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Tuesday, June 12

  1. page home edited ... One reason I want to close it off is I want to use this space to store some files (give them u…
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    One reason I want to close it off is I want to use this space to store some files (give them urls) and I don't want anyone messing with my stuff here and maybe mussing up my links elsewhere. Meanwhile here's a nice short listen:
    {Cheri_Toledo_cathy_claussen.mp3}
    and some context: http://advanceducation.blogspot.com/2007/06/multiliterate-autonomous-learner-and.html
    Hi, Vance again. Happy New Year. The article has by now been published as:
    Stevens, Vance. (2006). Second Life in Education and Language Learning. TESL-EJ, Volume 10, Number 3: http://www.tesl-ej.org/ej39/int.html . In the published article I invited readers to leave comments. If you are visiting as a result of that invitation, please put your reply between the lines (right under here) so we'll know if someone has visited.
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    Hi folks, it is unlikely anyone will want to use this space any longer so I have locked it down (June 2007). If you want to write here you'll have to ask Vance or Webhead Link.
    One reason I want to close it off is I want to use this space to store some files (give them urls) and I don't want anyone messing with my stuff here and maybe mussing up my links elsewhere. Meanwhile here's a nice short listen:
    {[[Cheri_Toledo_cathy_claussen.mp3} ]]{Cheri_Toledo_cathy_claussen.mp3}
    Hi, Vance again. Happy New Year. The article has by now been published as:
    Stevens, Vance. (2006). Second Life in Education and Language Learning. TESL-EJ, Volume 10, Number 3: http://www.tesl-ej.org/ej39/int.html . In the published article I invited readers to leave comments. If you are visiting as a result of that invitation, please put your reply between the lines (right under here) so we'll know if someone has visited.
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    Hi folks, it is unlikely anyone will want to use this space any longer so I have locked it down (June 2007). If you want to write here you'll have to ask Vance or Webhead Link.
    One reason I want to close it off is I want to use this space to store some files (give them urls) and I don't want anyone messing with my stuff here and maybe mussing up my links elsewhere. Meanwhile here's a nice short listen:
    Cheri_Toledo_cathy_claussen.mp3{[[Cheri_Toledo_cathy_claussen.mp3} ]]
    Hi, Vance again. Happy New Year. The article has by now been published as:
    Stevens, Vance. (2006). Second Life in Education and Language Learning. TESL-EJ, Volume 10, Number 3: http://www.tesl-ej.org/ej39/int.html . In the published article I invited readers to leave comments. If you are visiting as a result of that invitation, please put your reply between the lines (right under here) so we'll know if someone has visited.
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  4. page home edited ... Hi folks, it is unlikely anyone will want to use this space any longer so I have locked it dow…
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    Hi folks, it is unlikely anyone will want to use this space any longer so I have locked it down (June 2007). If you want to write here you'll have to ask Vance or Webhead Link.
    One reason I want to close it off is I want to use this space to store some files (give them urls) and I don't want anyone messing with my stuff here and maybe mussing up my links elsewhere. Meanwhile here's a nice short listen:
    http://webheadslink.wikispaces.com/space/showimage/Cheri_Toledo_cathy_claussen.mp3Cheri_Toledo_cathy_claussen.mp3
    Hi, Vance again. Happy New Year. The article has by now been published as:
    Stevens, Vance. (2006). Second Life in Education and Language Learning. TESL-EJ, Volume 10, Number 3: http://www.tesl-ej.org/ej39/int.html . In the published article I invited readers to leave comments. If you are visiting as a result of that invitation, please put your reply between the lines (right under here) so we'll know if someone has visited.
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    Hi folks, it is unlikely anyone will want to use this space any longer so I have locked it down (June 2007). If you want to write here you'll have to ask Vance or Webhead Link.
    One reason I want to close it off is I want to use this space to store some files (give them urls) and I don't want anyone messing with my stuff here and maybe mussing up my links elsewhere. Meanwhile here's a nice short listen:
    http://webheadslink.wikispaces.com/space/showimage/Cheri_Toledo_cathy_claussen.mp3
    Hi, Vance again. Happy New Year. The article has by now been published as:
    Stevens, Vance. (2006). Second Life in Education and Language Learning. TESL-EJ, Volume 10, Number 3: http://www.tesl-ej.org/ej39/int.html . In the published article I invited readers to leave comments. If you are visiting as a result of that invitation, please put your reply between the lines (right under here) so we'll know if someone has visited.
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    Flickr Second Life screenshots
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/secondlife/
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    Add this study: Peterson, Mark (2006). Learner Interaction Management in an Avatar and Chat-based Virtual World. Computer Assisted Language Learning, 19.1, p79~103. (Venny)
    3 Links for beginners:
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  6. page home edited Second Life in Education and Language Learning Hi folks, it is unlikely anyone will want to use…

    Second Life in Education and Language Learning
    Hi folks, it is unlikely anyone will want to use this space any longer so I have locked it down (June 2007). If you want to write here you'll have to ask Vance or Webhead Link.
    One reason I want to close it off is I want to use this space to store some files (give them urls) and I don't want anyone messing with my stuff here and maybe mussing up my links elsewhere. Meanwhile here's a nice short listen:

    Hi, Vance again. Happy New Year. The article has by now been published as:
    Stevens, Vance. (2006). Second Life in Education and Language Learning. TESL-EJ, Volume 10, Number 3: http://www.tesl-ej.org/ej39/int.html . In the published article I invited readers to leave comments. If you are visiting as a result of that invitation, please put your reply between the lines (right under here) so we'll know if someone has visited.
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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/secondlife/
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    Add this study: Peterson, Mark (2006). Learner Interaction Management in an Avatar and Chat-based Virtual World. Computer Assisted Language Learning, 19.1, p79~103. (Venny)
    3 Links for beginners:
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    http://www.slatenight.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=107&Itemid=40
    2. Proceedings of the Second Life Education Workshop, Part of the Second Life Community Convention -2006 http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICDocs/data/ericdocs2/content_storage_01/0000000b/80/35/24/5a.pdf
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    Vance reports: I'm a bit miffed at this wiki. I was chatting with Bee and taking down some really cool links and pasting them in the wiki. I thought I was saving as I went. Finally as our chat wound down I did a final save and turned to other windows. Eventually I found my way back to this window. I discovered the wiki had not saved but was waiting for me to type in a word from one of those anti-spam diagrams. I typed in the word, hit enter, but too late. The program had already pegged me as a spammer due to lag time I guess. An hour and a half\s work disappeared and had to be recovered from my YM instand message chat. I'm suddenly disillusioned with my wiki :-((
    I notice that Venny and Bee both came in of their own accord and pasted in the missing links. What a community!!
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Tuesday, January 9

  1. page home edited ... SusNy Foss Back to Vance: Thanks for your comments Sus. It's always nice to hear your 'voic…
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    SusNy Foss
    Back to Vance:
    Thanks for your comments Sus. It's always nice to hear your 'voice'. - Vance, Jan 7 '07
    Meanwhile, I've created another version of my article aimed less at language learning and more directed at a target audience of Maths, Sciences, and Engineering teachers; here:
    http://www.homestead.com/prosites-vstevens/files/efi/papers/metsmac/metsmac_secondlife.htm
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Thursday, January 4

  1. page home edited ... Hi, Vance again. Happy New Year. The article has by now been published as: Stevens, Vance. (2…
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    Hi, Vance again. Happy New Year. The article has by now been published as:
    Stevens, Vance. (2006). Second Life in Education and Language Learning. TESL-EJ, Volume 10, Number 3: http://www.tesl-ej.org/ej39/int.html . In the published article I invited readers to leave comments. If you are visiting as a result of that invitation, please put your reply between the lines (right under here) so we'll know if someone has visited.
    VISITOR'S greeting:
    January 4, 07:
    Hi, Sus Nyrop, another Webhead was here. Your article is great reading! I apologize for being late. December was a very busy month for me. I've written a quick page here about some SL reflections from my own frist hand view.
    More soon,
    yours
    SusNy Foss
    Back to Vance:

    Meanwhile, I've created another version of my article aimed less at language learning and more directed at a target audience of Maths, Sciences, and Engineering teachers; here:
    http://www.homestead.com/prosites-vstevens/files/efi/papers/metsmac/metsmac_secondlife.htm
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  2. page Sus edited Hello, I'm SusNy Foss in SL and please let's make friends. SL is indeed a social environment and …
    Hello,
    I'm SusNy Foss in SL and please let's make friends. SL is indeed a social environment and the more friends you have on your list, the better change is there for meeting someone when being in world, as we say {http://facultyroom.org/pix/s/smiley.gif} I've had the great luck to immigrate together with a bunch of virtual colleagues from all over the world, most of these are language teachers with a knack of online experimentation and collaboration. As such, I was just following the tempting trend of moving over to SL during our frequent synchronous meetings, sometimes also having parallel backstage Skype as an option, because as it is, for now SL has text chat as default communication tool only.
    Well - someone skeptical once asked if it was possible to learn anything by going into avirtual setting like this? I'll have to consider myself as the first hand learner. Hm - as there is indeed some sort of a steep learning curve, I'm learning all the time. I suppose that people who already posess some gaming experience with the keyboard navigation and terms, may have a smoother start. This already indicates that I am now enabled to share a corner of the amazing unknown warfare learning universe otherwise definitely not tempting me (such as my own adult son, age 33 who is an avid Warhammer gamer (I think it is). He in turn, encouraged his sweet cyber girlfriend to meet me in SL; she is a wonderful young lady studying Graphic Design and already keen on designing SIM CITY family gadgets and dress making, so i'm expecting much from our future collaboration in SL {http://facultyroom.org/pix/s/smiley.gif}
    Although I'm by now almost a SL veteran as I started my transformation into an avatar more than two months ago {http://facultyroom.org/pix/s/smiley.gif} - I feel I'm sometimes having a hard time figuring out how to specialise myself into something useful that others would like to learn.
    I'm not a blind hyper enthusiast of SL, but the potential is indeed promising, and perhaps moving into more :worlds", such as the intitative called Metaverse, of which i don't know much. For the 3D interface, apparently this dimension helps me work on my very poor orientation skills, and creative 3d geometry in practice. My eyesight is not excellent, as I can only see with one eye at a time to avoid double vision. I have become aware of several real life skills that are due to my poor vision, but which I often ignore or just consider as the "weird sides of ME", for example I could never drive a car. This means to me, that SL 3d could provide compensatory training, for example a friend whose legs are lame might feel pleasure by virtual walking and dancing? I do enjoy my ability of flying, which is a fulfillment of an old day dream and frequent sleepability that I posess - and I also remark that you would meet very few heavy vehicles beyond roller skates and snow boards, making it a clean and safe place to live...
    Sloodle is a cool idea, for example it is (in principle, still under development as test run scripts I think) possible to integrate a chat from inside SL AND Moodle, or post to Moodle blog from SL and so on. The Sloodle primus motors are currently less active I think, because there are also some newborns in RL to care for. This is how RL should of course have a first priority!! OK - I don't have babies, my three sweet grandchildren (age 5,5 and 7) are only with me somehow about every second weekend, my husband is cooking, sweeping, shopping and cleaning quite as often as I am, and I work as a free lance, from home at the PC always online, with a strong desire to explore new online learning and communication trends. Actually I've been away from SL for about two weeks because of holidays and a coughing cold, and a deadline etc. Which proves that I'm not dependant {http://facultyroom.org/pix/s/smiley.gif}

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