Vance Stevens’s invited talk on Engaging Teachers and Learners in EVO Minecraft MOOC at APACALL free Webinar

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Fri 9 April 1000-1800 AEST – APACALL free Webinar

The Zoom recorded video of my presentation can be found on YouTube here https://youtu.be/H_gBf-22180

This recording was made in Zoom by APACALL, the Asia-Pacific Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning, at a free Webinar held on Friday, 9 April 2021 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm AEST (time in Brisbane, Australia). The webinar was organized by Jeong-Bae Son, president of APACALL, https://www.apacall.org/, who hosted the one-day conference, and webcast it via Zoom.

Here is the program of events

The recordings are in the APACALL Channel below. The presenters of the sessions have kindly agreed to make their presentations available online.

The screenshot below was taken at the start of the conference:

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Phil Hubbard led us off, followed by Claire Bradin Siskin

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And then it was my turn

Vance Stevens was invited to talk on Engaging Teachers and Learners in EVO Minecraft MOOC

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I was asked to be an invited speaker for the webinar. I gave a 30-minute live talk and sat for a few minutes of Q & A afterwards.

Here is my brief  Abstract:

The speaker founded the Electronic Village Online (EVO) Minecraft Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) community of practice in 2015 as a way to help teachers learn Minecraft through collaborative projects with peers. Lately, young learners have become markedly more involved with EVOMC. This talk discusses various ways we engage and learn from our younger community members.

I invited those present to follow these slides during the presentation, with all hyperlinks live: http://bit.ly/apacall2021vance

You can also reach the prose write up at this link: http://bit.ly/vance2021apacall

If you reach one you’ll find a link to the other, in case you forget if the bit.ly link is apacall2021vance or vance2021apacall

Either will work 🙂


Promotion and Feedback

The following announcement was posted on the Facebook pages indicated below

Just a few hours to go now before the start of the #APACALL free web conference on April 9, starting at the stroke of midnight UTC.

The program at https://www.apacall.org/events/webinars/2021/APACALL_Webinar_2021_Program.pdf features 3 invited speakers at the start of the day, Phil Hubbard, Claire Bradin Siskin, and Vance Stevens. Vance will talk about engaging teachers and learners through the EVO Minecraft MOOC community. The entire event wraps up at 08:00 UTC with a presentation followed by a panel hosted by webinar organizer, Jong-Bae Son.

This was posted to these Facebook Groups


Earlier Events

Minecraft, Virtual Worlds, and MWIS/CPPLN March 25 at the 2021 Virtual TESOL Conference

https://learning2gether.net/2021/03/25/minecraft-virtual-worlds-and-mwis-cppln-march-25-at-the-2021-virtual-tesol-conference/

EVO Minecraft MOOC and Best of EVO at the 2021 TESOL Virtual Conference March 26-27

https://learning2gether.net/2021/03/27/evo-minecraft-mooc-and-best-of-evo-at-the-2021-tesol-virtual-conference-march-26-27/

Mon 29 March 2300 UTC -VSTE Swap Meet in Second Life

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VSTE Swap Meet in Second Life

We will show you how to create a giver box and put in it five things you have to share. If you don’t have anything we can help with that, too. We will each get five fun things from each other and have fun exploring them.

Basic directions to join VSTE Space in Second Life

If you don’t have a Second Life account get one, it’s free. We recommend setting one up at the Rockcliffe University Consortium’s Gateway here:https://urockcliffe.com/reg/second-life/ When you do this your avatar’s “home” is set to be the Rockcliffe University’s sim, bypassing the normal Second Life welcome area.

Download and install Second Life viewer software. You will be directed to download the Second Life viewer but we prefer the Firestorm viewer at https://www.firestormviewer.org/. Either one will work but Firestorm has some advantages.

When you are ready to join us, while your Second Life viewer (software) is open, click this linkhttp://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Soulgiver/155/144/58 to teleport yourself to VSTE Space. Look for an avatar and say, “Hey, I’m new!” We will take care of the rest. Someone is there most Saturday mornings from 9 to 11 AM Eastern Time (Same as New York).

Sat 3 April 1300-1500 UTC – VSTE Second Life Saturdays – repeats each Saturday

About this intitiative, https://vste.org/upcoming-events-virtual-environments-pln/

Time where you are April 3, 9-11 am EDT, 1300-1500 UTC

https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Sat+April+3%2C+9-11+EDT+-+VSTE+Second+Life+Saturdays&iso=20210403T09&p1=212&ah=2

Jaz and Thunder are at VSTE Space in Second Life every Saturday morning from 5 am to 7 am Pacific time.

Feel free to come learn more about the VSTE VE PLN there. Follow VSTE on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VSTEVEPLN/

Below are directions for joining the VSTE VE PLN in Second Life and Minecraft

Basic directions to join VSTE Spaces

If you don’t have a Second Life account get one, it’s free. We recommend setting one up at the Rockcliffe University Consortium’s Gateway here: https://urockcliffe.com/reg/second-life/

  1. Download and install the software.
  2. While your Second Life viewer (software) is open click this link http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Soulgiver/155/144/58
  3. and voila! Look for an avatar on VSTE Island and say, “Hey, I’m new!” We will take care of the rest.

Sat 03 Apr 1700 UTC – TESOL Career Path Development Professional Learning Network Tea Party

TESOL Career Path Development Professional Learning Network Tea Party. Join us on Saturday, April 3rd, 1 PM ET for an informal chat to share experiences and ideas for our CPD Post-TESOL Convention 2021 Tea. All are welcome. Attend with your favorite cup of tea! No pre-registration required.

Tue 06 April 0100 UTC Minecraft Mondays Visits AZCraft (Part 1)

This takes place on Monday, April 5th  8 PM Eastern time, 5 PM SLT, Midnight  UTC

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We will visit a different Minecraft server that K4 and Jaz have been enjoying.

If everyone likes it maybe we can pursue bringing some of the mobs to VSTE Place: an economy, dungeons, voting for rewards?

What actually happened?

I arrived a little late for this one, and by then the crowd had all moved off to WoW (World of Warcraft)

However., they were planning to meet the following week in AZcraft, so Dakota Redstone offered to take me to the server they would be using and get me set up there. Here are some screenshots from that:

Dakota and Dragoslayer show me their humble abodes:

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Dragoslayer mounts a skeleton horse in the corner of one of the builds

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Dokotah and Dragoslayer kindly help me lay claim to a parcel of land and establish myself there:

I’ll be back before the next Minecraft Monday, first Monday in May.

Basic directions to join VSTE Place, VSTE’s Minecraft world

You must have a computer Minecraft account from https://minecraft.net/en/ to join. There is a one time fee of $26.95.

  1. Download and install the software.
  2. Make sure you have installed and are running version 1.16.5
  3. Choose multiplayer and add a server: Name VSTE Place IP: minecraft.vste.org:11002.
  4. Our server is protected. You will need to be whitelisted to enter.
    Email Kim Harrison at K4sons@gmail.com from an educational email address with your real name and Minecraft account name.

VSTE uses its Discord server for voice communication while playing Minecraft

Discord is a voice and screen sharing application that will run on your computer or mobile device.

  1. Download and install it for free.
  2. Create an account. Many of us use the same name for our Discord account as our Minecraft account to keep things simple.
  3. Our channel is https://discord.gg/cp9tsWz

It helps us to be able to play Minecraft in one screen and listen via Discord with earbuds or headphones.

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This blog is written and maintained by Vance Stevens
You are free to share-alike and with attribution under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

The date of this update is May 7, 2021 07:00 UTC 

One thought on “Vance Stevens’s invited talk on Engaging Teachers and Learners in EVO Minecraft MOOC at APACALL free Webinar

  1. Pingback: Vance and Bobbi Stevens demo Getting Started in Minecraft: Surviving and Thriving at the 2021 VRT Webcon | Learning2gether

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