‘edna’ arrives in Second Life

Terra Incognita is a veteran education presence in Second Life that we’ve covered previously. It’s an area that next week will be hosting the launch of a new service by edna (Education Network Australia).

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The full announcement:

“Education Network Australia – better known as edna – is celebrating ten years of service to the Australian education and training sector on Tuesday, 27 November and is inviting educators from across the country to jump online and in-world to join the celebration.

From 3pm Adelaide time education.au, the company that manages the edna web site and related services, will be doing a live broadcast of presentations and the unveiling of the new myedna service on the island of Terra Icognita.

Pick up a free t-shirt, indulge in some virtual cake and champagne and, following the formalities, your avatar can rock out to popular Second Life band Space Junky.

For educators that don’t have the broadband or hardware to participate in Second Life, there is a parallel being held in edna’s Sandpit Groups using Live Classroom web conferencing software.

For more information, visit the 10th birthday page on the edna web site.

Check it out in-world

Comments

  1. Multimedia Hax says

    Is EDNA aware that most of the ‘government educators’ don’t actually have broadband powerfull enough to run SL.
    I work at TAFE and our fastest speed is 17kbps. This is due to being locked in some Telstra plan. This is actually working against us as ‘educators’. We don’t have the broadband (dosn’t matter how fast it is in the real world if the gov network will always be capped at 17 clicks a second) Not to mention the cheapest computers the gov supplies it staff (512meg of ram ain’t standard anymore)
    We live in a world of multimedia, video, audio, animation and they expect us to perform or do our jobs? We can’t to the best of our ability with the gear we’ve got.

  2. Multimedia Hax says

    Is EDNA aware that most of the ‘government educators’ don’t actually have broadband powerfull enough to run SL.
    I work at TAFE and our fastest speed is 17kbps. This is due to being locked in some Telstra plan. This is actually working against us as ‘educators’. We don’t have the broadband (dosn’t matter how fast it is in the real world if the gov network will always be capped at 17 clicks a second) Not to mention the cheapest computers the gov supplies it staff (512meg of ram ain’t standard anymore)
    We live in a world of multimedia, video, audio, animation and they expect us to perform or do our jobs? We can’t to the best of our ability with the gear we’ve got.

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