Month: March 2007

VideoLectures and TeacherTube

VideoLectures and TeacherTube – both have pretty descriptive titles! TeacherTube is very much modelled on YouTube – it looks very much like it, it’s got the same ability to create playlists & have favourites etc (a feature that I miss in Google Video) From the site, though there isn’t any indication that they are linked….

Scilands A group blog – and links to other blogs, for the “Scilands” region of Second life -where a lot of science & technology specialist areas are located. There is also have a link to a feed of recent SL surnames. Rickenbacker is no longer on the list!…

Sloog.org :: Tagging the whole new world

Sloog.org :: Tagging the whole new world Del-cio.us for Second life. It’s quite a new service, so the most popular site only has 67 tags, so far. One education site (Greenbush Land – Education Service Centre) makes it into the top 10 with 6 tags. The Education tag, so far, has 2 pages of sites,…

Four Corners Broadband Edition: You Only Live Twice

An ABC (Australia) documentary about Second Life. Going on most of the reports that I’ve read about this documentary – most people say that it’s probably the best balance about SL so far – it does cover the seedier side, but it also covers business & educational aspects. The video player that ABC use is…

Death threats against bloggers are NOT "protected speech"

Kathy Sierra, whose blog I have read in the past – has had many threats on her blog. I just don’t get it. Why? BBC Report: About Kathy Sierra Stop Cyber Bullying Day – Friday The StopCyberBullying Website (a Ning Community) BBC Report: About a Commons Education Select Committee Report – on bullying in general,…

Second Life FridayLive! TLT Group Online Institute

Second Life FridayLive! TLT Group Online Institute I missed this session – I’ve just started watching the archived version. It’s very useful – and has got extra resources. The 5 minute introductory session gives a good overview – before the “meat” of the main session….

Massively Multi-Learner (2)

Some great ideas from Mike Hobbs for SL to support programming. In particular, using it to support the links between design & implementation! Also good for simulating OO. LSL isn’t an OO language, but you have avatars (actors) interacting with objects by passing messages. Very good way of simulating OO….

Massively Multi-Learner Workshop

I’m at the Massively Multi-Learner Workshop in Paisley. So far we’ve had some excellent presentations from Dave Taylor – from NPL (National Physical Laboratory) – they’ve done some really interesting things. I liked the Physics in Teen Grid – he also showed several other things. Alex Krotoski’s talk was excellent – a lot about social…

Second Life

It seems that there is so much to learn about second life! I attended part of the ACHUB Spring Festival on Friday. I went to the session about SL and Health Education. (Includes a link to the slides & a transcript of the chat) It’s the ExPERT Centre that are funding the research we’re doing,…