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How to involve students in activities within 3 d

  1. 1. How to Involve Students in Activities within 3D Virtual Learning Environment?<br />Tomas Bouda aka Zdenek Buchsbaum<br />Division of Information and Library Studies,<br /> Masaryk univerzity Brno, Czechrepublic<br /><br />@tombouda<br />2011 UNC TLT Conference<br />
  2. 2. Main questions <br />When we should involved students into inworld activities?<br />How should teachers and tutors work with students inworld in order to reach learning outcomes?<br />Which specific activities can be applied?<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Brake down structure<br />3D virtual learning environment<br />Core learning theories <br />Three phases of learning inworld<br />Team-building activities <br />Selected Archetypes of instructional design of 3DLE<br />3<br />
  4. 4. 3D virtuallearningenvironement<br />DALGARNO, B. and LEE, M. J. W. 'What are the learning affordances of 3-D virtual environments?'. British Journal of Educational Technology, vol.41, no. 1, 2010, p. 10-32.<br />4<br />
  5. 5. Core learning theories <br />Constructivism<br />Social- and cognitive-connectedness schemata (SCCS) <br />SONTAG, Marie. A Learning Theory for 21st-Century Students. Inovative journal of online education [online]. 2009, 9, 4, [cit. 2010-11-20]. Dostupný z WWW: <>.<br />Project-based learning<br />5<br />
  6. 6. Threephasesoflearninginworld<br />1. technical part (students are familiarized with the environment)<br />2. team-building phase (students learn, how to work together)<br />3.knowledge part (students adopt new knowledge)<br />6<br />
  7. 7. Selected Archetypes of instructional design of 3DLE<br />Avatar Persona – simplifies students communication enhance understanding of the environment <br />Scavenger hunt & Guided tour– students learn to teleport and interact with the environment and object<br />7<br />
  8. 8. Team-building activities <br />Crossing the Ravine <br /> There is a team walking through a virtual land. They come to ravine and have to overcome the gab. Each member of the team has an unique part of a bridge in his(her) inventory. They have to communicate in order to overcome the gab using all parts of the bridge. <br />Castle Builder<br />Team of students is divided between designer and builders. Designer is teleported to different location, where a model of a castle has been build prior. His(her) task is to describe and lead builders in order to develop same castle as the model. <br />The Tower of Bubble<br />Team has to build as tallist and stable tower as possible. There are lot of free unique prims around. <br />8<br />
  9. 9. VIAKISK (Virtual Academic Campus of Information and Library science)<br />VIAKISK is a project of Division of Information and Library Studies, Masaryk university Brno, Czech republic<br />The goal is to study possibilities of using VW in education.<br />We started in 2009 (December)<br />We are moving to OpenSim (OSGrid)<br />9<br />
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  11. 11. What we do?<br />Block of expertsfrom LIS field – real subject streamed (voice) on VIAKISK. We use SLOODLE for tracking student`s presence. <br />11<br />
  12. 12. What we do?<br />Roundtable meetings – spetial events, where we discuss actual problems from LIS field in Czech republic. We had special guests Maryanne Maisano and Sheila Webber too. <br />12<br />
  13. 13. What we do?<br />Inter-university program – students from two universities working on special project. They do not know each other F2F.<br />13<br />
  14. 14. Conclusion<br />If you are planning to teach in 3D VLE, than:<br />Ensure, that the learning outcomes can not be reached in physical world easier. <br />Give students time to become familiar with the environment at first.<br />Use some team-building activities or Archetypes of 3DLE<br />Provide immediate feedback<br />14<br />
  15. 15. Thank you for your attention!<br />Feel free to sneak around the VIAKISK or ask questions .<br />@tombouda<br />Zdenek Buchsbaum<br />15<br />