Monday, 23 March 2009

Improving Second Life Immersion: Experimental Realtime Shadows and Multiple Lights

Texas Distance Learning Conference

From notecard:
Looking for great mileage?
Want to fill your tank with knowledge?
Get into high gear and join us at the Texas Distance Learning Conference to be held April 6-9, 2009. You're certain to make a truck load of new friends and find a wide variety of workshop offerings and presentations that will fuel your imagination.
Hit the road to Corpus Christi, Texas and join us to discover a wealth of "green" ideas that are sure to provide excellent savings at the gas pump.
12th Annual TxDLA Conference, April 6-9, 2009
Corpus Christi, Texas Casual attire is encouraged to make the most of your conference trip.

Breakout sessions, food, networking, exhibits, entertainment and fun are all available in a relaxed atmosphere.
Registration will open this fall so stop back soon because you won't want to miss this high octane opportunity to learn how "Distance Learning = "No Gas Required".
We have a great deal on accomodations throught the Omni Hotels with a flat $85.00 a night room rate with up to 4 occupants! Woot!
Contact Chad Sawson in SL or see our conference web page for more information: http://www.txdla.org/conference/2009/index.aspx

Sunday, 22 March 2009

"Cultural Tour in SecondLife" DVD

Comunicato Stampa EP.pdf


Ho il piacere di annunciare la pubblicazione del primo DVD di una serie di tour culturali nel mondo virtuale di secondlife.
Il mezzo espressivo che ho scelto per raccontare la mia secondlife è quello che ultimamente più mi rappresenta e vorrei dare l'avvio ad un genere innovativo di pubblicazioni, una serie di dischi accompagnati da testo e voce narrante che intendono esplorare il mondo virtuale specialmente in relazione al settore dell'education, della formazione, dell'arte e della cultura, ma non escludo ulteriori sviluppi.
Ho scelto di pubblicarlo su Lulu, recentemente disponibile anche per l'Italia, ecco il link
Segue comunicato stampa in PDF(distribuitelo pure ovunque crediate possa essere apprezzato)

Saturday, 21 March 2009

Wikimania 25 /29 agosto 2009

Se cercate wikimania su google:
Benvenuto al sito ufficiale di Wikimanía 2009,
la quinta Conferenza Internazionale della Fondazione Wikimedia, que si terrà dal 25 al 29 agosto 2009 a Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Sarà la prima edizione in un paese di lingua latina, di lingua ispanica e nel emisfero sud.
Seguendo lo spirito poliglotta che l’ha ispirata conterrà un programma di conferenze bilingue in spagnolo e inglese, con servizio di traduzione simultanea incluso per le conferenze principali.
La sede dell’evento sarà Centro Cultural General San Martín (CCGSM), il più importante nel suo genere in Argentina, nel centro turistico di Buenos Aires.
Wikimania è una conferenza annuale indirizzata ai partecipanti di ogn’uno dei progetti della Fondazione Wikimedia.
Permette alla comunità ed al pubblico in generale, di far conoscere e condividere le idee sulle loro iniziative di conoscenza libera e progetti collaborativi in tutto il monto.
Le edizioni precedenti della conferenza si sono tenute a Frankfurt (Germania), Boston (Stati Uniti), Taipei (Taiwan) e Alessandria (Egitto).
Wikimania 2009 conterà sulla presenza d’importanti rappresentanti nell’ambito di Wikimedia e della cultura libera, con speciale enfasi sull’aspetto accademico dei progetti.
Come tutti i progetti wiki –e questo sito non è altro che un sito wiki-, è in costante sviluppo. L'informazione qui presente sarà ampliata e migliorata col passare dei giorni, man mano che la data di realizzazione dell'evento si avvicinerà.
Al momento stiamo lavorando con l’aiuto dei volontari per garantire i dati di base nelle sezioni principali.
Il programma dei tempi provvisorio sarà pubblicato appena sia disponibile.
call for participations

Black Holes, Bright Lights: Quasars as Probes of the Early Universe


Che cosa
Black Holes, Bright Lights: Quasars as Probes of the Early Universe
Quando
Sab. 21 Mar. 18:00 – Sab. 21 Mar. 19:0020090321T180000/20090321T190000
Dovemappa
The large amphitheater on the sim named StellaNova, http://slurl.com/secondlife/StellaNova/213/210/32/
Creato daBruce per SLEDevents in SL
DescrizioneFrom: Troy McConaghy
troy.mcconaghy@gmail.com
MICA Popular Talk
Title: Black Holes, Bright Lights: Quasars as Probes of the Early Universe
Speaker: George Djorgovski (RL) / Curious George (SL)
Date: Saturday, March 21, 2009
Time: 10:00 AM Pacific Time (SL Time)
Location: The large amphitheater on the sim named StellaNova
SLURL: http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fslurl.com%2Fsecondlife%2FStellaNova%2F213%2F210%2F32%2F&usd=2&usg=AFQjCNEHLmwANSJKvrL78Ow8nDNzE6znsg
Abstract:
Quasars are the most powerful sources in the universe, believed to be powered by accretion of matter onto supermassive black holes in the cores of galaxies. Their formation and evolution likely traced the formation of galaxies themselves. Due to their brightness, they can be seen at very large distances, reaching to the times when the universe was less than a billion years old. They can be used to illuminate the early stages of evolution of galaxies, large scale structure, and the intergalactic medium.
This science talk is intended for the general public. All are welcome. It's part of a series of popular talks produced in association with the Meta Institute for Computational Astrophysics (MICA).
Link di approfondimento

EDUCAUSE Midwest Regional conf. in Chicago

The EDUCAUSE VW group will be mtg on Mon, 3/23 @ 8:30a SLT.
This will be a simultaneous mtg w/the one taking place at the EDUCAUSE Midwest Regional conf. in Chicago

The topic for this mtg will be
What are the challenges to assessing & evaluating virtual worlds?

If you will be at the conf. in Chicago, mtg is in the Exchange Rm @10:30a local time. Your host is Tanya Joosten (SL: Juice Gyoza)
If you'd like to attend in SL, we will be meeting at 8:30 SLT in the CHSSSouth Amphitheater.

(notecard from real life education in SL) All Welcome
Real Life Education in SL
This is a Linden Lab sponsored group for real life educators and academics using Second Life for real life education and research. Please use this group to find collaborators, ask questions, and share information about upcoming educational events.
Also be sure to join Linden Lab's "Second Life Educators (SLED)" mailing list by visiting
http://tinyurl.com/qfvv4
Note: Use of this Group for commercial purposes or spamming will result in immediate removal from the Group without warning.

Thursday, 19 March 2009

Rezed "Educational Implications of Mixed-age Versus Age-segregated Virtual Worlds."


At RezEd Central, we are always looks for ways we can better serve our growing community of educators.
We had such a great response to our first virtual conference in Second Life last November, that we have decided to hold seasonal virtual meetups for the RezEd community to socialize, network and share information more regularly.
Our first Spring Meetup will take place on Wednesday March 25 at the Foundations Sim in Second Life, generously offered by the MacArthur Foundation.
The topic is a hot one:
"Educational Implications of Mixed-age Versus Age-segregated Virtual Worlds."
We have three excellent speakers who can address this subject from a youth, teacher and librarian perspectives, plus lots of time for Q&A, discussion and socializing.Here's the details:
WHAT: RezEd.org's Spring Virtual Meetup
WHERE: Second Life, Foundations Sim (Teleport Link)
WHEN: Wednesday, March 25, 12-1pm PST / SLT
WHO: Lucky Figtree: Teen Second Life Resident
Peggy Sheehy: Teacher, Suffern Middle School
Kelly Czarnecki: Librarian, Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County
It's going to be a fun and thought-provoking event.
Please invite your friends and colleagues interested in the changes going on in the Main Grid and Teen Grid of Second Life, how other virtual worlds and MMORPGs navigate mixed-age and age-segregated spaces, and the impacts upon education and youth development.

Sunday, 15 March 2009

MOODLE moot 2009

  • MOODLE MOOT
    Informazioni / Information

    Dopo i brillanti successi dei moot di Roma, Alessandria, Reggio Emilia, Genova e Padova siamo lieti di annunciare l'avvento della quinta edizione del MoodleMoot Italia.

    Moodlemoot è un termine entrato in uso nella comunità internazionale degli utenti di Moodle per indicare un convegno in cui si può:



  • imparare cos'è Moodle
  • sperimentare Moodle
  • scambiare esperienze di utilizzo o di sviluppo di nuovi moduli
  • conoscere i progetti in programma per gli sviluppi futuri dell’ambiente
In questa edizione, ospitata nella città di Torino, si intende dare spazio agli utilizzatori di Moodle con particolare attenzione a cosa, come e quanto l'uso di Moodle è cambiato ed ha cambiato di conseguenza l'insegnamento nel corso di questo lustro, in tutti i contesti di utilizzo, dal mondo della scuola all'ambiente universitario, dagli enti pubblici al mondo aziendale.http://www.moodlemoot.it/file.php/13/locandina.pdf

MoodleMoot è un'importante occasione per l'intera comunità di Moodlers per incontrarsi, condividere esperienze, riflettere in maniera critica sugli utilizzi o gli sviluppi futuri del progetto, per proseguire insieme lungo il cammino di esplorazione e sperimentazione delle possibili tecnologie a servizio della formazione.


luoghi programma
Partner

http://mediatouch.moodle.com/moodle/mod/resource/view.php?id=269

Pi Day :14 march 2009



Today is Pi Day at the Exploratorium sim and the Sploland sim.

Visit those locations!!!

Volete sapere quali sono le ..prime..10000 cifre diopo la virgola del numero pigreco?

andate qui: http://slurl.com/secondlife/SploLand/74/166/39 e poi fate anche un tour dell'isola..e visitate il museo Steampunk
[pigreco ] E' il raporto tra diametro e
circonferenza del cerchio.
Numero irrazionale, ha cioè un numero infinito di cifre decimali. E' anche trascendentale non è cioè possibile costruire, usando compasso e riga, un quadrato che abbia l'area uguale a quella di un cerchio (Problema della quadratura del cerchio) .

Sunday, 1 March 2009

LOGo contest VWBPE

Logo Contest

The entry deadline is Saturday March 7th 11:50 p.m. PST

Exhibition and judging of logos will take place on Sunday March 8th opening at noon slt on the Rockcliffe Library sim

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Rockcliffe%20Library/128/128/25/


Winners will be announced at 5pm slt.

Winning Logo: 4000L
1st Runner Up: 3000L
2nd Runner Up: 2000L
3rd Runner Up: 1000L

The winning logo will be used on the conference website, all conference materials and signage at all the conference venues.

Logo Requirements (Please do not include references to sl in the logo)

Colors
: Primary Red, Blue, Yellow & White

Size: Submit jpeg graphic on a prim measuring 3×3x0.1 meters (Logo on face, all other sides black)

Prim & texture & texture MUST BE FULL PERMISSION

1. Each participant may enter any number of logos (multiple submissions). We do accept proxy submissions via sl avatars from rl students. Please contact for details.

2. Only original work by the original creator will be accepted.

3. Winning logos will become the property of VWBPE and logos that are unselected as the top four finalists will remain the property of their creators.

4. An Entrant may win more than one finalist position.

5. Title ALL prims submitted using format below:

VWBPE Your Name . . . suffix with a number if you have multiple submissions.

Submit ALL of your entries as embedded objects on a notecard with your name in notecard text.

Title notecard: VWBPE Your Name

==== Drop Notecard to Boreas Santos ====

Winners will be expected to submit their art work in the following formats:

1. The winning logo must be submitted in vector format (EPS, AI, SVG) or raster formats (as long as they are lossless and the image is high resolution (PSD or TIFF 600×600 pixels)).

2. Original file formats (Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks)

3. Type needs to be outlined or embedded.

Pensiero creativo

http://ospitiweb.indire.it/adi/SemFeb2009/Sf9_frame.htm
a sinistra ABSTRACT
L.Frizzera/ L. Stacchini
http://www.edwarddebono.com/Default.php

The Virtual World Educators Conference _ Pittsburg


- July 30th - 31st


The Virtual World Educators Conference is being organized by the Greenbush Southeast Kansas Education Service Center and is intended for K-12 virtual world educators.



The event will be held on July 30th - 31st at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg Kansas:The goal of this conference is to:


Showcase Virtual World Technology for Education
Share best practices
Share taxonamy's and pedagogy's
Share resources
Connect with like minded educators
Have fun !


Stay tuned to this network for further details as this event is organized.If you are interested in presenting or a vendor booth drop me an email at rich.white@greenbush.org

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