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Tag: Second Life

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Making Babies in Second Life / Virtual Maternity Unit wins RCM Award

January 30th, 2012 at 03:01

Sometimes hard work does pay off. Colleen McCants and Fay Cross, of the ISLT Section’s Innovation Team, were pleased when their collaborative venture with Jenny Bailey, (Academic Midwifery, School Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy), the Virtual Maternity Unit in Second Life, won Jenny the Royal College of Midwives Innovation Award. In 2011 Jenny received a Lord [...]

Mission virtually impossible

August 16th, 2011 at 07:08

I recently visited Bryan Denby from Aims Solutions, a spin-off company from the University based at King’s Meadow Campus. They provide innovative training solutions through a 360-degree simulation environment (in effect a large Cube) called ‘Mission Room‘. This is an engaging and immersive experience and provides a whole host of opportunities for small-group 3D experiential [...]

What Use the Paper Poster Nowadays?

April 11th, 2011 at 11:04

Why put posters on paper when they could go online? Assumedly, a body promoting Technology Enhanced Learning should embrace the medium. Therefore, this year the Association for Learning Technology’s Conference, ALT-C 2011, has dispensed with paper posters, bringing in the PechaKucha speed-presentation format, likewise naming the submissions ‘ePosters.’ Given that the poster we submitted, last September won the Best [...]

Tuesday Retrospective and a plug for tomorrow’s e-learning community session on Social Media

March 1st, 2011 at 09:03

I’m very much looking forward to hearing the speakers at tomorrow’s E-learning Community Session on Social Media in HE (full details here).  In my previous post about past e-learning community sessions,  I picked out a couple of videos from last May.  Today I’ve been looking at Second Life projects which were reported a couple of years [...]

Tuesday Retrospective: Virtual philosophers and learning from answers

February 22nd, 2011 at 08:02

I’ve been glancing through some of the recordings which were made available from E-Learning Community events here at the University of Nottingham last year.  There are several of these recordings so this will be the first of a series of blog posts revisiting previous E-Learning Community events and topics. The E-Learning Community is an informal [...]

Notes from the 9th Virtual Worlds in Education Forum: Presentation_World War 1 poets in SL

December 17th, 2010 at 04:12

Lest We Forget: The Sound of the Western Front After lunch, Chris Stephens, Senior Developer with Oxford University Computing Services, shared his Second Life recreation of life and conditions on the Western Front in the 1914-18 time period. The environment uses several levels to model the life in the camps and on the front, and [...]

Notes from the 9th Virtual Worlds in Education Forum: Presentations

December 17th, 2010 at 03:12

Presentation: Missionmaker The first presentation was by Andrew Hutchinson, Project Leader, Midland Leadership Centre, who gave an enthusiastic demo of an interesting and inexpensive tool for drag-and-drop creation of virtual learning/gaming spaces. Missionmaker is touted as a game authoring tool for creative learning. A child could use it, yet the interactivity creation seemed quite feasible [...]

Notes from the 9th Virtual Worlds in Education Forum

December 16th, 2010 at 01:12

The one-day conference was held in the amazing new Secole Building at Birmingham City University on the 8th of December, 2010. This being my first such virtual worlds meeting, I was surprised to recognise names amongst the participants and encounter builders of well-know marvels, in person, no less. The event was organised by Jane Edwards [...]

OU rate SL first

October 7th, 2010 at 03:10

Thanks to Virtual World Watch who blogged today that the Virtual World project at the OU have completed (admittedly already slightly out-of-date) virtual world comparison matrix. The results, in reverse order, are: 3. OpenSim 2. Reaction Grid 1. Second Life The full matrix is available here . The results are understandably subjective, but interestingly there didn’t seem to be [...]

Cost of virtual land really increasing

2 October 5th, 2010 at 12:10

Interesting news this morning, Linden Labs the vendor for Second Life, have removed their educational discount from next year, effectively doubling land fees! Not sure what has prompted this move, but could likely impact HE, especially as budgets will become tighter. There is already a growing interest in alternatives such as OpenSim , and the [...]