Teaching with Virtual Worlds<br />Dr. Paul D Rudman<br />September 2011<br />
Four areas where virtual worlds can benefit teaching and learning<br />
1) Environment (e.g. field trip)<br />
2) Mediated environment<br />
3) Interaction<br />
4) Anonymity<br />
Designing for virtual worlds<br />Environment (e.g. field trip)<br />Mediated environment<br />Interaction<br />Anonymity<...
Designing for virtual worlds<br />Experiential environment<br />favours<br />Constructivist approach<br />
Designing for virtual worlds<br />Utilising affordances<br />requires<br />Imagination<br />
Designing for virtual worlds<br />Effective design<br />offers<br />Student engagement; interest; learning<br />
Teaching with Virtual Worlds<br />Dr. Paul D Rudman<br />
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Virtual world pedagogy

  1. 1. Teaching with Virtual Worlds<br />Dr. Paul D Rudman<br />September 2011<br />
  2. 2. Four areas where virtual worlds can benefit teaching and learning<br />
  3. 3. 1) Environment (e.g. field trip)<br />
  4. 4. 2) Mediated environment<br />
  5. 5. 3) Interaction<br />
  6. 6. 4) Anonymity<br />
  7. 7. Designing for virtual worlds<br />Environment (e.g. field trip)<br />Mediated environment<br />Interaction<br />Anonymity<br />
  8. 8. Designing for virtual worlds<br />Experiential environment<br />favours<br />Constructivist approach<br />
  9. 9. Designing for virtual worlds<br />Utilising affordances<br />requires<br />Imagination<br />
  10. 10. Designing for virtual worlds<br />Effective design<br />offers<br />Student engagement; interest; learning<br />
  11. 11. Teaching with Virtual Worlds<br />Dr. Paul D Rudman<br />

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