CETIS-Eduserv-VW2009

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Note: Please use the tag 'cevw09' if writing about this event.


Contents

Date and location

Friday 16 January 2009, Court and Senate Suite, Collins Building, University of Strathclyde, 22 Richmond Street, Glasgow G1 1XQ.


About the meeting

Maximising the effectiveness of virtual worlds in teaching and learning

Target audience: Learning Technologists, Policy Makers, HE and FE Lecturers

This joint event organised by JISC CETIS and Eduserv provided a range of perspectives on the use of virtual worlds in HE from experienced practitioners.

Specifically, this event aims to explore the following issues:

Presentations

Intro to the day

Sheila MacNeill, CETIS (slides only)

Approaching Teaching and Learning in Second Life

Sheila Webber, University of Sheffield (slidecast)

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Sticking to your principals (Open Habitat project)

David White, University of Oxford, (slidecast)


Virtually, my life

Fiona Littleton, University of Edinburgh (slidecast)


Jumping Virtual Hurdles

Ren Reynolds, Virtual Policy Network (slides only as this was mainly a discussion session)


Exploring "unclaimed" educational spaces

Peter Twinning, The Open University (slidecast)


The state of Second Life in UK Higher and Further Education, January 2009

John Kirriemuir (slidecast) NB the slidecast takes a while to load you can access it directly from slideshare

Podcasts


Other related links



Twemes Blog

  1. Twemes.com is Shutting Down

    In January 2008 a weekend experiment with hashtags turned into Twemes.com.  While it was a side project, we upgraded and maintained it over the years but it has languished for quite some time and we have decided to shut it down.  We thank all of those that have used Twemes.com over the years and I hope that this shutdown does not inconvenience many.

    If there are any questions, please contact me geoff@twemes.com.

  2. The #twemes are flowing again. There are still some problems that we are working on.

    The #twemes are flowing again. There are still some problems that we are working on.

  3. We are currently having problems getting data from Twitter and are working on fixing the problem.

    We are currently having problems getting data from Twitter and are working on fixing the problem.

  4. The #twemes are flowing again! Thanks to a new data stream from Twitter, http://Twemes.com is once...

    The #twemes are flowing again! Thanks to a new data stream from Twitter, http://Twemes.com is once again able to find most tagged tweets.

  5. Twemes Flowing Again

    Thanks to access to a new data stream from Twitter, Twemes is once again able to catch most tagged tweets.  Twitter cannot guarantee 100% access to tweets but it should be fairly close.

  6. Down But Not Out

    As many of your have already noticed, Twemes.com has not been able find all tagged tweets over the last few days.  This is due to Twitter’s decisions to shutdown and/or limit access to a number of their APIs.  Whether by design or by accident, Twemes.com now only has limited access to Twitter.  We have made appeals to Twitter staff to help us continue to keep Twemes.com in operation but those requests have had no impact on our access to the Twitter API.

    We are hoping that Twitter may yet re-enable our access to their API but for the foreseeable future, Twemes.com will only be able to access a small percentage of the tagged tweets.

    We are working on ways to reincarnate Twemes.com so don’t count us out yet!

  7. The Twitter API is partially back but we are only getting a small part of the data that we need.

    The Twitter API is partially back but we are only getting a small part of the data that we need.

  8. The Twitter API that we use for Twemes.com broke last night. No new tweets will show up at...

    The Twitter API that we use for Twemes.com broke last night. No new tweets will show up at Twemes.com until Twitter fixes this.

  9. We have had some software problems that have prevented us from updating our database over the last...

    We have had some software problems that have prevented us from updating our database over the last couple of hours. Fixed now. #twemes

  10. #Twemes now has hashtag aggregation. Follow multiple tags via “live update”, RSS or...

    #Twemes now has hashtag aggregation. Follow multiple tags via “live update”, RSS or widget. http://tinyurl.com/4orl6a

  11. Tweme Aggregation

    Twemes.com now allows you to follow multiple tags at the same time.  If you put multiple tags into the search box, page will be created that will aggregate those tags.  This will work for RSS feeds as well as the Tweme widget.  This is great for events where you know that different people will use various tags for the event.

  12. From Fire to Ice

    Due to the overwhelming demand for a change of color scheme, we have switch from our original “Fire” theme to an “Ice” theme. We haven’t lost the crazy background, just changed it’s color! We’ve got to keep something for the designers to complain about!

    The mobile website (m.twemes.com) has also been transformed to these cooler colors. As an added bonus, the mobile website also has had some work done to it to speed it up. WE also added an additional “latest twemes” page similar in function to the Twemes.com main page. It shows you the 10 most recently tagged messages.

  13. Some #twemes may be dropped due to broken twitter API.

    Some #twemes may be dropped due to broken twitter API.

  14. Wow! Lots of people following #Mesh08 using http://twemes.com/Mesh08 and the “live...

    Wow! Lots of people following #Mesh08 using http://twemes.com/Mesh08 and the “live update” feature!

  15. New Blocking Feature

    Twemes.com has added a new blocking feature that will allow you to permanently block those who’s posts you find objectionable for some reason.  All past and future post from that person will no longer be displayed to you but this will not affect other people’s view of those same posts.  Be careful using this feature as once blocked, there is currently no way to unblock them short of deleting the cookie from your browser.  We use cookies to connect this information to your web browser so if you access Twemes.com from multiple web browsers you will have to block these users in each browser.

    To use the block feature just click the link at the bottom of a tweet that says “block …”. 

  16. http://Twemes.com now has user blocking. Annoyed by someone’s tweets? Block them permanently...

    http://Twemes.com now has user blocking. Annoyed by someone’s tweets? Block them permanently and never see their tweets again! #twemes

  17. Updated http://Twemes.com widget that allow for Twitter avatars to be displayed. Please reply...

    Updated http://Twemes.com widget that allow for Twitter avatars to be displayed. Please reply @twemes if any issues arise. #twemes

  18. Added #DCV08 to the Twemes Hot Picks for http://DrupalCampVancouver.org/ . Follow at...

    Added #DCV08 to the Twemes Hot Picks for http://DrupalCampVancouver.org/ . Follow at http://twemes.com/DCV08

  19. Using Twitter and Twemes to Organize, Recognize and Inspire - http://rochelle.ca

    Using Twitter and Twemes to Organize, Recognize and Inspire - http://rochelle.ca

  20. Behind The Scene Upgrades

    Over the last couple of days we’ve made some changes on the backend of Twemes.com.  We have a much more reliable connection to Twitter’s flow of tweets.  We’ve improved the performance of various web pages through the use of better caching and adding additional resources.

    Contact @twemes if you see any problems.




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