SLanguages Annual Symposium

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SLanguages Annual Symposium takes place in Second Life and is a unique 3-day conference on language learning in virtual worlds. It is attended to by about 500 participants and more than 60 guest speakers and in 2011 took place from 16-18 September 2011.

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SLanguages Annual Symposium

  1. 1. Delivering a successful Online conference SLanguages Annual Symposium Virtual location: EduNation in Second Life
  2. 2. <ul><li>Web 1.0 = Read only </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 = Read and Write Web </li></ul><ul><li>Web 3.0 = Read, Write and ... </li></ul>SPEAK
  3. 3. 4th SLanguages Annual Symposium 15-17 October 2010 <ul><li>455 participants </li></ul><ul><li>47 guest speakers </li></ul><ul><li>42 sessions which consisted of… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>19 presentations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 plenaries and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 unconference </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>8 workshops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 theatre plays </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5 tours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 Dogme session </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 demo lessons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 party </li></ul></ul><ul><li>493 participants </li></ul><ul><li>72 guest speakers and SL actuaries </li></ul><ul><li>39 sessions which consisted of... </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 plenaries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 keynote </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>20 presentations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 workshops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>8 tours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5 language demo lessons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 theatre play </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a Japanese dance performance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 artist exhibitions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 party </li></ul></ul>5th SLanguages Annual Symposium 16-18 Sept 2011
  4. 4. Conference Venue
  5. 5. Plenaries
  6. 6. Keynote: Hayo Reinders ‘Learn English or Die’
  7. 7. Conference Theme: ‘Real’ Serious Games
  8. 8. Conference Theme: Situated Learning
  9. 9. World of Warcraft
  10. 10. Presentations
  11. 11. Workshops
  12. 12. Workshop SLoodle 2.0
  13. 13. Tours
  14. 14. Language Demo Lessons
  15. 15. Performing Arts
  16. 16. Artist: Harter Fall, Digital Illusions 3D Art
  17. 17. Artist: Caliburn Susanto, Second Life Photographer
  18. 18. Conference party
  19. 19. Recordings of SLanguages 2011
  20. 20. let‘s talk online Heike Philp @heikephilp

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