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Transition Time in Denmark

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This time I am going to introduce a very interesting project called "Transition Time" This article is the first of a series I have planned for the next few months. Transition Time is a bold and exciting new arena for collective storytelling and collaboration in Second Life created in Denmark. Transition Time was created to combine different perspectives and ways of life in order to enrich our approach to the challenges we face nowadays. They want to help create a more caring, connected sustainable world.

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Virtual Worlds & Teaching

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This article is a reflexion on two talks that were part of the MMVC14 Moodle moocs virtual conference 2014 I will start with the many possibilities teachers have to use 3D worlds in class. The great insight into what possibilities there are and how to use them comes from David Deeds, an English teacher with experience worldwide. In his online talks he informs and shows how virtual worlds can be used for teaching different subjects.

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Second Life in Education

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 The purpose of this article is to give you an insight in SL and help you explore it. With the help of tutorials and a presentation made for an educational project called Camelot  you might decide to stay now in the future of teaching. Do you think you can't teach in an immersive environment where your students cope better? All you need is practice and the sooner you start the better. There are many ways to get help.

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