Learning2gether with EdLC and Edunation: Randall Sadler on Holodecks in Second Life

Learning2gether Episode 225

Randall Sadler on Holodecks: Sun Jul 6 Edunation Language Community EdLC event in Second Life, hosted by Heike Philp

On Sunday I, Vance had just arrived in Brussels to attend the Antwerp CALL 2014 conference. As my travel plans had been uncertain I didn’t have any particular plans for Learning2gether on this day, but I had the great pleasure of attending this live event in Second Life, which would have been after midnight where I live in UAE but occurred late evening in Belgium.

In this event I had the great pleasure of following Randall Sadler through his demonstration of holodeck software he is using and what he can do with it in Second Life. The workshop was pitched at people with greater skills in SL than mine, but it was fascinating observing the potential of being able to change your surroundings at a whim, and to follow the crowd as the avatars marveled at the incredible builds.

Dr. Randall Sadler on using Holodecks with Language Learners in SL

Hopefully, we’ll find an embed of the recording of this event to place here.

Randall Sadler has given numerous presentations on this topic recently; for example, on June 4 this year he gave a presentation with the following description:

Holodecks–a Users and Builders introduction.  This workshop will introduce to holodecks and take you step-by-step how you create your own scene using the Horizons Holodeck System.  (If you want to package your own builds during the workshop, please buy either the Horizons Multi-Scene Rezzer Home Edition or the Horizons Multi-Scene Rezzer Pro Version before the workshop–both available on Second Life Marketplace. For more information, visit and join the NING at http://virtualworldssig.ning.com/

Here are some of Randall Renoir’s recent recorded presentations

EdLC

The EdLC is the new name for an active group of language educators who meet twice a month to exchange best practise in language education. The meetings take place on EduNation every 1st Sunday of the month and every 3rd Friday of the month at 8pm GMT/ 1pm SLT / 9pm UK time / 8am NZ time

WHERE?

EduNation next to the Sandbox, bonfire in front of Irish Pub

WHY?

  • to learn from each other through practical sessions on building, scripting, machinima (‘workshops’)
  • to exchange ideas on how to deal with students, methodology etc. (‘fireside chats’)
  • invite guest speakers (‘coffee with…’)

If you want to volunteer, please contact Heike aka Gwen.

For more information, visit and join the NING at http://virtualworldssig.ning.com/

Earlier this week

June 29 – Hangout with Filip and Marijana Smolčec on the EU LLP Comenius project and learning through Minecraft

https://learning2gether.net/2014/06/29/hangout-with-filip-and-marijana-smolcec-on-the-eu-llp-comenius-project-and-learning-through-minecraft/

Mon Jun 30 I have a question – Jeff Lebow, Dave Cormier, John Schinker, Jennifer Maddrell

Find the event at the Google+ Community page https://plus.google.com/communities/102307879401185751970

or join the stream live http://edtechtalk.com/live/ihaq

IHAQ hangouts utilize the Comment  Tracker, check it out https://plus.google.com/+RonnieBincer/posts/UFhgVE7DfTV

Mon Jun 30 1900 GMT Letizia Cinganotto and Daniela Cuccurullo – MM4: Moodle for CLIL EVO

Letizia Cinganotto and Daniela Cuccurullo – MM4: Moodle for CLIL EVO (Electronic Village Online)

Monday, June 30, 2014

Time: 19:00 GMT

http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/1892482-mm4-moodle-for-clil-evo-electronic-village-online

Tue July 1 1700 GMT Creating a Supportive Community of Learners with Ludmila Smirnova

You need to join the TTO MOOC (free) to see how to join this class

http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/w/page/32206114/volunteersneeded#OngoingthroughJuly12JasonLevineTeachersTeachingOnlinenbspnbspTTOnbspMOOC

 

Wed July 2 1900 GMT Leading from the Inside Out with Dr. Nellie Deutsch

You need to join the TTO MOOC (free) to see how to join this class

http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/w/page/32206114/volunteersneeded#OngoingthroughJuly12JasonLevineTeachersTeachingOnlinenbspnbspTTOnbspMOOC

Fri Jul 4 at 2000 GMT Shelly Terrell American TESOL webinar – Engaging learning through SMS, Emojis, & chatting apps

Note that times in GMT may vary because the timing is fixed to a local time zone where clocks are moved forward / back periodically

As an example, this is the one for May 16, 2014, 1600 EDT, 2000 GMT

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Shelly+Terrell%27s+Weekly+Friday+TESOL+Seminars&iso=20140516T16&p1=179&ah=1

The following screen with its many links live can be found at http://bit.ly/eltlinks which redirects to

http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?tab_layout=side&id=292127#anchor

The schedule to the right of this image is updated weekly and available at

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uBCwS4uFDrdVdYGYBBYUOlpK9CMaSV69770D20QIW3c/pu

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