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A presentation by David Deeds on the use of 3D virtual worlds in education.

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  • Virtual Worlds Part II:OpenSim101
    David W. Deeds, IT Manager/Teacher
    Changchun American International School
    Flat Classroom Conference: Beijing, China
    February 25, 2011
  • 45 minute presentation
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    (Caisland and/or ReactionGrid connection) then
    (Focus on live Internet demo and
    Use slides for later reference)
    Else
    (Death by PowerPoint) and
    (Use Local Daveland and Watch Machinima))
    EndIf}
    // Option: Attendee participation?
    Virtual Worlds II: OpenSim101
  • OpenSim:
    NOT a Second Life clone! (Viewers are)
    3D virtual world with built-in modeling (CAD) tools and Linden Scripting Language
    Not a game (per se): connect, communicate and collaborate (conduct commerce later?)
    Been in OpenSim since 2008, taken over 100 students inworld for different classes
    Completely FREE, although hosted solutions best for most schools
    Virtual Worlds II: OpenSim101
  • Differences between Second Life and OpenSim?
    With OpenSim:
    Complete management of your virtual world. (No one gets in or out without your permission. )
    More freedom to set parameters.
    Unlimited land, lower costs, etc.
    Best: IBO or International School Grid
    But…still buggy…can be more work…etc.
    http://opensimulator.org/wiki/Main_Page
    Virtual Worlds II: OpenSim101
  • What have we learned?
    Students:
    Computer-Aided Design, Programming, Project Management, Business, English
    Social Constructivism (Reality, Knowledge, Learning), Learner-Centric Instruction, IB Design Cycle: Investigate, Design, Plan, Create, Evaluate
    Teachers:
    Inclusion, Differentiation, Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP)
    Problem-/Task-Based Instruction, Action/Active Learning, Reciprocal Guidance, Inquiry-Based
    Virtual Worlds II: OpenSim101
  • Three OpenSim (DIY SL) Options:
    Local: Only one user at a time
    Client-Server: Web Server/IIS/Static IP/LAN
    Hosted Solution: Just need viewer and connection
    Local and Client-Server:
    Go to http://opensimulator.org/wiki/Download
    Unzip and tweak .INI files as required.
    Virtual Worlds II: OpenSim101
  • Viewers (All Free):
    Check the system requirements! Video driver/card?
    Hippo
    http://mjm-labs.com/viewer/download.php
    Imprudence
    http://wiki.kokuaviewer.org/wiki/Imprudence:Downloads
    Phoenix
    http://www.phoenixviewer.com/
    Virtual Worlds II: OpenSim101
  • Caisland: (Changchun American International School) Land
    Caisland: Client-Server, 1-2 regions, OAR save/load
    Florida Caisland: Hosted by ReactionGrid, 4 regions
    ReactionGridCaisland: In ReactionGrid, 1 region, exists because we have enabled hypergridding
    OAR – OpenSimARchive (database backup) file
    Hypergridding – “Jumping” from one grid to another
    Virtual Worlds II: OpenSim101
  • Caisland/ReactionGrid/OtherGrid Tour (live or video):
    Florida Caisland: MYP 1, MYP 2/3, MYP 4 and MYP 5 Regions
    ReactionGrid: Caisland, World’s Fair, Others
    JokaydiaGRID/OtherGrid: As time permits
    Daveland is LIVE: Local instance, for building and programming demos
    Virtual Worlds II: OpenSim101
  • Getting Your Turf Options:
    Private Region/Grid for School
    Connected Grid for Multiple Schools (e.g., China, Harrow, International Baccaleaurate Organization, 21st Century Schools)
    Three Vendors Offering Both:
    ReactionGrid
    Jokaydia
    Dreamland Metaverse
    Virtual Worlds II: OpenSim101
  • Getting Your Turf: ReactionGrid
    (Also has Unity/Jibe Acccounts)
    http://reactiongrid.myshopify.com/collections/virtual-worlds
    US$75/month for 4 regions, US$220 setup
    (Hyper-V, each school gets its own server)
    Grids: 1 week, prices depend on power/users
    Contact: Robin Gomboy (robing2@reactiongrid.com)
    Virtual Worlds II: OpenSim101
  • Virtual Worlds II: OpenSim101
  • Virtual Worlds II: OpenSim101
  • Virtual Worlds II: OpenSim101
  • Virtual Worlds II: OpenSim101
  • Getting Your Turf: Jokaydia
    (Also rents Second Life regions)
    http://www.jokaydiagrid.com/rent-a-sim/
    1 region: US$25/month
    2 regions: US$50/month
    3 regions: US$75/month
    Grid: 1 week, prices depend on power/users
    Contact: Jo Kay (joannamkay@gmail.com)
    Virtual Worlds II: OpenSim101
  • Virtual Worlds II: OpenSim101
  • Virtual Worlds II: OpenSim101
  • Virtual Worlds II: OpenSim101
  • Getting Your Turf: Dreamland Metaverse
    (No Setup Costs)
    http://www.dreamlandmetaverse.com/
    Residential Region (40 avatars): US$45/month
    Professional Region (80 avatars, 45000 prims): US$90/month
    Grid: 1 week , US$45 Core + US$45 Each School
    Contact: Snoopy Pfeffer (snoopy.pfeffer@yahoo.com)
    Virtual Worlds II: OpenSim101
  • Dreamland (Partners) Consulting Services:
    Strategic Consulting
    Business Development
    Marketing in 3D Worlds
    Edutainment Solutions
    Social Communities
    Software Development
    Content Creation
    IT Advisory Services
    Virtual Worlds II: OpenSim101
  • Dreamland Metaverse: Comparison Chart
    Virtual Worlds II: OpenSim101
  • More information:
    “Shengri La Spirit: A Designer’s Perspective of the Making of OpenSim” by Shenlei Winkler, Fashion Research Foundation, ISBN: 978-0984117116
    “Higher Education in Virtual Worlds” by Charles Wankel, Emerald Group Publishing, ISBN: 978-1849506090
    “Cutting-Edge Social Media Approaches to Business Education” by Charles Wankel, Information Age, ISBN: 978-1617351167
    Virtual Worlds II: OpenSim101
  • More information:
    “Empowering Students with Technology” by Alan November, Corwin Press, ISBN: 978-1412974257
    “Training and Collaboration with Virtual Worlds” by Alex Heiphetz, McGraw-Hill, ISBN: 978-0071628020
    “The Complete Guide to Simulations and Serious Games” by Clark Aldrich, Pfeiffer Publishing, ISBN: 978-0470462737
    Virtual Worlds II: OpenSim101
  • Recommended textbooks:
    Wiley Press: “Creating/Scripting Your World”
    Jeff Heaton (www.jeffheatonresearch.com)
    “Introduction to Linden Scripting Language”
    “Scripting Recipes for Second Life”
    “Introduction to Textures, Animation, Audio and Sculpting”
    Virtual Worlds II: OpenSim101
  • Connect/Communicate/Collaborate?
    IB Virtual Community (https://ibo.epals.com/)
    Groups:
    3D Virtual Worlds: Second Life
    3D Virtual Worlds: OpenSim
    IT Teachers/Managers
    RezEd: http://rezedhub.ning.com/
    Virtual Worlds II: OpenSim101
  • Next month: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education’s (AACE) Global Learn Asia Pacific 2011 Conference:http://www.aace.org/conf/glearn
    Then: Formal Proposal to the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO): http://www.ibo.org
    IBO Island in Second Life and/or IBO Grid!
    Virtual Worlds II: OpenSim101
  • Thank you…
    Virtual Worlds II: OpenSim101
  • Changchun American International School wants to hire a PYP/MYP IT Teacher to start as of August 2011 (2-year contract)!
    3D virtual world experience preferred but not absolutely required. Interest is essential!
    Contact Darrie Dai (dailiaaa@sina.com) or me.
    Other jobs (Art/Math/Science/Etc. Teachers) available too. Contact Darrie.
    Virtual Worlds I: Second Life 101
  • Xiexie/Thank you! Questions/Comments?
    Facebook & LinkedIn: David W. Deeds
    E-Mail: davidwdeeds@yahoo.com
    Skype: davidwdeeds
    Twitter: dwdeeds
    Second Life: Deed Davids
    ReactionGrid, JokdayiaGrid, OSGrid, Etc.: Deed Davids
    Virtual Worlds II: OpenSim101