3D virtual worlds educational "Colossus project"

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The project was assigned to the Rhodes Junior High school students and it was realised in Rutgers University opensim 3D virtual campus

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3D virtual worlds educational "Colossus project"

  1. 1. COLOSSUS PROJECTCOLOSSUS PROJECT 3D Virtual environment as a tool of expanding3D Virtual environment as a tool of expanding creativity in teaching and learningcreativity in teaching and learning Aggeliki Nikolaou
  2. 2. ParticipantsParticipants Rutgers Virtual CampusRutgers Virtual Campus Rhodes Middle SchoolRhodes Middle School  Rutgers Virtual CampusRutgers Virtual Campus  Aggeliki Nikolaou teacherAggeliki Nikolaou teacher  Rhodes Middle SchoolRhodes Middle School  13 years old students13 years old students  Rutgers Virtual CampusRutgers Virtual Campus  Aggeliki Nikolaou teacherAggeliki Nikolaou teacher  Rhodes Middle SchoolRhodes Middle School  13 years old students13 years old students
  3. 3. ObjectivesObjectives  Use of Rutgers 3D virtual campus for curriculum activitiesUse of Rutgers 3D virtual campus for curriculum activities of 1of 1stst Rhodes Middle SchoolRhodes Middle School  Create a digital class and work on a projectCreate a digital class and work on a project Learning by Working Collaboratively across Time,Learning by Working Collaboratively across Time, Space, LanguagesSpace, Languages
  4. 4. ProcessProcess A loop strategy: Teacher’s learning/ tutoring theA loop strategy: Teacher’s learning/ tutoring the medium along with student’s teaching for themedium along with student’s teaching for the medium in the medium.medium in the medium. Both Side Will to SucceedBoth Side Will to Succeed
  5. 5. How and when the realization of theHow and when the realization of the project was achievedproject was achieved A loop strategy: Teacher’s learning/ tutoring theA loop strategy: Teacher’s learning/ tutoring the medium, along with student’s teaching for themedium, along with student’s teaching for the medium in the medium.medium in the medium. Collaboration and Devotion without BoardersCollaboration and Devotion without Boarders
  6. 6. The MeansThe Means • Rutgers Virtual CampusRutgers Virtual Campus • FacebookFacebook • SkypeSkype • TeamboxTeambox • EmailsEmails
  7. 7. Description of the project 1Description of the project 1  Computer school lab could not meet the needs of 3DComputer school lab could not meet the needs of 3D environmentenvironment  The project had a volunteer characterThe project had a volunteer character  Teacher and students had to work out of school scheduleTeacher and students had to work out of school schedule  The school board were informed about the projectThe school board were informed about the project  Safety issues were arisenSafety issues were arisen  Objections about the safety of internet exposureObjections about the safety of internet exposure  Parents signed an admission/agreement for studentsParents signed an admission/agreement for students participationparticipation  Some students excluded due to low computer performanceSome students excluded due to low computer performance  The students had specific period of time they could meet theThe students had specific period of time they could meet the teacher in world (Saturday or Sunday)teacher in world (Saturday or Sunday)  The volunteers were students of B class (13-14 years old)The volunteers were students of B class (13-14 years old) Exploring technical capabilitiesExploring technical capabilities
  8. 8. Description of the project 2Description of the project 2 The subject of the project were related to the official curriculumThe subject of the project were related to the official curriculum activities for Technology course. The related assignment was on:activities for Technology course. The related assignment was on:  Finding information about colossus and present them in theFinding information about colossus and present them in the classroomclassroom  Transform and create an artistic ColossusTransform and create an artistic Colossus  Suggest uses of artistic Colossus connecting them with real lifeSuggest uses of artistic Colossus connecting them with real life needs of Rhodes touristic resortneeds of Rhodes touristic resort  The volunteer’s team mission was to expand the mentionedThe volunteer’s team mission was to expand the mentioned assignment and create a thematic Colossus Park in Rutgers virtualassignment and create a thematic Colossus Park in Rutgers virtual campus apart from learning of the new environmentcampus apart from learning of the new environment Connecting curriculum activitiesConnecting curriculum activities
  9. 9. SynchronouslySynchronously  The teacher was taught theThe teacher was taught the skills and the affordances ofskills and the affordances of the 3DV environment (openthe 3DV environment (open sim)sim)  During scheduled classes theDuring scheduled classes the teacher were taught alongteacher were taught along with students : Orientationwith students : Orientation skills, navigation skills,skills, navigation skills, communication skills, basiccommunication skills, basic building skills.building skills.  They used SkypeThey used Skype  They created the colossusThey created the colossus park by collaboratingpark by collaborating Teaching and learning were blendedTeaching and learning were blended Description of the project 3Description of the project 3 AsynchronouslyAsynchronously  Students were assigned someStudents were assigned some new environment learningnew environment learning taskstasks  Teacher was visiting theTeacher was visiting the designed tutorial areas of thedesigned tutorial areas of the virtual university campusvirtual university campus  They used facebook andThey used facebook and emailsemails AsynchronouslyAsynchronously  Students were assigned someStudents were assigned some new environment learningnew environment learning taskstasks  Teacher was visiting theTeacher was visiting the designed tutorial areas of thedesigned tutorial areas of the virtual university campusvirtual university campus  They used facebook andThey used facebook and emailsemails
  10. 10. Both teacher and students were instructed by university avatar developerBoth teacher and students were instructed by university avatar developer
  11. 11. There were many easily accessible tutorial areas at Rutgers campusThere were many easily accessible tutorial areas at Rutgers campus
  12. 12. Tutorial areas at Rutgers Virtual campusTutorial areas at Rutgers Virtual campus
  13. 13. Sanbox at the skySanbox at the sky
  14. 14. Greek videos created for basic skills learning
  15. 15. Students enjoyed learning basic skillsStudents enjoyed learning basic skills
  16. 16. The Results of the Digital ClassThe Results of the Digital Class  Development of a Thematic ParkDevelopment of a Thematic Park  Colossus cinemaColossus cinema  Colossus GalleryColossus Gallery  Colossus huntColossus hunt  Colossus ship-kiosk (under construction)Colossus ship-kiosk (under construction)  Connection of 2D, 3D, digital environment with the realConnection of 2D, 3D, digital environment with the real space/environmentspace/environment  Creation of a community of G(r)eek Teachers in Open 3D VirtualCreation of a community of G(r)eek Teachers in Open 3D Virtual WorldsWorlds  Presentation at local authorities in a diffusion event of innovativePresentation at local authorities in a diffusion event of innovative projectsprojects  Participation in an educational digital creativity festivalParticipation in an educational digital creativity festival  Workshop on creation in 3DVW for educatorsWorkshop on creation in 3DVW for educators
  17. 17. Developer teaching building skillsDeveloper teaching building skills
  18. 18. First building attemptsFirst building attempts
  19. 19. Students created artistic transformation, inspired by Colossus, in brickStudents created artistic transformation, inspired by Colossus, in brick and mortar classand mortar class
  20. 20. Learning and Teaching creation of artistic Colossus in digital classLearning and Teaching creation of artistic Colossus in digital class
  21. 21. First approaches of creation of 3D objectsFirst approaches of creation of 3D objects
  22. 22. Inviting peopleInviting people
  23. 23. An attempt to build in MinecraftAn attempt to build in Minecraft
  24. 24. Starting creation of 3D objects in Rutgers virtual CampusStarting creation of 3D objects in Rutgers virtual Campus
  25. 25. Teaching to line upTeaching to line up
  26. 26. ExperimentingExperimenting
  27. 27. Texture creation in RL classTexture creation in RL class
  28. 28. Applying texture in digital classApplying texture in digital class Teaching creation of 3D ColossusTeaching creation of 3D Colossus
  29. 29. Creation of 3D ColossusCreation of 3D Colossus
  30. 30. From 3D Rutgers virtual campus to Rhodes townFrom 3D Rutgers virtual campus to Rhodes town
  31. 31. From 3DFrom 3D Rutgers virtualRutgers virtual campus tocampus to Rhodes townRhodes town
  32. 32. Colossus flipbooks areaColossus flipbooks area
  33. 33. Detail of Colossus entrance-gateDetail of Colossus entrance-gate
  34. 34. What were included in the ThemeWhat were included in the Theme ParkPark  Colossus CinemaColossus Cinema  Colossus GalleryColossus Gallery  Colossus HuntColossus Hunt  Colossus ship-kioskColossus ship-kiosk
  35. 35. General view Colossus ParkColossus Park
  36. 36. Colossus ParkColossus Park CinemaCinema
  37. 37. Cinema interior detail Colossus ParkColossus Park
  38. 38. Exhibition of information related to Colossus as one of the 7 wonders of ancient world and Rhodes history Colossus GalleryColossus Gallery
  39. 39. Gallery detail Colossus ParkColossus Park
  40. 40. Colossus Hunt Colossus ParkColossus Park
  41. 41. Ship- kiosk under construction Colossus ParkColossus Park
  42. 42. From RL classFrom RL class to Digital classto Digital class Colossus ParkColossus Park Ship-kiosk
  43. 43. Working on the sky sandboxWorking on the sky sandbox
  44. 44. Colossus ParkColossus Park
  45. 45. Diffusion activitiesDiffusion activities Students presented their project to authorities and to local community
  46. 46. Participation to Creative DigitalParticipation to Creative Digital FestivalFestival
  47. 47. A Community was arisen amongst peersA Community was arisen amongst peers
  48. 48. Creativity without boarders means…Creativity without boarders means… ContentCo-creation Collaboration Co-will CONTENT CREATION

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