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How Can We Use Virtual Worlds in Education?

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The presentation is a basic introduction for teachers to show them the different tools and features that are available for use with their students as part of our OpenSim Virtual Worlds Project, …

The presentation is a basic introduction for teachers to show them the different tools and features that are available for use with their students as part of our OpenSim Virtual Worlds Project, Begonia Island.

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  • 1. How can we use Virtual Worlds in education?
  • 2. Avatar Customisaton Users can customise their own appearance and can even make their own clothing.
  • 3. Communication Users can communicate in-world via a number of different methods including the chat facility.
  • 4. Share Digital Resources Users can access resources whilst in-world such as images, music, movies and web sites.
  • 5. Building Users can access a range of building tools to create everything from basic shapes to more advanced structures.
  • 6. Learning Paths Teachers can even create “Learning Paths” with various activities for their students via The Pathways In-World LMS.
  • 7. Online Collaboration A range of tools are also available for users to encourage online communication and collaboration including tools like Discussion Pods and the BrainBoard.
  • 8. Special thanks to: The Reaction Grid team and Jeff Lowe for assistance with their virtual worlds education tools Steve Collis from Northern Beaches Christian School for sharing his school’s virtual world’s project, “Booralie Island” “Annie Obscure” for her work with the Pathways In-World Learning Management System