Virtual World Research Network – Conference (16-18 May 2012)

The Virtual Worlds Research Network announces its inaugural conference to take place in Edinburgh, UK, May 16-18 2012

Abstract submission: 250 words, no later than 7 April 2012

Submit to:

Notification of Acceptance:   15 April 2012

Further details can be found:

Open to all on the MSc: two Summer Schools in July

Running 2-22 July 2012

We are offering two exciting, intensive and free summer schools this year for students on the MSc in E-learning.

Urban Drift: m-learning with apps Tutor: Dennis Dollens
Explore pedagogical connectivity in urban or natural spaces around you.

Give your assignment a makeover Tutor: Christine Sinclair
Improve your academic writing and develop papers for publication.

Follow the links to find out more and sign up early as places are limited. Please note that these courses are a fantastic way to spend some time over the summer, but they aren’t credit-bearing!

Scottish Grad School of Social Science June 2012

Hi All.  Some information I received on a University summer school in the Social Sciences below, in case it’s of interest to any of you.  This is ‘save the

date’ info – the full programme hasn’t been released yet:

“Save the Date | Scottish Graduate School of Social Science 1st
Annual Summer School, June 2012

The Scottish Graduate School of Social Science (SGS) is delighted to
announce its first annual Summer School to be held at the University of
Edinburgh on 18-20 June 2012.

This exciting event is aimed at postgraduates in Scotland who are studying
any discipline within social science. Events will include
discipline-specific training, masterclasses and workshops, led by experts in
the field. This advanced training will appear alongside other practical
activities based around transferable skills, knowledge exchange and
specialised IT packages, specifically relevant to your needs. Each day will
culminate in a plenary session, bringing together social science experts
from within and out with Scotland.

On-course students pursuing doctoral study in social science programmes at
SGS member institutions are entitled to free attendance. Eligible students
may also receive help with travel costs and accommodation.

In order for us to gauge demand and allocate sufficient places, please
register early interest by emailing with your
name, university and programme of study.”

archive of alumni seminar event, 21 February

Here is a screencast archive of the special alumni seminar event that was held in Second Life on 21 February 2012. It was very well-attended, and the three talks – from Dennis Dollens, Mike Kelly, and Jeremy Knox – were absolutely excellent. Many thanks to them, and to Marshall Dozier for all her help, including recording this screencast.

The audio and visual quality of the screencast is not perfect – but you should be able to see the slides and hear the presentations, even if you can’t read the text chat. It should give you a good sense of what went on!

MSc_in_E_learning_ Alumni_Seminar_Event__21_February_2012-video.mp4