Creating Authentic and Engaging Community-Oriented Learning Spaces: Using Second Life in Higher Education Classrooms   Sar...
We all have multiple identities.  What identities do you have?
<ul><li>Relationships : mother, daughter, son, brother, second cousin once removed etc </li></ul><ul><li>Professions : stu...
Online spaces have their own identities.
Personal website Relationship Profession Activity Personality Style
My Space Relationship Profession Activity Personality Style
Facebook Relationship Profession Activity Personality Style
LinkedIn:  Professional  Networking Relationship Profession Activity Personality Style
Del.icio.us: Social Bookmarking Relationship Profession Activity Personality Style
Skype or other VOIP or IM Client Relationship Profession Activity Personality Style
Photo or  Media Sharing Relationship Profession Activity Personality Style
Avatars Relationship Profession Activity Personality Style
Gee’s Three Identities <ul><li>Virtual: One’s identity as a virtual character  </li></ul>Gee, James Paul.  What Video Game...
What are the identities expressed in a learning space?
Relationship?   Profession?   Activity?   Personality?   Style? Real? Virtual? Projected?
Relationship?   Profession?   Activity?   Personality?   Style? Real? Virtual? Projected?
Relationship?   Profession?   Activity?   Personality?   Style? Real? Virtual? Projected?
Relationship?   Profession?   Activity?   Personality?   Style? Real? Virtual? Projected?
Relationship?   Profession?   Activity?   Personality?   Style? Real? Virtual? Projected?
Relationship?   Profession?   Activity?   Personality?   Style? Real? Virtual? Projected?
Relationship?   Profession?   Activity?   Personality?   Style? Real? Virtual? Projected?
Relationship?   Profession?   Activity?   Personality?   Style? Real? Virtual? Projected?
Relationship?   Profession?   Activity?   Personality?   Style? Real? Virtual? Projected?
Relationship?   Profession?   Activity?   Personality?   Style? Real? Virtual? Projected?
Relationship?   Profession?   Activity?   Personality?   Style? Real? Virtual? Projected?
Relationship?   Profession?   Activity?   Personality?   Style? Real? Virtual? Projected?
Relationship?   Profession?   Activity?   Personality?   Style? Real? Virtual? Projected?
Relationship?   Profession?   Activity?   Personality?   Style? Real? Virtual? Projected?
<ul><ul><li>Selfe and Selfe (1994) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interfaces  express  a set of dominant identities and relati...
In  Second Life ,  WE   create the  interface . What  politics ,  social constraints , and  potential identities  are we b...
To learn  authentically,  we must be allowed to be our  real  selves.
To be  engaged,  we must work toward a  virtual , ideal, identity.
To form  community,  we must share our  projected  potentials.
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  1. 1. Creating Authentic and Engaging Community-Oriented Learning Spaces: Using Second Life in Higher Education Classrooms Sarah “Intellagirl” Robbins UNC-CH March 26, 2007 www.intellagirl.com [email_address]
  2. 2. We all have multiple identities. What identities do you have?
  3. 3. <ul><li>Relationships : mother, daughter, son, brother, second cousin once removed etc </li></ul><ul><li>Professions : student, waitress, teacher, ninja </li></ul><ul><li>Activity : football player, painter, wombat breeder </li></ul><ul><li>Personality : class clown, shy, sulking reject </li></ul><ul><li>Style : jock, pretty girl, Emo (aka sulking reject) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Online spaces have their own identities.
  5. 5. Personal website Relationship Profession Activity Personality Style
  6. 6. My Space Relationship Profession Activity Personality Style
  7. 7. Facebook Relationship Profession Activity Personality Style
  8. 8. LinkedIn: Professional Networking Relationship Profession Activity Personality Style
  9. 9. Del.icio.us: Social Bookmarking Relationship Profession Activity Personality Style
  10. 10. Skype or other VOIP or IM Client Relationship Profession Activity Personality Style
  11. 11. Photo or Media Sharing Relationship Profession Activity Personality Style
  12. 12. Avatars Relationship Profession Activity Personality Style
  13. 13. Gee’s Three Identities <ul><li>Virtual: One’s identity as a virtual character </li></ul>Gee, James Paul. What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy . New York: Palgrave. 2003. <ul><li>Real: The identity of the user behind the character </li></ul><ul><li>Projective: The real as the virtual. The US we put in a character </li></ul>
  14. 14. What are the identities expressed in a learning space?
  15. 15. Relationship? Profession? Activity? Personality? Style? Real? Virtual? Projected?
  16. 16. Relationship? Profession? Activity? Personality? Style? Real? Virtual? Projected?
  17. 17. Relationship? Profession? Activity? Personality? Style? Real? Virtual? Projected?
  18. 18. Relationship? Profession? Activity? Personality? Style? Real? Virtual? Projected?
  19. 19. Relationship? Profession? Activity? Personality? Style? Real? Virtual? Projected?
  20. 20. Relationship? Profession? Activity? Personality? Style? Real? Virtual? Projected?
  21. 21. Relationship? Profession? Activity? Personality? Style? Real? Virtual? Projected?
  22. 22. Relationship? Profession? Activity? Personality? Style? Real? Virtual? Projected?
  23. 23. Relationship? Profession? Activity? Personality? Style? Real? Virtual? Projected?
  24. 24. Relationship? Profession? Activity? Personality? Style? Real? Virtual? Projected?
  25. 25. Relationship? Profession? Activity? Personality? Style? Real? Virtual? Projected?
  26. 26. Relationship? Profession? Activity? Personality? Style? Real? Virtual? Projected?
  27. 27. Relationship? Profession? Activity? Personality? Style? Real? Virtual? Projected?
  28. 28. Relationship? Profession? Activity? Personality? Style? Real? Virtual? Projected?
  29. 29. <ul><ul><li>Selfe and Selfe (1994) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interfaces express a set of dominant identities and relations within a given social context. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A limited set of options for self-representation , expression , and interaction , shapes the kinds of identity and modes of communication that are possible. </li></ul></ul>
  30. 30. In Second Life , WE create the interface . What politics , social constraints , and potential identities are we building in to our learning spaces?
  31. 31. To learn authentically, we must be allowed to be our real selves.
  32. 32. To be engaged, we must work toward a virtual , ideal, identity.
  33. 33. To form community, we must share our projected potentials.

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