Using Second Life for Teaching and Learning Dr. Cynthia Calongne Colorado Technical University TCC Virtual Worlds Preview ...
Common Educator Questions <ul><li>What can I do with my students in SL? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we teach and learn in SL?...
Activities and Class Management in SL Blending Socratic discussion  and activity-based learning
Mentoring -- 1st Virtual Middle School Suffern Middle School at Ramapo on the Teen Grid
How we Teach and Learn in SL <ul><li>Self image  ==> </li></ul><ul><li>Mentor, collaborate </li></ul><ul><li>Social networ...
Real Life Education in a Virtual World CTU Class Projects
Second Life Account Creation <ul><li>Check your Second Life name for availability  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose a first na...
Virtual learning spaces use creative  and innovative  environments Experimental design classrooms
Virtual classes mingle and cross over classroom boundaries
Communicating  with students in Second Life Left to right Teleport Group Notice 2nd row Voice Chat (*) Instant Message URL...
Real and Virtual Meetings NMC Symposiums NMC Teachers Buzz: an  Educational Community
Colorado Tech Island University Location for student activities,  services, libraries, museums  and extracurricular activi...
Establish Your Sense of Presence
A CTU Student-Designed Maze Game I survived the  Maze Game   shirts Subsystems: Humorous Traps  and  Scoreboard
Underwater Office Virtual office hours  in a creative meeting  and learning space
More Learning Opportunities <ul><li>Collaboration and community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Extracurricular events </li></ul></u...
Using Second Life for Teaching and Learning Lyr Lobo in Second Life Ryl Redgrave on the Teen Grid at Ramapo [email_address...
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TCC 2008 Virtual Worlds Preview in Second Life

  1. 1. Using Second Life for Teaching and Learning Dr. Cynthia Calongne Colorado Technical University TCC Virtual Worlds Preview March 13,2008
  2. 2. Common Educator Questions <ul><li>What can I do with my students in SL? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we teach and learn in SL? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I manage my students and have them create accounts to use SL? </li></ul><ul><li>Where do I get SL info? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://edumuve.com/tour/ </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Activities and Class Management in SL Blending Socratic discussion and activity-based learning
  4. 4. Mentoring -- 1st Virtual Middle School Suffern Middle School at Ramapo on the Teen Grid
  5. 5. How we Teach and Learn in SL <ul><li>Self image ==> </li></ul><ul><li>Mentor, collaborate </li></ul><ul><li>Social networks </li></ul><ul><li>Class projects </li></ul><ul><li>Roleplay </li></ul><ul><li>Learning games </li></ul><ul><li>Blended reality </li></ul><ul><li>Exploration </li></ul><ul><li>Build </li></ul><ul><li>Create an avatar - you! </li></ul><ul><li>Office hours, facilitation </li></ul><ul><li>Share ideas, hold meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Applied learning </li></ul><ul><li>Immersive learning </li></ul><ul><li>Interactivities </li></ul><ul><li>Real & virtual meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Visit, tour, study </li></ul><ul><li>Create and customize </li></ul>80% of the world’s Internet users will be in a virtual world by the end of 2011 (Gartner, 2007) -- Are you ready?
  6. 6. Real Life Education in a Virtual World CTU Class Projects
  7. 7. Second Life Account Creation <ul><li>Check your Second Life name for availability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose a first name and select a last name from the menu </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not join here </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the NMC url </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Join SL at the NMC Orientation site </li></ul><ul><li>Teleport to class </li></ul><ul><li>https://secure-web19.secondlife.com/join/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not join Second Life here as the NMC Orientation site listed below is easy to access, has cool educational freebies and you can visit and guide your students </li></ul></ul><ul><li>http://sl.nmc.org/join/ </li></ul><ul><li>Use a landmark, a slurl or the Map button with a region name </li></ul>
  8. 8. Virtual learning spaces use creative and innovative environments Experimental design classrooms
  9. 9. Virtual classes mingle and cross over classroom boundaries
  10. 10. Communicating with students in Second Life Left to right Teleport Group Notice 2nd row Voice Chat (*) Instant Message URLs embedded
  11. 11. Real and Virtual Meetings NMC Symposiums NMC Teachers Buzz: an Educational Community
  12. 12. Colorado Tech Island University Location for student activities, services, libraries, museums and extracurricular activities Displaying student projects and creating an Alumni Center
  13. 13. Establish Your Sense of Presence
  14. 14. A CTU Student-Designed Maze Game I survived the Maze Game shirts Subsystems: Humorous Traps and Scoreboard
  15. 15. Underwater Office Virtual office hours in a creative meeting and learning space
  16. 16. More Learning Opportunities <ul><li>Collaboration and community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Extracurricular events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cultural venues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SL groups, including educational networks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A University of Choice! </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching and Learning extends beyond the classroom </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student services and activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Music, dance, art </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scientific programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Real life education in Second Life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Using Second Life for Teaching and Learning Lyr Lobo in Second Life Ryl Redgrave on the Teen Grid at Ramapo [email_address] For more information, contact

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