Today is the last day of SL5B! But we’ve got an exciting line up. This afternoon, SL5B Linked will be the stage for 3 final panel groups. Gavin Dudeney will host Language Learning and Teaching in SL at 12pm PT, Jean Linden will moderate Public Diplomacy and Virtual Worlds at 1pm PT. At 5pm PT, Junichi Ushiba will be presenting his research for his presentation Connecting our brains to virtual worlds: An introduction of an assistive technology for the physically challenged. Don’t forget to check out ISTE Island at 6pm PT for a panel on Education in their new auditorium.
Our first panel will be hosted by Gavin Dudeney on the SL5B Linked Stage. In this roundtable he’ll be discussing the advancements made in language teaching, training over the past two years and the core skills needed to get started, as well as approaches, tools and content that work well in SL. Our mixed panel includes teachers, teacher trainers and materials designers and we look forward to a lively debate followed by even livelier audience discussion.
With a global 3D platform that enables the sharing of information and culture, crossing national boundaries, is Second Life the next frontier for public diplomacy? What kind of projects enable the sharing of experience and discussion of international issues? What kind of innovation and solutions could this foster? Find out at 1pm SLT as Jean Linden and her panel examine this issue and how their work is changing the world.
The last presentation on SL5B Linked will be at 5pm PT and will feature Junichi Ushiba. This presentation will be introducing a brain-machine interface technology which allows one to control their avatar movements in the virtual world of Second Life. This technology was developed for people suffering with motor dysfunction and has now been successfully tested on actual patients in collaboration with domestic hospitals. During this presentation we will be showing a sample movie demonstrating a person with myopathy controlling his Second Life avatar using his brainwaves.
ISTE’s brand-new four-sim auditorium will play host to an Education Spotlight roundtable with a lively discussion of teaching and learning, the impacts of technology in general, and Second Life in particular. This will be a voice presentation
As always, the full schedule is available on wiki