Some reflections on Botswana IGGY U 2010

A quick series of comments, not designed to be a throrough summary of my experiences but more to reflect on the event. From the 15th to the 28th August 2010 the IGGY Summer U was held in Gaborone, Botswana, hosted by BACS (Botswana Accountancy College), and once again I was fortunate enough to be running a Mathematics course, a revised…

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Ee’s SLideshow Viewer and Second Life 2.0

So, Linden Labs caught everyone by surprise and made the Beta 2.0 viewer the main release for new residents, despite there being numerous bugs that still need to be fixed. Pertinent to Ee’s SLideshow viewer are the new shared media facilities, or more precisely changes to parcel media.

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Second Life + LaTeX = SLaTeX

It has long been a problem that one of the biggest obstacles to doing mathematics in Second Life was the inability to write equations. Of course, there is a counter argument that this forces you to be more imaginative in finding ways to get the same ideas across and there is a huge amount to say about the benefits of…

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Fourmile Castle

Fourmile Castle, a Second Life project which can be found at this SLURL. I’ve had an avatar in Second Life since January 2007 after being introduced to the educational possibilities by a couple of guys from the Open University, and Fourmile Castle is my personal project as opposed to the “Warwick University Maths” island highlighted on other pages.  It started…

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