[chisigmail] Learning and Teaching in Virtual Worlds (Conference in Nov 08, The Open University, UK)
S.Minocha at open.ac.uk
Mon Jun 16 13:10:53 EDT 2008
Second Call ReLIVE08: Researching Learning in Virtual Environments
(closing date: 20th June, 2008)
The Open University is pleased to announce a second call for abstract
submissions for the international conference for Researching Learning in
Virtual Environments to be held at its campus in Milton Keynes on the
20th and 21st of November 2008.
If you are currently researching learning in a virtual world, for
example There, CyberTown, Second Life, Forterra etc, then we invite you
to submit an abstract to ReLIVE08. We are seeking presenters and
participants who have experience of designing and delivering learning in
virtual worlds, and the ability to reflect on and share that experience
within an analytical framework. Please note that the closing date for
the second call is the 20th of June.
With researchers and practitioners attending from around the globe, this
excellent opportunity for networking promises an interesting,
stimulating and exciting 2 days. The conference will begin with a
reception on the evening of the 19th November, and the first full day
will see the opening keynote from Edward Castranova and an invited panel
debate chaired by Sara De Freitas, Director of Research at The Serious
Games Institute, as well as a varied programme of paper presentations
and workshops. The conference gala reception and dinner will be
supported by a variety of entertainers, including a digital
caricaturist, live music and an after dinner speaker (details to be
announced shortly), and the second day of presentations and workshops
will be wrapped up by Roo Reynolds. All delegates will receive a
conference goodie bag and an electronic copy of the conference
proceedings. Selected papers will be invited to submit chapters for an
edited book with a major publisher in the field (tbc).
Please find more details at our website on
We hope to see you in November.
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