I Saw the Sun at Midnight Rising Red

Larkworthy Antfarm, Humanities instructor at Community Colleges, filmed this wonderful machinima on Maya Island.

Maya Island Triumph in #VWBPE

Maya Island won both best Educational Poster & best Educational Machinima Awards at the Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education! Congratulations to all poster & machinima participants and winners. Special thanks to the conference’s scientific committee and all who voted for us!

Don’t forget to explore the Maya Island in 2012 while you still can!

The next tour of the island will take place on March 31st 9am PDT/SLT in cooperation with Info Island which hosts a massive Maya Island 3D exhibit.

Maya Island Machinima Introduction

What can you find and do on Maya Island? Check out the cool machinima video by Bev Landar.

Maya Island Poster & Machinima Finalists in VWBPE!

Maya Island Poster and Machinima were selected by Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education (VWBPE)  Judge Committee among the Finalists in the 2012 competition!

More specifically, our Poster -an interactive 3D exhibit- is nominated for the “Best Example of Educational Practice in a Virtual World” award and Valibrarian’s video is nominated for “Best Educational Machinima“.

In each category there are three nominations, so please check out the exciting posters and machinima on display and cast your vote on Friday March 16th!

Maya Island on Epic #VWBPE conference

Hot news: The Maya Island participates in the Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education (VWBPE12) conference in the following ways:

  1. Panel discussion on the instructional design of the island
    When: Friday, March 16th, 1-2 pm SLT
    Where: Edtech Island, Edtech Auditorium
  2. Guided Tour to Maya Island
    When: Friday, March 16th, 2-3 pm SLT
    Where: Tour Departure Area
  3. Maya Island Poster (3D Exhibit)
    We’re participating in the poster competition, so please come over and vote for us!
    When: Visit & Vote on March 15-16th!
    Where: VWBPE12 poster area (no. 34)
  4. Maya Island Machinima
    We’re participating in the machinima competition!
    When: Thursday, March 15th, 8-10pm SLT
    Where: Machinima Auditorium

Next to these, the UW Alumni is also organizing more fascinating events:

The VWBPE conference is a unique event on education in virtual worlds, so please come over and support our events!

Maya Island Tour Machinima

Check out the wonderful machinima from the tour organized for the Community Virtual Library on Info Island.

The machinima was filmed and produced by fellow UW Alumni, the talented Valibrarian Gregg.

The machinima is submitted to the VWBPE machinima competition and will be aired on March 15th.

The Maya Island will participate in VWBPE with a panel discussion on instructional design, the machinima and a poster.

Highlights from the UW Virtual World Class of 2011 Graduation

#uwvw11

When one experience is so powerful and deep it’s hard to be described in words.

The Graduation Ceremony & Spring Show of the University of Washington Virtual World Certificate Class of 2011 in Second Life was such a special experience.

Heike/Gwen has offered us a wonderful recap of the evening.

Enjoy now also video highlights by Valibrarian machinima artist, UWVW alumni of 2010!

Reposted from blog.edu.gr

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