Program (all times are in GMT)

March 1, 2014

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8:00 am KEYNOTE Dr. Scott Grant: Virtual Prato Tour
KEYNOTE Dr. Scott Grant: Virtual…
Mar 1 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
KEYNOTE Dr. Scott Grant: Virtual Prato Tour
Presentation and a tour of the build This talk is about the first stage of a project that a couple of other colleagues and myself [...]
8:30 am Elliot Hughes: The Internet as a Site of Fantasy
Elliot Hughes: The Internet as a…
Mar 1 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
This presentation reflects on the extent to which the Internet can be considered a site of fantasy by investigating the prevalence of sexism in online [...]
9:00 am Affordances for learning in virtual worlds by Scott Grant, Monash University
Affordances for learning in virt…
Mar 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Affordances for learning in virtual worlds by Scott Grant, Monash University
Ever since the early days of people writing about VWs for language learning there has been an emphasis on the “affordances” that VWs inherently provide [...]
9:30 am Second Life Calling: Language learners communicating virtually across the globe
Second Life Calling: Language le…
Mar 1 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Language learners are motivated to learn when they understand a given context and are able to relate to the authenticity of situation. Many of these [...]
10:00 am Dr. Pawel Topol: Researching educational functionality of Second Life
Dr. Pawel Topol: Researching edu…
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Dr. Pawel Topol: Researching educational functionality of Second Life
The presentation will be a report of my research project on Second Life as a functional environment for language teaching and learning. 70 students of [...]
11:00 am Euroversity Symposium
Euroversity Symposium
Mar 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Euroversity Symposium
Panelists: Ton Koenrad, Gary Motteram, Gerhilde Meissl-Egghart, David Richardson, Christel Schneider und Stella Hadjistassou EUROVERSITY wants to: provide an European and global perspective for universities [...]
1:00 pm KEYNOTE Dr. Liz Falconer Immersion and play in virtual environments
KEYNOTE Dr. Liz Falconer Immers…
Mar 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
KEYNOTE  Dr. Liz Falconer Immersion and play in virtual environments
The presentation will discuss examples of how virtual worlds can enable immersion and a sense of presence through game play and role play. Both these [...]
3:00 pm Holodeck presentation by Dr. Randall Sadler
Holodeck presentation by Dr. Ran…
Mar 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Holodeck presentation by Dr. Randall Sadler
Holodecks on EduNation is a free of charge service for the community of language educators and each year there are new editions to the majestic [...]
4:00 pm Fire side chat and open discussion
Fire side chat and open discussion
Mar 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Come join a free and open discussion and a fire side chat.
6:00 pm CIBOLA: Pedagogical uses of virtual worlds for the teaching of language & culture
CIBOLA: Pedagogical uses of vir…
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Malcolm Alan Compitello, Juliana Luna Freire This presentation focuses on Cibola, a virtual “living” region replicating important buildings of Latin America and Spain. Created to [...]
6:00 pm Comparative Education: Training English Language Teachers on 3D VLE
Comparative Education: Training …
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Comparative Education: Training English Language Teachers on 3D VLE
The presentation will report a research Project on Second Life aiming at introducing pre-service language teachers with 3D Virtual Learning Environments and enabling them to [...]
6:00 pm Virtual Cultural Research with students of the Free University of Berlin
Virtual Cultural Research with s…
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Elliot Hughes and Juan Jose aka Jo Cucuz
7:00 pm Marisa Constantinides: Machinima for Language Learning
Marisa Constantinides: Machinima…
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Marisa Constantinides: Machinima for Language Learning
Creating machinima for learning languages provides teachers with a great opportunity to embed language in a context of use rather than present it to the [...]
7:00 pm Tour in family Gómez house with Dr. Ines Diglione
Tour in family Gómez house with …
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Format: Presentation and Tour Familia Gomez is a series of machinima which have been produced over a period of 2 years with the 15th serial [...]
9:00 pm KEYNOTE: Gord Holden – Adopting the Baby Giant – Unity3D
KEYNOTE: Gord Holden – Adopting …
Mar 1 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
It seems that in every jurisdiction governing language learning, the oral component of the process has become preeminent. This is understandable, and has encouraged the [...]
9:00 pm Learn It Town Symposium and Tour
Learn It Town Symposium and Tour
Mar 1 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Learn It Town Symposium and Tour
Why Blended Educational Programing using Immersive Environments works with all Cultures with Laura Jeffcoat [Lowri Mills] and Shelwyn Corrigan [Wynshel Heir] Seven  years of research [...]

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