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  • 1. A MUVEing Experience: an instructional perspective on Second Life Colleen Carmean School of Global Management & Leadership Arizona State University
  • 2. Research: A look at the landscape
    • 20% of VW inhabitants believe/claim that they live there , and only eat, sleep here . Synthetic Worlds ( Castranova, 2006)
  • 3. Research: A look at the landscape
    • Our world is not on their affective map. It is no longer where their community abides.
    • E Castranova, 2006
  • 4. A look at the landscape: Kurzweil
    • Ray Kurzweil claims this immigration will become more pronounced, in numbers and in feeling of presence there within 5 years.
  • 5. What if we met them there?
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/nmc-campus/427626589/
  • 6. What if we met them there?
    • How might this change teaching?
    • Learning?
    • Identity?
    • Engagement?
  • 7. EDT 598: Evaluating emerging technologies (hybrid)
  • 8. EDT 598: hybrid doctoral course
    • We explored trends, usability, meaning and affordances of Second Life for teaching and learning
  • 9. Second Life
    • 13,000,000+ million citizens
    • 38,000 on at any one time
    • ~30% have PhDs
  • 10. What we found
    • 130+ campuses up, numerous more ‘under construction’
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/marksimpkins/142984795/
  • 11. Tradition often determines design outcomes
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/89376128@N00/380907239/
  • 12.  
  • 13. Instructor issues
    • Inability to age gracefully
    • Inappropriate presence
    • Back chatter
    • Getting started
  • 14. How does one teach there?
    • Higher education now building facsimile and imaginary campuses without codes of behavior, conduct, expectations or understanding of pedagogical potential
  • 15. Who is designing the learning experience? http://www.flickr.com/photos/89376128@N00/380919210/
  • 16. Rio Salado Community College (AZ)
    • Learning spaces
    • Meeting spaces
    • AVATARS of instructors and administrators
    • Designed by young men in Canada unconnected to learning outcomes ($175,000)
    • Linda Thor, President, RSCC (Sloan 2008)
  • 17. Learning Spaces by design
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/nmc-campus/297008520/
  • 18. Teaching by design?
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/nmc-campus/260218800/
  • 19. Deeper Learning
    • Social
    • Active
    • Context-driven
    • Fosters ownership
    • Requires engagement
    • (Carmean & Haefner, 2002)
  • 20. What next for the instructional (design) community?
    • SLED : Second Life Educators
      • https://lists.secondlife.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/educators
    • New Media Consortium (nmc.org)
    • My contact info: Ariel Surya aka carmean@asu.edu