CCKS: City Presentation Virtual Athens

RECORDINGS: http://lancelot.emea.acrobat.com/p14407158/ (1h18min)

This city presentation includes a visit to the Acropolis which is followed by a city tour by train (20min) and a presentation by the chair [xris Oller] in the main city hall, the Athens Academy (20min). . . . → Read More: CCKS: City Presentation Virtual Athens

Dogme in Second Life with Scott Thornbury and Dennis Newson

Saturday 16 October 2010
7am PDT (SL Time) / 2pm GMT / 10pm CST (China Standard Time)
RECORDING: http://lancelot.emea.acrobat.com/p51293195/ (55min* **)

Dennis Newson [Osnacantab Nesterov] and Scott Thornbury [Olivetti Oh]

The entry in Wikipedia reads: “Dogme language teaching is considered to be . . . → Read More: Dogme in Second Life with Scott Thornbury and Dennis Newson

Throwing them in at the deep end by David Richardson

Saturday 16 October 2010

5am PDT (SL Time) / 12pm GMT / 8pm CST (China Standard Time)

RECORDING: http://lancelot.emea.acrobat.com/p83123043/ (41min*)

David Richardson [Davric Rinkitink]

The Business Talking course at Linnaeus University is a 3 EC course in spoken business English which has been running each term . . . → Read More: Throwing them in at the deep end by David Richardson

Second Chance for Second Life Language Education? by Graham Stanley

RECORDING: http://lancelot.emea.acrobat.com/p22495980/ (46min*)

Graham Stanley [Baldric Commons]

The fourth SLanguages conference is being held in the midst of a sea change in virtual world education. Although Second Life was not the first virtual world to be used for education, it was the first . . . → Read More: Second Chance for Second Life Language Education? by Graham Stanley

Macbeth Tour by Barbara Sakamoto

Saturday, 16 October 2010
Fri 6pm PDT (SL Time) / 1am GMT / 9am CST (China Standard Time)
RECORDING: http://lancelot.emea.acrobat.com/p88798343/ (39min*)

Barbara Sakamoto [Lynn Carlucci]

Join this tour of Virtual Macbeth to see an example of ways a virtual world can enhance . . . → Read More: Macbeth Tour by Barbara Sakamoto

What’s different about teaching in Second Life? by Kalyan Chattopadhyay

Saturday, 16 October 2010
1am PDT (SL Time) / 8am GMT / 4pm CST (China Standard Time)
RECORDING: http://lancelot.emea.acrobat.com/p86168080/ (34 min* **)

Kalyan Chattopadhyay [Kalyan Horatio]

Is teaching in Second Life quite different from teaching in other virtual learning environments? This presentation aims to answer this question by taking the participants . . . → Read More: What’s different about teaching in Second Life? by Kalyan Chattopadhyay

Unconference

Saturday 16th October 2010

5pm PDT (SL Time) / 12am GMT (midnight Fr/Sat) / Sat 8am CST (China Standard Time)
RECORDING: http://lancelot.emea.acrobat.com/p10157615/ (55min, some overmodulated voices*)

Unconference

Randall Sadler [Randall Renoir], Dr. Doris Molero de Martin [Pionia Destiny], Heike Philp [Gwen Gwasi]

An unconference is a part without set program when conference participants get together, vote for a topic . . . → Read More: Unconference

The role of non-player characters (bots) in task-based language and culture learning (60 mins) by Scott Grant [Xilin Yifu]

Friday 15th October 2010

3pm PDT (SL Time) / 10pm GMT/ Sat 6am CST (China Standard Time) Sat

RECORDING: http://lancelot.emea.acrobat.com/p29589558/ (53min*)

Scott Grant [Xilin Yifu]

Automated non-player characters (NPCs) are common to many computer / video games and many digital learning environments, performing both a ‘scaffolding’ function and an interactive function. Bots are also common in VWs . . . → Read More: The role of non-player characters (bots) in task-based language and culture learning (60 mins) by Scott Grant [Xilin Yifu]

How do we encourage critical thinking skills in Second Life by Iffaf Ling

Friday 15th October 2010
3pm PDT (SL Time) / 10pm GMT/ Sat 6am CST (China Standard Time) Sat
RECORDING: http://lancelot.emea.acrobat.com/p62263360/ (41min*)

Iffaf Khan [Iffaf Ling]

In this discussion, the speaker encourages participants to engage in a discussion of their experiences in different sims and, in particular, in sims where their thinking processes were engaged. How did those sims offer prompts? . . . → Read More: How do we encourage critical thinking skills in Second Life by Iffaf Ling

Learning by machinema: reflection on pros and cons by Antonella Berriolo [Anna Begonia]

Friday 15th October 2010

3pm PDT (SL Time) / 10pm GMT/ Sat 6am CST (China Standard Time) Sat

RECORDING: http://lancelot.emea.acrobat.com/p49682568/ (50min*)

Antonella Berriolo [Anna Begonia] and Peta Bowker [Gizmo Latte]

Second Life is a perfect tool for stimulating learners’ oral production: it’s social, it’s immersive, it uses the 3D environment to its best advantage and . . . → Read More: Learning by machinema: reflection on pros and cons by Antonella Berriolo [Anna Begonia]