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  • Sl applications-esc-may-2011

    1. 1. Virtual ESC Highlights of several projects & possible applications (May 2011): from the sublime to the simple
    2. 2. <ul><li>Designing new experiences for students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Future of Being Human </li></ul></ul><ul><li>[email_address] / [email_address] </li></ul>
    3. 4. http://ragitake.com/
    4. 5. Teaching and Learning in Second Life <ul><li>Immersive learning experience </li></ul><ul><li>Addresses the needs of the visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learner (Graf, Liu, Chen and Yang 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Replicates real world experiences including brick and mortar classroom </li></ul>
    5. 6. Immersive Learning Experiences
    6. 7. Analysis of Student Learning <ul><li>Benefits of Narrated Power Point </li></ul><ul><li>Visual and Auditory Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits of Webinar </li></ul><ul><li>Visual and Auditory Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Reflection of Learning Experience through discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits of Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Application and Reflection of Learning Experience </li></ul>
    7. 8. Effective Student Learning
    8. 9. Learning Continues <ul><li>Student groups have returned to second life on their own </li></ul><ul><li>More cohesive group project </li></ul><ul><li>100% engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Improved student learning outcomes compared to other groups that met via telephone or e-mail exchanges </li></ul>
    9. 10. Challenges and Recommendations <ul><li>Scheduling for diverse student schedules – some had to join Elluminate session </li></ul><ul><li>Students preferred to have a pre-session to get use to moving around second life </li></ul><ul><li>Building of rooms required….. </li></ul><ul><li>Audio ……. </li></ul>
    10. 11. Center for Graduate Programs
    11. 12. A variety of applications <ul><li>From meetings to field trips to K12 research area (on a private island) </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] - doctoral work in virtual reality </li></ul>
    12. 13. Create simple working spaces for students (such as this MAT Science Center)
    13. 14. Class meeting using ISTE space
    14. 15. Meeting the Dean
    15. 16. Bring in guest lecturers – again, crossing the barriers of geography
    16. 17. National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
    17. 18. NOAA – virtual, real-time weather Map (Northeast)
    18. 19. Or re-create a tsunami at this NOAA site
    19. 21. Attend professional meetings– such as this NASA/NSF meeting for science education
    20. 24. Best expressed through an instructional metaphor : like designing an intelligent experience (field trip / discussions / role playing / construction) . . . with an assessment More advanced uses
    21. 25. K12 applications <ul><li>Using a private island for teacher-education explorations </li></ul><ul><li>Seeing grant funding to continue </li></ul><ul><li>A few slides from a recent pilot </li></ul>
    22. 27. 1. The setting for the meetings 2. The first meeting; going over the instructions on location 3. Improving independent instruction: placing instructional & interactive materials on the island 4. Ongoing: making animated tutorials to teach tech & the adventure & game concept Tutorial website put onto the island The virtual interactions were clarified
    23. 28. Finally, the final presentations – see the different ways for viewing & navigating
    24. 29. Publications & resources Contact the developers and/or look in the wiki for postings https://sites.google.com/site/virtualesc/ [email_address] [email_address] [email_address] [email_address] [email_address] [email_address]

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