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January 26, 2009

Emerging Sounds of the Bazaar LIVE today

January 26, 2009

The first of the new year series of Emerging Sounds of the Bazaar will be broadcast today at 1800 UK time. The show is another of our Dragons Den Specials and features the Moose and Open Habitat projects. Both projects have been developing and experimenting with Second Life for teaching and learning.You can listen to the show by going ...

From: Graham Attwell - Read more

January 25, 2009

Multi-User Virtual Environments in Teaching and Learning

January 25, 2009

Hot on the heels of the ALT-J Special Issue on Immersive Virtual Worlds is the EXTEND two week discussion at CABWEB on Multi-User Virtual Environments in Teaching and Learning.  We have excellent resources and input from the projects HABITAT {{video:}} and MOOSE with 3 podcasts available at CABWEBand the discussion is facilitated by Helen Keegan. Do join us - ...

From: Frances Bell - Read more

December 04, 2008

Educa Berlin - focussing on the fringe

December 04, 2008

The edubloggers' meet, first live radio show, and the first dragons' den have been done. These events are all grabbing audio and video outputs of JISC Emerge-related activity, and represent three modes. Edubloggers was pure community building where people introduced themselves around a table : I am nnn from ppp and I blog about x. Any recording was random ...

From: George Roberts - Read more

November 25, 2008

Maggie goes into the Dragons Den - the podcast

November 25, 2008

Here it is - the podcast of the live radio show. On Monday we broke new ground with Eneging our Sounds of the Bazaar radio show. We produced a special issue of Emerging Sound of the Bazaar entitled 'Into the Dragons Den'. The programme was a fly on the wall special following the progress of a Dragons ...

From: Graham Attwell - Read more

October 01, 2008

Open Habitat Phase 2 Philosophy Plans

October 01, 2008

We learnt a few things in the first phase of the Open Habitat project which have informed the set-up of our next pilots. I’m currently planning the pilot that will run with philosophy students in Second Life. The main challenge with the first pilot was the sheer speed of debate in SL. The experienced philosophy students are used to ...

From: David White - Read more

September 25, 2008

Second Life Book Chapter Call

September 25, 2008

Not quite sure why this refers to Second Life, not more broadly IVW or MUVE but ....CFP - Higher Education in Second Life   HIGHER EDUCATION IN SECOND LIFE (Information Age Publishing, Charlotte, North Carolina) Editors, Charles Wankel, St. John's University, New York; and Jan Kingsley, Training & Development Consultant   Final date for initial submissions: November ...

From: Frances Bell - Read more

September 02, 2008

What has the Open Habitat project been doing?

September 02, 2008

As phase 1 of the Open Habitat project draws to a close it is time to take stock. We have run our ‘Multi-User Virtual Environments’ pilots with Art & Design and Philosophy students, gathered our data and are a long way through the process of making sense of it. Concepts are starting to cluster and hypothesis to be tested ...

From: David White - Read more

June 27, 2008

'Making stuff together' - a pattern language network workshop July 7th

June 27, 2008

The Pattern Language Network project (Planet) is running a one day workshop at the London Knowledge Lab, 7th July, around the theme of:"Making Stuff Together" this workshop we will focus on two environments: Multi-user virtual worlds (MUVEs) and collaborative web documents. At a firstglance, these appear to be as different and unrelated as two on-line environments can be. Yet ...

From: Steven Warburton - Read more

May 19, 2008

How Not to Meet

May 19, 2008

A project meeting in Second Life? How novel! How cutting-edge!  What a disaster. Well, I suppose we all learned something from it but when the scenario is as follows… 3 people with text, speakers and mics1 person with text and speakers1 ...

From: David White - Read more

April 16, 2008

Dangerous Demos

April 16, 2008

What are the chances of a demo working that involves a 30 second set-up time and a live voice interview in Second Life?  A: None  B: Very Low   C: Low       Well I’d go with B on a good day and yet the Open Habitat (formally known as Habitat) demo at the JISC conference yesterday ...

From: David White - Read more

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