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    1. 1. Developing Knowledge-age Skills in a Teen Second Life Community or Education can be Murder ;-) Gill Clough & Rebecca Ferguson [email_address] [email_address] http://conclave.open.ac.uk/ResearchEssentials/
    2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Second Life </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Second life and mobile learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education in second Life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The main grid and the teen grid </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Schome project in second life </li></ul><ul><li>Developing knowledge age skills through games in SL </li></ul><ul><li>Future </li></ul>
    3. 3. Mobile Learning and Second Life <ul><li>“ The focus should be on the learner being mobile, rather than defining ‘mobile learning’ as learning that takes place through the use of mobile devices.” Taylor, J., Sharples, M., and O’Malley, C., Vavoula, G., and Waycott, J., (2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life provides a constant virtual context that is independent of physical, social and temporal constraints </li></ul>
    4. 4. Welcome to Second Life www.secondlife.com
    5. 6. Spot the difference
    6. 7. Welcome to Schome Park www.schome.ac.uk
    7. 8. Shot of wiki and forum Wiki Forum schome.open.ac.uk/forum/
    8. 9. Knowledge-age skills <ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Problem solving </li></ul><ul><li>Teamwork </li></ul>http://conclave.open.ac.uk/ResearchEssentials/
    9. 10. Who are the learners?
    10. 11. Strand Slide <ul><li>Pics of hadrians wall, physics and zen garden fade out to arial shot of skybase at twilight </li></ul>
    11. 12. Welcome to Schome Park http://www.ncs-tech.org/
    12. 13. Sudoku Creativity x Motivation x Leadership x Confidence x Problem solving  Communication  Teamwork  http://conclave.open.ac.uk/ResearchEssentials/
    13. 14. Chess Confidence x Leadership  Teamwork  Communication  Motivation  Problem Solving  Creativity  http://conclave.open.ac.uk/ResearchEssentials /
    14. 15. Playacting Leadership  Teamwork  Communication  Motivation  Problem Solving  Creativity  Confidence  http://conclave.open.ac.uk/ResearchEssentials/
    15. 16. Leadership  Communication  Motivation  Problem Solving  Creativity  Confidence  Teamwork x Trial… Punishment… Murder… http://conclave.open.ac.uk/ResearchEssentials/
    16. 17. Regatta Leadership  Teamwork  Communication  Motivation  Problem Solving  Creativity  Confidence  http://conclave.open.ac.uk/ResearchEssentials/
    17. 18. Using AjaxLife www.ajaxlife.net
    18. 19. For the Future <ul><li>Widening access : </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students from other cultures </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students with disabilities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Students with mobility problems </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>You don’t develop the knowledge age skills unless you let the students lead </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plant the seed of the idea and watch it grow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Geocaching in second life </li></ul></ul>www.slgeocaching.com/joomla/
    19. 20. Gill Clough & Rebecca Ferguson IET, The Open University Walton Hall Milton Keynes MK7 6AA <ul><li>(Euphloozie Phlox and Fox Phlox) </li></ul>http://conclave.open.ac.uk/ResearchEssentials/ Acknowledgements The Schome Community Staff and students of Schome Park

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