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Wind of change at Linden Lab – Keynote @ VWBPE Virtual World Best Practise in Education Conference 9-12 April 2014

What an amazing conference this was! I was glued to my PC for hours on end, even until early morning and I have some great news to share.

The biggest and most surprising keynote at VWBPE was the appearance of Ebbe Altberg, the new CEO of Linden Lab since Feb 5, 2014. Whether this is too . . . → Read More: Wind of change at Linden Lab – Keynote @ VWBPE Virtual World Best Practise in Education Conference 9-12 April 2014

CAMELOT has been approved

What a privilege to give a keynote at Virtual World Best Practise in Education VWBPE.org , Friday, 26 July 2013. At this occasion I was able to announce for the first time that we received EU funding for CAMELOT. Just think about it: a mere 7% of all of the proposals were approved.

CAMELOT stands for ‘CreAting Machinima . . . → Read More: CAMELOT has been approved

2. DaFWEBKON 2013 – 3./4. März 2013 – Zusammenfassung

Das war die 2. DaFWEBKON2013! mit dem Thema:
Deutsch lernen verbindet-weltweit!
3./4. März 2013

www.dafwebkon.com

 61 Gastredner/innen, Podiumsdiskussionsteilnehmer/innen und Moderierende
515 Teilnehmende
28 Stunden Programm
27 Veranstaltungsblöcke wie

Keynotes
6 Kurzpräsentationen (Ignites) von Verbänden und Organisationen
2 Diskussionsformate (Podium, Debatte)
30 Präsentationen oder Erfahrungsberichte
2 Abendveranstaltungen mit innovativen Kulturveranstaltung in Second Life

Zwei Tage lang trafen sich interessierte Deutsch- als- Fremdsprache(DaF)

- Lehrende und Interessierte via Internet in Echtzeit.

Das Programm im Detail: . . . → Read More: 2. DaFWEBKON 2013 – 3./4. März 2013 – Zusammenfassung

SUMMARY 6th SLanguages Annual Symposium 2012

55 guest speakers and 408 participants are the proud results of the 6th SLanguages Annual Symposium 2012. More so, 39h of recordings of the presentations now serve hundreds of languages educators from around the world as professional development material to learn how to teach a language in a virtual world.

Here is . . . → Read More: SUMMARY 6th SLanguages Annual Symposium 2012

Zusammenfassung DaFWEBKON 6./7. Mai 2012

www.dafwebkon.com

Zwei Tage lang von 6-7. Mai 2012 trafen sich interessierte Deutsch- als- Fremdsprache(DaF) –Lehrende und Interessierte via Internet in Echtzeit. Das Programm enthielt:

38 Gastredner und Podiumsdiskussionsteilnehmer
415 Teilnehmer
25 Stunden Program
34Veranstaltungen davon

Eröffnungsrede von Marianne Hepp, Präsidentin des iDV
2 Begrüssungsansprachen der Organisatorinnen
2 Podiumsdiskussionen
4 Keynotes
23 Workshops, Erfahrungsberichte und Präsentationen
2 Abendveranstaltungen mit . . . → Read More: Zusammenfassung DaFWEBKON 6./7. Mai 2012

SUMMARY 5th Virtual Round Table WebConference

5th Virtual Round Table Web Conference 20-22 April 2012

What a great web conference on language learning technologies! With some amazing…

695 unique participants (total of all of the Virtual Round Table WebCons 2586 parts)
63 guest speakers and panelists (total 277 guest speakers)
60 sessions (total 193)
45h of program  (total 158h)
100+ countries
1792 signed up on website
4 panel discussions
4 unconferences
42 presentations . . . → Read More: SUMMARY 5th Virtual Round Table WebConference

Testing Technical English Skills Online – A Flexible Approach to Ensure Hitting the Nail on the Head by Geoff Tranter

Recording (31min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p58ywgpdm3j/

YouTube trailer http://youtu.be/2FkrcNHEsp4

Geoff Tranter

Mondiale Testing

Testing Technical English Skills Online – A Flexible Approach to Ensure Hitting the Nail on the Head

To meet the needs of all stake-holders – employees, employees, colleges, teachers, etc. – a test should display the highest possible degree of flexibility. This particularly applies . . . → Read More: Testing Technical English Skills Online – A Flexible Approach to Ensure Hitting the Nail on the Head by Geoff Tranter

The Avatar Classroom – A turnkey SLOODLE website connected to virtual 3D classroom

Recording (43min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p7ujsefk0zd/

YouTube trailer: http://youtu.be/7IVy7zHzdJY

Paul Preibisch

@fire
The Avatar Classroom - A turnkey SLOODLE website connected to virtual 3D classroom
In this session, Edmund Edgar and Fire Centaur will discuss how the Avatar Classroom can connect your Moodle Quizes, assignments, and online competitions to your Virtual World Classroom. Come find out how you can get your very own . . . → Read More: The Avatar Classroom – A turnkey SLOODLE website connected to virtual 3D classroom

Improving your virtual presentation skills by Joe McVeigh

Recording (41min)
http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p18p78ycu9v/

Joe McVeigh

@JoeMcVeigh

Improving your virtual presentation skills

As educators, we are supposed to be the experts on helping others learn. Yet a surprising number of the presentations we deliver or attend (both virtual and F2F) are not as effective as they might be in engaging the attention of the participants. In . . . → Read More: Improving your virtual presentation skills by Joe McVeigh

let’s talk online has moved to Brussels

Logo of let's talk online let’s talk online has moved into its new offices to Boulevard du Souverain, 34, 1170 Brussels, Belgium.

Since 2003, this company has been a pioneer in language education and events in real-time via internet. Its services include organisations of online conferences, . . . → Read More: let’s talk online has moved to Brussels