The Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference takes place in the virtual world, Second Life, starting now and continuing until Saturday. I have been involved in several ways, and tomorrow I'm doing a couple of events. You need a SL avatar and the SL browser on your computer to participate.
1. Presentation with Ridvan Ata: Teaching and learning in Second Life as Part of a Blended approach: reflections and lessons learnt. This takes place on Friday 16th March at 11am SL time, which is 6pm UK time (see http://tinyurl.com/7y7yjxf for times elsewhere). The location is http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/CAVE/225/220/25
2. There is also a virtual journal club meeting on Friday 16th March:
When: 16th March, 1pm SL time (8pm UK time, see see http://tinyurl.com/7ulvad2 for times elsewhere)
Where: The virtual world, Second Life. http://slurl.com/secondlife/EduCommons%20Alpha/171/51/40/
What: Marshall Dozier (Edinburgh University Library) will lead discussion on: Young, P. and Vilelle, L. (2011) “The Prevalence and Practices of Academic Library Journal Clubs” http://hdl.handle.net/10760/15531 [authors’ preprint] Published in: The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 37 (2), 130-136.
This is taking place on our exhibition stand about Running a Journal Club in Second Life (pictured above) which you can visit anytime now, and next week. The location is http://slurl.com/secondlife/EduCommons%20Alpha/171/46/25/