Today the invitation for the final project presentation & workshop was sent out on the following channels:
- SL-Group “BABEL One World Forum“
- SL-Group “BABEL Info“
- SL-Group “DIT Module“
- SL Educators \(The SLED List\)
- Social Network “BABEL Language Learner’s Network“
- Twitter “MikeMeltzer1”
- Facebook “Mike Meltzer”
- Facebook “Michael Großpietsch”
There will be updates and follow up in the “BABEL One World Forum” group, which is free to join: http://world.secondlife.com/group/6d05f200-6f89-5339-69a0-13a974440158
The presentation platform is ready for the first contributions, messages and builds.
We hope for a splendid participation and look forward to see many of you.
Bill & Mike
Workshop “Future of Education”
on May 2, 2013, 12:00 PM SL-Time
Which contemporary media do we expect to make the way in the future?
Which steps can be done to incorporate the use of social media and virtual worlds in education?
How can multicultural online communities contribute to learning and knowledge achievement?
How will education act in this field of in social media and virtual worlds engaged students?
The workshop is carried out by Jonathan Cooney and Michael Großpietsch as the final project presentation of their study in Dublin Institute of Technology’s online module “Is One Life Enough?” on May 2, 2013 at the second life location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Pak/92/205/94 .
Participation is free for all, both students, educators and others interested in the topic!
► Furthermore participants are more than welcome to come to the presentation platform prior to the workshop on May 2 to compose and leave a message on what kind of social media use and which needed new educational approaches they see ahead on the interactive screens at the platform. ◄
At the presentation on May 2 we will go through a brief introduction and by hands-on activities make builds of the present bricks of social media and discuss their importance for a future education. The results and individual messages will finally be published in the connected blogs.
As there will be used “shared media” for the presentation it is recommended to log into Second Life with Viewer 2 or Firestorm. There will be played world music and “Pink Floyd: The Wall” along with music by Edvard Grieg. Discussions will take place both in voice & local chat. Participants will get a t-shirt in black with the question “Is One Life Enough?” on the front and a surprise answer on the back as a thank you 🙂
For more information, please consider to read the following blog posts:
http://wp.me/pFoaH-7v – Wish You Were Here – Cross-Cultural Art Interventions & Documentation
http://wp.me/pFoaH-76 – Future of Education with the accomplished Technology used for a multicultural Approach
http://wp.me/pFoaH-6U – Preparing the Workshop “Education for the Future in the Light of Multiculturalism & Web 2.0 Tools” on May 2, 12:00 PM SL-Time
Jonathan Cooney Michael Großpietsch
Student at Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) Head of BABEL Language School (SL)
ak: BowlingBallBill Resident ak: Mike Meltzer