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This presentation is part of a live presentation given at Ohio TESOL conference Nov 1, 2008

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  • Language Learning Resources in Second Life Vance Stevens Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi Webheads in Action http://webheads.info Created for Chris Hill’s Technology Session at the Ohio TESOL Conference, Nov 1, 2008
  • Some links
    • This presentation derives from research I did for an article in the The Linguist http://sl2ndchance.pbwiki.com/
    • Annotated bibliography re: pedagogical resources on Second Life in education: http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~mpepper/slbib
    • New Media Consortium, http://sl.nmc.org/
    • Over 150 educational institutions listing themselves as maintaining presences in the Simteach Second Life Education Wiki http://www.simteach.com/wiki/index.php?title=Second_Life_Education_Wiki
  • Introductions to Second Life
    • Learning to Teach in Second Life by Diane Carr, April 2008, http://learningfromsocialworlds.wordpress.com/learning-to-teach-in-second-life/
    • 50-slide presentation by Alya Sulčič http://www.slideshare.net/ialja/virtual-worlds-introduction-second-life-and-beyond
  • Third Places
    • Konrad Glogowski’s idea of classrooms becoming third places, apart from first and second places, (i.e. home and work
      • Ray Oldenburg, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Oldenburg ).
      • Third places conducive to informal learning
        • egalitarian environments
        • social constraints inherent in other spaces relaxed
      • Virtual Classroom Project with Leigh Blackall:
        • http://jokaydia.com/jokaydia-projects/virtual-classroom-project/
        • and http://www.teachandlearn.ca/blog/2008/04/18/vcpreflection/ ]
  • Transformative Potentials
    • Mark Karstad uses SL with ladies at Dubai Women’s College http ://www.slideshare.net/slanguages/microsoft-power-point-conservative-societies-considerations-from-the-middle-east
  • Conferences / Connectivism
    • Gavin Dudeney
      • http ://slanguages.net
      • Webheads support
      • Houses Study.com
  • Reaching Digital Immigrants
    • Graham Stanley’s Teen Grid slideshow: http://www.slideshare.net/bcgstanley/learn-english-second-life-for-teens
    • Graham’s rendition of this talk at the IATEFL Conference in Exeter in April 2008, recorded here: http://exeteronline.britishcouncil.org/mod/resource/view.php?id=147
  • Second Life English
    • Kip Yellowjacket http ://www.secondlifeenglish.com/news.php
    • Blog full of tips and tutorials: http://www.esl-secondlife.blogspot.com/
  • Immersive Language Learning
    • Language Lab: Over to Daf Smirnov
  • Enough from me!
    • Vance Stevens http://adVancEducation.blogspot.com