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Archive for Mai, 2007

My First Senate Meeting

Sonntag, Mai 27th, 2007

I finally managed to attend a senate meeting at Roma. The first since I rented a plot in Subura and started to build my own villa. I have no time to participate in any role play, to begin with. I even missed the Lupercalia, but then I had an excuse, as it was at 2 [...]

From the Best Practice Conference

Freitag, Mai 25th, 2007

I missed some presentations that may be interesting, but my RL put a firm grip on me.
By chance I ended up in the presentation of Graham Stanley and Kyle Mawer from the British Council - and regretted that I didn’t see it all, but the title had not appealed to me. So this was a [...]

Intercultural Education in Second Life

Donnerstag, Mai 24th, 2007

My last visit at the Charles Benjamin Center motivated me to search some more for projects dealing with intercultural education and using Second Life as a tool. Here are two interesting links that I found:
“Multicultural Discussions Inside Second Life”
Jow Pacino offers a concept for rolplays and subsequent discussions with a multicultural topic. The concept was [...]

Best practice conference

Donnerstag, Mai 24th, 2007

While I have a few minutes to blog, I decided to post about the upcomming “Best Practice in Education” conference that will take place in Second Life tomorrow.
I am looking forward to meeting a few list members from the education mailinglist in person. I also hope to learn more about some educational project established in [...]

A visit at the Benjamin Center

Donnerstag, Mai 24th, 2007

Not that long ago Verum’s Place, one of the better known places for all kind of educational activities in Second Life, got a bigger counterpart: The Charles Benjamin Center. Started with a focus on Intercultural Education, it moved to instructing teachers in and for Second Life. My best guess is that we have to blame [...]

Eduserve Symposium

Donnerstag, Mai 10th, 2007

I write this while listening to a symposium held by the Eduserve Foundation on “Virtual worlds, real learning?” in London today that is streamed into Second Life.
So far I liked the presentation by Jim Purbick best, even if someone from the audience called it “rose tainted”. It was a great example how you could [...]