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Presentation by Luisa Panichi at the launch of our NVWN Virtual Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation on SSE's island in Second Life. More information on our website: ...

Presentation by Luisa Panichi at the launch of our NVWN Virtual Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation on SSE's island in Second Life. More information on our website: http://nordicworlds.net/2011/10/28/welcome-to-the-launch-of-the-vcei-virtual-center-for-entrepreneurship-and-innovation/.

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    • Euroversity: Building the first pan-European virtual world university Luisa Panichi Department of Modern Languages University of Hull, UK L. Panichi, Hull University 7/11/2011 NVWN Virtual Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    • The Euroversity Network
      • Exploitation network of AVALON project
      • Builds on existing synergies (Avalon, AVATAR, Niflar, etc.)
      • 3 year multilateral and transversal network LLP EACEA, KA3 (ICT)
      • Expected start date: December 2011
      • 19 partners in 12 countries
        • Austria, France, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Cyprus, Portugal, Spain, UK, Netherlands, Italy, Israel
      • EU co-funded
      L. Panichi, Hull University 7/11/2011 NVWN Virtual Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    • Euroversity Partners
      • Dept of Modern Languages, University of Hull, UK , Coordinator
      • Bielefeld University, DE
      • CCI Jura, FR
      • Coimbra University, PT
      • Cyprus University, CY
      • For.Com Univ Consortium, IT
      • Guglielmo Marconi Univ, IT
      • ICC Intl Language Network, DE
      L. Panichi, Hull University 7/11/2011 NVWN Virtual Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
      • Kiel University, DE
      • Linnaeus University, SE
      • Manchester University, UK
      • Molde University College, NO
      • Stockholm School of Economics, SE
      • Talkademy, AT
      • Technion Insitute of Tech, IL
      • TELL Consult, NL
      • Umeå University, SE
      • Utrecht University, NL
    • Sister Projects
      • Avalon http://www.avalonlearning.eu/
      • ASSIS https://assis.pbworks.com
      • AVATAR http://www.avatarproject.eu
      • Niflar http://cms.hum.uu.nl/niflar/
      • Nordic Virtual Worlds Network http://nordicworlds.net/
      L. Panichi, Hull University 7/11/2011 NVWN Virtual Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    • Aims of Euroversity
      • Collect examples of good practice in teaching and learning in virtual worlds from different subjects and national and local contexts
      • Facilitate transfer of core knowledge to new contexts
      • Provide framework for creation of pan-European virtual-world university
      L. Panichi, Hull University 7/11/2011 NVWN Virtual Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    • Expected Outcomes
      • Increase number of experts in virtual world education
      • Create policy of long-term sustainability of network and its outcomes
      • Design model for knowledge transfer
      • Host and promote dissemination events
      L. Panichi, Hull University 7/11/2011 NVWN Virtual Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    • The Euroversity Vision
      • Become European and international point of reference
      • Create strategic formal alliances with major educational bodies for delivery of education in virtual world platforms
      • “ Massification” of virtual world education
      • Provide EU certification of teaching and learning for recognition of HE credits
      L. Panichi, Hull University 7/11/2011 NVWN Virtual Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    • Added Value of Virtual Worlds
      • Distance learning platform for telecollaboration
      • Synchronous communication
      • Multimodal communication
      • Highly immersive with greater potential for learner engagement, participation and sharing of experience
      • 3D rendering (joint building, design, simulations)
      • Huge potential for transformation of knowledge
      L. Panichi, Hull University 7/11/2011 NVWN Virtual Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    • Opportunities
      • Innovation in Education!
        • Reduce costs of education for all stakeholders
        • Increase virtual mobility of learners and teachers
        • Facilitate international collaboration and research
        • Reduce barriers to education
        • Transform our understanding of delivery of education
      L. Panichi, Hull University 7/11/2011 NVWN Virtual Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    • Euroversity Challenges
      • General teacher/learner acceptance
      • Access and technical barriers
      • Institutional barriers
      • Community misconceptions (i.e., virtual worlds are for gaming only, avatars are dangerous, it is not real, etc.)
      • Quality
      L. Panichi, Hull University 7/11/2011 NVWN Virtual Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    • Cost Action Application
      • EU Cost Action for European Cooperation in Science and Technology ( http://www.cost.esf.org/ )
      • Funding for networking and mobility of researchers
      • Create European think-tank for measurement of effectiveness of 3D/Virtual reality applications in education, training and research
      L. Panichi, Hull University 7/11/2011 NVWN Virtual Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    • Cost Application Domain
      • Individual, society, culture and health
      • Our proposal:
        • Healthcare Operations (Häl l et al., 2011, etc.)
        • Disaster Planning (Klann et al. 2006, etc.)
        • Foreign Language Development (Deutschmann, M. & Panichi, L., 2009, etc.)
        • Game Based Learning (Pivec, M & Pivec, P., 2009, etc.)
        • Performance (Sant, T., 2009, etc.)
      L. Panichi, Hull University 7/11/2011 NVWN Virtual Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    • Cost Proponents L. Panichi, Hull University 7/11/2011 NVWN Virtual Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    • Join the Euroversity Network
      • Online community ning:
        • http://euroversity.ning.com
      • Contact
        • Luisa Panichi/Darren Mundy
        • University of Hull, UK
        • [email_address]
      L. Panichi, Hull University 7/11/2011 NVWN Virtual Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    • On behalf of Euroversity and Hull University……
      • Thank you
      • for your time
      L. Panichi, Hull University 7/11/2011 NVWN Virtual Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation