Program (all times are in GMT)

February – March 2014

Welcome and Registration 7th SLanguages Annual Symposium
February 28, 2014 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Welcome and Registration 7th SLanguages Annual Symposium
This welcome to the 7th SLanguages Annual Symposium is brought to you by a committee of SL enthusiasts and volunteers. This labour of love place [...]
CAMELOT Symposium
February 28, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
CAMELOT Symposium
Panelists: Dr. Michael Thomas, University of Central Lancashire, UK, Tuncer Can, University of Istanbul, Turkey, Jana Cepickova, University of Western Bohemia, Czech Republic, Dariusz Poczekalewicz, [...]
MachinEVO Symposium
February 28, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
MachinEVO Symposium
Panelists: Marisa Constantinides [Marisolde Orellana], Shelwyn Corrigan [Wynshel Heir/English Easily], Jens Kjaer Olsen [Jens Nerido], Barbara McQueen [Barbara Novelli], Dr. Doris Molero [Pionia Destiny] Helen Myers [...]
MachinEVO Film Festival @ EduNation in Second Life
February 28, 2014 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
MachinEVO Film Festival @ EduNation in Second Life
A very special award ceremony to showcase the best machinima for language learning. These machinima have been created by language educators during the 5-week MachinEVO [...]
Surprise concert with an international star
February 28, 2014 @ 11:00 pm – March 1, 2014 @ 12:00 am
She is famous indeed but we will not tell you who it is. All we can say now that this is a very special treat [...]
KEYNOTE Dr. Scott Grant: Virtual Prato Tour
March 1, 2014 @ 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 [...]
Elliot Hughes: The Internet as a Site of Fantasy
March 1, 2014 @ 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Euroversity Symposium
March 1, 2014 @ 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 [...]
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 [...]
Holodeck presentation by Dr. Randall Sadler
March 1, 2014 @ 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 [...]
Fire side chat and open discussion
March 1, 2014 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Come join a free and open discussion and a fire side chat.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Elliot Hughes and Juan Jose aka Jo Cucuz
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 [...]
Tour in family Gómez house with Dr. Ines Diglione
March 1, 2014 @ 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 [...]
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 [...]
Learn It Town Symposium and Tour
March 1, 2014 @ 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 [...]
March 5, 2014 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

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