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Andrew Reinhard's Blog – November 2008 Archive (5)

ReLIVE08 Conference: Report of Day 2's chaired debate, Latin workshop, and paper sessions

The chaired debate was the first thing on the agenda this morning. Roo, Ted, Bill, and Claudia were all on the panel, all of whom I had met the previous day. Delegates to the conference had been asked to submit questions to the panel in advance, and my question was one of ten selected to be asked. You can watch me ask the question and hear the answer via the recorded video webcast here:… Continue

Added by Andrew Reinhard on November 24, 2008 at 9:14pm — No Comments

ReLIVE08: Recap of paper sessions on education in virtual environments, Day One

The opening plenary speech was given by Dr. Ted Castranova of Indiana University who specializes in the economics of massively multiplayer on-line role-playing games (MMORPGs) like he was introduced by an Open University administrator who spoke briefly of the challenges facing school administrations as new educational technologies come into more common use, specifically with the agenda of learning via playing.



She said that crafting revised policy, management, budget, and strategy… Continue

Added by Andrew Reinhard on November 24, 2008 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Latin??? -- ReLive08 Pre-Conference Reception, 19 November

I had the good fortune to be in Milton Keynes in time to attend the pre-conference reception for delegates of the ReLIVE08 Conference (Researching Learning in Virtual Environments). I managed to speak to a few people who all had the same reaction once I told them what I was doing with Latin and virtual environments like Second Life and World of Warcraft: "Latin? Spoken Latin? And there's a publisher just for that?" I told them a bit more about my work for Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, and… Continue

Added by Andrew Reinhard on November 20, 2008 at 3:45am — No Comments

Seeking Latin Speakers for Second Life Workshop, Nov. 21, 10:45-12:15 GMT

I will be leading a workshop in how to use Second Life as a practical pedagogical tool for practicing oral Latin. The workshop will include instruction on how to install and activate real-time audio fro Second Life, how to chat, how to record machinima, and will culminate in a real-time, in-world demonstration of conversational Latin within this virtual environment.



This workshop is part of the Re:LIVE '08 conference being held at the Open University in Milton Keynes, England, of… Continue

Added by Andrew Reinhard on November 3, 2008 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Medieval and Vulgate Latin Textbooks and Online Summer School

With the launch of Latin for the New Millennium in support of 1st- and 2nd-year Classical Latin studies, Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers is interested in doing either a textbook or online course for students interested in Medieval and/or Vulgate Latin. After speaking with hundreds of Medievalists at Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo over the past few years, I have learned that Medieval Studies graduate… Continue

Added by Andrew Reinhard on November 3, 2008 at 10:43am — 3 Comments

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