[SLED] UKRC Second Life event: science, society and gender equality

Ruth Wilson r.wilson at ukrc4setwomen.org
Wed Dec 3 01:53:41 PST 2008


Join us in Second Life, Monday 15 December, 6.50-8pm UK time
http://www.ukrc4setwomen.org/html/news-and-events/events/?event_id=923
Whether you are new to Second Life or experienced, whether you took part in our recent consultation events or not, we hope you will join us for a free session with UKRC Director Annette Williams, on our findings on gender equality and the government's vision for science and society.


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Subject: Educators Digest, Vol 915, Issue 1

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Today's Topics:

   1. Re: Educators Digest, Vol 914, Issue 1 (Chris Riddell)
   2. RE: Social Bookmarking Class in SL - December 2 (Turner,Dudley B)
   3. Re: Brief self-intro (nergizkern)
   4. The Use of Second Life World in Your Institution (Feili Tu)
   5. RE: Educators Digest, Vol 914, Issue 1 (Hope Botterbusch)
   6. [STATUS] Partial Inventory Maintenance Scheduled for Thursday
      12/04/08 (joppa at lindenlab.com)
   7. Re: Help needed (Jeska Dzwigalski)
   8. [Status] Logins failing and some Residents are being logged
      out automatically. (joppa at lindenlab.com)
   9. [STATUS] [CLOSED] Logins failing and some Residents are being
      logged out automatically. (Teeple Linden)
  10. "Virtual Peace" MUVE game wins award (Jeremy Kemp)
  11. Second Life Symposium:  Therapy versus Tragedy: A Biblical
      Approach to Mental Health (Gerald R. Stapleton)
  12. (no subject) (William M. Tweedie)
  13. Re: (no subject) (Fire Centaur (Paul Preibisch))
  14. FW: Google Alert - Second Life (Jacob, Anthony)
  15. SLER - Today, 2:30pm SLT - Topic: Premium Membership (AJ)
  16. RE: venus, jupiter, and the moon (Dittmann, Robert M.)
  17. RE: The Use of Second Life World in Your Institution
      (Dittmann, Robert M.)


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Message: 1
Date: Mon, 01 Dec 2008 15:00:43 -0500
From: "Chris Riddell" <Chris.Riddell at goddard.edu>
Subject: [SLED] Re: Educators Digest, Vol 914, Issue 1
To: educators at lists.secondlife.com
Message-ID: <fc.0119edb70247d0783b9aca00eff5891c.247d07a at goddard.edu>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8"

I am not in the office today.  If you need immediate IT assistance, please
email lits at goddard.edu or call the IT Support Team at 802-322-1605 or
extension 364.
      
Thanks,

Chris

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Chris Riddell
Associate Dean of Library and IT Services
Goddard College
http://www.goddard.edu/
(802) 322-1679

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Message: 2
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2008 15:08:25 -0500
From: "Turner,Dudley B" <barlow at uakron.edu>
Subject: RE: [SLED] Social Bookmarking Class in SL - December 2
To: SL Educators <educators at lists.secondlife.com>
Message-ID:
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Question - is that a.m. or p.m.??

Class:  Social Bookmarking
Date:    December 2, 2008 (Tuesday)
Time:    8:00 - 8:45 EST / 5:00 - 5:45 PACIFIC
Place:  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Lichtenberg/36/147/45/

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Message: 3
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2008 22:29:58 +0200
From: nergizkern <nergizkern at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [SLED] Brief self-intro
To: educators at lists.secondlife.com
Message-ID: <0F749258-FD57-47DC-A157-60A0CC335E42 at gmail.com>
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Hi Don

Why don't you join our SLexperiments group. We are a group of mainly  
(EFL/ESL) language teachers. We meet every Friday at 11am SLT in SL  
to share resources, lesson plans and ideas and help each other learn  
SL skills. Our SL group name is "SLexperiments Language Teachers". We  
also have a wiki here: http://slexperiments.pbwiki.com/

Nergiz Kern
http://slexperiments.edublogs.org/




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Message: 4
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2008 13:01:59 -0800 (PST)
From: Feili Tu <feilitu89 at yahoo.com>
Subject: [SLED] The Use of Second Life World in Your Institution
To: educators at lists.secondlife.com, vw-research at utlists.utexas.edu,
	alliancesecondlife at googlegroups.com
Cc: RONBROWN at mailbox.sc.edu
Message-ID: <872038.89273.qm at web51711.mail.re2.yahoo.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii

Dear Colleagues:

Greetings!  We are writing to invite you to participate in a research study of using Second Life (SL) in library and information environments in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia.  If you are a librarian or information professional from South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia please contact us.  Your effort and contribution will make a difference in our project and to the library and information professions.

We are researchers from the School of Library and Information Science of the University of South Carolina, and we are investigating the use of Second Life (SL) in library and information environments (e.g., libraries, museums, archives and other information organizations).  The intent of this research is to examine how SL projects are planned, administered, and supported in such environments. The Co-Primary Investigators (CO-PIs) are Drs. Feili Tu and Ron Brown.  

The data collection involves surveying information professionals who are currently using SL world.  The participants will be asked to fill in a web-based survey questionnaire anonymously on the Internet and submit it online.  The questionnaire is designed for ease of response and will take little of your time.  The researchers will send each participant a report of the findings.

We would be deeply appreciative if you would participate in this study and we look forward to hearing from you.  Please contact Dr. Feili Tu at feilitu at sc.edu or Dr. Ron Brown at RONBROWN at mailbox.sc.edu to participate.   Again, your contributions will make a difference to our study and our profession.  Thank you.  

Sincerely,
Feili Tu, Ph.D.
Ron Brown, Ph.D.



      


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Message: 5
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2008 16:35:03 -0500
From: Hope Botterbusch <Botterbusch.Hope at spcollege.edu>
Subject: [SLED] RE: Educators Digest, Vol 914, Issue 1
To: "educators at lists.secondlife.com" <educators at lists.secondlife.com>
Message-ID:
	<B4241AC30DF62541BCA32881BA8ABD5001136FFD4A at CCR1VS.SPCollege.edu>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"

NEW Course 
Announcement

Course Title:  Virtual Learning: Second Life
Dates:  January 15 - May 15, 2009 (spring semester 2009)
Kansas State University, College of Education

Register at: 
https://eis.dce.ksu.edu/CreditReg/CourseSearch/
At the search window, type in Virtual Learning

Course Numbers:  EDCI 786, Class #15703
Instructor:  Hope R. Botterbusch (Esparanza Freese in Second Life)
Course Description:
     This course examines multi-user online virtual learning environments, specifically Second Life, as platforms for collaborative, inquiry-based, immersive learning (IL).  Immersive learning uses the ability of virtual environments to supply information and to engage more of a student's cognitive skills than do traditional lecture-based courses.  Classes and activities will be conducted "in-world" in Second Life.
     This course will appeal to educators of any discipline who want to explore emerging technologies to create activities to engage students in collaborative inquiry-based learning and to administrators, instructional technologists, technology resource specialists, librarians and media specialists who want to support faculty in these efforts.

Student Requirements:
*	High Speed Internet Access
*	Computer meeting recommended requirements:
o	See Second Life system requirements at http://secondlife.com/support/sysreqs.php
*	Headset with microphone (no speakers to avoid feedback)

Textbook:  "Virtual Learning Environments: Using, Choosing and Devloping Your VLE" by Martin Weller
Supplemental Suggested Texts:
Second Life for Dummies by Sarah Robbins and Mark Bell
Official Guide to Second Life

Course Fees:
Graduate Credit: $1140.00
Undergraduate Credit: $882.00

Please direct any questions to: 
Hope R. Botterbusch aka Esparanza Freese
botterbusch.hope at spcollege.edu


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Message: 6
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2008 14:18:05 -0800 (PST)
From: joppa at lindenlab.com
Subject: [SLED] [STATUS] Partial Inventory Maintenance Scheduled for
	Thursday 12/04/08
To: update-announcements at lists.lindenlab.com
Message-ID: <2474.69.142.60.23.1228169885.squirrel at mail.lindenlab.com>
Content-Type: text/plain;charset=iso-8859-1

We're arranging a partial outage on Thursday morning, December 04, 2008,
for an upgrade to a group of inventory databases. There will be groups of
residents affected by this between 6:30 and 8:00 a.m. PST. Groups of
affected residents will not be able to log in during this time.



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Message: 7
Date: Mon, 01 Dec 2008 16:55:31 -0800
From: Jeska Dzwigalski <jeska at lindenlab.com>
Subject: Re: [SLED] Help needed
To: SL Educators <educators at lists.secondlife.com>, juanma at elein.org
Message-ID: <49348783.702 at lindenlab.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed

Juanma,

Welcome! I saw that others had helped and had a few more resources for 
you as you begin exploring Second Life.

Answers to your questions about Getting Started in Second Life can be 
found here:  http://secondlifegrid.net/programs/education

Linden Lab's educators program allows organizations to further their 
inworld presence. This program also provides discounted land rates. For 
more information on getting the educator discounted pricing, visit the 
Special Order Form: http://specialorders.secondlife.com/

Cheers,
Jeska

Juanma wrote:
> Hi there! I'm new in Second Life. I¡m sending you this message from Spain. In my school, a group of teachers wants to explore the possibilities of SL for educational purposes. We have plenty of doubts so far:
>
> 1) How can we buy land to set up our own space. I have read the information on SL but it's not clear for us.
>
> 2) Is it possible to design the space ourselves? Is that difficult?
>
> 3) What can we insert in that space? 
>
> 4) Could you recommend us a book?
>
> Thanks in advance
>
> juanma
>
>
>
>
> _______________________________________________
> Educators mailing list
> To unsubscribe
> https://lists.secondlife.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/educators
>   

-- 
------------------------
Jeska Dzwigalski aka Jeska Linden 
Manager of Proactive Iniatitives, Linden Lab
jeska at lindenlab.com
http://www.secondlife.com
Visit my Office in Second Life: http://tinyurl.com/nmhsa
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Message: 8
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2008 17:17:01 -0800 (PST)
From: joppa at lindenlab.com
Subject: [SLED] [Status] Logins failing and some Residents are being
	logged out automatically.
To: update-announcements at lists.lindenlab.com
Message-ID: <4888.69.142.60.23.1228180621.squirrel at mail.lindenlab.com>
Content-Type: text/plain;charset=iso-8859-1

There is a widespread network issue. Our Ops team is working on resolving
this issue as soon as possible. Logins are not working and about 9,000
regions have been affected to the point where anyone within them have been
logged out of Second Life

We will update this blog as soon as we have any more details.




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Message: 9
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2008 18:53:27 -0700
From: Teeple Linden <teeple at lindenlab.com>
Subject: [SLED] [STATUS] [CLOSED] Logins failing and some Residents
	are being	logged out automatically.
To: update-announcements at lists.lindenlab.com
Message-ID: <D9AE1AE6-E53C-40C1-B2D8-C91AA39C1C0D at lindenlab.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"

[CLOSED 5:35 pm PST] The router disruption has been repaired and  
logins are open again. Please be patient during login for the next few  
minutes, and try to ride a slow login all the way through, in order to  
keep your place in the queue.

Begin forwarded message:

> From: joppa at lindenlab.com
> Date: December 1, 2008 6:17:01 PM GMT-07:00
> To: update-announcements at lists.lindenlab.com
> Subject: [Status] Logins failing and some Residents are being logged  
> out  automatically.
>
> There is a widespread network issue. Our Ops team is working on  
> resolving
> this issue as soon as possible. Logins are not working and about 9,000
> regions have been affected to the point where anyone within them  
> have been
> logged out of Second Life
>
> We will update this blog as soon as we have any more details.
>
>

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Message: 10
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2008 18:09:13 -0800 (PST)
From: Jeremy Kemp <jeremykemp at yahoo.com>
Subject: [SLED] "Virtual Peace" MUVE game wins award
To: SL Educators <educators at lists.secondlife.com>
Message-ID: <799623.58908.qm at web83810.mail.sp1.yahoo.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii

>From Slashdot:

"Duke University in collaboration with Virtual Heroes (who created America's Army) has produced a game called Virtual Peace, the intention of which is to help the gamer develop disaster relief and conflict resolution skills. Virtual Peace also is the winner of the HASTAC/MacArthur Digital Media and Learning Competition according to an article published by the university."

http://games.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/12/01/1854242&from=rss

And a fellow who did some innovative guerrilla activism in America's Army a few years back:
http://www.unr.edu/art/DELAPPE/Gaming/Dead_In_Iraq/dead_in_iraq%20JPEGS.html

--Jeremy Kemp


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Message: 11
Date: Mon, 01 Dec 2008 23:27:08 -0600
From: "Gerald R. Stapleton" <gstapltn at uic.edu>
Subject: [SLED] Second Life Symposium:  Therapy versus Tragedy: A
	Biblical Approach to Mental Health
To: educators at lists.secondlife.com
Cc: symposium at uic-online.info
Message-ID: <6.2.1.2.2.20081201232048.0474ddf0 at mail.uic.edu>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"; format=flowed

SYMPOSIUM INVITATION

Second Life Symposium:  Therapy versus Tragedy: A Biblical Approach to 
Mental Health
When:  Thursday, December 4, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. SLT (PST)
Where:  Second Life Institute for Clinician Education (SLICE2)
SLURL:  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Aido%20Wedo/166/62/39

Much of traditional contemporary psychotherapy is based on an historical 
Greek interpretation of relationships and approach to mental health.  Dr. 
Kalman J. Kaplan, Director of the Program for Religion, Spirituality and 
Mental Health in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois 
at Chicago College of Medicine has long espoused a paradigm shift involving 
the replacement of Greek master stories in psychotherapy with a more 
positive approach based on biblical stories.  Dr. Kaplan and his colleague, 
Elizabeth Jones, teach an online course on "A Biblical Approach to Mental 
Health" at UIC (see "http://www.rsmh.org") for health care professionals 
and counselors.

Dr. Kaplan will bring this discussion to the Second Life community on 
Thursday, December 4, 2008 with a symposium entitled "Therapy versus 
Tragedy."  A brief presentation (slides and voice) will be followed by 
discussion of the topics presented with participants using text chat.  This 
activity is intended for those who are involved in counseling or healthcare 
and might include psychologists, counselors, hospice workers, nurses, 
social workers, and chaplains as well as students and other care givers but 
all interested avatars are welcome to register.  It would be especially 
interesting to have some of you who are currently engaged in SL counseling 
activities to join the discussion.

Participation in the symposium will be limited to the first ten individuals 
to register.  There is no fee to register, just send an email to 
<mailto:symposium at uic-online.info>symposium at uic-online.info with your real 
name, role, institution, email address, and your avatar's name so that you 
can be provided with access to Thursday's symposium.   Hope to see you on 
Thursday.


***********************************************************
Gerald R. Stapleton
Director for Distance Learning
Department of Medical Education
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
820 S. Wood Street, Rm. 363  M/C 991
Chicago, IL 60612-7314
Phone:  312-355-3716
Email:  gstapltn at uic.edu

To learn about the UIC Department of Medical Education go to:
www.uic-dme.org

Or visit my blogs on Web Technologies in Medical Education at:
http://www.gottalot2learn.com (Blogger.com)
http://www.slice2.com (Second Life Institute for Clinician Education)



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Message: 12
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2008 23:14:47 -0800 (PST)
From: "William M. Tweedie" <william.tweedie at yahoo.ca>
Subject: [SLED] (no subject)
To: Educators at lists.secondlife.com
Message-ID: <465684.56897.qm at web56502.mail.re3.yahoo.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"

Hello, from the Asian Front, Global Educators,

I'm a classroom facilitator of learning and facilitator trainer from Canada who has worked in an EFL contexts for the past 14 years (Korea, the UAE, Mexico, China, Malaysia, and now find myself in Vietnam).

I haven't gone much beyond fiddling with my avatar for a few precious minutes so, don't know much about the SL environment. Initial impressions (perhaps shared by most newbies like myself) are that it looks very complicated and time consuming. I haven't ventured into anything that has the word cost associated with it (like many dedicated and truly committed to the field, and having spent most of my time in government sponsored posts, I've spent more than I've earned) but hope over time to see how it can be used in this context.

I'm currently developing an English language training curriculum for a new school targeting the health-care industry. Students (initially Vietnamese and Chinese) will spend time in intensive English conversation training then move on to the formal industry specific studies and training. I've already subscribed to the health-care mailing list and look forward to getting some help there in terms of lexical resources and information on similar programs. An interesting footnote to the program I'm developing is that the curriculum will incorporate Phonemic Awareness and Phonics training for adults. Their is a dearth of information on the implementation of such an element in other programs so if anybody has any leads they would be most appreciated.

The Approach I have developed over the years is called the PRIME Approach which stands for Practical, Relevant, Integrated, Meaningful, and Enriching ELA. It requires the student to input most of the subject content in the context of courses called PRIME Strategies: Learning Lexis and Using Language for Communication, PRIME Talk: Developing and Using English for Conversation, PRIME Projects, etc., - radically different from most standard ESL/EFL courses. Therefore, I am most interested in the SL application for the potential it has for students to interact in the environment. The distinct advantages I foresee is the detachment students may have in this interaction (like playing with puppets) and therefore the well known 'affective filter' may be further reduced, and the potential for creativity and spontaneity in the interaction.

I may be way off the mark here being in the state of ignorance I am about the whole SL concept(s). Your reactions will help clarify I'm sure.

One final thing, after signing up to the list I started to get messages from all kinds of people about all kinds of topics most of which are interesting but of little relevance to my particular interests. So he question is how do I do as the option that follows on my list options page says I can; i.e.,

"By selecting one or more topics, you can filter the traffic on the mailing list, so as to receive only a subset of the messages."

Thanks if you have waded through this up to this point.

Wishes for success to all,

William
 
Together in the mission to help the people of the world communicate and learn more effectively,
 
William M. Tweedie
Managing Director 
Kenmac Educan International 
Teachers in Asia! Join AsiaTEACH: Teaching and Education in Asia - Communities of Hope http://asiateach.ning.com/?xgi=2YdK8LJ

"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. To be your own man is hard business. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.": Rudyard Kipling - (1865-1936) from http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/


      
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Message: 13
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2008 17:44:38 +0900
From: "Fire Centaur (Paul Preibisch)" <fire at eslteacherlink.co.kr>
Subject: Re: [SLED] (no subject)
To: "SL Educators" <educators at lists.secondlife.com>
Message-ID:
	<1dabc2a30812020044w31b92bcci9daa3f3583bbf111 at mail.gmail.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8"

Hi William,

It's very nice to meet you,

I am also an educator / programmer, and have been focusing on ESL
particularly in Korea.
I have an island English Village designated specifically for language
education.  If you'd like to use some space on the island, I'd love to host
you.

I also can set up sandbox area so you can have your own building space, as
most teachers usually like to create their own environment in world.

I can also be reached via skype: at eslteacherlink.com

Cheers!

 *Paul 'Fire' Preibisch*
Educator, Content Creator, Virtual World Builder, Web 2.0 Consultant
 <http://englishvillage.asia>
<http://world.secondlife.com/resident/2102f5ab-6854-4ec3-aec5-6cd6233c31c6>
<http://www.new.facebook.com/profile.php?id=627331676>
<http://englishvillage.asia/index.php?option=com_myblog&Itemid=69>
<http://twitter.com/fire> <http://apps.facebook.com/second-life/>
<http://youtube.com/fire2006> [image: Spreadfirefox Affiliate
Button]<http://www.mozilla.com/firefox?from=sfx&uid=248406&t=331>
[image: Teleport to
EV]<http://slurl.com/secondlife/English%20Village/129/125/108/>
*Connect your Facebook Profile with your Second Life!
http://apps.facebook.com/second-life/*
*Services: *Second Life Virtual World Construction, Machinima - Animation,
Joomla Programming, Educational Website, LibsecondLife, Virtual Event
Services
Fire Centaur in Second Life



On Tue, Dec 2, 2008 at 4:14 PM, William M. Tweedie <william.tweedie at yahoo.ca
> wrote:

> Hello, from the Asian Front, Global Educators,
>
> I'm a classroom facilitator of learning and facilitator trainer from Canada
> who has worked in an EFL contexts for the past 14 years (Korea, the UAE,
> Mexico, China, Malaysia, and now find myself in Vietnam).
>
> I haven't gone much beyond fiddling with my avatar for a few precious
> minutes so, don't know much about the SL environment. Initial impressions
> (perhaps shared by most newbies like myself) are that it looks very
> complicated and time consuming. I haven't ventured into anything that has
> the word cost associated with it (like many dedicated and truly committed to
> the field, and having spent most of my time in government sponsored posts,
> I've spent more than I've earned) but hope over time to see how it can be
> used in this context.
>
> I'm currently developing an English language training curriculum for a new
> school targeting the health-care industry. Students (initially Vietnamese
> and Chinese) will spend time in intensive English conversation training then
> move on to the formal industry specific studies and training. I've already
> subscribed to the health-care mailing list and look forward to getting some
> help there in terms of lexical resources and information on similar
> programs. An interesting footnote to the program I'm developing is that the
> curriculum will incorporate Phonemic Awareness and Phonics training for
> adults. Their is a dearth of information on the implementation of such an
> element in other programs so if anybody has any leads they would be most
> appreciated.
>
> The Approach I have developed over the years is called the PRIME Approach
> which stands for Practical, Relevant, Integrated, Meaningful, and Enriching
> ELA. It requires the student to input most of the subject content in the
> context of courses called PRIME Strategies: Learning Lexis and Using
> Language for Communication, PRIME Talk: Developing and Using English for
> Conversation, PRIME Projects, etc., - radically different from most standard
> ESL/EFL courses. Therefore, I am most interested in the SL application for
> the potential it has for students to interact in the environment. The
> distinct advantages I foresee is the detachment students may have in this
> interaction (like playing with puppets) and therefore the well
> known 'affective filter' may be further reduced, and the potential for
> creativity and spontaneity in the interaction.
>
> I may be way off the mark here being in the state of ignorance I am about
> the whole SL concept(s). Your reactions will help clarify I'm sure.
>
> One final thing, after signing up to the list I started to get messages
> from all kinds of people about all kinds of topics most of which are
> interesting but of little relevance to my particular interests. So he
> question is how do I do as the option that follows on my list options page
> says I can; i.e.,
>
> "By selecting one or more topics, you can *filter the traffic on the
> mailing list*, so as to receive only a subset of the messages."
>
> Thanks if you have waded through this up to this point.
>
> Wishes for success to all,
>
> William
>
>  Together in the mission to help the people of the world communicate and
> learn more effectively,
>
> William M. Tweedie
>  Managing Director
> Kenmac Educan International
>
> Teachers in Asia! Join AsiaTEACH: Teaching and Education in Asia -
> Communities of Hope http://asiateach.ning.com/?xgi=2YdK8LJ
>
>  "The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed
> by the tribe. To be your own man is hard business. If you try it, you will
> be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay
> for the privilege of owning yourself.": *Rudyard Kipling* - (1865-1936)
> from http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/
>
>
> _______________________________________________
> Educators mailing list
> To unsubscribe
> https://lists.secondlife.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/educators
>
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Message: 14
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2008 07:58:49 -0600
From: "Jacob, Anthony" <ajacob at uiwtx.edu>
Subject: [SLED] FW: Google Alert - Second Life
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FYI...

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Subject: Google Alert - Second Life



Google News Alert for: Second Life

Linden Lab Appoints Howard Look Senior Vice President of Customer ... <http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/Linden-Lab-Appoints-Howard-Look/story.aspx?guid=%7B8C30D8D9-B31A-4DDA-9A40-571D3659E8D7%7D> 
MarketWatch - USA
Reporting to Linden Lab's CEO, Mark Kingdon, Look will oversee improvements to the Second Life experience and the development of new products and features ...
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Message: 15
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2008 09:10:47 -0500
From: AJ <sorry.afk at gmail.com>
Subject: [SLED] SLER - Today, 2:30pm SLT - Topic: Premium Membership
To: "SL Educators" <educators at lists.secondlife.com>
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Just a reminder, if you are available today, please join the SL Education
Roundtable at its NEW TIME - 2:30pm SLT at the CHSSSouth Amphitheater, on
Montclair State CHSSSouth.
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Montclair%20State%20CHSSSouth/127/154/22

We meet every Tuesday and talk about a variety of subjects.  Some weeks we
may have a guest speaker and/or focus on one topic and other weeks we may
just talk about what folks feel like chatting about.

Today, our topic will be the Premium Membership.  Do you have a premium
membership?  If you do, why - what benefit do you get from it?  If you do
not, why not?  Would you ever consider a premium membership and, if so, what
would make it a better value and more attractive.

Hope you can make it today at 2:30pm SLT.

best.
aj

p.s. - Do you have an idea for a topic of discussion you'd like to attend,
or a guest speaker you'd like to hear, email me directly (off list) or catch
me in world (aj brooks)

-- 
AJ Kelton
Director of Emerging Instructional Technology
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Montclair State University (MSU)
1 Normal Ave, Montclair, NJ 07043

Second Life Project Coordinator
College of Education and Human Services, MSU

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                    Wealthy Mizser for all other projects
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Message: 16
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2008 12:31:09 -0500
From: "Dittmann, Robert M." <robert.dittmann at darton.edu>
Subject: RE: [SLED] venus, jupiter, and the moon
To: 'SL Educators' <educators at lists.secondlife.com>
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Did the Lindens program this in-world as well?

Robby Dittmann
Enrollment Counselor
Division of Online Learning
Darton College
229.317.6815
1.877.522.2231

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From: educators-bounces at lists.secondlife.com [mailto:educators-bounces at lists.secondlife.com] On Behalf Of Julie Johnson
Sent: Monday, December 01, 2008 2:37 PM
To: SL Educators
Subject: RE: [SLED] venus, jupiter, and the moon

Whether you can see Venus, Jupiter, and the moon right now depends on where  you live.  No matter where you are, look to the southwest at dusk for a very pretty sight (if you are blessed with clear skies).  You can read all about it at http://www.skyandtelescope.com/


From: educators-bounces at lists.secondlife.com [mailto:educators-bounces at lists.secondlife.com] On Behalf Of Don Weiss
Sent: Monday, December 01, 2008 3:33 AM
To: SL Educators
Subject: Re: [SLED] Brief self-intro

If the sky over you is relatively clear in the SW you can now see the crescent moon, Venus, and Jupiter!

Don
On Mon, Dec 1, 2008 at 5:26 PM, William Magee <billmagee at gmail.com<mailto:billmagee at gmail.com>> wrote:
Welcome to our list, Don. I am honored to have introduced a dedicated
educator like yourself into our midst.

Torley Linden's tutorial videos are a standard way to learn how to run
the SL software.

The SalamanderWiki is a great place for educators to learn about SL:

http://www.eduisland.net/salamanderwiki/index.php?title=Main_Page

See you inworld!

Bill

On Mon, Dec 1, 2008 at 5:13 PM, Don Weiss <henrodon at gmail.com<mailto:henrodon at gmail.com>> wrote:
> I'm so new here, I haven't yet figured out how to change my avatar's hair
> color to match my own. (Or maybe I should dye my gray hair brown again!)
> I'm mostly and ESL/EFL teacher, currently in Taiwan, but I've also been a
> 5th/6th grade classroom teacher in Salinas, California. My friend Bill McGee
> told me about Second Life and thinks it's the future of education. If so,
> that means it's my future, so I'd better start learning about it.
>
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Message: 17
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2008 12:35:18 -0500
From: "Dittmann, Robert M." <robert.dittmann at darton.edu>
Subject: RE: [SLED] The Use of Second Life World in Your Institution
To: "'feilitu89 at yahoo.com'" <feilitu89 at yahoo.com>, 'SL Educators'
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I can't help, since I'm not a librarian, but I've been to your in-world library and really like it.  Do you know if anyone else at SC is in SL?  My son is there and was surprised to see the school had any in-world presence at all.

Robby Dittmann/Robby Kowalski
Enrollment Counselor
Division of Online Learning
Darton College
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-----Original Message-----
From: educators-bounces at lists.secondlife.com [mailto:educators-bounces at lists.secondlife.com] On Behalf Of Feili Tu
Sent: Monday, December 01, 2008 4:02 PM
To: educators at lists.secondlife.com; vw-research at utlists.utexas.edu; alliancesecondlife at googlegroups.com
Cc: RONBROWN at mailbox.sc.edu
Subject: [SLED] The Use of Second Life World in Your Institution

Dear Colleagues:

Greetings!  We are writing to invite you to participate in a research study of using Second Life (SL) in library and information environments in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia.  If you are a librarian or information professional from South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia please contact us.  Your effort and contribution will make a difference in our project and to the library and information professions.

We are researchers from the School of Library and Information Science of the University of South Carolina, and we are investigating the use of Second Life (SL) in library and information environments (e.g., libraries, museums, archives and other information organizations).  The intent of this research is to examine how SL projects are planned, administered, and supported in such environments. The Co-Primary Investigators (CO-PIs) are Drs. Feili Tu and Ron Brown.

The data collection involves surveying information professionals who are currently using SL world.  The participants will be asked to fill in a web-based survey questionnaire anonymously on the Internet and submit it online.  The questionnaire is designed for ease of response and will take little of your time.  The researchers will send each participant a report of the findings.

We would be deeply appreciative if you would participate in this study and we look forward to hearing from you.  Please contact Dr. Feili Tu at feilitu at sc.edu or Dr. Ron Brown at RONBROWN at mailbox.sc.edu to participate.   Again, your contributions will make a difference to our study and our profession.  Thank you.

Sincerely,
Feili Tu, Ph.D.
Ron Brown, Ph.D.




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