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Tag Archives: Virtual World

Ed-Media 2011 – Blogging & Micro-blogging

#edmedia11 was the most tagged tweet in Portugal during the Ed-Media conference, according to the organisers, the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).   STAT – the Semantic Analysis Twitter Tool – gives a detailed analysis of the 3,745 tweets in its archive. Crismattos was the most prolific tweeter with 496 tweets, comparedContinue Reading

Jennifer Burke Award @ EdTech 2010

John O’Connor from the Dublin Institute of Technology won the Jennifer Burke Award for Innovation in Teaching and Learning for his module “Virtual Environments: Is one life enough?”, which used Second Life in teaching Art and Design. He and Claudia Igbrude gave a practitioner presentation on the project.

Elliott Masie virtually @ EdTech 2010

Elliott Masie led an engaging question and answer session remotely from his New York home at 6 a.m. local time, following his prerecorded keynote presentation. The quality of the Skype video was excellent. He told anecdotes, reminding us of the power of a good story in gaining an audience’s attention (as in Gagné’s first eventContinue Reading

EdTech 2009 – Does Location Matter?

EdTech 2009 kicked off with a keynote address by Niall Sclater, Director of Learning Innovation at The Open University. The distance learning provided by the OU has always helped the house-bound, prison inmates and others disadvantaged by time and space to participate in higher education. Niall’s talk “Does Location Matter?” showed how the free disseminationContinue Reading

Virtual Worlds – UCD Library experiences with Second Life

Second Life is a free, online virtual world imagined and created by its members. This virtual world includes places, people and objects. Members are represented by an avatar or character which they create themselves. Many universities are experimenting with Second Life as an educational tool. UCD Library ‘branch’ is at a Second Life location calledContinue Reading