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The Macquarie ICT Innovations Centre (MacICT) is located at Macquarie University, Sydney Australia. It is a collaborative agreement between the NSW Department of Education Communities (DEC) and ...

The Macquarie ICT Innovations Centre (MacICT) is located at Macquarie University, Sydney Australia. It is a collaborative agreement between the NSW Department of Education Communities (DEC) and Macquarie University which provides the opportunity for NSW DEC schools access to the use of innovative technologies in teaching and learning.

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  • Macquarie ICT Innovations Centre MacICT 3D Virtual Worlds: WHEN2050 Macquarie ICT Innovations Centre is a collaboration between theMacICT NSW Department of Education and Training and Macquarie University
  • Macquarie ICT Innovations CentreWhat is a Virtual World? A virtual world is a 3D computer environment in which users are represented on screen as themselves or as made up characters and can interact in real time with other users. These representations are called avatars. Students and teachers learn to design and construct using an open source software called OpenSim http://opensimulator.org/Virtual World Macquarie ICT Innovations Centre is a collaboration between the NSW Department of Education and Training and Macquarie University
  • Macquarie ICT Innovations CentreProject Outcomes The Virtual Worlds Project aims to: evaluate innovative applications of virtual worlds In education, focusing on supporting teachers to develop curriculum centred student design and construction activities.Project Macquarie ICT Innovations Centre is a collaboration between theOutcomes NSW Department of Education and Training and Macquarie University
  • Macquarie ICT Innovations CentreProject Description Students in Year 10 explore 3D Virtual Worlds to design and construct Architectural Prototypes for Australian cities that incorporate ideas such as sustainability, function and aesthetics.These students have explored designs that addresses perceived needs for the future such as communication, energy, food, housing, recreation and transport.Project Macquarie ICT Innovations Centre is a collaboration between theDescription NSW Department of Education and Training and Macquarie University
  • Macquarie ICT Innovations Centre Cyber Citizenship Students follow the rules of STAR and good cyber citizenship practice in the virtual world.Cyber Macquarie ICT Innovations Centre is a collaboration between theCitizenship NSW Department of Education and Training and Macquarie University
  • Macquarie ICT Innovations Centre Student comments … “I hope that in the future it (3D Virtual Worlds) could be a way to learn and an opportunity for students to associate this way of learning with the word „education‟.” “Trinity (3D Virtual Worlds) has changed the way I design…I will now design with a very open mind. This project has pushed me to work harder to develop my concepts and ideas.”Students Macquarie ICT Innovations Centre is a collaboration between theComments NSW Department of Education and Training and Macquarie University
  • Macquarie ICT Innovations CentreOffice of Schools Plan 2009- 2011 CONNECTED LEARNING State-wide Strategies Northern Sydney Region StrategiesImplement interactive classrooms to • video conferencing.better meet the learning needs of 21st • collaborative curriculum projectsCentury students.Develop teacher capacity in the use of • Innovative professional learninginformation communication technologies. opportunities • Identifying innovative teaching practiceExtend learning opportunities for • support collaborative curriculum projects usingstudents and teachers across ICTcommunities of schools.Office of Macquarie ICT Innovations Centre is a collaboration between theSchools Plan NSW Department of Education and Training and Macquarie University
  • Macquarie ICT Innovations CentreNSW Institute of Teachers (Accreditation and Standards)Sample of NSW Institute Elements mapped to MacICT Projects ELEMENT 4: TEACHERS COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY WITH THEIR STUDENTS Student Grouping 4.2.4 PROFESSIONAL Design and facilitate a variety of purposeful group COMPETENCE structures that facilitate student engagement to make content meaningful. 3D Virtual Worlds Project is now a registered course for NSWDET teachers. NSWDET teachers who are interested in this course, please contact Centre Director: Deborah.Evans2@det.nsw.edu.auNSW Macquarie ICT Innovations Centre is a collaboration between theInstitute NSW Department of Education and Training and Macquarie Universityof Teachers
  • Macquarie ICT Innovations CentreNSW Quality Teaching framework The 3D Virtual Worlds Project links to many of the NSW Quality Teaching framework elements including: • Higher-order thinking • Engagement • Inclusivity • Connectedness • Problematic KnowledgeNSW Quality Macquarie ICT Innovations Centre is a collaboration between theTeaching NSW Department of Education and Training and Macquarie Universityframework
  • Macquarie ICT Innovations Centre And the final word…from teachers “The technology provides for the quick activation of ideas, construction of shapes, use of textures all within a 3D space. Students are fully engaged in the whole process of having the power to create major structures, to move around, in and out, above and below their building structures. This is total immersion.” “What could be better than to witness a group of young people all grow in self-esteem, confidence and collegiality?” Peter WoottenTeachers’ Macquarie ICT Innovations Centre is a collaboration between theComments NSW Department of Education and Training and Macquarie University
  • Macquarie ICT Innovations CentreResearch Learning by Designing in Virtual Worlds (Innovative Research in Virtual Worlds Conference, Coventry University, UK, 3-4 November 2011) Katy Lumkin Andrew Cram Macquarie ICT Innovations Centre Department of Education NSW Department of Education and Communities, Australia Macquarie University, NSW, AustraliaResearch Macquarie ICT Innovations Centre is a collaboration between the NSW Department of Education and Training and Macquarie University
  • Macquarie ICT Innovations CentreOnline World at MacICT 3D Virtual Worlds Project Information: http://web1.macquarieict.schools.nsw.edu.au/index.php/projects/menu3dvirtualworlds.html 3D Virtual Worlds Project Blog: http://web2.macquarieict.schools.nsw.edu.au/journal/virtual-worlds/Online World Macquarie ICT Innovations Centre is a collaboration between theat MacICT NSW Department of Education and Training and Macquarie University
  • Macquarie ICT Innovations Centre Disclaimer The ideas expressed in this artefact are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect represent the ideas of the NSW Department of Education and Training. Printed/Published 2010 Published by Macquarie ICT Innovations Centre Building C5B Macquarie University, North Ryde, NSW 2109 Australia © Copyright subject to the operation of the Copyright Act 1968, vested in the Crown in the right of the State of New South Wales. RESTRICTED WAIVER OF COPYRIGHT The printed material in this publication is subject to a restricted waiver of the copyright to allow photocopying of the material contained in this publication for use within a school, subject to the conditions set out below. All copies of the printed material shall be made without alteration and abridgement and must retain acknowledgement of the copyright. The school or college shall not sell, hire or otherwise derive revenue from copies of the material, nor distribute copies of the material for any other purpose. The restricted waiver of copyright is not transferable and may be withdrawn in the case of breach of any of these conditions. Macquarie ICT Innovations Centre is a collaboration between theDisclaimer NSW Department of Education and Training and Macquarie University