The first panel, Picking up on Second Life – Educational Projects in Germany will begin at 9am SLT. The second panel, The Future of Healthcare in Virtual Worlds will begin at 11am SLT. The third panel, Visualizing Real Data in a Virtual World, will start at 12:30pm SLT and the final panel, Have Fun learning in the German adult education centre, will begin at 1:30pm SLT.
The first panel will be about the rapid expansion of German educational activities in SL. Jean Linden from Linden Lab will open with a keynote on international projects in SL and offer first hand insights. Bernd Schmitz (Bernd Celt) of the University of Applied Science Cologne has been the first German educator to start a 3D presence and orientation activities in SL. Michael Lange of Metaversa (Ziggy Moonflower) is one of the few Germans with projects on the teen grid. Matthias Rückel (Dia Diqui) of time4you focuses on SL as a an e-learning platform and a learning space for companies. Torsten Reiners (Tyke McMillan) manages the SL activities of University of Hamburg, first in Germany to start their own sim. Hanno Tietgens of Buero X Media Lab will give an update on the collaborative Campus Hamburg initiative and long distance learning projects with TUEV NORD. The presentations and discussion will be held in English.
The third panel will discuss the next obvious step, visualization of data, in the evolution of virtual worlds. They feel it is using them as the front-end display for data applications, making them alive with information, streaming in data and representing it visually. This session features several innovative data visualization applications from enterprise and academia. The virtual worlds data visualization community is organized though a wiki and the Data Visualization group in Second Life which collaborates and displays tools at the open source data viz island located in the SciLands
The final panel will be in both German and English. From the moderator
“Unterricht, der Spass macht und die 3D-Moeglichkeiten von SL voll ausschoepft. Das ist unsere Spezialitaet, wofuer wir auch den europaeischen e-learning Award eurelea (www.eurelea.org) in 2008 bekommen haben. Heute demonstrieren wir unseren Unterrichtsstil (in SLVoice). Hoeren reicht. Mikro ist nicht erforderlich
Classes that bring fun in your SL Life and where all 3D- possibilities that SL offers, are used to create an interesting learning unit.This is our speciality. We won the European e-learning Award eurelea 2008 (www.eurelea.org) with our SL-concept and would like to show you why. Please activate your SLVoice. No micro necessary. Being able to listen is enough.”