Web 3.0: The 3D Internet Classroom<br />David W. Deeds, Ph.D., IT Teacher/Manager<br />Changchun American International Sc...
Web 3.0 = 3D Internet?<br />I don’t mean the Semantic Web…this is 3.0 as in 3-Dimensional…apologies to Tim Berners-Lee and...
3D Internet in the Classroom<br />Part techie, mostly teacher presentation<br />Schedule<br />Intro/History – 5 minutes<br...
TriDTrifecta<br />Second Life – Teachers/Administrators<br />OpenSim – Students (and Teachers!)<br />Quest Atlantis - Stud...
What’s Your Problem, Pal?<br />Mine: How do I teach computer science to students with widely varying levels of English pro...
Second Life<br />Commercial virtual world created in 2003, accessible via the Internet<br />Need only free client viewer: ...
New Media Consortium<br />International, not-for-profit organization: new media and technologies<br />Lease discounts for ...
Second Life: What Have We Learned? <br />Students: <br />Computer-Aided Design, Programming, Project Management, Business,...
OpenSim(ulator)<br />Noncommercial (free!), open-source virtual world created in 2007 when SL client released, Internet or...
ReactionGrid<br />International, for-profit organization: small schools to Fortune 100 corporations<br />Discounts for edu...
OpenSim: What have we learned?<br />Everything regarding Second Life plus:<br />International Baccalaureate Organization <...
Quest Atlantis<br />International, free 3D multiuser environment to immerse kids 9-16 in educational tasks, run by Univers...
Quest Atlantis<br />Need two teachers trained to qualify as QA school: four one-hour online sessions<br />Permission form ...
QA: What have we learned?<br />Overlap with SL and OpenSim but important distinction: values<br />QA’s “social responsibil...
Questions/Comments?<br />David W. Deeds:<br />Work: ddeeds@caischina.org<br />Home: davidwdeeds@yahoo.com<br />Skype: davi...
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"Web 3.0: The 3D Internet Classroom" by David W. Deeds, IT Teacher/Manager, Changchun American International School, China. Presented at the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) Global Learn Asia Pacific 2010 Conference in Penang, Malaysia, May 18. Category: Games-Based Learning.

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David W. Deeds : AACE Presentation : 3D Internet Classroom

  1. 1. Web 3.0: The 3D Internet Classroom<br />David W. Deeds, Ph.D., IT Teacher/Manager<br />Changchun American International School<br />AACE Global Learn Asia Pacific 2010: May 18th<br />
  2. 2. Web 3.0 = 3D Internet?<br />I don’t mean the Semantic Web…this is 3.0 as in 3-Dimensional…apologies to Tim Berners-Lee and anyone I confused.<br />Maybe inseparable: unrestricted navigation, human-versus-machine searches and results, information overload control, etc.<br />“The future of the Internet will be 3-dimensional.”www.internet3d.org<br />
  3. 3. 3D Internet in the Classroom<br />Part techie, mostly teacher presentation<br />Schedule<br />Intro/History – 5 minutes<br />Second Life – 10 minutes (live?)<br />OpenSim – 20 minutes (live!)<br />Video Testimonials – 5 minutes<br />Quest Atlantis – 10 minutes (live?)<br />Wrapup/Next – 5 minutes<br />Questions/Comments – 5 minutes<br />
  4. 4. TriDTrifecta<br />Second Life – Teachers/Administrators<br />OpenSim – Students (and Teachers!)<br />Quest Atlantis - Students<br />Started with Second Life cybercampus in late 2006, took over 500 college students inworld<br />Started with OpenSim as of mid-2009, have taken over 50 MYP and PYP students inworld<br />Quest Atlantis: Mid-2009, 30 MYP students <br />
  5. 5. What’s Your Problem, Pal?<br />Mine: How do I teach computer science to students with widely varying levels of English proficiency together in the same class? <br />University/College: Korean, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese students<br />International School: Korean, Chinese, German, British, American, Mexican, etc.<br />International Baccalaureate Organization “philosophy”: no separation <br />
  6. 6. Second Life<br />Commercial virtual world created in 2003, accessible via the Internet<br />Need only free client viewer: http://secondlife.com/support/downloads/?lang=en-US<br />Check system requirements, especially video card minimums: http://secondlife.com/support/system-requirements/?lang=en-US<br />Basic membership is free, premium costs $75/year (can own real estate, buildings)<br />
  7. 7. New Media Consortium<br />International, not-for-profit organization: new media and technologies<br />Lease discounts for educational institutions<br />Approximately $100 per 1,000 square meters<br />Mutual facilities, other group benefits<br />New Media Consortium website: http://virtualworlds.nmc.org<br />Contact: Nancy Reeves (nancy@nmc.org)<br />
  8. 8. Second Life: What Have We Learned? <br />Students: <br />Computer-Aided Design, Programming, Project Management, Business, English<br />Social Constructivism (Reality, Knowledge, Learning)<br />Teachers:<br />Inclusion, Differentiation, Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol<br />Problem-/Task-Based Instruction, Action/Active Learning, Reciprocal Guidance<br />
  9. 9. OpenSim(ulator)<br />Noncommercial (free!), open-source virtual world created in 2007 when SL client released, Internet or not<br />Need server binary package:http://opensimulator.org/wiki/Download<br />And client viewer, ideally Hippo: http://mjm-labs.com/viewer/<br />Three configuration options: Local, Client/Server or Hosted Client/Server<br />
  10. 10. ReactionGrid<br />International, for-profit organization: small schools to Fortune 100 corporations<br />Discounts for educational institutions<br />$25/month for 1 region (256 square meters), $75/month for 4 regions <br />No server or related support required<br />ReactionGrid website: www.reactiongrid.com<br />Contact: Kyle Gomboy (kyle@reactiongrid.com)<br />
  11. 11. OpenSim: What have we learned?<br />Everything regarding Second Life plus:<br />International Baccalaureate Organization <br />Design & Technology Dilemma: Draw a car in AutoCAD, then what? Clay? Legos?<br />Design Cycle: Investigate, Plan, Design, Create, Evaluate…and Attitudes<br />Project Management and TEAMWORK! <br />Cross-curricular possibilities, e.g. Earth Day: In Science, they learn about windmills, in IT they build them<br />
  12. 12. Quest Atlantis<br />International, free 3D multiuser environment to immerse kids 9-16 in educational tasks, run by University of Indiana<br />Need only the client program:http://atlantis.crlt.indiana.edu/<br />System requirements not as demanding<br />“Quests,” e.g., conserving resources, already exist, plus you can design your own<br />Teaches values as well as skills<br />
  13. 13. Quest Atlantis<br />Need two teachers trained to qualify as QA school: four one-hour online sessions<br />Permission form needs to be signed by parent and filed with QA<br />Very impressive: set of teacher resources online; overall support for teachers and administrators<br />Contact: Dr. Bronwyn Stuckey (bestucke@indiana.edu)<br />
  14. 14. QA: What have we learned?<br />Overlap with SL and OpenSim but important distinction: values<br />QA’s “social responsibilities” correspond to IBO Learner Profile: Students are expected to be open-minded, inquisitive, etc.<br />QA has quests that can be used as part of many different subjects: history, literature, etc. (not just computer science, although this is the most important one!)<br />
  15. 15. Questions/Comments?<br />David W. Deeds:<br />Work: ddeeds@caischina.org<br />Home: davidwdeeds@yahoo.com<br />Skype: davidwdeeds, Twitter: dwdeeds, Facebook: David W. Deeds, SL: Deed Davids<br />

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