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    • Learning Technology Center Teaching and Learning in Second Life at UWM Tanya Joosten tjoosten@uwm.edu Learning Technology Center Department of Communication SL Juice Gyoza
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    • Learning Technology Center You Tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7g6i3_OhFI
    • Learning Technology Center Session Overview • Brief demo and explanation of Second Life (You Tube Video) • Uses of Second Life in the Classroom • Student Reactions
    • Learning Technology Center What is Second Life? • Not a Game • Online, Virtual World, 3-D • Network through software to a virtual space • Not just information • People, Places • User constructed
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    • Learning Technology Center Pedagogical Needs and Second Life
    • Learning Technology Center Uses of Second Life: Spring 08 • Student can meet with their peers and instructor to receive and discuss course content • Students can participate in a life-like simulation, role play or case study • Students can access people, organizations, and information
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    • Learning Technology Center Evaluating Second Life: Student Reactions
    • Learning Technology Center Communication Student Comments • “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:])” • “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.”
    • Learning Technology Center Health Sciences Student • Students response after visiting numerous health resources in SL • “Overall, I think Second Life provides endless opportunities to explore and learn about an infinite number of subjects.”
    • Learning Technology Center Emerging Technology Grant • How do virtual worlds, an emerging technology, impact student learning? • What are some best practices in using virtual worlds?
    • Learning Technology Center Obvious Question
    • Learning Technology Center Evaluating Virtual Worlds
    • Learning Technology Center Preliminary Survey Results
    • Media Richness Learning Technology Center I was able to use rich and varied language in Second Life
    • Social Presence Learning Technology Center I was comfortable interacting with other participants in Second Life
    • Social Presence Learning Technology Center I was able to form distinct individual impressions of others in Second Life
    • Engagement Learning Technology Center Second Life held my attention
    • Engagement Learning Technology Center Second Life was an enriching experience
    • Learning Learning Technology Center Using Second Life helped me think more deeply about course material
    • Learning Learning Technology Center Second Life was beneficial to my learning 7.1%, no response
    • Satisfaction Learning Technology Center Participating in Second Life was a useful experience
    • Satisfaction Learning Technology Center Second Life was fun and exciting
    • Learning Technology Center New Uses of Second Life • Required Participation and Group Meetings in Second Life • 1-on-1 Student Orientations in SL • Virtual Office Hours in Second Life • Utilizing New Resources in SL • Student Presentation in SL
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    • Learning Technology Center Communication Student Blogs • Option 1, Managing Change, an Implementation of SL • http://emily-second-life.blogspot.com/ , tba • http://teamdynasty4.blogspot.com/ , 12.18, 2pm • Option 2, Virtual Decision Making in Second Life http://www.teamcatalyst.blogspot.com/ , 12.17, 4pm
    • Learning Technology Center New for UWM Faculty • Faculty Development Workshops for Second Life – 29 new faculty • Development of the UWM sim on Arts and Letters island • Repository for Student Orientation Materials, Sample Syllabi, Activities, etc. • Second Life Wiki for Faculty
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    • Learning Technology Center Tanya M. Joosten http://uwmsecondlife.wikispaces.com tjoosten@uwm.edu SL: Juice Gyoza 414.229.4319
    • Learning Technology Center Questions?