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Are you an English student? I have a challenge.
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Visit Second Life (http://secondlife.com). Register. Log in. Teleport to anywhere in Second Life. Take a picture of you with someone from a different country and I…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike McKay / Professor Merryman Nov 19, 2011.

I use virtual worlds to teach English
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Nice to meet you! I received an email about this conference, on the last day of the deadline, and thought, "jeez, where have I been?" I am definitely interested in global education. I help English…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Verena Roberts Nov 10, 2011.

Cypris Chat - Virtual World English Learning Community in Second Life
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Your Name and Title: Cypris Chat - Virtual World English Learning Community in Second Life School or Organization Name: Mukogawa Women's UniversityCo-Presenter Name(s): noneArea of the World from…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Anne Mirtschin Oct 31, 2011.


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Cypris Chat - Presentation Slides for 2011

Cypris Chat - Virtual World Language Learning in Second Life.

Link to my presentation slides on Slideshare.net http://www.slideshare.net/ProfessorMerryman/2011-global-ed-conference-cypris-chat





Posted on November 17, 2011 at 1:30am

Web page for my 2011 presentation up!

I made a web page for my 2011 Global Education presentation tomorrow:http://tinyurl.com/7zjanmt The conference is starting TODAY! My presentation will be tomorrow, Tuesday, the 15th.  Here is a link to the the Blackboard Collaborate room the presentation will be in: CLICK HERE This is a special presentation for…


Posted on November 14, 2011 at 6:10am

Facebook connects people, but virtual worlds make it alive

Facebook is a flat 2D text based pen-pal like online social networking website. We can send messages back and forth and keep in touch. But we can't have voice conversations easily because the premise of the site is set around text. If we truly want to get "connected" we need a visual representation with spatial proximity to "feel" as if we are truly connecting. Virtual worlds such as Second Life (http://secondlife.com) allow a person to create an…


Posted on November 8, 2011 at 10:17pm

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At 11:32am on October 31, 2011, David A. Cornelius said…

Welcome to the collaborative.  I trust you will find a lot of useful information and helpful people ready to connect and expand all of our horizons.  Don't hesitate to contact me if I can be of assistance.

Dave Cornelius (International Higher Ed Coordinator)
At 10:26pm on October 30, 2011, Anne Mirtschin said…
G'day Mike and welcome. Hope you will be attending or participating in the Global Ed Conference which is coming up soon. Some great presenters and sessions on offer.

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