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Join us for the Unconference on Sept 25!

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 [...]

CFP: Second Life – Jokaydia Unconference (September 09)

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 [...]

Second Life for MQ Geography Students

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 [...]

Upcoming LTC workshops – Blogging, Second Life

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on April 16th, 2009

ENROL NOW!

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 [...]

7 things you should know about Second Life

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?
Here [...]

Macquarie’s Second Life

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 [...]

LTC Common Interest Groups

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 [...]

Contribute to E-learning Insights Vox Pops

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 [...]

Is Second Life the future of academic conferences?

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 [...]