 54h program on 5 sims with about 300 sessions fabulously organized and mindblowing high level of expertise.

I had the privilege to be part of the opening plenary with some 200 avatars present in a steampunk designed huge and very unique auditorium. What an experience.

At the Virtual World Education Round…

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Added by Heike Philp on March 18, 2011 at 4:00am — No Comments

Google Earth in 3D

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?

 

London,…

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Added by Heike Philp on February 14, 2011 at 5:47am — 1 Comment

EVO Session VILLAGE 2011



Call forParticipation in TESOL’s EVO session

 

VILLAGE…

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Added by Heike Philp on January 8, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Winter delight on EduNation

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 island is now complete

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,…

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Added by Heike Philp on December 21, 2010 at 4:42am — No Comments

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