vAcademia – Educational Virtual   World with 3D Recording      Mikhail Morozov and Alexey Gerasimov             Mari State...
3D Virtual Worlds•   Multiuser•   Synchronous•   Persistent•   Facilitated by networked computers•   Each user is represen...
3D Virtual Worlds•   Multiuser•   Synchronous?•   Persistent?•   Facilitated by networked computers•   Each user is repres...
3D Virtual Worlds       as learning environments• Low cost and high safety• Three-dimensional representation of learners  ...
Challenge
Synchronous - Asynchronous                       Synchronous          AsynchronousTypes of learning                       ...
Synchronous/live   Asynchronous/content
Transformation of synchronous to    asynchronous 2D e-Learning                      live/online                      Synch...
Proposal
Transformation of synchronous to    asynchronous 3D e-Learning                      live/online                      Synch...
Synchronous - Asynchronous                       Synchronous           AsynchronousTypes of learning                      ...
1. Starting a class in vAcademia
2. Press Recording button
3. Conducting a class in vAcademia
4. Press Stop button
5. New content – 3D recording of the               class
6. 3D recordings – course content
Previous Work?•   Asynchronous Virtual Classroom (1999)•   N*Vector (2000)•   MASSIVE-3 (2002)•   Wonderland
Teaching tools                  Real world   vAcademia                                           InteractiveChalk and boar...
Teaching tools     Backchannel                   Clicker tools
Text, graphic, and voice notes                      Users may share their comments and                      impressions in...
Collection             Educational resources for both             teachers and students may be             uploaded into C...
Environment designUsers can organize learningspace at any location ofvAcademia by arranging thefurniture in the way they l...
User’s 3D objectsUsers can upload their own 3Dobjects in Collada format, whichextends the possibilities forcreating learni...
Time machine          R5R4     R3R1         R2       t
Parallel space        Real time class 1        Real time class 2        Real time class 3        Real time class 4
Parallel time        Real time class        R0                Recording        R1                Replay        R1         ...
Web-site support
New course
3D recordings
3D recording info
Scenarios of use• Visiting a 3D recording   • by a group of learners   • actively working inside   • with almost the same ...
Visiting a 3D recording          Live class                                  tR1 – 3D recordings of the class             ...
3D recording without some of the parts        R1 – 3D recordings of the class                                             ...
3D recording with additional and        replaced parts   R1 – 3D recordings of the class                                  ...
3D recording with enhanced with notes      R1 – 3D recordings of the class                                            t   ...
Current usage• Several IT courses at the Mari State Technical University,  Russia
Current usage• English for beginners at the Mukogawa Womens  University in Japan
Current usage• High school advanced chemistry course in Yoshkar-Ola,  Russia
Future directions• Additional functionality   • custom learning environments   • convenient environment and teaching tools...
Thank you!
presented by   Mikhail Fominykh                            mikhail.fominykh@svt.ntnu.nohttp://www.idi.ntnu.no/~fominykh/ht...
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Mikhail Morozov, Alexey Gerasimov and Mikhail Fominykh: "vAcademia – Educational Virtual World with 3D Recording," in Arjan Kuijper and Alexei Sourin ed. the 12th International Conference on Cyberworlds (CW), Darmstadt, Germany, September 25–27, 2012, IEEE, ISBN: 978-0-7695-4814-2/12, pp. 199–206.

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  1. 1. vAcademia – Educational Virtual World with 3D Recording Mikhail Morozov and Alexey Gerasimov Mari State Technical University, Russia Mikhail Fominykh Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway International Conference on Cyberworlds 25–27 September 2012. Darmstadt, Germany
  2. 2. 3D Virtual Worlds• Multiuser• Synchronous• Persistent• Facilitated by networked computers• Each user is represented by a single avatar • Three-dimensional graphical interphase • Social Worlds/Game Worlds
  3. 3. 3D Virtual Worlds• Multiuser• Synchronous?• Persistent?• Facilitated by networked computers• Each user is represented by a single avatar? • Three-dimensional graphical interphase • Social Worlds/Game Worlds
  4. 4. 3D Virtual Worlds as learning environments• Low cost and high safety• Three-dimensional representation of learners and objects• Interaction in simulated contexts• Sense of presence• Variety of tools
  5. 5. Challenge
  6. 6. Synchronous - Asynchronous Synchronous AsynchronousTypes of learning (online) (offline) Text books Traditional Face-to-face classes Video recorded Learning classes Recorded 2D e-Learning Videoconferences videoconferences 3D e-Learning Classes in virtual worlds ?
  7. 7. Synchronous/live Asynchronous/content
  8. 8. Transformation of synchronous to asynchronous 2D e-Learning live/online Synchronous classFace to face class Videoconference content Asynchronous class CMS/LMS
  9. 9. Proposal
  10. 10. Transformation of synchronous to asynchronous 3D e-Learning live/online Synchronous classFace to face class content Asynchronous class VirtCAST
  11. 11. Synchronous - Asynchronous Synchronous AsynchronousTypes of learning (online) (offline) Text books Traditional Face-to-face classes Video recorded Learning classes 2D e-Learning Webinars Recorded webinars 3D e-Learning vAcademia
  12. 12. 1. Starting a class in vAcademia
  13. 13. 2. Press Recording button
  14. 14. 3. Conducting a class in vAcademia
  15. 15. 4. Press Stop button
  16. 16. 5. New content – 3D recording of the class
  17. 17. 6. 3D recordings – course content
  18. 18. Previous Work?• Asynchronous Virtual Classroom (1999)• N*Vector (2000)• MASSIVE-3 (2002)• Wonderland
  19. 19. Teaching tools Real world vAcademia InteractiveChalk and board white boards Pointer Pointer for each user Slide show Slide show presentations presentations Web camera Web camera sharing Desktop Desktop sharing
  20. 20. Teaching tools Backchannel Clicker tools
  21. 21. Text, graphic, and voice notes Users may share their comments and impressions in the form of text, graphic, and voice notes.
  22. 22. Collection Educational resources for both teachers and students may be uploaded into Collection.
  23. 23. Environment designUsers can organize learningspace at any location ofvAcademia by arranging thefurniture in the way they like.
  24. 24. User’s 3D objectsUsers can upload their own 3Dobjects in Collada format, whichextends the possibilities forcreating learning environments
  25. 25. Time machine R5R4 R3R1 R2 t
  26. 26. Parallel space Real time class 1 Real time class 2 Real time class 3 Real time class 4
  27. 27. Parallel time Real time class R0 Recording R1 Replay R1 Recording R2
  28. 28. Web-site support
  29. 29. New course
  30. 30. 3D recordings
  31. 31. 3D recording info
  32. 32. Scenarios of use• Visiting a 3D recording • by a group of learners • actively working inside • with almost the same presence effect• Creating a new 3D recording being inside one • guiding learners only through some parts of the original class • enhancing a class with additional discussions, questions and comments • using text, graphic, and sound notes
  33. 33. Visiting a 3D recording Live class tR1 – 3D recordings of the class R1
  34. 34. 3D recording without some of the parts R1 – 3D recordings of the class t x x x R1 R2 R2 – shorter 3D recording based on R1
  35. 35. 3D recording with additional and replaced parts R1 – 3D recordings of the class t x x R1 R3R3 – longer 3D recording based on R1
  36. 36. 3D recording with enhanced with notes R1 – 3D recordings of the class t x x R1 R4 R4 – 3D recording based on R1
  37. 37. Current usage• Several IT courses at the Mari State Technical University, Russia
  38. 38. Current usage• English for beginners at the Mukogawa Womens University in Japan
  39. 39. Current usage• High school advanced chemistry course in Yoshkar-Ola, Russia
  40. 40. Future directions• Additional functionality • custom learning environments • convenient environment and teaching tools• Improving accessibility • different operating systems • mobile devices • browser-based client• New learning scenarios • synchronous and asynchronous activities • Virtcast – new type of user-generated content• Collaboration in research
  41. 41. Thank you!
  42. 42. presented by Mikhail Fominykh mikhail.fominykh@svt.ntnu.nohttp://www.idi.ntnu.no/~fominykh/http://www.linkedin.com/in/fominykhhttp://slideshare.net/mfominykh/http://vacademia.com/userprofile/show/id/808 Educational virtual world vAcademia info@vacademia.comhttp://vacademia.comhttp://www.facebook.com/vAcademia@vacademia_infohttp://www.slideshare.net/vacademia
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