Teaching & Learning in Virtual Worlds

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  • Good Afternoon Everyone! Thank you for coming to this webinar, the second part of my Intro to Virtual Worlds Series. In this session, we’re are going to take a look at teaching and learning in virtual worlds.
  • Teaching & Learning in Virtual Worlds

    1. 1. An Introduction to Teaching and Learning in Virtual Worlds Denise Cote College of DuPage
    2. 2. An Introduction to Learning and Teaching in Virtual Worlds Denise Cote College of DuPage
    3. 10. Imagine…Learning! <ul><li>Activism and Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Immersion </li></ul><ul><li>Simulation </li></ul><ul><li>Data Visualization </li></ul><ul><li>Building Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Connection/Socialization </li></ul><ul><li>Conferences and open discussions </li></ul>
    4. 13. Music
    5. 14. Interactive Archeology
    6. 16. Non-Profits
    7. 17. World Blending
    8. 19. Virtual Earth
    9. 20. Interactive Immersive Art
    10. 22. “ Hands-on” Learning
    11. 23. Activism/Social Issues
    12. 28. Who is there?
    13. 30. Teaching? <ul><li>Student Engagement </li></ul><ul><li>RL Connection </li></ul><ul><li>Next-Gen Technology Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Fun? In class? What?? </li></ul>
    14. 32. Challenges & Risks <ul><li>Technology Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Curve </li></ul><ul><li>“ Adult” Environments </li></ul><ul><li>Fear of the unknown </li></ul><ul><li>Leveled playing field? </li></ul><ul><li>Time, time, time. </li></ul>
    15. 33. Risks and Challenges? <ul><li>Your opinion/observations here </li></ul><ul><li>And here </li></ul><ul><li>And here…:) </li></ul>
    16. 34. Virtual Environments... <ul><li>Could enhance my teaching and my students’ learning by <fill in the blank>. </li></ul>
    17. 35. How do you get started? <ul><li>Join the Virtual Worlds Interest Group </li></ul><ul><li>Contact Denise Cote </li></ul><ul><li>Get a free account in SL </li></ul><ul><li>http://notmarian.org </li></ul><ul><li>Dive in! </li></ul>

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