I have to break “the vaction silence”, since I’ve just been granted permission to participate in the Second Life Community Convention in Tampa, Florida in the beginning of september :-)))))))))))))))))
I’m just so thrilled, excited and relieved that my bosses granted me this trip. Being a PhD-student can be quite a lonesome endeavor and I’m really looking forward to meeting up with other avatars both on a social and on a professional level.
Unlike many other SL researchers, I don’t have an island of my own, where I can experiment, and – even though I’m conduction a Action Research-project on my own teaching – my interest is also in looking on other peoples educational designs, which means that my project hopefully will be based on multiple cases.
I’m quite confident that the SLCC08 will give me an opportunity to meet competent and relevant people, who might be interested in discussing and documenting their educational thoughts and designs with me both at the conference and later on in-world :-)
/Mariis, now in an even better vacation mood!