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ABS Deans And Directors Dec 2008

  1. 1. Virtual world benefits through real world solutions IMMERSIVE LEARNING … a passing fad or new reality?
  2. 2. Home page in 1999
  3. 3. LEARNING SPACES … have they really changed? … are we still passing on knowledge in the same ways?
  4. 4. THE ARRIVAL OF WEB 2.0
  5. 5. We are all part of the conversation
  6. 6. Supported by technology
  7. 7. JISC Infonet
  8. 8. And so through the looking glass...
  9. 9. A 3-d virtual world where the content is created by its users. Your world. Your imagination
  10. 10. What is actually going on in Second Life?
  11. 11. Socialising...
  12. 12. WRONG – clothing for avatars Tools for Second Life users
  13. 13. Organisations from the real world
  14. 14. University of Edinburgh
  15. 15. Eduserv
  16. 16. Monash University
  17. 17. Ashridge Business School
  18. 18. Imperial College London, Faculty of Medicine
  19. 19. University of Hawaii at Manoa
  20. 20. Role play in Roma
  21. 21. Problem solving activity as part of SL Induction workshop
  22. 22. Running a business – use the SL economy
  23. 23. Abyss Museum of Ocean Science
  24. 24. Dresden Art Gallery
  25. 25. Assisi
  26. 26. Spaceport Alpha
  27. 27. Lectures without travelling?
  28. 28. Team working
  29. 29. Language learning – find some native speakers to converse with
  30. 30. Camp Darfur
  31. 31. Art Exhibition (Bowling Green State University)
  32. 32. Flying and skydiving
  33. 33. ...mmm – next time maybe a parachute?
  34. 34. SOME KEY POINTS • Interest and engagement • Induction • Resources • Use the students? • Classrooms and slideshows • Equipment • Firewalls – be kind to ICT Services!
  35. 35. GETTING STARTED • www.secondlife.com • Create an account and get your own avatar • Go exploring • Talk to people • Join interest groups • Join the SLED list and JISC virtual worlds list • Start off with some field trips • Have fun!
  36. 36. Pauline Randall (Liz Ferlinghetti in Second Life) Second Life Solution Provider Second Life Developer E-learning Consultant www.virtual-e.co.uk Pauline.randall@virtual-e.co.uk virtual-e Island in Second Life http://slurl.com/secondlife/virtual%20e/130/127/24 Virtual world benefits through real world solutions
  37. 37. Places to visit in Second Life and some useful websites
  38. 38. WEB RESOURCES • Business Communicators of Second Life - http://freshtakes.typepad.com/sl_communicators/ • Companies in Second Life - http://slbusinesscommunicators.pbwiki.com/Companies+in+Second+Life • Educause Review - http://connect.educause.edu/er?time=1222711572 • Institutions & Organisations in SL - http://simteach.com/wiki/index.php?title=Institutions_and_Organizations_in_SL • JISC gaming report - http://www.jisc.ac.uk/media/documents/programmes/elearninginnovation/gamingreport_v3.pdf • Second Life – www.secondlife.com • Second Life Security - https://support.secondlife.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=4417&task=knowledge&questionID=5566 • Second Life Stats - http://secondlife.com/whatis/economy_stats.php • SLED (Second Life Educators) List - https://lists.secondlife.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/educators • SLED Blog - http://www.sl-educationblog.org/ • Times – McKinsey Interview - http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/article3803056.ece • Virtual World Watch – Snapshots http://virtualworldwatch.net/snapshots/ Other options • Virtual Worlds Review - http://www.virtualworldsreview.com/info/categories.shtml
  39. 39. SECOND LIFE LOCATIONS • Abyss Museum of Ocean Science - http://slurl.com/secondlife/Gun/55/42/82 • Autodesk Island – Engineering Design - http://slurl.com/secondlife/Autodesk/220/117/22 • Bowling Green State University - http://slurl.com/secondlife/BGSU%20Creation/255/255/33 • Camp Darfur - http://slurl.com/secondlife/Better%20World/175/247/21 • Chinese School - http://slurl.com/secondlife/Chinese%20School/130/196/22 • Dresden Art Gallery - http://slurl.com/secondlife/Dresden%20Gallery/168/128/26 • Edinburgh University - http://slurl.com/secondlife/Edinburgh%20University/128/128/28 • Eduserv Island - http://slurl.com/secondlife/Eduserv%20Island/104/40/29 • Genome Island - http://slurl.com/secondlife/Genome/135/92/29 • Honawan – Planetarium - http://slurl.com/secondlife/Honawan/96/122/421 • Illinois State – Geography-Geology - http://slurl.com/secondlife/Geo%20Island/89/73/504 • Ivory Tower Library of Primitives - http://slurl.com/secondlife/Natoma/213/164/28 • Leeds College of Art & Design - http://slurl.com/secondlife/The%20Collective/44/69/34 • Monash University - http://slurl.com/secondlife/Monash%20University/109/147/28 • Via Montenapoleone http://slurl.com/secondlife/Montenapoleone/144/178/32 • Port Spinoza - http://slurl.com/secondlife/Port%20Spinoza/120/129/23 • Second Health - http://slurl.com/secondlife/Second%20Health%20London/126/154/27 • Streets of Baghdad - http://slurl.com/secondlife/Better%20World/182/192/23 • USC Marshall Business School - http://slurl.com/secondlife/USC%20Marshall/128/128/2 • Western Australia Police - http://slurl.com/secondlife/Hwanung/161/146/256
  40. 40. Virtual world benefits through real world solutions

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