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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

July 25, 2008

Open Source Social Software

July 25, 2008

This week, a bunch of us from the Emerge project were invited to contribute to the OSS Watch expert workshop on profiling communities. I was asked to present, and as part of my talk looked at the current state of Open Source social networking platforms and tools. I'm hoping to follow up with an evaluation matrix of the ...

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Learning in Immersive World National Workshop

July 25, 2008

This October, PREVIEW and our partners within the JISC Emerge Community will be holding a National Learning in Immersive Worlds Workshop. This is a free, one day event to be hosted at Coventry Univeristy’s Technocentre on October 23rd, 2008.We are currently looking for people to host workshops and sessions at the real world conference, but also virtual sessions, which will be ...

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June 19, 2008

Learning in Immersive Worlds - Free National Workshop 2008

June 19, 2008

This October, PREVIEW and our partners within the JISC Emerge Community will be holding a national Learning in Immersive Worlds Workshop. This is a free, one day event to be hosted at Coventry Univeristy’s Technocentre on October 23rd, 2008. The event has been designed as a completely interactive chance for those developing learning in immersive worlds to come ...

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January 29, 2008

free (commercial) social-W3D & PLE tools

January 29, 2008

Ignatia reports on her early experiences with Wiziq and GogofrogThe first is an open social learning space. Users can share presentation, schedule or join learning sessions, etc. The second is an engine for 3D web sites (in flash) with social features.While both seem to have interesting potentials, I haven't had the time to try them in depth. Might do ...

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January 16, 2008

Looking for papers on Immersive Virtual Worlds, Second Life et al

January 16, 2008

 Maggi Savin Baden and Rob Ward are guest editing a Special Issue of ALT-J that will be of interest to some in the Emerge Community - so  polish up that half-written paper or get started now.CALL FOR PAPERS LEARNING AND TEACHING IN IMMERSIVE VIRTUAL WORLDS   Special issue of ALT-J, Research in Learning Technology ...

From: Frances Bell - Read more

April 28, 2007

Massively Multi Learner Workshop (mostly learning in Second Life)

April 28, 2007

Here are my notes from the Massively Multi Learner Workshop on 22 March 2007.()   The first speaker was Dave Taylor from the National Physical Laboratory. He spoke of a large international collaboration to build a cluster of space and science islands in Second Life -- The NPL worked with NASA in their recreation of Cape Canaveral. He showed ...

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