Eduserv Foundation SL projects

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A set of five posters describing the Second Life projects funded by the Eduserv Foundation under our 2007/07 grants call.

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  • Online Learning in Virtual Environments with Sloodle
    Daniel Livingstone & Jeremy Kemp
    Email: daniel.livingstone@paisley.ac.uk

    Web: http://www.sloodle.com/

    Wiki: http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/sl/index.php/Sloodle

    SL: http://slurl.com/secondlife/SJSU%20SLIS/21/227
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  • http://www.eduserv.org.uk/foundation

    http://efoundations.typepad.com/

    http://artfossett.blogspot.com/

    http://slurl.com/secondlife/Eduserv%20Island/97/41/30
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  • Theatron 3
    Richard Beacham and Hugh Denard (Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King’s College London), the King's Visualisation Lab, the Higher Education Subject Centres for English and Dance, Drama and Music, David Kaskel (LanguageLab), Mark Childs and the King's Digital Consultancy Service

    SLURL: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Theatron/176/124/23
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  • Learning from Online Worlds; Teaching in Second Life
    Diane Carr, Martin Oliver and Andrew Burn

    Blog: http://learningfromsocialworlds.wordpress.com/
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  • Modelling4All
    Ken Khan, Howard Noble and Liz Masterman

    Blog: http://modelling4all.wordpress.com/
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Eduserv Foundation SL projects

  1. 1. Eduserv Where? http://www.eduserv.org.uk/ http://slurl.com/secondlife/Eduserv%20Island/97/41/30 <ul><li>About Eduserv </li></ul><ul><li>Eduserv is a not-for-profit , professional IT services group. Our aim is to realise the benefits of ICT for learners and researchers at every level. We do this both through the successful services we provide and in the research that we fund as a result of our success. </li></ul>grants@eduserv.org.uk – www.eduserv.org.uk/foundation <ul><li>Eduserv Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>the Eduserv Foundation uses trading surpluses to provide research grants, sponsorship, a contribution to interoperability standards, seed-funding and advice on good practice </li></ul><ul><li>Our Services </li></ul><ul><li>Access & Identity Management ( Athens and OpenAthens) </li></ul><ul><li>Licence Negotiation & Management (Chest) </li></ul><ul><li>Web Solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Our Activities in Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>4 major research grants </li></ul><ul><li>annual symposium ‘Virtual worlds, real learning?’ </li></ul><ul><li>a snapshot of UK HE and FE activity in Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>Eduserv Island – a community space </li></ul>
  2. 2. Learning from Online Worlds What? Learning from Online Worlds; Teaching in Second Life Where? http://learningfromsocialworlds.wordpress.com/ grants@eduserv.org.uk – www.eduserv.org.uk/foundation <ul><li>researching and theorising learning in two online social worlds (World of Warcraft and Second Life) </li></ul><ul><li>developing practical recommendations for learning and teaching </li></ul><ul><li>teaching courses in Second Life </li></ul>Who? Diane Carr, Martin Oliver and Andrew Burn (London Knowledge Lab) When? 12 months, starting June 2007
  3. 3. Modelling4All Where? http://modelling4all.wordpress.com/ What? Computer modelling in fields such as sociology, epidemiology, zoology, economics, archaeology, ecology, climate, and engineering <ul><li>developing Web 2.0 services for building, exploring and analysing models </li></ul><ul><li>encouraging the development of an on-line community where models are shared, tagged, discussed, organised </li></ul><ul><li>exploring the possibilities of providing an immersive first-hand experience of the execution of models within Second Life </li></ul>grants@eduserv.org.uk – www.eduserv.org.uk/foundation Who? Ken Kahn, Howard Noble and Liz Masterman (OUCS, University of Oxford) When? 24 months, starting August 2007
  4. 4. Sloodle Where? http://www.sloodle.com/ http://slurl.com/secondlife/SJSU%20SLIS/123/210/33/ <ul><li>developing open source technology that combines 3D and Web-based virtual learning environments </li></ul><ul><li>integrating Moodle and Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>enhancing support for learning and teaching in 3D virtual worlds </li></ul>What? Online Learning with Immersive Virtual Environments using Sloodle grants@eduserv.org.uk – www.eduserv.org.uk/foundation When? 12 months, starting July 2007 Who? Dan Livingstone (University of Paisley) and involving Jeremy Kemp (San Jose State University)
  5. 5. Theatron 3 What? Theatron 3 - Educational undertakings in Second Life Hellerau Festspielhaus under construction on Theatron island Where? http://slurl.com/secondlife/Theatron/176/124/23 grants@eduserv.org.uk – www.eduserv.org.uk/foundation Who? Richard Beacham and Hugh Denard (Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King’s College London), the King's Visualisation Lab, the Higher Education Subject Centres for English and Dance, Drama and Music, David Kaskel (LanguageLab), Mark Childs and the King's Digital Consultancy Service When? 24 months, starting June 2007 <ul><li>constructing 20 historic theatres in Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>creating an extensive, content-rich range of research-based virtual environments </li></ul><ul><li>generating highly innovative, interactive teaching and learning resources </li></ul>

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