Whilst the main conference sessions are not yet open, there are 18 sessions, both live and asynchronous in the Have a Go area, and the discussions for these are now open.
The Virtual World tours and orientations are all held in Second Life, and times are listed in the live events programme..
Other live events taking place in the pre-conference week are listed in the live events programme below – these are to do with the conference,
e.g. advice on using Elluminate, advice on getting the most out of the conference.
The social area coffee shop and resource sharing area are now open.
Letters from the Edge is the conference blog, which is now open.
On Wednesday the 17th from 9.30am to 10.30am in the JISC presentation room there is a drop in Elluminate session offering informal help and advice for delegates on using Elluminate. Well worth stopping in and making sure you have the required plugins.
Similarly in the afternoon from 2.30-3.30 there is a Second Life orientation session, and you need to pre-book this.
On Thursday 18th James Clay is running a “making the most of the conference” session in the JISC presentation Room from 9 to 10 am.
The second life orientation repeats itself from 10.30 to 11.30, and again booking in advance is required.
From 1-2pm The Xpert Media Search and Attribution Service will be running their Elluminate session.
Following on at 2- Lisa Vincent will be doing the first of her “Elluminate to communicate” whistle-stop tours of the moderation , please book in advance.
From 3-4pm there’s a Second life session on integrating virtual worlds with virtual learning environments.
From 4-5pm there’s a repeat of the drop in Elluminate orientation session.
Friday 19th starts at 9.30 to 10.30 am with an Elluminate session on Instructional design for e-learning.
10.30 to 11.30 there’s a second life event talking about the experiences of learning and teaching Art and Design in Second Life.
From 2-3pm Lisa is running the second of her “Elluminate to communicate” whistle-stop tours of the moderation , please book in advance.
The last pre-conference day, Monday the 22nd November (my birthday!) sees a Second Life session on Molecules and microbes running from 10-11am, for which you’ll need to pre-register.
1.30 to 2.30 sees another Second life event on “Immersion in Literature”, teaching poetry in Second life.
Finally 3-4pm a Second Life session on Assessing safety protocols on a virtual oil rig.