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Annabel Astbury, VATE08 Presentation

  1. 1. Beyond Blogs: Exploring Virtual Worlds for use in History and English Education Annabel Astbury | HTAV
  2. 2. Who am I?
  3. 3. Today’s session is about... Possibilities and realities
  4. 4. Web 1.0 or Web 2.0 or ‘Web 3.0’?
  5. 5. Web 1.0 ScreenFlow QuickTimeª and a H.264 decompressor are needed to see this picture.
  6. 6. Web 2.0 QuickTimeª and a H.264 decompressor are needed to see this picture.
  7. 7. So, what are virtual worlds? MUVEs & MMORPGs
  8. 8. Where can we see virtual worlds? 11m 1m 17m 45m13m 17m 90m
  9. 9. Virtual World Usage Data retrieved 19/11/2008: http://www.kzero.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/10-200091.jpg Permission granted to reproduce
  10. 10. Role-Playing Games :
  11. 11. Quest Atlantis QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. Video url: http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=J_E70jOKsjs uploaded by slyshadowsnacks
  12. 12. Teen Second Life QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGMH_1VnnaY Uploaded by Holymeatballs
  13. 13. So, why would ‘we’ use it to teach?
  14. 14. It can do more, though ...
  15. 15. … that leads to ...
  16. 16. What’s my approach? What do you think? Photo: Samanathon via Flickr Photo: sciminal via Flickr + =
  17. 17. So what can you ‘do’ in Second Life or in a Multi User Virtual Environment? Create Perform Research Collaborate Discuss Reflect Role-play But a question remains:
  18. 18. Don’t go for all or nothing: would you ever use only one textbook, novel, point of view, kind of assessment in class? Consider the advantages: Role-play Creativity Performance Collaboration Digital Story Telling Development of literacies: including historical, digital and visual. Why would you use this environment?
  19. 19. What are the problems? Infrastructure: Bandwidth Machines Access Budgets Skills Appropriate expertise / time for skills’ development Students need to have expertise Safety Multi-user (public) Multi-user (private)Using ‘commercial’ worlds
  20. 20. Literature Alive - Second Life QuickTimeª and a H.264 decompressor are needed to see this picture.
  21. 21. Let’s look at some examples: SecondLife Simulations City of Gilgamesh: Federation of American Scientists
  22. 22. QuickTimeª and a H.264 decompressor are needed to see this picture.
  23. 23. David Rumsey Map Collections QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.
  24. 24. QuickTimeª and a H.264 decompressor are needed to see this picture.
  25. 25. Civilizations IV (trans. Civilisations IV) QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. http://www.teachertube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=d7fcf5a4421229c946c0 uploaded by mclemson on TeacherTube
  26. 26. Professional Learning / Discussions: Jokaydia SL in Education Wiki: www.sleducation.wikispaces.com
  27. 27. Where am I at now?
  28. 28. How can you learn more? Contact me: Annabel Astbury Have a go!: Let’s meet up in Second Life! a.astbury@htav.asn.au Skype: annabel_astbury Diigo: astbury Second Life: Annabel Recreant

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