Sitearm - Supporting Teaching in Virtual Worlds

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Sitearm - Supporting Teaching in Virtual Worlds

  1. 1. Sitearm● Planner and expediter for projects in community, spirituality, arts● Le nom en ligne for James Neville Sitearm - Supporting Teaching in Virtual Worlds 1
  2. 2. Supporting Teaching in Virtual Worlds● Samples of Virtual Teaching● Samples of Virtual Teaching Support Sitearm - Supporting Teaching in Virtual Worlds 2
  3. 3. Virtual Venues● Virtual worlds are caricatures in which we immerse. Sitearm - Supporting Teaching in Virtual Worlds 3
  4. 4. My First Teaching in Virtual Worlds● How to be a Blarney Stone host● How to be a Dublin Virtually Live shift manager● Sound check and tips for Live Musicians● How to move / be a Float in a St. Pats Parade Sitearm - Supporting Teaching in Virtual Worlds 4
  5. 5. Virtual Teaching Support● Building sets for training machinima● Helping instructors re locations and structures● Providing access to specialized expertise● Helping students present “live” as Avatars Sitearm - Supporting Teaching in Virtual Worlds 5
  6. 6. Virtual Venues for Teaching● Traditional ● Park your avatar / let your mind loose● Nontraditional ● Let your avatar loose / stay with your teleport buddy Sitearm - Supporting Teaching in Virtual Worlds 6
  7. 7. Sample Virtual Teaching Checklist● Before first class: ● Is everyone on the same viewer version? ● Has everyone confirmed viewer settings? ● Has everyone taken time to log in and explore?● At start of each class: ● Is everyone online without crashing issues? ● Can everyone see, be seen, hear, and be heard? ● Does everyone have a buddy for teleporting? Sitearm - Supporting Teaching in Virtual Worlds 7
  8. 8. Sample Virtual Teaching Tools● Notecards, Landmarks● Chat & IM logging (Me - Preferences - Privacy)● Sitters (e.g., click chair to auto sit)● Givers (e.g., click object to auto receive notecard)● Teleporters (e.g., click to auto open map for TP)● Slideshow Screens (although web view is easier)● Really Fast Fingers (for when sound is out or a verbal transcript is needed) Sitearm - Supporting Teaching in Virtual Worlds 8
  9. 9. Sample Virtual Teaching Resources● Second Life Educators List https://lists.secondlife.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/educators● Hypergrid Business Journal www.hypergridbusiness.com/● Each other! Sitearm - Supporting Teaching in Virtual Worlds 9
  10. 10. Summary● Successful educators know their medium. ● Be a fluent Avatar. ● Be a literate Builder.● Successful educators optimize the shortcomings as well as the possibilities. ● Be an Artist Sitearm - Supporting Teaching in Virtual Worlds 10
  11. 11. Thank You! siterma.comSitearm - Supporting Teaching in Virtual Worlds 11
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