Cetis intro 16 Jan09

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Sheila MacNeill's intro presentation from Eduserve/CETIS meeting 19 January 2009

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Cetis intro 16 Jan09

  1. 1. Maximising the effectiveness of virtual worlds in teaching and learning ( cevw09 ) University of Strathclyde, 16 January 2009
  2. 2. Housekeeping
  3. 3. Themes for the day <ul><li>What are the teaching situations for which Virtual Worlds are best suited? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the policy issues which arise from using Virtual Worlds for Learning and Teaching? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the technical characteristics/constraints of Virtual Worlds which have an impact on their use in Learning and Teaching? </li></ul><ul><li>(tag: cevw09/ #cevw09 ) </li></ul><ul><li>SL co-location: Virtual Congress Centre </li></ul>
  4. 4. Agenda <ul><li>10.30 Welcome and introductions </li></ul><ul><li>10.45 Who's teaching? Who's learning? The state of Second Life in UK HE and FE. John Kirriemuir, Virtual World Watch </li></ul><ul><li>11.25 Tea and coffee </li></ul><ul><li>11.40 Approaching teaching and learning in Second Life. Sheila Webber, University of Sheffield </li></ul><ul><li>12.20 Virtual worlds and education: how can they fit together? Fiona Littleton, University of Edinburgh </li></ul><ul><li>13.00 Lunch </li></ul><ul><li>13.50 Jumping virtual hurdles. Ren Reynolds, The Virtual Policy Network </li></ul><ul><li>14.30 Tea and coffee </li></ul><ul><li>14.50 Exploring unclaimed educational spaces: dimensions of practice emerging from the Schome Park Programme. Peter Twining, Open University </li></ul><ul><li>15.30 Sticking to your principles. David White, University of Oxford </li></ul><ul><li>16.10 Q & A session. Sheila MacNeill, JISC CETIS </li></ul><ul><li>16.30 Close </li></ul>
  5. 5. Overview: JISC CETIS <ul><li>JISC Innovation Centre </li></ul><ul><li>providing strategic advice to JISC, supporting its development programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Representing JISC on international standardisation initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Work with the wider educational community to facilitate the use of standards-based eLearning, especially through Special Interest Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Supports the current JISC eLearning Programme </li></ul>
  6. 6. SIGs and working groups <ul><li>Existing SIGs : </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Content (EC) </li></ul><ul><li>E-Portfolio SIG </li></ul><ul><li>Enterprise SIG </li></ul><ul><li>Metadata and Digital Repositories (MDR) </li></ul><ul><li>Lifelong Learning Group </li></ul><ul><li>Pedagogy Forum </li></ul><ul><li>Working groups : </li></ul><ul><li>Short life span, specific outputs, smaller in scale than SIGs </li></ul><ul><li>Responding to needs of community </li></ul><ul><li>E.g. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Semantic technologies in teaching and learning; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>widgets in education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>cloud computing & institutions </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Further information <ul><li>Websites: </li></ul><ul><li>http: //jisc . cetis .ac.uk/ http://www.eduserv.org.uk/foundation </li></ul><ul><li>http://wiki.cetis.ac.uk/CETIS-Eduserv-VW2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Tag for today: cevw09 </li></ul><ul><li>Online evaluation : http://www.polldaddy.com/s/FB5DEE5C30F8F9FE/ </li></ul><ul><li>Email: s.macneill@strath.ac.uk </li></ul>

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