Psychology learning and teaching in virtual worlds: the PREVIEW-Psych project

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Psychology learning and teaching in virtual worlds: the PREVIEW-Psych project

  1. 1. Simon Bignell / Avatar: Milton Broome Centre for Psychological Research, University of Derby, UK Technology enriched problem-based learning in a 3D multi-user virtual world CyComp2010
  2. 16. www.PREVIEWPsych.org
  3. 19. A Framework for Learning, Support and Research in Multi-User Virtual Worlds
  4. 20. A Framework for Learning, Support and Research in Multi-User Virtual Worlds. <ul><li>Learning and Teaching </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sound pedagogy, Blended, Supplementary. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>User-oriented, Dynamic, Responsive. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ethics, Methodology, Validity. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The interaction between these three factors is critical for success. </li></ul>
  5. 21. A Framework for Learning, Support and Research in Multi-User Virtual Worlds <ul><li>Tools </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual Infrastructure, Avatars, Presenters, Gadgets, Web Integration, Audio/Visual [Building and Scripting]. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Techniques </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Inductions, Camera, Movement, Inventory, Communion, (text, voice and video), Appearance, Groups, Mashups/Blended contents, Overcoming Resistance, Facilitating Virtually, Dealing with Disembodiment. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Technologies </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bandwidth, GPUs, CPUs, Server-side, Lag(s), Clients, Firewalls, Peripherals, Updates. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 22. A Framework for Learning, Support and Research in Multi-User Virtual Worlds
  7. 25. Simon Bignell Centre for Psychological Research University of Derby, UK [email_address] +44 (0)1332 593043 (ext: 3043) www.MiltonBroome.com www.PREVIEWPsych.org

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