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Press Release: MetaverSense Ltd teamed up with British Council Israel to best utilize Virtual Worlds and Second Life for Education


Here we are in the Center of [Virtual Second Life ] Town Look!


British Council Israel and MetaverSense Ltd have signed a strategic partnership to offer a new learning and teaching virtual experience in the British Council's Second Life Island for Israeli teachers and students. The parties will work together to promote the use of virtual worlds for education by raising the awareness of the British Council’s Second Life islands and MetaverSense's professional educational services. MetaverSense Ltd will promote the British Council Second Life teen and adult islands at lectures, workshops and courses given by MetaverSense Ltd within the Israeli Educational System and British Council will promote MetaverSense's professional services among teachers.


MetaverSense Ltd offer Israeli Institutes and teachers professional development, training and consulting services in Second life and other related virtual worlds platforms for engaging instruction and learning. The Two parties will work together to establish a coherent pedagogical and technological framework to support effective educational use for Israeli education High Schools, Middle Schools teachers and teens.


[in the picture above, Mrs. Nicola Crowley, British Council Israel's ELT Project Manager deliver a virtual presentation in Second life for MOFET institute event lead by Dr, Hanan Gazit, MetaverSense Ltd CEO]


"When the Internet and the Middle East meets" a New @AvatarAcademy course


MetaverSense Ltd is offering a new virtual @AvatarAcademy course entitled: "When the Internet and the Middle East meets" in which participants will explore and learn the complexity of Middle East themes using an avatar in Second life.


Lecturer: Dr. Tal Pavel

Dr. Tal Pavel is an expert in technology and internet usage in the Middle East and the Islamic world. He holds a Ph.D. in Middle Eastern Studies from Bar-Ilan University, Israel. His MA thesis studied the image of Hezbollah, as reflected in its websites. In his doctorate, Pavel evaluated the changes in governmental restrictions on Internet usage during 2002-2005 in four Middle Eastern countries: Egypt, Syria, The UAE, and Saudi Arabia. Dr. Pavel is a research fellow at the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, the Netvision Institute for Internet Studies, and the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism.

For more information and registration [Hebrew]

ViMentors Academic: Web3D for Higher Education Workshop


Dr. Hanan "Vrider" Gazit, ViMentors.com CEO to mentor and deliver a workshop: Using Web3D for Higher Education at MEITAL the Inter-University Center for e-Learning (IUCEL), which is part of the Israeli Inter-University Computation Center (IUCC), located at Tel-Aviv University.
MEITAL assists Israeli institutions of higher education, universities and academic colleges in advancing the use of e-learning technologies and creates opportunities for institutional connections and collaboration among academic institutes in Israel.

Main Goal:
The workshop will focus on using virtual worlds such as Second Life for meaningful instruction and learning.

Audience:
Israeli Universities and academic colleges' instructional designers' staff.

When: 10th of September 2008.
Were: Open University, Ramat-Aviv, Israel.

Personal note:
I regard the workshop as an important step for creating Israeli Academic institutes presence in Second Life and other relevant virtual worlds for meaningful instruction and learning.
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Dr. Hanan "VRider" Gazit serves as the Israeli Games Research Association (DiGRA) Chapter. A researcher & lecturer at the Instructional Systems Department at H.I.T-Holon Institute of Technology. Entrepreneur, owner of a start-up company specializing in delivering services for Israeli investors, companies and organizations interested in using virtual worlds and video games for business, marketing & instruction. His research interests include: Analyzing virtual worlds and video games interactions; Designing effective serious games; Skills acquisition and virtual-real world transfer and New Media. He holds a Ph.D. degree in the Learning Sciences and a Magna Cum Laude M.A. degree in Science Education, both from Tel-Aviv University. A former post doctorate fellow researcher at the Virtual Reality Lab, Institute for Interdisciplinary Applications of Computer Science, University of Haifa. Dr. Gazit serves on the Association of Virtual Worlds` Advisory Board and on the Editorial Review Board of the International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations.

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