Explicit Bargains:  Setting Realistic ( Yet Powerful ) Expectations for Teaching in Virtual Worlds Sarah “Intellagirl” Rob...
You RAWK!!
I have to  learn WHAT?
I don’t see  the point
I have to  support WHAT?
Can’t you just use our LMS?
The faculty want to do  WHAT?
Are we going to be sued?
I know this will work! Just give it a chance!
How can we ensure that teaching in Virtual Worlds is as powerful as we believe it can be?
A better approach to implementation
Here Comes  Everybody : The power of  organizing without organizations Clay Shirky Read My book!
The   Promise
The  Tool
The Bargain
The Promise
Increased “presence” NOAA‘s Meteora
Community  bonding
Fun! www.squonksl. blogspot.com/
The  Tool
Stigmergy Lumiere Noir the Ivory Tower of Primitives
Customized Avatars
Global Community
Multi-modal Communication Ed Lamoureux Sl.nmc.org
The Bargain
<ul><li>The Learning Curve </li></ul>Install and learn  to get around Customize  Avatar Learn to Build Learn to Script
Students suspend self-limitations Loyalist College  Border Crossing
Best, justified use of the tools
Necessary expertise to serve as guide, advisor, AND instructor
 
Course Eval: “The whole SL thing just didn’t make sense to me. Why did we do it?”
Students spend only minimal time and effort in SL.
Your SL island is trashed/griefed/abandoned.
“ My students keep coming up with problems/issues that I can’t solve!”
“ We built this great space and now our faculty don’t seem interested in using it.”
“ My students have trouble logging in.”
Administration: “I thought you said that our SL space would increase our enrollment!”
What deal are  you  making?
SL:  Intellagirl Tully Email:  intellagirl@gmail.com Web:  intellagirl.com Skype, Yahoo, AIM, Gchat:  Intellagirl Sarah “I...
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Built on an idea from Clay Shirky's book "Here comes everybody" this talk discusses how educators can set realistic goals for teaching and learning in virtual worlds such as Second Life.
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Explicit Bargains: Setting Realistic Expectations for Learning in Virtual Worlds

  1. 1. Explicit Bargains: Setting Realistic ( Yet Powerful ) Expectations for Teaching in Virtual Worlds Sarah “Intellagirl” Robbins SLCC 2008
  2. 2. You RAWK!!
  3. 3. I have to learn WHAT?
  4. 4. I don’t see the point
  5. 5. I have to support WHAT?
  6. 6. Can’t you just use our LMS?
  7. 7. The faculty want to do WHAT?
  8. 8. Are we going to be sued?
  9. 9. I know this will work! Just give it a chance!
  10. 10. How can we ensure that teaching in Virtual Worlds is as powerful as we believe it can be?
  11. 11. A better approach to implementation
  12. 12. Here Comes Everybody : The power of organizing without organizations Clay Shirky Read My book!
  13. 13. The Promise
  14. 14. The Tool
  15. 15. The Bargain
  16. 16. The Promise
  17. 17. Increased “presence” NOAA‘s Meteora
  18. 18. Community bonding
  19. 19. Fun! www.squonksl. blogspot.com/
  20. 20. The Tool
  21. 21. Stigmergy Lumiere Noir the Ivory Tower of Primitives
  22. 22. Customized Avatars
  23. 23. Global Community
  24. 24. Multi-modal Communication Ed Lamoureux Sl.nmc.org
  25. 25. The Bargain
  26. 26. <ul><li>The Learning Curve </li></ul>Install and learn to get around Customize Avatar Learn to Build Learn to Script
  27. 27. Students suspend self-limitations Loyalist College Border Crossing
  28. 28. Best, justified use of the tools
  29. 29. Necessary expertise to serve as guide, advisor, AND instructor
  30. 31. Course Eval: “The whole SL thing just didn’t make sense to me. Why did we do it?”
  31. 32. Students spend only minimal time and effort in SL.
  32. 33. Your SL island is trashed/griefed/abandoned.
  33. 34. “ My students keep coming up with problems/issues that I can’t solve!”
  34. 35. “ We built this great space and now our faculty don’t seem interested in using it.”
  35. 36. “ My students have trouble logging in.”
  36. 37. Administration: “I thought you said that our SL space would increase our enrollment!”
  37. 38. What deal are you making?
  38. 39. SL: Intellagirl Tully Email: intellagirl@gmail.com Web: intellagirl.com Skype, Yahoo, AIM, Gchat: Intellagirl Sarah “Intellagirl” Robbins

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