Saturday, 10 January 2009

"Stepping Into Science" Second life conference

Alliance Library System and LearningTimes are pleased to announce an
exciting conference featuring science and virtual worlds.  On January
30th we are "Stepping Into Science" and taking the day to explore the
possibilities of using virtual worlds to learn about and teach science.
 The conference will be taking place entirely in Second Life and will
feature a keynote and panel discussion as well as small breakout
sessions, field trips and an opportunity participate in "Science
Friday", NPR's live broadcast from Second Life.

For more information and to register, click here:

Speakers and field trips will include:

- Troy McConaghy (Scientist and Educator who has been involved with Second Life for over three years)

- Dr. George Djorgovski (Caltech and Meta Institute for Computational Astrophysics (MICA))

- Joanna Scott (Writer for Nature and manages Second Nature on Second Life)

- Adrienne J. Gauthier, M.Ed. (Instructional Technology Specialist, Steward Observatory)

- Tony Crider (Elon University)

This online conference provides a great opportunity for anyone
interested in exploring the latest in science education using 3D,
immersive, virtual worlds.

It is ideal for anyone who might be at any stage of implementing education projects using virtual worlds.

There will be many opportunities to ask questions and discuss ideas
with our speakers and guides as well as others attending the conference.

Those new to Second Life are encouraged to attend!  We'll even be
offering Second Life orientations before the 30th so if you've been
meaning to check out Second Life, but haven't quite gotten around to it
this is a great and structured opportunity to learn about some
fantastic projects and also take Second Life for a spin.

The conference will be held live online in Second Life on January 30th.
 The registration fee is $65 per person. (Group rates are available.)

For more information on the conference, please visit:

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