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Into The 3rd Dimension with SLOODLE

Into The 3rd Dimension with SLOODLE



Second Life and SLOODLE keynote presentation from ILT2009, Wrecsam, Wales, 1st July 2009

Second Life and SLOODLE keynote presentation from ILT2009, Wrecsam, Wales, 1st July 2009



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    Into The 3rd Dimension with SLOODLE Into The 3rd Dimension with SLOODLE Presentation Transcript

    • Into the Third Dimension with SLOODLE Daniel Livingstone
    • Daniel Livingstone
    • Teaching & Learning with Moodle • Document dissemination From • Coursework submissions Space • Management tools/tracking – Gradebooks • Learning object integration • Asynchronous & synchronous discussion • Online Assessments To • Collaborative learning activities Place
    • Learning in 3D MUVE • Informal Learning in MMOGs – Social interaction and coordination – Planning, problem solving A Virtual • Various MUVEs – Shared ‘Presence’ World is a • Exploration, discovery Place – Synchronous work … for • Shared experiences, discussion – Identity exploration education? • Playful learning, shifting roles • Second Life (and a few others…) – User generated content
    • Teaching in SL: My first experience • Virtual world too open-ended, lack of obvious goals, rich social & technical environment • Students needed support for working towards goals and reflecting on experiences – Second Life can be distracting, confusing, hard to navigate
    • SLOODLE Concept Diagram
    • In the beginning… Oct ‘06: Original SLOODLE concept by Jeremy Kemp SLOODLE chat-logger by Paul Andrews & Daniel Livingstone
    • Three Views of SLOODLE • Community • Product • Research
    • • Web-intercom Product • Registration booth • Quiz Chair • Virtual Drop Box • Choice • Toolbar • Presenter
    • Community • sloodle.org – Forums, resources, links • Sloodlers – In-world group in Second Life • SLOODLE Island in Second Life – Meeting, chat, learning zones, classrooms for community use • Weekly meetings – Community Meetings (Weds) – SLOODLE 101 (Tue)
    • ALT-J SLOODLE Paper
    • Approaches to integration • The 3D classroom – Original conception • UI integration – SLOODLE toolbar • Individual tools – Set of utilities used as required • Rich 3D learning landscapes – The goal?
    • SLOODLE Architecture Web Browser Moodle Php HTTP Second Life SLOODLE Php LSL Moodle Object DB Moodle/SLOODLE Web-server Peter will be talking about the architecture later… we hope you can come along!
    • Virtual Dropbox • Gradebook Integration Presenter • Multi-media presentations inside SL
    • Web- Intercom Quiz Chair Registration booth Choice
    • Blogs and Postcards • Toolbar allows blogging to Moodle from SL – Creates hyperlink SLurl to location in SL – Manually add images later • Freemail plug-in for Moodle allows users to email blog posts – including images – Second Life lets users send email ‘postcards’ – Some dependencies
    • ‘Skinnable’ tools in Second Life
    • Setting up a SLOODLE class • Add ‘SLOODLE controller’ activity to Moodle course • Get the SLOODLE ‘Set’ in Second Life – Create an instance of the set • Click on it to configure – Enter Moodle URL – Follow dialog link to log in to Moodle – Click again in SL to download config data
    • Setting up Various Tools • Click on Set to ‘rez’ the tool (menu driven) • Click on tool to configure – Again prompted to login to Moodle to authorize & configure – We don’t trust Second Life objects without this! • Click on tool again to download configuration • Alternatively… – This can be ‘notecard’ driven – Use dialogs in Moodle to generate configuration data to drop in
    • Who’s using SLOODLE? • To an extent we don’t really know… – Need to develop registration ‘nags’ – Many hundreds of tutors have been ‘trying out’ – Unknown number actually using – Many international community members • Some tutors have reported back and/or completed surveys – Survey responses positive – Range of subject areas
    • Today… • SLOODLE 0.4 – Roadmap to SLOODLE 1.0 • SLOODLE is in active use supporting classes around the world • Growing community – Since January significant growth in activity in forums – Increasing amounts of contributions
    • Subject Areas • ESL • Second Life • English skills • Education • Programming • Ethics • Women’s studies • Fashion • HCI … class sizes from 6 to 120+
    • SLOODLE Island
    • BlueWall Slade OSGrid Christopher Flow ReactionGrid
    • 3rd Party Contribs: Practical Michael Callaghan & Kerri McCusker Intelligent Systems Research Centre University of Ulster
    • SLOODLE for Moodle 2.0 • Major re-write • Web APIs for Moodle 2.0 might simplify a lot of our development work • Limitations of Second Life http functions will likely still force a lot of custom engineering (or hacking)
    • Observations • Making SLOODLE easier to install, to set-up, to use – version 1.0 is coming • Moodle integration lends legitimacy to virtual worlds in education – And yet many educators in SL are unaware of LMS/VLE platforms • 3rd Party Hosting available – Free and commercial • International Users & Support – Italian, Spanish, French, Portuguese, German
    • The Future • SLOODLE Roadmap – 1.0 Due August 2009 • Long term? – Many institutions are only now really coming to terms with VLEs – Virtual worlds are some way behind • VirtualWorldWatch.net
    • A Virtual World is a Place If students came to your class when you were not there, what would they learn? What would they do?
    • Thank you! http://www.sloodle.org/ daniel.livingstone@gmail.com