SLOODLE - MoodleMoot UK 2010

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SLOODLE overview from MoodleMoot UK, April 2010

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  • SLOODLE - MoodleMoot UK 2010

    1. 1. Taking Moodle into Virtual Worlds
    2. 2. Learning in Virtual Worlds <ul><li>Formal and Informal Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Co-presence </li></ul><ul><li>Problem based learning </li></ul><ul><li>Simulation </li></ul><ul><li>Construction </li></ul><ul><li>Identity exploration </li></ul><ul><li>Experiential learning </li></ul><ul><li>Platforms: Second Life & OpenSim </li></ul><ul><ul><li>others? </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Moodle in a Virtual World... <ul><li>The easy way! </li></ul>
    4. 4. Approaches to integration <ul><li>Window to the Web </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Only recently possible in SL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not possible (yet) in OpenSim </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The 3D classroom </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Original conception </li></ul></ul><ul><li>UI integration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SLOODLE toolbar </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Individual tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Set of utilities used as required </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Product <ul><li>Web-intercom </li></ul><ul><li>Registration booth </li></ul><ul><li>Quiz Chair </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Drop Box </li></ul><ul><li>Choice </li></ul><ul><li>Toolbar </li></ul><ul><li>Presenter </li></ul>
    6. 6. 3 rd Party Contribs: Practical Michael Callaghan & Kerri McCusker Intelligent Systems Research Centre University of Ulster
    7. 7. Christopher Flow ReactionGrid BlueWall Slade OSGrid
    8. 8. Awards <ul><li>New Moodle & SLOODLE meta-activity </li></ul><ul><li>Points for awards and rewards </li></ul><ul><li>Using game-like reward schemes to promote engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Can be used in conjunction with games in class </li></ul>
    9. 9. SLOODLE awards in Cypris Village Learning Community Image: Mike Mckay/Prof Merryman
    10. 10. <ul><li>SLOODLE 1.1 </li></ul><ul><li>Roadmap to SLOODLE 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>3rd Party Hosting & Support </li></ul><ul><li>In active use supporting classes around the world </li></ul><ul><li>SLOODLEMoot </li></ul>Today…
    11. 12. The Future <ul><li>SLOODLE Roadmap </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>API, Moodle 2.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Long term? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Many institutions & educators are only now coming to terms with LMS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We want to help them get into VW quickly and easily </li></ul></ul>
    12. 13. Observations <ul><li>Making SLOODLE easier </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to install, to set-up, to use ... is still a priority </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Moodle integration lends legitimacy to virtual worlds in education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accessibility </li></ul></ul>
    13. 14. In the beginning… Oct ‘06: Original SLOODLE concept by Jeremy Kemp SLOODLE chat-logger by Paul Andrews & Daniel Livingstone
    14. 15. http://www.sloodle.org/ Twitter: SLOODLE_News dlivingstone http://dlivingstone.info/

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