Ebbe Linden & Second Life in Education

Ebbe Linden (Altberg) gave the opening speech at Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education (VWBPE) earlier this year. (Reference) They have videos available.

Virtual Worlds Education Roundtable 12 March 2015

Virtual Worlds Education Roundtable 12 March 2015 by Sheila Yoshikawa, on Flickr

On March 21, 2015 Time: 9:00 – 10:50 a.m. in the Second Life Main Auditorium (SLURL) a panel of people from Second Life will be discussing and answering questions in Second Life about “…how NonProfit Commons has contributed to significant dialogue around the uses of virtual worlds like Second Life. The panelists will discuss how they have changed and grown, as well as the different opportunities and moments that have distinguished the group and the manner in which they promote and spotlight best practices.” (quoted from the VWBPE site) 

About NonProfit Commons in Second Life
Nonprofit Commons was designed to lower the barriers of access to Second Life, to create a community of practice for nonprofits to explore and learn about the virtual world, and to investigate the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize this unique environment. Through this community, we provide free office space to qualifying groups, meet and network, create a cooperative learning environment and foster outreach, education, fund-raising, all in a virtual space.

Our focus is on providing an accessible entry-point to Second Life and on creating a community of nonprofit organizations (NPOs) for effective collaboration and support. We believe that Second Life is a wonderful place not just to entertain, but also to educate, inspire, and work together to assist our fellow avatars (and the humans behind them). You do not have to be a resident of the Nonprofit Commons to get involved with our community. We welcome all who wish to join us as partners, collaborators or supporters.

There are additional meetings in Second Life:

Virtual Ability: Support, Collaboration, Research, Community (Web) – March 20, 2015 Time: 9:00 – 10:50 a.m. Location: Second Life Main Auditorium (SLURL)

Seanchai: A Virtual Library Out Loud (Web) – Thursday, March 19, 2015 Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Location: AvaCon Grid Main Stage (VWURL – Avacon Grid)

2 thoughts on “Ebbe Linden & Second Life in Education

  1. Hi Nalates!

    Great post (as always!). Just some info:

    Ebbe gave one of the keynotes for VWBPE last year (and drew a packed house of 3 full sims). He will be giving the opening keynote this year for VWBPE 2015. It will be held on Wednesday, March 18th at 1:00pm SLT and more information can be found here: http://vwbpe.org/conference/vwbpe-2015-keynotes-and-featured-speakers .

    Ebbe’s keynote from last year (as well as Philip’s) can be found here: http://vwbpe.org/vwbpe-archives/2014-vwbpe-recordings


  2. “Ebbe Linden (Altberg) gave the opening speech at Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education (VWBPE) earlier this year. (Reference) ”

    Errr. Ebbe *will* be giving the opening address at this year’s VWBPE.

    The event doesn’t take place until March 18th, when Ebbe will be speaking on “Education in Second Life and in the Future” at 13:00 SLT. The conference will then run through until March 21st, 2015.

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