Education in virtual/real worlds

my second life and the first one

De novo, Best Practices in Education 2009

Quem segue este blogue com alguma regularidade (e são muitos! Obrigada a todos! Só falta aventurarem-se a deixar comentários! A deixar o vosso rasto, como gosto de dizer 🙂 ) deve ter vindo a acompanhar as actualizações do blogroll “Congresses on going” (assim como, da nova entrada “Journals” ainda sumária, mas que irá crescer ao longo do tempo com a ajuda de todos).

De entre os Congressos listados no blogroll há um que, neste momento, realço. Trata-se de:

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Sem querer retirar a atenção para os restantes congressos, saliento esta Conferência por um motivo principal: tendo já uma “tradição” em SL, este ano admite a língua portuguesa contemplando espaços de debate, mesas redondas, papers, etc em português. Tudo isto foi revelado no dia 25 de Janeiro na “Education Support Faire” durante a primeira comunicação de Phelan Corrimal em que estive presente e participei (faço link para a wiki da Faire, mas para encontrarem a apresentação do Phelan façam scroll até ao “Arquivo das Apresentações”). Foi nesse mesmo dia que inclui a Conferência no blogroll.

O grande responsável por a conferência contemplar a língua portuguesa é João Mattar, já várias vezes aqui referenciado, co-chair do Organization Committee da Conferência. Vejam mais pormenores no seu post dedicado ao assunto.

Sobre esta Conferência surgirão mais notícias! 😉

February 17, 2009 Posted by | Congress, SL®Education | , , , , | 4 Comments

At the Pavilion

It was 15h in Portugal, when people are working in RL, which means people in Pacific Time were waking up (I suppose, I’m not sure). I’m still wondering how many people could have appeared at my presentation at The Pavilion! More than 30 persons! I think we can take this observation as a measure of the Education Faire success and the congratulations go directly to Pathfinder Linden, who had the idea for the Faire.

pavilion-cleo-28jan09_0031My pictures are not very good. As you all understand, I was more worried with the presentation and answering all the questions than with taking snapshots!

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The session was very participated. I felt I let some people thinking about the ideas presented… (that is good! 🙂 )

At the end, some questions were made both in written chat both in voice. I’ve answered them in voice. But I felt that I’ve missed some written chat in the meanwhile. Always the problem with voice and chat at the same time, knowing there’s people who don’t ear the conversation.

New contacts were made. New persons are now colleagues to discuss common research concerns. It was very good.

A special thanks to friends and colleagues who could appeared (from Portugal and from Brazil).

January 29, 2009 Posted by | Congress, Education, Presentations, SL®Education | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Teaching & Learning in SL: Figuring Out Some Variables

This was the title of my presentation at The Pavilion, during the SL Education Support Faire. It was on 28th January, 2.00 am (Pacific Time), 15h00m (GMT). Here is the slide show presented:

I will do another post to thank to all properly and to tell how was the session.

January 28, 2009 Posted by | Congress, Education, Presentations, Second Life®, SL®Education | , , | 3 Comments

Sloodle

Por saber que há vários colegas meus, RL, interessados na utilização e exploração do Sloodle, venho apenas alertar para a existência de uma mesa redonda sobre o assunto, a decorrer na Education Support Faire, dia 27, pelas nossas 15h. Ver calendário.

Retirado do site do Sloodle acima linkado, deixo a imagem que esquematiza o conceito.

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A referida mesa redonda intitula-se “Exploring the benefits of Moodle integration”. Aos interessados no assunto, pode ser um momento enriquecedor, sobretudo porque a mesa redonda parece estar a cargo dos criadores do Sloodle.

January 27, 2009 Posted by | Congress, Education, Presentations, SL®Education | , , | Leave a comment

Education Faire opened

The Second Life Education Support Faire 2009 has a theme selected by Pathfinder: “Ecosystems of Support” like he explains in the wiki. Two simple words that comprise a big idea – a Faire where educators or others related to educational issues could find support either from LL either from Residents. I like both the theme both the idea! 🙂

Today, one hour after the Official Opening of the Faire, the Pavilion was full!

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To know the schedule and program take a look at the wiki page. It will be frequently updated.

January 25, 2009 Posted by | Congress, Presentations, Second Life®, SL®Education, SL®Wikis | , , | Leave a comment

At the Education Support Faire in SL

As I have announced in this post, I will participate in the Education Support Faire in SL. I think the schedule is open for everyone to check it out. Please, try the link and tell me if it is working.

I’ll be presenting my research on 28th January, 15h00m (GMT), 7.00 am (PSL). That research has been conducting at Academia Portucalis. Portucalis’ blog has announced the event.

My presentation is named –  “Learning & Teaching in SL:  Figuring Out Some Variables”.

I count on you to be there and with me! 🙂

January 23, 2009 Posted by | Congress, Education, Presentations, SL®Education | , | Leave a comment