A virtual presentation at #BETT2017 in a 3D Lecture Theatre using @mirradorltd’s ALiS Online #ALiSOnline

Thanks so much for sharing this Sue ( blimey you are so continually productive … 😉 Just wanted to say that I think this has so much potential. I registered for the ALiS Software and downloaded it to try and participate but seemingly the firewall at work caused some issues and wouldn’t work properly for me. I understand from the guys at Mirador though that this should be fairly easily resolved so hopefully we will be able to make some changes so that I can have a proper play with it. I did however get chance to watch the You Tube streaming live and that was quite good fun too. Your talk was fab as usual and you look as lovely as an Avatar as you are in real life ! Thanks again – Reblogging on my little blog to share 🙂

Social Media for Learning

This post shares the presentation I gave virtually at #BETT2017. The topic was ‘Using social media for learning and teaching’. Below you can view a recording of this presentation and experience the fantastic virtual space it took place in. The interactive talk takes place in a 3D  Lecture Theatre, and was followed by live conversations and networking in a 3D Gallery environment. Here the artifacts on display were individual slides from my presentation.

The sessions in this space can be very interactive, encouraging participants to ask questions using a mic or through text. There is also a feature that allows you to create polls.

A big thanks to Dr Richard Pountney who invited me to present and both Andys from ALis Online. I’d initially been quite cautious about virtual spaces having had a quite strange and uncomfortable experience in Second Life. However this was totally different. The software is very…

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