Demonstrating EVO Minecraft MOOC at the 10th Virtual Round Table Web Conference

Learning2gether Episode 393

On Sunday Apr 29 some of the moderators and participants in EVO Minecraft MOOC took part in a Minecraft Symposium at the 10th Virtual Round Table hosted periodically by Heike Philp. The announced presenters were Vance Stevens, Mircea Patrascu, Dakotah Redstone, and Jane Chien, and we were joined in world by Mattie Tsai, Maha Abdelmoneim, Don Carroll, and Heike Philp herself, who streamed the proceedings for us through Adobe Connect and her YouTube channel

Program description:

Electronic Village Online (EVO) is an annual, free, series of 5-week sessions where teachers share with other teachers how they can improve their skills in a wide variety of aspects of their craft. EVO Minecraft MOOC has been a TESOL Electronic Village Online session since its inception in 2015. Having just completed its 4th consecutive year as a viable and expanding EVO community of practice, co-moderators and participants in EVOMC18 will conduct participants via Adobe Connect on a virtual tour in Minecraft to convey an impression of what this community looks and feels like when it assembles virtually in-world. At our presentation they can learn how Minecraft enables language learning, have their questions answered, or even join the community if they wish.

Where?

We posted a slide presentation which we went through briefly at the start of the tour,
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1AO0XB2h-eEJxRyLHOeMuuexBhG6fpj9Ot3Oep8WpTrk/edit?usp=sharing

Recordings

SYMPOSIUM Minecraft

Priscila Mateini

RECORDING (34min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p9sf5qrgdsb7/

Vance Stevens, Jane Chien, Mircea Patrascu, Dakotah Redstone, etc.

RECORDING (51min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p5g9gnagqi6l/

WORKSHOP How to survive in Minecraft

RECORDING (41min): http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/pd5uhrwos17h/

Timing

Priscila Mateini spoke for 45 minutes about her project, followed by the tour of the EVO Minecraft MOOC server


Facebook reflection


From the Twittersphere

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More about EVOMC18

Jane and Vance presented on EVO Minecraft MOOC at TESOL Chicago 2018. Others joined us online and we archived our recordings here
https://learning2gether.net/2018/03/28/tesol-2018-chicago-preparing-teachers-to-engage-learners-with-evo-minecraft-mooc/

Announcements

The following notice was posted on the social networks indicated below

Learning2gether episode 393 will begin at 1400 UTC on Sunday, Apr 29 as part of the Apr 27-29 10th Virtual Round Table and 9th vLanguages-SLanguages Web Conference. You can search for our presentation “Preparing Teachers to Engage Learners with EVO Minecraft MOOC” in the #vrtwebcon program here:
http://www.virtual-round-table.com/page/program2018.

We will be warping and teleporting to various interesting sites on our Minecraft server. During the event, you can join us in Minecraft if you are whitelisted there, or watch the tour and chat with us at the Adobe presentation venue, http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/virtual-round-table; or you can watch the livestream on https://www.youtube.com/user/letstalkonlinedotcom/live.

Our presentation is followed at 15:30 UTC by a Workshop on How to build in Minecraft. It’s free but places are limited, so you need to register at http://vrtwebcon2018.eventbrite.com. You need to have a Mojang login to participate hands-on at the mc.guinevereproject.eu server.

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More about the Virtual Round Table/ vLanguage web conference on 27-29 April 2018

335 participants enjoyed three days of presentations, keynotes, workshops, addathons, hackathons and more. 

All of the recordings have been published on the program  and in form of individual session blogs here

I am especially proud of the result of the Addathon where participants and presenters of the VRT collaboratively shared their know-how on tools. The Addathon lists approx. 100 tools for language learning including a short description on what it is, how to use it and perhaps some examples. This list is AWESOME!!!! to say the least and exceeded my expectations by a large margin. Many many thanks to all who shared their know-how, presenters as well as participants of the VRT.

We were delighted to hear 

There were symposiums by

  • Visual Arts Circle, famous for their Image conference in Barcelona with Valéria Benevolo França, Kieran Donaghy, Magdalena Wasilewska, Magdalena Brzezinska and Rob Howard
  • GUINEVERE Symposium for those interested in creating games in a virtual environment with Dr. Michael Thomas, Dr. Letizia Cinganotto, Dr. Tuncer Can, Heike Philp and Carol Rainbow
  • SineSpace Symposium with Rohan Freeman and Ulli Berthold
  • Minecraft Symposium with Vance Stevens, Jane Chien, Priscila Mateini, Mircea Patrascu and Dakota Redstone 
  • vLanguages Symposium with Helena Galani and David Richardson 
  • LTSIG Symposium on Virtual Realty with Sarah Rogerson, Raquel Ribeiro and special guests Öznur Özdal, Ege Kumlalı, Ekin Küçük, Batuhan Küçük

Fascinating presentations by 

This year we tried out new formats: 

May we thank all of the presenters and our wonderful moderators Angelika, Božica, Helena, Oksana, Scott and Syke.

Enjoy the recordings!

Heike Philp

 

Sun Apr 29 1530 UTC Workshop on How to build in Minecraft

Where? Main Venue Virtual Round Table Plenary Hall
http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/virtual-round-table

WORKSHOP (1h)
How to build in Minecraft
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ep_X9VdRv6FeSUALDXpcnCoUdl7-nxcoZYCZr_otFMs/edit

Prerequisites

Hardware/ Software required

  • Purchase Minecraft account from Mojang (about 25 USD) and get a user ID
    or use one of your children’s
  • Add server: mc.guinevereproject.eu

We will join the GUINEVERE Minecraft Server which currently is still open as we are developing it. Therefore you do not need to sign up anywhere just add the mc.guinevereproject.eu to the servers and enter.
To prepare yourself you can watch these videos created by Carol Rainbow
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhPEeeHN9io&list=PLFiiyA_Uprc_WwWuhtbExQWqk-D8r1Aok

Earlier events

Zahra Shafiee interviews Vance Stevens regarding his views on the role of teachers in integrating technology with language teaching

https://learning2gether.net/2018/04/27/zahra-shafiee-interviews-vance-stevens-regarding-his-views-on-the-role-of-teachers-in-integrating-technology-with-language-teaching/

Apr 27-29 10th Virtual Round Table and 9th vLanguages-SLanguages Web Conference

The 10th Virtual Round Table Web Conference took place on 27-29 of April 2018 together with the 9th vLanguages Annual Symposium in Second Life (formerly known as SLanguages).

The Virtual Round Table is a community event and focuses on language learning technologies. It is independent, a grass root event and free for all to attend. This unique web conference is supported by a great group of leaders in specialised fields who are willingly to donate their time as symposium coordinators or moderators.

This year, Virtual Round Table is joined by vLanguages on EduNation in Second Life and presents innovative examples, projects, or best practices on how to teach and learn a language in virtual worlds,

10th VRTWebCon CALL is now open for contributions on language learning with technology, which may include but is not limited to the following fields:

  • Digital literacy, online learning and web-based tools
  • Telecollaboration and multi-faceted interaction
  • VR, AI and other latest technology
  • Translation technologies and corpus
  • Open source, OER and other free resources
  • Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs)
  • Others

9th vLanguages CALL is open for contributions in the field of language teaching and learning in virtual environments such as

  • Social virtual worlds (Second Life, OpenSim)
  • Social VR worlds (High Fidelity, Sansar, Facebook Spaces, Altspace)
  • Immersive and situated learning
  • Telecollaboration and student exchange projects
  • Minecraft and other virtual games
  • Machinima
  • Games in virtual worlds
  • Art, creativity, music and more
  • Others

Here is the program
http://www.virtual-round-table.com/page/program2018

And some information on how to attend
http://www.virtual-round-table.com/page/how-to-attend

All of the sessions take place in the following Adobe Connect Room:
http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/virtual-round-table.

In case the capacity of the room has been reached, you can watch the livestream.
https://www.youtube.com/user/letstalkonlinedotcom/live

Friday Apr 27 Day one at VRT9

Come join three days of networking and great talks, workshops, addathons, hackathons, virtual worlds and more starting today, Friday 27 April at 11am GMT.

Program Overview Friday, 27 April 2018

10:30am GMT WELCOME Heike Philp
11:00am GMT KEYNOTE Thomas Strasser: Smartphones are not the answer?!
12:30pm GMT WORKSHOP (1h) Maha Hassan: Online Assessment
1:30pm GMT PRESENTATION E Robinson, W Simmerman, C Bell, G Ballif: When “Harry” Met Sally: Peer-to-Peer
2:30pm GMT ADDATHON (1) Heike Philp
3:15pm GMT PRESENTATION Languagenut
3:30pm GMT ELTons Finalist Learn Match by Vision Education 
4:30pm GMT PRESENTATION Nick Koretsky: Teaching tenses with Grammar Organizer
5pm GMT SYMPOSIUM Visual Arts Circle

For a complete program with links to recordings on this day click here
http://www.virtual-round-table.com/page/program2018

Sat Apr 28

SATURDAY 28 APRIL 2018

Today we look forward to a full day of learning at the 10th Virtual Round Table WebCon/ 9th vLanguages Annual Symposium. Starting at 9am GMT we look forward to Joe Dale’s keynotes (9am) and his 1001 tips on how to create learning material with a few clicks.

Are you interested in virtual worlds, Minecraft and other virtual environments? Then do not miss the GUINEVERE Symposium (2pm) about games in virtual worlds and the vLanguages Symposium (10:30am) when Helena will introduce you to the games she developed and David talks about his successful English program in Second Life.

Equally exciting is the Sinespace Symposium (5:30pm), because this is a new virtual world which rocks.

Not really into 3D environments? Then perhaps Maria’s exciting presentation about how she uses Skype to connect to other educators around the globe and Kashif’s impressive case study. Did you know that 98% of Oman(ians) have a university degree? You will learn more about how Oman invests heavily in education.

And we will start our HACKATHON (10am) continue to work on the ADDATHON (12:30pm). Curious? So are we of how you develop this. Audience participation is required.

The full program and links to downloadable pdf and Google calendars

http://www.virtual-round-table.com/page/program2018

Joe Dale’s presentation materials and links for the 38 apps he was smashing are here
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Fo1CNLywSYbOd9gv63FQHSMqyKsRZ7CLBXnXOIaenKc

This was shortened, in the QR code he presented, to …

Here is a screen shot of one of the apps he was smashing

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The program for Saturday, April 28

Saturday, 28 April 2018

9:00am GMT

KEYNOTE

Joe Dale: Easy subtitling and multimedia language learning with Apple’s Clips

Saturday, 28 April 2018

10am GMT

HACKATHON (1)

The future of language learning

11am GMT Communication Break
Saturday, 28 April 2018

11:30am  GMT

SYMPOSIUM

vLanguages

Saturday, 28 April 2018

12:30pm

ADDATHON (2)

Heike Philp

1:30pm GMT Communication Break
Saturday, 28 April 2018

2:00pm GMT

SYMPOSIUM

GUINEVERE

3:30pm GMT Communication Break
Saturday, 28 April 2018

4:00pm GMT

PRESENTATION

Maria Jose Giavedoni: Skype in the classroom

Saturday, 28 April 2018

4:30pm GMT

PRESENTATION

Kashif Ali / Sabiri: ICT Integration in Education

5pm Communication Break
Saturday, 28 April 2018

5:30pm GMT

SYMPOSIUM

Sinespace

Day 3 of the 10th Virtual Round Table Web Conference/ 9th vLanguages Annual Symposium holds a few surprises for us in store. It is the last day of a VRTWebcon which has been more virtual than ever before.

We start today, Sunday 29 April at 12pm GMT/ 1pm UK time with Jean-Paul DuQuette who presents his dissertation about language learning in Second Life.

Then, at 2pm GMT3pm UK time there will be a Minecraft Symposium by Vance Stevens, Jane Chien and Priscila Mateini on using Minecraft for Special Educational Needs students and children in school. This will be followed by a Minecraft workshop conducted by Carol Rainbow within the framework of EU funded GUINEVERE project.

The day will conclude at 5pm GMT with a repeat of the PCE (pre conference event) on Altered Reality by IATEFL LTSIG (LearningTechnologies Special Interest Group) and we look forward to Sarah Rogerson’s fabulous presentation and Raquel Ribero’s practical tips on how to use VR in class. Keep a cardboard at hand!

Me, myself and I, Heike Philp will also redo my presentation at the LTSIG on “Back to the Future: From virtual worlds to virtual reality”. Last but not least we welcome as a special guest Öznür and Ege, who demonstrate to us the VR game which won the Goethe Hackathon in Istanbul, a game the team of four developed in a matter of 3 days.

SUNDAY 28 APRIL 2018

12:00pm GMT PRESENTATION

Jean-Paul DuQuette, Ed.D.: A Decade in Cypris Chat

12:30pm GMT HACKATHON (2)

The future of language learning

2:00pm GMT SYMPOSIUM

Minecraft

3:30pm GMT WORKSHOP

How to survive in Minecraft

5pm GMT SYMPOSIUM

Virtual Reality

7pm GMT The end

We look forward to seeing you online.

rgds Heike

Visit Virtual Round Table Web Conference at: http://www.virtual-round-table.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

 

Sun Apr 29

Day 3 of the 10th Virtual Round Table Web Conference/ 9th vLanguages Annual Symposium holds a few surprises for us in store. It is the last day of a VRTWebcon which has been more virtual than ever before.

We start today, Sunday 29 April at 12pm GMT/ 1pm UK time with Jean-Paul DuQuette who presents his dissertation about language learning in Second Life.

Then, at 2pm GMT3pm UK time there will be a Minecraft Symposium by Vance Stevens, Jane Chien (showing their work in EVO Minecraft MOOC) and Priscila Mateini (on using Minecraft for Special Educational Needs students and children in school). This will be followed by a Minecraft workshop conducted by Carol Rainbow within the framework of EU funded GUINEVERE project.

The day will conclude at 5pm GMT with a repeat of the PCE (pre conference event) on Altered Reality by IATEFL LTSIG (LearningTechnologies Special Interest Group) and we look forward to Sarah Rogerson’s fabulous presentation and Raquel Ribero’s practical tips on how to use VR in class. Keep a cardboard at hand!

Me, myself and I, Heike Philp will also redo my presentation at the LTSIG on “Back to the Future: From virtual worlds to virtual reality”. Last but not least we welcome as a special guest Öznür and Ege, who demonstrate to us the VR game which won the Goethe Hackathon in Istanbul, a game the team of four developed in a matter of 3 days.

SUNDAY 28 APRIL 2018

12:00pm GMT PRESENTATION

Jean-Paul DuQuette, Ed.D.: A Decade in Cypris Chat

12:30pm GMT HACKATHON (2)

The future of language learning

2:00pm GMT SYMPOSIUM

Minecraft

3:30pm GMT WORKSHOP

How to survive in Minecraft

5pm GMT SYMPOSIUM

Virtual Reality

7pm GMT The end

We look forward to seeing you online.

rgds Heike

Visit Virtual Round Table Web Conference at:
http://www.virtual-round-table.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

 

 

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