Prospects of Learning in Second Life

 A two-day international conference in Åbo, Finland. The conference program includes keynote presentations by experts in virtual worlds, theme discussions led by invited speakers in small groups, and a closing roundtable discussion that views into the future of learning in virtual worlds.

Thursday 14.10.2010
11.00-12.00 Registration
12.00-12.10 Welcome, opening of the conference
12.10-13.10 Be Cunning and Full of Tricks: Innovative Learning in Second Life, John Lester
13.15-14.00 TBA, Robin Teigland
14.00-14.45 Coffee
14.45 -16.15 Discussions in small groups- Healthcare education in virtual worlds, discussion lead by John Lester and Isto Huvila
Entrepreneurship in virtual worlds, discussion lead by Robin Teigland and Kim Holmberg
Environmental learning and virtual environments, discussion lead by Terry Beaubois and Joseph Clark
16.30 – 17.15 TBA, Isto Huvila and Kim Holmberg
19.00 –> Dinner
Friday 15.10.2010
9.00-9.45 Learning about real environments in artificial ones: Environmental learning in SL, Joseph Clark
9.50-10.35 Sustainability and Virtual Environments, Terry Beaubois
10.35 – 11.10 Coffee
11.10 – 12.30 Future of learning in virtual worlds, Roundtable, John, Terry, Robin, Joseph, Isto, and Kim
12.30-13.00 Closing of conference



Thu, 10/14/2010 - 10:41

Archaeology and Archaeological Information in the Digital Society shows how the digitization of archaeological information, tools and workflows, and their interplay with both old and new non-digital practices throughout the archaeological information process, affect the outcomes of archaeological work, and in the end, our general understanding of the human past.

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Taking Health Information Behaviour into Account: implications of a neglected element for success- ful implementation of consumer health technologies on older adults (HIBA) is an Academy of Finland funded research project at Åbo Akademi University.

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CApturing Paradata for documenTing data creation and Use for the REsearch of the future (CAPTURE) investigates what information about the creation and use of research data that is paradata) is needed and how to capture enough of that information to make the data reusable in the future. 

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