Inter-Life at Immersive Education 2013

TEL Inter-Life project researcher Dr Alison Devlin of the University of Glasgow will present at the Immersive Education summit in Boston, US. The presentation will be entitled ‘Inter-Life as a novel virtual world technology to support the transition into Higher Education’.

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TEL at the Royal Society

Over 200 educators, students, policymakers, IT industry representatives, academics and general public members attended TEL’s final dissemination event on 6th Nov at Royal Society, London. The event featured:

demos of the eight TEL projects’ hardware and software
keynote from Minister of State for Universities and Science David Willetts
premiere of TEL commissioned film ‘Inventing the Future of Learning‘
expert panel . . . → Read More: TEL at the Royal Society

Pre-register for free Royal Society event

Registration is open for our final public event – 6th November at the Royal Society.

The event will feature:

exhibitions/demos of the TEL projects and thematic work
panel debate and Q&A with leading figures in the field
first chance to view TEL programme film
and much more in a prestigious and historical location.

The event forms part of the ESRC Festival of . . . → Read More: Pre-register for free Royal Society event

TEL stories available

#edtech #tel A new set of leaflets summarising the work of the eight TEL projects is now available. Entitled ‘TEL stories: Evidence from the TEL Research Programme’, the documents aim to show in accessible style the practical impact the programme’s research . . . → Read More: TEL stories available

TEL report: System Upgrade

#tel A report summarising the findings of the TEL programme in the wider context of technology-enhanced learning and offering recommendations for future strategy launched on 13th June at the House of Lords to a group of policymakers, technologists and practitioners chaired by Lord Knight.

The report – a major outcome of the programme – is written by . . . → Read More: TEL report: System Upgrade

Inter-Life at ECER

TEL’s Inter-Life project will present at the forthcoming European Congress on Educational Research in September in Cadiz, Spain. The paper, entitled ‘Evaluation of the novel Inter-Life virtual world as an innovative technology to support Transition to University’ will be presented by Dr Alison Devlin.

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TEL discuss Digital Inclusion in Sheffield

#teldi Digital Inclusion workshop for practitioners, Spring 2012, Sheffield.

Held at Sheffield Hallam University’s Aspect Court on 17th January this event convened a group of practitioners, academic, local government and third sector workers for a day of presentations, workshops and discussions on the current state of Digital Inclusion.

The event forms part of TEL’s efforts to disseminate its . . . → Read More: TEL discuss Digital Inclusion in Sheffield

Avatars develop real world skills

The TEL Inter-Life project is showing how virtual worlds can help young people deal with difficult life transitions in the rea world.

The project’s lead researcher, Professor Victor Lally, said: “We demonstrated that you can plan activities with kids and get them working in 3D worlds with commitment, energy and emotional involvement, over a significant period of . . . → Read More: Avatars develop real world skills

TEL presence at CSCL Hong Kong

The TEL programme will be strongly represented at the forthcoming 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) in Hong Kong on July 4-8th.

The major international event gathers together people involved in all aspects of technology based collaborative learning. Four of the eight TEL projects as well as some TEL thematic colleagues will present a . . . → Read More: TEL presence at CSCL Hong Kong

Inter-Life project press release

March 1, 2011

Looked-after teenagers struggle to reach virtual haven

A lack of meaningful Internet access is excluding many teenagers in local authority care from an innovative £0.5 million research programme intended to build their confidence and help them cope with change.

The Inter-Life project has created a secure virtual island that offers looked-after 13 to 17-year-olds a private . . . → Read More: Inter-Life project press release