Things to Think About for Institutions in Virtual Worlds

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Anna Peachey delivered this presentation at the Encke Virtual University Collaboration on October 27 2011.

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Things to Think About for Institutions in Virtual Worlds

  1. 1. Things to ThinkAbout for Anna PeacheyInstitutions inVirtual Worlds
  2. 2. Challenges and Opportunitiesfor University Teaching and Anna PeacheyLearning in Second Life
  3. 3. Anna Peachey(or: Welcome to my Road Trip)
  4. 4. Me (Anna)
  5. 5. Open Life Village OUtopia My (retrospective) map Sholokhov Halls on SchomeBaseOpen Life OU2 Sholokhov Halls CETLment
  6. 6. October 2006
  7. 7. Open Life Village OUtopia Sholokhov Halls on SchomeBaseOpen Life OU2 Sholokhov Halls CETLment
  8. 8. Things to Think AboutImposed Restrictions Accessibility Reputation
  9. 9. CETLment Island October 2006
  10. 10. Things to Think AboutWorking With External Providers
  11. 11. Open Life Village OUtopia Sholokhov Halls on SchomeBaseOpen Life OU2 Sholokhov Halls CETLment
  12. 12. Design of SpaceThings to Think About
  13. 13. Open Life Island February 2008
  14. 14. Open Life Island February 2008
  15. 15. Open Life Village OUtopia Sholokhov Halls on SchomeBaseOpen Life OU2 Sholokhov Halls CETLment
  16. 16. Sholokhov Halls June 2008
  17. 17. Sholokhov Halls June 2008
  18. 18. Sholokhov Halls June 2008
  19. 19. Things to Think About Acceptable Use Policy Managing Different NeedsManaging Research Requirements
  20. 20. New User SupportThings to Think About
  21. 21. Open Life Village OUtopia Sholokhov Halls on SchomeBaseOpen Life OU2 Sholokhov Halls CETLment
  22. 22. Sholokhov Halls on SchomeBase December 2008
  23. 23. Sholokhov Halls on SchomeBase December 2008
  24. 24. Peachey, A. The Third Place in Second Life: Real Life Community in a VirtualWorld in Peachey, A., Gillen, J., Livingstone, D. and Smith-Robbins, S. (eds)(2010) Researching Learning in Virtual Worlds London: Springer 
Peachey, A. (2010) Living in immaterial worlds: Who are we when we teachand learn in virtual worlds? In Sheehy K, Ferguson R, Clough G (Eds) VirtualWorlds: Controversies at the Frontier of Education Nova Science Publishers,New York 


  25. 25. Open Life Village OUtopia Sholokhov Halls on SchomeBaseOpen Life OU2 Sholokhov Halls CETLment
  26. 26. Understanding and Things to Think About Communicating Requirementshttp://www.slideshare.net/AnnaPeachey/peachey-carter-and-broadribb-living-on-the-edge-icelw-2010-4464570The Nexus Narrative – a discussion between academics and virtualworld solution providers, under the following headings: • Learner specification • Pedagogic considerations • Modes of representation • Costs
  27. 27. Open Life Village January 2009
  28. 28. Open Life Village January 2009
  29. 29. Open Life Village January 2009
  30. 30. New User Responsibilities Things to Think About
  31. 31. Open Life Village OUtopia Sholokhov Halls on SchomeBaseOpen Life OU2 Sholokhov Halls CETLment
  32. 32. Things to Think AboutContingency Plan Sustainability
  33. 33. Working With External Providers Things to Think About
  34. 34. Sustaining Communities Things to Think About
  35. 35. Open Life Village OUtopia Sholokhov Halls on SchomeBaseOpen University OU2 Sholokhov Halls CETLment
  36. 36. Things to Think AboutManaging Use of Limited Space
  37. 37. OU2October 2009
  38. 38. Open Life Village OUtopia Questions? Sholokhov Halls on SchomeBaseOpen University OU2 Sholokhov Halls CETLment
  39. 39. Imposed restrictionsAccessibility Things to Think AboutReputationWorking with external providersDesign of spaceAcceptable use policyManaging different needsManaging research requirementsNew user supportUnderstanding and communicating requirementsContingency planSustainabilityNew user responsibilitiesManaging use of limited space

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