Educational Virtual Worlds  for Tweens 8 to 13 year olds Quest Atlantis  Secret Builders
http://news.cnet.com/8301-10784_3-9783551-7.html <ul><li>In 2008, researchers predict that 12 million kids will visit virt...
Design: What Kids Want <ul><li>Customizable Avatars & User Profiles </li></ul><ul><li>Customizable Home Area </li></ul><ul...
Customizable Avatars Quest Atlantis
Personal Identity through Avatar Customization Secret Builders
User Profile Secret Builders
User Profile Quest Atlantis
A Customizable Home Area Secret Builders
Buddy Lists Secret Builders
Buddy Lists Quest Atlantis
Chat Options Secret Builders
Chat Requests   Quest Atlantis
Chat Requests Secret Builders
 
In World Money and Economy Quest  Atlantis
In World Money and Economy Quest Atlantis
In World Money and Economy Secret Builders
Ability to Visit Different Worlds Secret Builders
Secret Builders
<ul><li>Quest Atlantis </li></ul>
Secret Builders
Secret Builders
Secret Builders
Quests Quest Atlantis
Ability to Gain In World Status Quest Atlantis
Peer-to-Peer Learning Quest Atlantis
Safe Environment Secret Builders
Safe Environment Quest Atlantis
Creative Expression Secret Builders
Creative Expression Secret Builders
Ability to Build Secret Builders
Secret Builders
Ability to Build Quest Atlantis
Teacher Toolkit Quest Atlantis
Extras: Social Case
Extras
Extras
Extras: Games
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Educational Virtual Worlds for Tweens

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Using examples from Quest Atlantis and Secret Builders, the characteristics of virtual learning environments (VLE) for 8 to 13 year olds are described.

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Educational Virtual Worlds for Tweens

  1. 1. Educational Virtual Worlds for Tweens 8 to 13 year olds Quest Atlantis Secret Builders
  2. 2. http://news.cnet.com/8301-10784_3-9783551-7.html <ul><li>In 2008, researchers predict that 12 million kids will visit virtual worlds at least once a month, and by 2011, more than half of the audience of kids online will be residents of a simulated environment of animals and avatars, </li></ul>
  3. 3. Design: What Kids Want <ul><li>Customizable Avatars & User Profiles </li></ul><ul><li>Customizable Home Area </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to Socialize with Other Users </li></ul><ul><li>In-World Economy </li></ul><ul><li>Different Worlds to Visit and Explore </li></ul><ul><li>Fantasy Adventures - Quests </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to Gain Status </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to Teach One Another </li></ul><ul><li>Safe Environment Opportunity to Build </li></ul><ul><li>Artistic Expression </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Supervision and Review </li></ul>
  4. 4. Customizable Avatars Quest Atlantis
  5. 5. Personal Identity through Avatar Customization Secret Builders
  6. 6. User Profile Secret Builders
  7. 7. User Profile Quest Atlantis
  8. 8. A Customizable Home Area Secret Builders
  9. 9. Buddy Lists Secret Builders
  10. 10. Buddy Lists Quest Atlantis
  11. 11. Chat Options Secret Builders
  12. 12. Chat Requests Quest Atlantis
  13. 13. Chat Requests Secret Builders
  14. 15. In World Money and Economy Quest Atlantis
  15. 16. In World Money and Economy Quest Atlantis
  16. 17. In World Money and Economy Secret Builders
  17. 18. Ability to Visit Different Worlds Secret Builders
  18. 19. Secret Builders
  19. 20. <ul><li>Quest Atlantis </li></ul>
  20. 21. Secret Builders
  21. 22. Secret Builders
  22. 23. Secret Builders
  23. 24. Quests Quest Atlantis
  24. 25. Ability to Gain In World Status Quest Atlantis
  25. 26. Peer-to-Peer Learning Quest Atlantis
  26. 27. Safe Environment Secret Builders
  27. 28. Safe Environment Quest Atlantis
  28. 29. Creative Expression Secret Builders
  29. 30. Creative Expression Secret Builders
  30. 31. Ability to Build Secret Builders
  31. 32. Secret Builders
  32. 33. Ability to Build Quest Atlantis
  33. 34. Teacher Toolkit Quest Atlantis
  34. 35. Extras: Social Case
  35. 36. Extras
  36. 37. Extras
  37. 38. Extras: Games
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