IT's 4 U!  Teaching and Learning  in Second Life at UWM Tanya Joosten [email_address] Learning Technology Center Departmen...
 
Session Overview <ul><li>Brief demo and explanation of Second Life (You Tube Video) </li></ul><ul><li>Uses of Second Life ...
What is Second Life? <ul><li>Not a Game </li></ul><ul><li>Online, Virtual World, 3-D </li></ul><ul><li>Network through sof...
Pedagogical Needs  and Second Life
Uses of Second Life: Spring 08 <ul><li>Student can meet with their peers and instructor to receive and discuss course cont...
 
 
Evaluating Second Life:  Student Reactions
Communication Student Comments <ul><li>“ I thought the content of the course was very interesting. I really enjoyed the fa...
Health Sciences Student <ul><li>Students response after visiting numerous health resources in SL </li></ul><ul><li>“ Overa...
Emerging Technology Grant <ul><li>How do virtual worlds, an emerging technology, impact student learning? </li></ul><ul><l...
Obvious Question
Evaluating Virtual Worlds
Preliminary Survey Results
I was able to use rich and varied language in Second Life Media Richness
I was comfortable interacting with other participants in Second Life Social Presence
I was able to form distinct individual impressions of others in Second Life Social Presence
Second Life held my attention Engagement
Second Life was an enriching experience Engagement
Using Second Life helped me think more deeply about course material Learning
Second Life was beneficial to my learning Learning 7.1%, no response
Participating in Second Life was a useful experience Satisfaction
Second Life was fun and exciting Satisfaction
New Uses of Second Life <ul><li>Required Participation and Group Meetings in Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>1-on-1 Student ...
 
 
 
Communication Student Blogs <ul><li>Option 1, Managing Change, an Implementation of SL </li></ul><ul><li>http://emily-seco...
New for UWM Faculty <ul><li>Faculty Development Workshops for Second Life – 29 new faculty  </li></ul><ul><li>Development ...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tanya M. Joosten <ul><li>http://uwmsecondlife.wikispaces.com </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>SL: Juice...
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Tanya Joosten presented findings of a pilot project on an emerging technology, virtual worlds (Second Life) at the December, 08, It's 4 U at the University of Wisconsin-MIlwaukee.

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    1. 1. IT's 4 U! Teaching and Learning in Second Life at UWM Tanya Joosten [email_address] Learning Technology Center Department of Communication SL Juice Gyoza
    2. 3. Session Overview <ul><li>Brief demo and explanation of Second Life (You Tube Video) </li></ul><ul><li>Uses of Second Life in the Classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Student Reactions </li></ul>
    3. 4. What is Second Life? <ul><li>Not a Game </li></ul><ul><li>Online, Virtual World, 3-D </li></ul><ul><li>Network through software to a virtual space </li></ul><ul><li>Not just information </li></ul><ul><li>People, Places </li></ul><ul><li>User constructed </li></ul>
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    6. 7. Pedagogical Needs and Second Life
    7. 8. Uses of Second Life: Spring 08 <ul><li>Student can meet with their peers and instructor to receive and discuss course content </li></ul><ul><li>Students can participate in a life-like simulation, role play or case study </li></ul><ul><li>Students can access people, organizations, and information </li></ul>
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    10. 13. Evaluating Second Life: Student Reactions
    11. 14. Communication Student Comments <ul><li>“ I thought the content of the course was very interesting. I really enjoyed the face that we incorporated Second Life into the course. I also think it is very useful to work in virtual teams to complete a project(despite the fact the it can be a pain:])” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I would have liked to see more required participation within second life. I noticed many students went in did what they had to fro the first couple task and then did not sue it again.” </li></ul>
    12. 15. Health Sciences Student <ul><li>Students response after visiting numerous health resources in SL </li></ul><ul><li>“ Overall, I think Second Life provides endless opportunities to explore and learn about an infinite number of subjects.” </li></ul>
    13. 16. Emerging Technology Grant <ul><li>How do virtual worlds, an emerging technology, impact student learning? </li></ul><ul><li>What are some best practices in using virtual worlds? </li></ul>
    14. 17. Obvious Question
    15. 18. Evaluating Virtual Worlds
    16. 19. Preliminary Survey Results
    17. 20. I was able to use rich and varied language in Second Life Media Richness
    18. 21. I was comfortable interacting with other participants in Second Life Social Presence
    19. 22. I was able to form distinct individual impressions of others in Second Life Social Presence
    20. 23. Second Life held my attention Engagement
    21. 24. Second Life was an enriching experience Engagement
    22. 25. Using Second Life helped me think more deeply about course material Learning
    23. 26. Second Life was beneficial to my learning Learning 7.1%, no response
    24. 27. Participating in Second Life was a useful experience Satisfaction
    25. 28. Second Life was fun and exciting Satisfaction
    26. 29. New Uses of Second Life <ul><li>Required Participation and Group Meetings in Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>1-on-1 Student Orientations in SL </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Office Hours in Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>Utilizing New Resources in SL </li></ul><ul><li>Student Presentation in SL </li></ul>
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    31. 37. Communication Student Blogs <ul><li>Option 1, Managing Change, an Implementation of SL </li></ul><ul><li>http://emily-second-life.blogspot.com/  , tba </li></ul><ul><li>http://teamdynasty4.blogspot.com/ , 12.18, 2pm </li></ul><ul><li>Option 2, Virtual Decision Making in Second Life http://www.teamcatalyst.blogspot.com/ , 12.17, 4pm </li></ul>
    32. 38. New for UWM Faculty <ul><li>Faculty Development Workshops for Second Life – 29 new faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Development of the UWM sim on Arts and Letters island </li></ul><ul><li>Repository for Student Orientation Materials, Sample Syllabi, Activities, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life Wiki for Faculty </li></ul>
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    34. 48. Tanya M. Joosten <ul><li>http://uwmsecondlife.wikispaces.com </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>SL: Juice Gyoza </li></ul><ul><li>414.229.4319 </li></ul>
    35. 49. Questions?

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