Joining Second Life Community Convention – SLCC08

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!

4 thoughts on “Joining Second Life Community Convention – SLCC08

  1. Heidi Ballinger August 24, 2008 / 8:45 am

    Looking forward to meet you again,
    at the SLCC! :)

    Do you think we can find a good winebar again? hehe!

    Have a nice Sunday

  2. Mariis Mills August 24, 2008 / 2:25 pm

    Yeah! Me too .. I sure do hope so .. the one we found in Palo Alto was great, so Tampa really has someting to live up to ;-)

    /Mariis now back in Aalborg …

  3. Jonathon Richter August 28, 2008 / 4:53 pm

    As co-chair of the SLCC – Education Track, I’m so glad you both get to come! I’m very interested in the work you are doing at the e-learning lab and hope to chat with you in Tampa!


    Jonathon Richter – Research Associate
    Center for Learning in Virtual Environments
    University of Oregon, USA

  4. Mariis Mills August 28, 2008 / 5:11 pm

    Thanks, Jonathon – both Heidi and I are really excited about going :-)

    It’s a bit strange to say this … but see you IRL!


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