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SL in educating

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SL in educating

  1. 1. Second Life as teaching environment<br />Pyy<br />
  2. 2. Second Life in teaching!<br />Motivational<br />Enjoyable<br />Inspirational<br />Experiential<br />Communal<br />Collective<br />Surprising<br />Astonishing<br />Stunning<br />
  3. 3. Second Life brings:<br />Creativity<br />Feeling of presence<br />Has unlimited opportunities to develop different kind of learning environments<br />Provide opportunities for different types of learners<br />
  4. 4. Second Life dangers<br />Students' freedom to move disturb learning?<br />Will the group stay together ?<br />No more forbidden 18< ?<br />Video and image upload costs<br />Side-effects and disruptive behavior are possible<br />
  5. 5. Second Life technically<br />Requires much capacity from computer and the network<br />Parameter settings can be difficult at the beginning<br />Construction of the learning environment requires special skills and can, at least at the beginning, be laborious and time consuming<br />Technical problems are still common<br />Requires installing user application to the PC (rights and know-how)<br />
  6. 6. Successful teaching practices<br />Pair Work (Auxiliary instructors or teachers)<br />Find out in advance the infrastructure of participant ‘s equipment<br />Guidelines for the creation of Image (Avatar) <br />Guidelines for Second Life installation and settings<br />
  7. 7. Successful teaching practices<br />Provide social etiquette instructions (the people are behind avatar)<br />Group Guidance must be carefully planned in advance<br />Novice users in SL should be invited to training site<br />
  8. 8. Successful teaching practices<br />Avoid long lectures - organize activities (workshop)<br />Use chat effectively (instructions)<br />Use Notecard to administrations, tasks sand program lists<br />
  9. 9. Successfulteachingpractices<br />Be Prepared to Technical Problems (back up)<br />SL requires a bold attitude and an ability to tolerate failure - learning new all the time<br />
  10. 10. What kind of teachings in the glass, SL is suitable for<br />Language teaching - authentic speakers of languages<br />Use of experts as a part of teaching<br />Simulating of Social situations - customer support<br />
  11. 11. What kind of teachings in the glass, SL is suitable for<br />Simulation of Spaces and places of - the potential of constructing<br />Drama and role playing<br />Distance meetings and group discussions<br />Lectures<br />
  12. 12. What do we expect from the co-operation project?<br />Pioneering spirit<br />Activity<br />Courage<br />Find out what works?<br />Find out what does not work?<br />People, network!!!<br />

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