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This is an edited version of the original presentation we gave at TXDLA and USDLA conferences.

This is an edited version of the original presentation we gave at TXDLA and USDLA conferences.

I made some changes to make it more suitable for Second Life.

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Second Life 9th Birthday Virtual Learning Spaces Presentation Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Making VirtualLearning SpacesAReality
  • 2. The Team Alexis Tokhes Digital Media Specialist Troy Vogel Senior Programmer SL Builder Niko Acropolis Instructional Designer
  • 3. El Cerrito Village Introduction by Dr. Brock BrownEl Cerrito, New MexicoSan Miguel CountyFounded 1824Population approx. 13Elevation 5712 feetFrom San Marcos725 miles12 hours and 32 minutes
  • 4. Statement of GoalsVirtual Field School Project Avoid common pitfalls Too much emphasis on visual aesthetics Instructionally sound, but not visually engaging The outcome should… Be instructionally sound in design Be visually engaging, but not overwhelming Take advantage of existing multimedia resources
  • 5. Review ofStudent DemographicsGEO 4190 blossoms! Special topics course, taught in Fall 2011 Strong interest shown by GEO Ed and GIS majors Field test limited to 4 students, with approval
  • 6. Pre-Course Survey Results Highlights Tech savvy? (50/50) Equivalent experience? (50/50) Ability to master course objectives (100%) Attitude toward hybrid approach (100%) Feel like part of a learning community (100%)
  • 7. History of Texas Statein Second Life 2007 JANUARY Bobcat Village virtual 2006 campus completed 2007-2009 AUGUST Second sim purchased Instructors use the First sim purchased simfor classes. v 2009-2011 Shift towards building simulations
  • 8. Comparative Study of VirtualEnvironments for Teaching Criteria for selection of development platform Portability Longevity Affordability Fidelity Compatibility
  • 9. Comparative Study of VirtualEnvironments for Teaching Development Environments Evaluated Second Life Google Earth OpenSim Unity Engine
  • 10. Development of the Villagein Second Life
  • 11. Gathering Datafor the Simulation Data Gathered Building photographs Videos of village tour and interviews Elevation data Publications on the history of the village
  • 12. Layout of the Simulator Pecos River The School House The Church Acequia Madre El Cerrito Village, Second Life El Cerrito Village, New Mexico
  • 13. Building the Virtual Village Scale and Placement Limited space on a simulator Orientation & layout of the village Building scale vs. avatar scale Terrain scale vs. building scale Photo Sourced Textures Captured on digital camera Edited in Photoshop to SL requirements Uploaded and applied to objects in SL
  • 14. Virtual Field School Simulates Village Structures River Church & Plaza Dam Houses & yards Acequia Water pump & tank Long Lots Walls, fences Gates for fields Domesticated animals Irrigation runoff to river Foliage Roads Vehicles &Litter Bridges that provide access Surrounding Elements to the village Village streets Mesa Cliffs Trees Low lying ground cover
  • 15. Additional Itemsin the Virtual Field School Info Cones Virtual Classroom Video tours Hay bales Interviews Slide Projector Information pages Signage Displays Self-Assessment activities Instructions Surveys Map & guides
  • 16. Video of Virtual El Cerrito
  • 17. Developing the Course
  • 18. Designing the Course Choosing the format A hybrid approach One-on-one faculty consultation Course planning matrix
  • 19. Planning Matrix Instructional Activities Modules Objectives Ungraded GradedThe Hispano Homeland Video: Discussion Assignment: If 1. Identify the physical elements and • Module intro video someone were to ask you to tell cultural processes leading to the them what an "archaic folk culture" development of an archaic folk Readings: is, how would you define the term culture. • Chapter 1 from The Hispano for them? Why do you think a 2. Justify the Hispano Homeland as Homeland Spanish-based archaic homeland an archaic folk culture. • Culture of a Contemporary arose in New Mexico and not in the 3. Identify reasons that the other Rural Community by Leonard other homelands? Spanish Homelands did not and Loomis develop archaic folk cultures. Written Assignment: Reflection 4. Develop a justifiable argument for Village Visit on Virtual Field Visit why the Pecos Enclave was probably the longest persisting and • A Walk Along “the Ditch” (Bright least degraded area of archaic folk Red Cones 1 – 6). culture in the Hispano Homeland. o This sequence will take you on a tour of the ditch up to the dam, discuss the history and importance of the ditch, terrace levels, El Barranco, Canyon de Pena, ditch association, and other information about the ditch. Attend live lecture (in Second Life)
  • 20. Developing the Course Course material Discussion Forum Activities Extra Credit Activities Final Project Online Mini-Lectures Use of Media Cones Building the course in our LMS
  • 21. Delivering the Course Scheduling issues Training the students Communicating online Guest speakers
  • 22. Training the Faculty Acclimating the faculty to online teaching pedagogy Facilitating forum discussions Managing communication Managing LMS course site Delivering lectures in Second Life
  • 23. Second Life Technical Support Second Life Class Session voice troubleshooting slides for the classes Second Life technical troubleshooting voice chat video card / network performance issues
  • 24. Lessons Learned&Looking Ahead Keep the hybrid format Add an additional F2F Second Life training session Add instructor-led “walks” in the village Add more collaborative learning elements Add more “gaming” elements Increase instructor participation in discussions Address faculty’s feeling of disconnect Don’t apologize for the technology
  • 25. Questions & Answers “ The ability to independently walk around EL Cerrito to get a sense of the environment and peer into the (digitally) well preserved history of the village is nothing less than extraordinary.” -student comments“ It is amazing to me that we are able to recreate a real life village on the computer, and allow people to tour and research this place. I am all for Texas State and other universities pursuing more opportunities like this one.” -student comments Project Website: http://bit.ly/IRB5pF