Teaching & Learning Styles in Second Life


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Teaching & Learning Styles in Second Life

  1. 1. IBM SUN MICRO- SYSTEMS SJSU DELL SONY BMG CDC FSU College of Communication & Information http://slis.fsu.edu Teaching & Learning Styles in Second Life Dr. Lorri Mon, Florida State University Second Life http://www.secondlife.com
  2. 2. Prior Virtual World Experience <ul><li>Visited Second Life? </li></ul><ul><li>Visited Second Life and other virtual worlds? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Active Worlds http://www.activeworlds.com/ There.com http://www.there.com Getty Art Museum in Whyville Whyville http://www.whyville.net Habbo Hotel http://habbo.com/ * The Blue Book: A Consumer Guide to Virtual Worlds http://www.associationofvirtualworlds.com/press_room.htm Hundreds of Virtual Worlds Currently Exist
  4. 4. Fall 2007, Florida State University LIS 5916 “Virtual Reference Environments” Fall 2009, Florida State University LIS 5916 VRE: http://slis.fsu.edu Professor Professor
  5. 5. Learning Styles/Preferences/Intelligences VARK Visual  Aural  Read/write Kinesthetic   Multiple Intelligences Visual/Spatial Musical/Rhythmic Verbal/Linguistic Bodily/Kinesthetic Logical/Mathematical Interpersonal Intrapersonal Learning Styles Visual Verbal Active Reflective Sequential Global Sensing Intuitive Channel Preferences Cognitive Preferences Work alone, or work together See the big picture, or follow steps in sequence See It Hear It Read It Do It Howard Gardner Richard Felder Neil Fleming
  6. 6. Do you identify with a particular learning style? <ul><li>Textual </li></ul><ul><li>Visual </li></ul><ul><li>Audio </li></ul><ul><li>Kinesthetic/Active </li></ul><ul><li>None of these </li></ul>Read It See It Hear It Do It Not me!
  7. 7. Changing Avatar Clothes
  8. 8. Changing Avatar Physical Features Height, weight, facial features, etc.
  9. 9. Changing Skin and Hair
  10. 10. Anyone can become anyone… By changing skin, shape, hair, clothes…
  11. 11. … or anything Seadryke avatar video on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/lorriberry99#p/u/0/POXLTDgbtxE
  12. 12. YouTube videos demonstrating animations in Second Life Dancing http://www.youtube.com/lorriberry99#p/u/1/qZp9B_pFuTw Emoting http://www.youtube.com/lorriberry99#p/u/13/KJtXttzv7EE Scripted Animations for ‘Animating’ Avatars
  13. 13. NOAA Hurricane Sim Surrealist Art Exhibit Roma – Classical Rome Shakespeare - Globe Theatre Any Place That Can Be Imagined… The Sistine Chapel Virtual Harlem Fairchang Lagoon … can be created
  14. 14. Recreations from History or Literature Bryan Carter’s Virtual Harlem (Harlem Renaissance period) http://slurl.com/secondlife/Virtual%20Harlem/182/182/30
  15. 15. Field Trips and Tours Experiential Learning Spaces Roma: Notecard gives the history of Trajan’s Column in ancient Rome http://slurl.com/secondlife/ROMA/215/25/22 Inset: Clickable Latin graffiti
  16. 16. Recreations of Natural Environments “ Undiscovered Florida” from the Florida State University virtual campus – native Florida habitat and wild animals http://slurl.com/secondlife/iSpace%20FSU/157/175/22
  17. 17. Museums and Exhibits International Spaceflight Museum, Spaceport Alpha - http://slurl.com/secondlife/Spaceport%20Alpha/104/152/22 Professor
  18. 18. Professor Playing with Perspective and Scale (umwelt) Standing by the frying pan in Greenies Sim
  19. 19. Virtual Hallucinations UC Davis, audio and visuals of schizophrenic hallucinations http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sedig/27/44/22/
  20. 20. Experiencing Brownian Motion Exploratorium in Second Life (The ‘Splo / Sploland) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sploland/175/75/25/
  21. 21. Exploring Anatomy (with quizzes) Giant Anatomy Models (Larynx, Inner Ear) at NMU http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Second%20Earth%207/70/181/48/
  22. 22. Playing Games and Interacting Notre Dame _blacklibrary Game Chatbot Games and Quests
  23. 23. Scenarios and Cases – Problem-based Learning Ann Myers Medical Center in Second Life http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hospital/76/211/24/
  24. 24. Heart Murmur Sim Diagnosing by Heart Sounds http://slurl.com/secondlife/Waterhead/125/56/32
  26. 26. Slide on Whiteboard in Background
  27. 27. Multiple Learning Styles Instruction Professor Text chat and voice are in simultaneous use with synchronized visuals on whiteboard and live activity
  28. 28. Creating Artifacts – Books, Video Whiteboards, Notecards, Books, Video for solitary learners Generating a script: http://www.3greeneggs.com/autoscript/
  29. 29. Conducting Research Experiments Collecting and analyzing data on Genome Island http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Genome/189/106/31/
  30. 30. Visualizing the final result (the “big picture”) Showing each sequential step in the process Sequential Models in Learning (Ivory Tower of Prims) Providing the “big picture” and the sequential steps http://slurl.com/secondlife/Natoma/210/164/27
  31. 31. Making a Theoretical Model Physical & Interactive Exploring Bloom’s Taxonomy in Second Life
  32. 32. Facilitating Student Participation Votemaster Voting Tool
  33. 33. Service Learning, and Social Presence Guest Lecturer Hypatia Dejavu talks to Florida State University students about operating Second Life’s Community Virtual Library
  34. 34. Florida State University Graduation Ceremony, May 2010 Professor Paul Marty parachutes into graduation ceremony Video on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/fsulibit
  35. 35. Lesson Plan of Activities & Links in SL SL: Lorri Momiji, or Email: lmon@fsu.edu Mon, Lorri (2010), “Communication and Education in a Virtual World: Avatar-Mediated Teaching and Learning in Second Life,” International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments , Vol 1, Issue 2: 1-15. http://www.igi-global.com/Bookstore/Article.aspx?TitleId=43574 IPL 15 Things on Virtual Worlds http://ipl.ci.fsu.edu/community/wiki/index.php/Virtual_Worlds ipl2 Curriculum in MERLOT http://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewMaterial.htm?id=475898