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Virtual Ability Mental Health Symposium

Virtual Ability Mental Health Symposium | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
Press Release from Virtual Ability Inc Virtual Ability, Inc. announces the 2012 Virtual Ability Mental Health Symposium, to be held Saturday, April 28, in Second Life®. Our society too often takes...
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Valuable Intellectual Traits

* Intellectual Humility: Having a consciousness of the limits of one's knowledge, including a sensitivity to circumstances in which one's native egocentrism is likely to function self-deceptively; sensitivity to bias, prejudice and limitations of one's viewpoint.

 

Intellectual Courage: Having a consciousness of the need to face and fairly address ideas, beliefs or viewpoints toward which we have strong negative emotions and to which we have not given a serious hearing.

 

Intellectual Empathy: Having a consciousness of the need to imaginatively put oneself in the place of others in order to genuinely understand them, which requires the consciousness of our egocentric tendency to identify truth with our immediate perceptions of long-standing thought or belief.

 

Intellectual Integrity: Recognition of the need to be true to one's own thinking; to be consistent in the intellectual standards one applies; to hold one's self to the same rigorous standards of evidence and proof to which one holds one's antagonists; to practice what one advocates for others; and to honestly admit discrepancies and inconsistencies in one's own thought and action.

 

Intellectual Perseverance: Having a consciousness of the need to use intellectual insights and truths in spite of difficulties, obstacles, and frustrations; firm adherence to rational principles despite the irrational opposition of others; a sense of the need to struggle with confusion and unsettled questions over an extended period of time to achieve deeper understanding or insight.

 

Faith In Reason: Confidence that, in the long run, one's own higher interests and those of humankind at large will be best served by giving the freest play to reason, by encouraging people to come to their own conclusions by developing their own rational faculties; faith that, with proper encouragement and cultivation, people can learn to think for themselves, to form rational viewpoints, draw reasonable conclusions, think coherently and logically, persuade each other by reason and become reasonable persons, despite the deep-seated obstacles in the native character of the human mind and in society as we know it.

 

Fairmindedness: Having a consciousness of the need to treat all viewpoints alike, without reference to one's own feelings or vested interests, or the feelings or vested interests of one's friends, community or nation; implies adherence to intellectual standards without reference to one's own advantage or the advantage of one's group.

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Social Side of Student Retention

Social Side of Student Retention | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it

In this whitepaper you'll learn:

* The role social connections play in student success

* How social media can build community and improve retention

* Research highlights from top retention researchers

 

Student retention is a leading issue in post-secondary education today. With nearly half of students failing to graduate, administrators, educators and vendors are taking a closer look at the complex student success equation

 

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EdTech - Insights: Connectivism explained by Freire?

EdTech - Insights: Connectivism explained by Freire? | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it

Connectivism explained by Freire?#change11 


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EFL Professor in SL: A Round Table called: To text or not to text

EFL Professor in SL: A Round Table called: To text or not to text | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it

The 5th Virtual Round Table Web Conference (20-22 April 2012) is a 3-day free conference offered to teachers who integrate language learning technologies into their classes. This wonderful conference is organised by Heike Philp, Shelly Terrell, Steven Herder and Berni Wall.

 

The conference takes place primarily in a virtual classroom
environment (Adobe ConnectPro) with sessions for language learning in virtual worlds being presented using slides and screenshared.

Twitter Hashtag #vrtwebcon
Closing conference party is on EduNation in Second Life on Sunday 22 April, 8am slt.

Pio was invited to participate in this session:


A Round Table called: To text or not to text

Watson & Baker published 1984 their studies on how we communicate. Their research showed that we humans communicate 55% by listening, 24% speaking, 13% reading and 8% writing. Has this changed? Today we communicate mostly in text chat via Instant Messenger (Skype, AIM, Yahoo), write short messages on the mobile and tweet. A large amount of communication takes place in forums. A large amount of communication takes place via text chat in virtual worlds such as World of Warcraft, Second Life etc.

 

So, here is the public debate question: Are teachers hitting the air by teaching speaking skills?

 

Moderator Natalya Eydelman

Dr. Doris Molero

Matt Firth

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Teaching about emotions and feelings

Teaching about emotions and feelings | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it

This is a wonderful tresource tha can be used to teach about feelings and emotions... Vocabulary booster... role play fun!

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Infographic: Instant Messaging Facts & Figures

Infographic: Instant Messaging Facts & Figures | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
This is another great infographic by Pingdom, this time on Instant Messaging. There are some pretty crazy stats in there like the 47 Billion daily instant messages sent, or the 40 million simultaneous logged in windows messenger users.
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The Expeditionary: Russian Venezuelan Project: Final meeting - presentation

The Expeditionary: Russian Venezuelan Project: Final meeting - presentation | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
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¿Por qué educar con TIC? Las nuevas alfabetizaciones del siglo XXI | Educación AppXXI

¿Por qué educar con TIC? Las nuevas alfabetizaciones del siglo XXI | Educación AppXXI | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
"Es un hecho constatable que el acceso a la tecnología y servicios digitales cada vez es más popular pudiendo calificarse ya como un fenómeno de masas.

Via Ramon Aragon, juandoming
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Guest Post: 10 Ways to Motivate Teenage English Learners | English Attack! Entertainment English Blog

Guest Post: 10 Ways to Motivate Teenage English Learners | English Attack! Entertainment English Blog | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it

Pop Culture... they’ll be more willing to discuss Beyonce’s latest hit or the new Twilight movie than the headlines in the news. This is a good way to use descriptive words, express opinions, and use the past tense, and it will help you learn more about your teen students.

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Dr. George Siemens: “The Meaning of Connectivism for Learning Design”

Dr. George Siemens: “The Meaning of Connectivism for Learning Design”:Conversatorio con facultad y estudiantes graduados. Celebrado el 14 de octubre de 201...

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5th Virtual Round Table Web Conference 20-22 April 2012 - AVALON

5th Virtual Round Table Web Conference 20-22 April 2012 - AVALON | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
5th Virtual Round Table Web Conference 20-22 April 2012 A free 3-day web conference on language learning technologies Twitter #vrtwebcon The 3-day VRT web conf…...
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700 reasons to study languages | LLAS Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies

700 reasons to study languages | LLAS Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it

Arguments in favour of learning foreign languages, with references, from the Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies at the University of Southampton.


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The Art of Redesigning Instruction

When we teach in "mother robin" fashion — trying to mentally chew up everything for our students so we can put it into their intellectual beaks to swallow — students tend to become, if I can slightly mix my metaphor, "Polly parrot" learners:

"I can't understand anything unless you tell me exactly how and what to say and think. I need you to figure out everything for me. I shouldn't have to do more than repeat what you or the textbook say."

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Mariachi, Patio, and Tamales - Mexico A Go Go Hunt - Hunt Freebies - Virtual Vagabond

Mariachi, Patio, and Tamales - Mexico A Go Go Hunt - Hunt Freebies - Virtual Vagabond | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
The Mexico A Go Go Hunt runs from April 7th - May 5th, 2012. Each item costs L$1. Look for a one prim tile (pictured left). Thanks Arrow!
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Facebook Returns to Campus Roots With 'Groups for Schools' - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Facebook Returns to Campus Roots With 'Groups for Schools' - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
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KEYNOTE - Digital literacies by Nicky Hockly - Virtual Round Table Web Conference

KEYNOTE - Digital literacies by Nicky Hockly - Virtual Round Table Web Conference | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
Friday, 20 April 2012- 10pm GMT | 7am Tokyo (Saturday) | 3pm Los Angeles Recording http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p1l3u0bqbz8/ (36min) Moderator - Shelly Te…...
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Virtual Round Table: “Jazz up your Language classes with Technology"

Virtual Round Table: “Jazz up your Language classes with Technology" | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
The 5th Virtual Round Table is a 3-day free conference offered to teachers who would like to start integrating language learning technologies. Several teachers worldwide attend this amazing confere...

 

About jenverschoor

I´m a University Professor. I´m also a Public Translator and hold a Bachellor degree in Educational Management. I´m eager to learn new ways of incorporating CALL into my classes.

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Infographic: Twitter Statistics, Facts & Figures

Infographic: Twitter Statistics, Facts & Figures | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
This is the latest social infographic out from website-monitoring and this time it's on twitter, with the statistics rounded up during the month of April this year.
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MOOC_Final.pdf

The MOOC Model for Digital Practice responds to the “Building Digital Skills for Tomorrow”
section of the consultation paper Improving Canada’s Digital Advantage: Strategies for Sustainable
Prosperity by synthesizing the current state of knowledge about Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs).

 

It argues that building and sustaining prosperity through Canada’s current digital strengths depends on a digital ecosystem that embraces both infrastructure and the collaborative social networks enabled by that infrastructure. Prosperity in this context requires a citizenry with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to turn these factors towards creating wealth. By exploring the relationship of MOOCs to the digital economy in general and their potential roles to prepare citizens for participation in that digital economy in particular, it illustrates one particularly Canadian model of how these needs may be addressed.

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5th VRT WebCon 2012 Conference Program - Virtual Round Table Web Conference

5th VRT WebCon 2012 Conference Program - Virtual Round Table Web Conference | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it

Full program at http://tinyurl.com/vrtwebconProgram  ...  Hope to see you there...

 

5th Virtual Round Table Web Conference 2012

20-22 April 2012

Web conference for

Language Learning Technologies

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What Is The Future Of The EFL / ESL Textbook? | English Attack! Entertainment English Blog

What Is The Future Of The EFL / ESL Textbook? | English Attack! Entertainment English Blog | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
Is the EFL/ESL textbook on the way out? Long-term yes, but with the right shift in focus the textbook should still be relevant in five years' time.
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PicMonkey

PicMonkey | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
PicMonkey is a feature-rich, free online photo editor that works right in your browser; no downloads necessary. Touch-up tools like Teeth Whiten, Blemish Fix, Weight Loss. Effects like Orton, Cross Process, Color Boost, with drag and drop ease.
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Looking at Connectivism as a New Learning Theory-| Online Universities

Looking at Connectivism as a New Learning Theory-| Online Universities | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
What better time to explore something new than the start of a New Year. Since beginning this blog in July I have come across the concept of Connectivism several times.

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Cooperative Extension Education In the Virtual World Second Life | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Education in Virtual Worlds

Cooperative Extension Education In the Virtual World Second Life | Second Life and other Virtual Worlds | Education in Virtual Worlds | Mundos Virtuales, Educacion Conectada y Aprendizaje de Lenguas | Scoop.it
The eXtension Initiative and land grant universities around the USA are creating immersive learning environments in the virtual world Second Life which may be used by anyone, free of charge, for classroom instruction, distance education, or...

Via Helen Farley, Fernando José Cassola Marques
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