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  • 1. David W. Deeds, IT Manager/TeacherChangchun American International School Otavan Opisto Workshop: Jan. 13, 2012 1
  • 2. Using 3D Virtual Worlds in International SchoolsWhat are we NOT trying to do? Convert the hopeless heathens to the one true faith Introduce newbies (“noobs”) to 3DVW’sWhat are we trying to do? Provide more 3DVW info to those already familiar Discuss why 3DVW’s are the best thing to hit education since the invention of the printing press Discuss how your school can get started with 3DVW’s Ideally without reinventing the wheel (or e-book!) 2
  • 3. Using 3D Virtual Worlds in International SchoolsToday we’ll be talking about: Second Life OpenSimulatorAlso: Quest Atlantis Unity/Jibe Minecraft(Edu)Using 3DVW’s for K-12 education, specifically in international schools! People ARE getting it! 3
  • 4. Using 3D Virtual Worlds in International SchoolsInternational educational technology conferences during 2011: Flat Classroom Conference AACE Global Learn Asia Pacific Conference AACE ED-MEDIA Conference Global Meeting on Gifted Education TechEx 2011 Global Education Conference Beijing Learning Summit 4
  • 5. Using 3D Virtual Worlds in International SchoolsGet a copy of: “2011 Horizon Report K-12 Version,” free: http://www.nmc.org/pdf/2011-Horizon-Report- K12.pdf “OpenSimulator: School Quick Start Guide,” free: http://www.scribd.com/doc/57959626/OpenSim- ulator-School-Quick-Start-Guide “A Practical Guide to Using Second Life in Higher Education” by Maggi Savin-Baden, not free: Open University Press (McGraw-Hill), ISBN: 978-0335242146 (http://www.ebooks.com) 5
  • 6. Using 3D Virtual Worlds in International SchoolsThe 2011 Horizon Report says games-based learning will be MAINSTREAM in K-12 schools in 2-3 years. Supports communication, problem-solving and collaboration (2 of the Web 2.0 3 C’s – also connection, ISTE NETS!) Helps develop dispositions well-suited to rapid change and an information culture in general Includes social aspects of teamwork, project management, play (How about being FUN? STEM!) 6
  • 7. Using 3D Virtual Worlds in International SchoolsSavin-Badin’s “Practical Guide” says “immersive virtual worlds” have many advantages. Space in which experimentation can occur not possible in real life Good fit for a culture that focuses on the visual Provides a sense of freedom and openness in teaching and learning Offers exposure to wide range of scenarios Enables process- or task-based teaching/learning 7
  • 8. Using 3D Virtual Worlds in International SchoolsDeeds says, should he ever get time to write his next book, that 3DVW’s will be an indispensable part of if not the focal point of 21st century education, for K-12 and all schools. No better way to teach the 3 C’s: Connect, Communicate and Collaborate For international schools, 3DVW’s help students (and teachers) transcend the language barrier Gifted and Special Needs programs built-in K-12 OpenSimulator Grid/Second Life Islands 8
  • 9. Using 3D Virtual Worlds in International SchoolsSecond Life: Launched by Linden Labs in 2003 3D virtual world with built-in modeling (CAD) tools and Linden Scripting Language Not a game (per se): connect, communicate and collaborate (also conduct commerce!) Q1 2011 holdings: US$30,000,000 Been in Second Life for 5 years, taken over 500 students inworld for different classes Basic membership FREE, Premium $75/year 9
  • 10. Using 3D Virtual Worlds in International SchoolsSecond Life Business/IT/Other classes since 2006: Professor in Korean university’s International Business Department Students from Korea, China, Russia, Vietnam, Laos and other countries (widely varying English) No lower-level textbooks for subjects such as Management Information Systems! Needed a means of differentiation: “gifted/talented” plus “regulars” plus “special needs” kids Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP), Individualized Education Plans (IEP) 10
  • 11. Using 3D Virtual Worlds in International SchoolsIndividualized Education Plans (IEP): Started with Ph.D. research, means of meeting needs of all students across the spectrum Tried formal IEPs but involved a lot of paperwork, easier to make informal, although signatures help Better to develop “skeleton” lesson plans that can be adapted, special needs or gifted/talented kids and all “regulars” 11
  • 12. Using 3D Virtual Worlds in International SchoolsGeneric international school problems: Schools are geographically separated, isolated No IT classes, or Design/Technology split Teaching 21st century tech: teachers, budgetsSpecific 3 C’s Problems: Students aren’t necessarily fluent in LOI 2D tools are limited: subjects especially! Privacy; permanence; FUN? 12
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  • 16. Using 3D Virtual Worlds in International SchoolsOpenSimulator: Came onto the scene in 2007, now at 0.7.2 (still alpha, not yet at Version 1) NOT a Second Life clone! (Viewers are) 3D virtual world with built-in modeling (CAD) tools and Linden Scripting Language Not a game (per se): connect, communicate and collaborate (conduct commerce later?) Been in OpenSimulator since 2008, taken over 150 students inworld for different classes 16
  • 17. Using 3D Virtual Worlds in International SchoolsOpenSimulator: FREE, although hosted solutions best for most schools (if you have good Internet access!) Two Do It Yourself options: client/local or client/server Still not mature, but getting there…soon (??) should be able to do everything Second Life does and so it’s predicted to come out on top Open Wonderland, others have come and gone… OpenSimulator will be the #1 choice of schools 17
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  • 21. Using 3D Virtual Worlds in International SchoolsAt CAIS, we use: Munchkinland for PYP (elementary school) ICT classes: running on Big Bertha 4-region private grid called Florida Caisland via ReactionGrid for MYP Technology classes 1-region public grid called just plain Caisland in ReactionGrid (K-12s Inworld headquarters) An almost 10,000-square-meter cybercampus on Teaching in Second Life (K-12s Inworld HQ) for DP Info Technology in a Global Society classes 21
  • 22. Using 3D Virtual Worlds in International SchoolsAdvantages of OpenSimulator over Second Life: FREE (the software anyway) Private versus public (if you want it this way) Complete control over parametersAdvantages of Second Life over OpenSimulator: Where everybody is, at least grownups! Economy, exchange of goods and services More mature, it’s a for-profit business 22
  • 23. Using 3D Virtual Worlds in International SchoolsSecond Life and OpenSim: Built-in computer-aided design (3D modeling) tools: students build their own worlds Built-in Linden Scripting Language: students easily learn programming with instant payoff Project management: students must work together in teams with defined roles and responsibilities Language exchange programs: virtual field trips! 23
  • 24. Using 3D Virtual Worlds in International SchoolsSecond Life: Teachers/Administrators & Students 16+: Teachers/administrators can attend meetings and otherwise network with professional peers Students can produce products and run their own businesses, making actual profits if successful Teachers/administrators can recruit and otherwise advertise their organizations Students can visit the cybercampuses of universities or colleges they want to attend 24
  • 25. Using 3D Virtual Worlds in International SchoolsOpenSim: Teachers/Administrators & Students 3-19: With grid, teachers/administrators can do everything possible in Second Life, except perhaps economics Students can enjoy completely private regions/grids while intermittently going on virtual field trips Technology classes can feature true continuity: students starting as of PYP could be professional builders/programmers by DP Younger students learn all computer basics plus advanced aspects such as project management 25
  • 26. Using 3D Virtual Worlds in International SchoolsProblems? What problems? Geographic location/isolation no longer a factor (except for time zones). Virtual China or Italy “next door”! 3D meetings 24X7. Information and Design Technology tracks combined! Or just Design, using 3D modeling. 21st century educational technology at $100 a month, with teachers and students training simultaneously! 3D enables struggling students to succeed, while native speakers excel: ultimate differentiated classroom! Special needs and gifted/talented. Avatars are anonymous; people talk, not write; and yes, it’s FUN! 26
  • 27. Using 3D Virtual Worlds in International SchoolsSecond Life and OpenSim, what have we learned?Students: Computer-Aided Design, Programming, Project Management, Business, English Social Constructivism (Reality, Knowledge Learning), Learner-Centric Instruction, IB Design Cycle: Investigate, Design, Plan, Create, EvaluateTeachers: Inclusion, Differentiation, Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) Problem-/Task-Based Instruction, Action/Active Learning, Reciprocal Guidance, Inquiry-Based 27
  • 28. Using 3D Virtual Worlds in International SchoolsGetting Your Cyberturf (Prices might not be right!)Second Life: New Media Consortium Jokaydia Grid International School IslandsOpenSimulator: ReactionGrid Jokaydia Grid Do It Yourself: Client/Local or Client/Server 28
  • 29. Using 3D Virtual Worlds in International SchoolsSecond LifeGetting Your Cyberturf: New Media Consortium International, nonprofit organization Linden Lab certified service provider Offers discounts for educational organizations Mutual facilities on each sim, plus entire islands with facilities Other services available, up to designing and building entire island 29
  • 30. Using 3D Virtual Worlds in International SchoolsSecond LifeGetting Your Cyberturf: New Media Consortium 2048 sq m (64 x 32, 469 prims) US$200/year 4096 sq m (64 x 64, 938 prims) US$400/year 8192 sq m (128 x 64, 1875 prims) US$800/year Entire sim (256 x 256, 15000 prims) US$5000/yearhttp://virtualworlds.nmc.org/services/Contact: Nancy Reeves (nancy@nmc.org) 30
  • 31. Using 3D Virtual Worlds in International SchoolsSecond LifeGetting Your Cyberturf: Jokaydia(Also rents OpenSim regions) 1024 sq m (235 prims) US$350/year 1500 sq m (350 prims) US$450/yearhttp://slurl.com/secondlife/jokaydia/127/127/24/http://jokaydia.com/rentals/index.phpContact: Jo Kay (joannamkay@gmail.com)(Jokay Wollongong in Second Life) 31
  • 32. Using 3D Virtual Worlds in International SchoolsSecond LifeGetting Your Cyberturf: International School Islands 512 sq m (110 prims) US$95/year 1024 sq m (220 prims) US $190 per year Individual mini-island , 512 sq m (130 prims) US$200 /yearhttp://slurl.com/secondlife/International%20Schools/6 8/82/24/http://www.shambles.net/secondlife/isi_renting/index. htmContact: Chris Smith (shambles.guru@gmail.com)(Shamblesguru Voom in Second Life) 32
  • 33. Using 3D Virtual Worlds in International SchoolsGetting Your Cyberturf: Timbucks 4096 sq m (460 prims) US$300/year(Price varies if inland or beachfront, customizable)http://slurl.com/secondlife/Timbucks/123/245/23/Contact: Tammy DeCoste (Knotawriter@gmail.com)(Knota Writer in Second Life) 33
  • 34. Using 3D Virtual Worlds in International SchoolsOpenSimulator: Getting Your Cyberturf Options: Private Region/Grid for School Connected Grid for Multiple Schools (e.g., China, Harrow, International Baccaleaurate Organization, 21st Century Schools)Three Vendors Offering Both: ReactionGrid Jokaydia Dreamland Metaverse Do It Yourself (see the e-book!) 34
  • 35. Using 3D Virtual Worlds in International SchoolsGetting Your Cyberturf: ReactionGrid(Also has Unity/Jibe Acccounts)http://reactiongrid.myshopify.com/collections/ virtual-worlds US$75/month for 4 regions, US$220 setup (each school gets its own server) Grids: 1 week, prices depend on power/usersContact: Robin Gomboy (robing2@reactiongrid.com) 35
  • 36. Using 3D Virtual Worlds in International SchoolsGetting Your Cyberturf: Jokaydia(Also rents Second Life regions)http://www.jokaydiagrid.com/rent-a-sim/ 1 region: US$25/month 2 regions: US$50/month 3 regions: US$75/month Grid: 1 week, prices depend on power/usersContact: Jo Kay (joannamkay@gmail.com) 36
  • 37. Using 3D Virtual Worlds in International SchoolsGetting Your Cyberturf: Dreamland Metaverse(No Setup Costs)http://www.dreamlandmetaverse.com/ Residential Region (40 avatars): US$45/month Professional Region (80 avatars, 45000 prims): US$90/month Grid: 1 week , US$45 Core + US$45 Each SchoolContact: Snoopy Pfeffer (snoopy.pfeffer@yahoo.com) 37
  • 38. Using 3D Virtual Worlds in International SchoolsGetting Your Cyberturf: Do It Yourself! Client/Local Client/Server“OpenSimulator: School Quick Start Guide” has step-by-step directions. 38
  • 39. Using 3D Virtual Worlds in International SchoolsK-12 OpenSimulator Grid! This is the year!Proposal to the IB or other organization.Looking for people to help with proposal, grant request writing (or just general contacting).Check out Dragan Lakic’s KIVIWO and its partnership with SpotOn3D: kiviwo.com/Also could have K-12 Island(s) in Second Life! 39
  • 40. Using 3D Virtual Worlds in International SchoolsQuest Atlantis: http://atlantis.crlt.indiana.edu/ Prebuilt 3DVW with quests (you can build/create) From the University of Indiana, FREE For students 9-16, maybe as young as 8 CAIS took MYP English classes inworld last year Three teachers in training as of this week Trainers in Australia, regular schedule Must have 2 teachers, 4 1-hour online classesContact Bronwyn Stuckey: (bstucke@indiana.edu) 40
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  • 42. Using 3D Virtual Worlds in International SchoolsMinecraft (main site): www.minecraft.net/MinecraftEdu is a mod make specifically for schools!MinecraftEdu: minecraftedu.net (Finland, USA!) Looks simple but looks can be deceiving! Using for MYP (Grades 6-10) Technology classes Project management/collaboration Don’t need regular Minecraft licenses with plug-in Kids love it so much you have to drag them away!Contact Santeri Koivisto: santeri@appliedscg.fi 42
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  • 44. Using 3D Virtual Worlds in International SchoolsUnity3D: http://unity3d.com/Fantastic, FREE (basic version) 3D game IDE!iPhone or Android license costs money, US$1500Unity/Jibe: http://www.reactiongrid.com/Proprietary server platform for Unity developmentReactionGrid offers starter programs: US$125/3 mos.More info: http://reactiongrid.myshopify.com/#13D game/app development without programming (?)Contact Kyle Gomboy: create@reactiongrid.com 44
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  • 46. Using 3D Virtual Worlds in International SchoolsEssential sources…the official guides: “Second Life: The Official Guide” by Michael Rymaszewski, et al., ISBN: 978-0470227756 “Creating Your World: The Official Guide to Advanced Content Creation in Second Life” by Aimee Weber, et al., ISBN: 978-0470171141 “Scripting Your World: The Official Guide to Second Life Scripting” by Dana Moore, ISBN: 978-0470339831 46
  • 47. Using 3D Virtual Worlds in International SchoolsEssential sources…three textbooks:All by Jeff Heaton, Heaton Research, Inc. “Introduction to Linden Scripting Language for Second Life,” ISBN: 978-1604390049 “Scripting Recipes for Second Life,” ISBN: 978-1604390001 “Introduction to Textures, Animation Audio and Sculpting in Second Life,” ISBN: 978-1604390025 (http://www.heatonresearch.com/book/cat/3) 47
  • 48. Using 3D Virtual Worlds in International SchoolsMore information: “Learning and Teaching in the Virtual World of Second Life” (edited) by Judith Molka-Danielsen, Tapir Academic Press, ISBN: 978-8251923538 “The Second Life Grid: The Official Guide to Communication, Collaboration and Community Engagement” by Kimberly Rufer-Bach, Wiley Publishing, ISBN: 978-0470412916 48
  • 49. Using 3D Virtual Worlds in International SchoolsThank you… 49
  • 50. Using 3D Virtual Worlds in International SchoolsThank you for your attention!Questions/Comments?David W. Deeds, IT Manager/TeacherWork: +86-431-8458-1234, ddeeds@caischina.orgHome: +86-186-8668-4534, davidwdeeds@yahoo.comFacebook & LinkedIn: David W. DeedsSkype: davidwdeeds, Twitter: dwdeedsSecond Life: Deed Davids (visit Teaching!)ReactionGrid: Deed Davids (visit Caisland!) 50