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<nettime-ann> MacArthur Foundation in Second Life: the Future of Digital
Tara McPherson on Thu, 9 Nov 2006 20:31:11 +0100 (CET)


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<nettime-ann> MacArthur Foundation in Second Life: the Future of Digital Education


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Thanks to everyone who participated in the MacArthur Foundation Online Forums.  We are now pleased to announce a real-time conversation hosted in Second Life!

*The Future of Digital Education*

How will higher education evolve to accommodate digital technologies in the classroom, changing sensibilities among students and new forms of knowledge, learning and _expression_?

This panel discussion will address some emerging challenges posed by the use of digital media, social networks and games within educational contexts. Panelists will speak from a wide range of recent experiences with teaching in virtual or hybrid learning environments and suggest strategies for the future.

Panelists include Rebecca Nesson of Harvard Law School, Douglas Thomas of USC's Annenberg School for Communication, Michael Eisenberg of the University of Washington Information School and Henry Lowood of Stanford University. The panel will be moderated by Steve Anderson of the USC School of Cinematic Arts. 

Please join us on Berkman Island in Second Life on November 13 at 4:00 (PST/SLT). This panel is sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation's Initiative on Digital Media and Learning and generously hosted by Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet & Society.   Participation is limited to 45 audience members, so sign in early.

If you already have a Second Life account, use this SLURL to teleport directly to Berkman Island http://slurl.com/secondlife/Berkman/114/53/24 
Accounts in Second Life are free, but they take a few minutes to set up, so you should plan on signing in, creating your avatar and doing some exploring well in advance of the panel. To start your second life, login here: https://secondlife.com/join  

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