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April 2009

#RSCN09 – Learning in Virtual Worlds conference: my thoughts

April 22, 2009

This post is my immediate feedback from the event at the University of Sunderland yesterday, details of which are here. A great opportunity to find out more about Virtual Worlds, the issues involved and how best to use them. Also some excellent advice about how to help those in your organisation wishing to exploit VWs […]

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Q&A session, summary to Learning in Virtual Worlds conference

April 21, 2009

Short question & answer session with John Kirriemuir, Kate Boardman, and Daniel Livingstone from Sloodle. Q&A Session for VW Conference Technorati Tags: virtual worlds,education,questions,answers,sloodle,north east england

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Virtual Worlds in Education – Keynote

April 21, 2009

The afternoon’s main presenation by Kate Boardman, with a very helpful exposition of how best to help those who come to you wanting to commission builds in Virtual Worlds. Virtual Worlds in Education: Keynote Technorati Tags: virtual worlds,second life,sl,how to,useful,helpful,north east england,keynote,learning in virtual worlds

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The Legal Aspects of Virtual Worlds

April 21, 2009

A session with John Kelly of JISC Legal team which examined (rather scary) legal scenarios, using group discussions. Also check out Web2Rights. The Legal Aspects of Virtual Worlds Technorati Tags: law,legal,data protection,web 2.0,user-generated content,scenarios,downside,virtual worlds,sl,second life,useful

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Real Needs – Virtual Solutions

April 21, 2009

Full title of this session was “Real Needs – Virtual Solutions: how can Virtual Worlds enable us to deliver more inclusive learning experiences?”, and delivered by Dr Simon Ball. My interest relates to previous posts here about Locked In Syndrome. Real Needs â?? Virtual Solutions Technorati Tags: inclusive learning,virtual worlds,second life,schizophrenia,autism,asberger’s syndrome,DDA,upside

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At Creative Arts in Second Life session with AngryBeth Shortbread

April 21, 2009

This was an interesting and accomplished introduction to building in Second Life by Annabeth Robinson. The tools are clearly sophisticated and it was tantalising to see what could be achieved, and daunting at the same time in terms of a steep learning curve. At Creative Arts in Second Life session with AngryBeth Shortbread Technorati Tags: […]

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John Kirriemuir keynote – Learning in Virtual Worlds Conference

April 21, 2009

John works for www.virtualworldwatch.net: “Surveying virtual world use in UK universities and colleges”, and lives in an annoying beautiful place off the coast of Scotland. This was a useful introduction to his research. VW Keynote presentation Technorati Tags: second life,metaverse,education,success,research,interesting,opensim,opinion

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Project support tool – your input would be appreciated!

April 17, 2009

I’m in discussions with someone locally about a potential programme of activities to help businesses make the most of technology (usually information technology). We’ve been talking about what tool(s) might help underpin the whole enterprise. Photo credit to Andy Lawson It will probably be web-based, in order for everyone to have access – i.e. the […]

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My views & feedback on SXSW

April 14, 2009

This post sets out my observations of the South by South West (SXSW) interactive festival (http://sxsw.com/interactive), in March 2009. I attended as Ambassador to Thinking Digital (http://thinkingdigital.co.uk/). Reflections Overall, it was a fantastic experience, not overwhelming I don’t tend to overdo things, so didn’t "burn the candle at both ends" too much! I found it […]

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