Learning2gether with Mike McKay, Professor Merryman and Cyprischat in Second Life

Learning2gether Episode 178

Download mp3

https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/learning2gether-with-mike-mckay-professor-merryman-at-cyprischat-in-second-life.mp3

YouTube recording:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZW_MxwPczk&feature=share

A lovely conversation with Mike McKay tonight, talking about early days with Webheads, Fire Centaur, Kip Yellowjacket, English Village, and why more people don’t make use of this creative space for language learning, and for that matter, why only 10% of Mike’s students are drawn to the space, despite the contageous passion of the teacher …

What: Mike McKay runs Cyprischat, a space in Second Life where you can practice speaking English 24 hours a day for free.

Who: Mike McKay a.k.a. Professor Merryman https://plus.google.com/u/0/103790083971725299488/about

On his Google+ profile, Mike has written:

“Adjunct English “Professor”, 2005 – present

I teach 4-6 classes each semester in the English department. My classes range from speaking and writing, to presentations and interactive web environments. I am not a tenured professor and do not ever intend to be one. I enjoy teaching, not writing. A student’s smile is good for the heart.”

Mike presented at SLanguages 2011 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyWZbNV3HrA

Check out the Murder Mystery there, parts 1 and 2

Heike Philp introduced Cypris as being the only FREE sim dedicated to English Language Learning

Announcements:

Also tonight, 

Penny Ur was online with SEETA for a live webchat on Sunday 29 September

Topic: what matters and what doesn’t in our profession, what we should and shouldn’t worry about

You can view a recording of the chat here  https://www.bigmarker.com/marker120195/room26

http://www.seeta.eu/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=3548#p1391

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