Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on September 3rd, 2009
The MQUncon 09 is a FREE event for educators to connect and share ideas and solutions around using educational technology in learning and teaching.
An unconference is a facilitated, participant-driven conference. During the day, people are free to present, share and participate in a range of activities – sharing tips, stories and examples of using technology [...]
Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on August 13th, 2009
jokaydia’s Annual Unconference Weekend will be happening from Friday 25th September – Sunday 27th September 2009 on the Islands of jokaydia in Second Life. You are invited to participate – propose a presentation, workshop, role play, game or panel session.
Read more here – including draft schedule, ideas for sessions, and latest updates.
You can also visit [...]
Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on May 20th, 2009
Marco Armati recently gave a lecture on Second Life and its applications to Geography to first year geography students. (GEOS111 Geographies of Global Change).
He created the short video above (which is posted here on YouTube), to supplement his lecture which can be heard here via iLecture. You can also see the SLTutorial handout_20090309.doc tutorial notes [...]
Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on April 16th, 2009
Introduction to Education in a Virtual World (Second Life) – Mon 20 April, 12.00-2.00pm
Second Life is a 3D virtual world, which educators all over the world are using to explore and imagine new ways of teaching and learning. As well as the convenience of being a space for eLearning, it is an imaginative, playful [...]
Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on February 23rd, 2009
Assuming you are now popping into LTC in Second Life, you might want to check out the Educause brief 7 Things You Should Know About SL:
What is it? Who’s doing it? How does it work? Why is it significant? What are the downsides? Where is it going? What are the implications for teaching and learning?
Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on February 12th, 2009
I’m going to borrow a post from the Teaching and Learning Design blog of Dean Groom, LTC’s Head of Educational Development, to introduce Macquarie’s Second Life build:
MQ on Jokaydia has two spaces – a practical resource, information and teaching ‘building’ and a second area which the University can use as a collaborative space. The aim is [...]
Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on February 10th, 2009
Join the LTC CIGs!
What is a CIG? – A Common Interest Group.
A CIG is a discussion, driven by the people in it, to ask, reply and work towards creating stronger teaching and learning. Each group is fellowed, supported and actively explored by the Learning and Teaching Centre’s staff. The CIGs provide the opportunity to add [...]
Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on January 15th, 2009
Edna – Education Network Australia – have issued an invitation to contribute to E-learning Insights, a cross-sectoral podcast that aims to provide academics, teachers and trainers with interviews on leading tools, technologies and issues in e-learning. The topic for the [...]
Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on November 24th, 2008
Donald MacLeod from The Mortarboard blog asks: is Second Life the future of academic conferences? Having recently attended his first SL conference (as a woman) he is uncertain about its potential for replacing the traditional conference, describing the experience as awkward, a mixture of the bizarre and familiar.
In Small World, David Lodge describes academic [...]