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Ok, so we made it Here, <br />now what?<br />Meaningful participation in a 3D-remediated<br />Pedagogic Community of Pract...
Research question<br />How does a pedagogic Community of Practice <br />at the Danish online postgraduate <br />Master's P...
Research setting<br />MIL students<br /><ul><li> Average age 45
Professionals (PD)
 Majority are educators
 Highly motivated
 Self-directed
 Tech confident
 Used to studying        asynchronously
 Little, or no prior experience with VWs</li></ul>and/or games <br />MIL pedagogy<br />Since 1974, all educational program...
Practice orientation
Student control
Joint projects/tasks
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Mariis mills vwbpe11

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Part of panel session at the Virtual Worlds Best Practice in Education Conference 2011 held in Second Life

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  1. 1. Ok, so we made it Here, <br />now what?<br />Meaningful participation in a 3D-remediated<br />Pedagogic Community of Practice<br />Mariis Mills<br />Marianne Riis, e-Learning Lab, Aalborg University, Denmark<br />All background pictures taken at Bryn Oh’s Immersiva<br />
  2. 2. Research question<br />How does a pedagogic Community of Practice <br />at the Danish online postgraduate <br />Master's Program on ICT and Learning (MIL) respond to remediation through <br />the 3D Virtual World, Second Life?<br />“Practice is a response to design”<br /> (Wenger.1998:233)<br />
  3. 3. Research setting<br />MIL students<br /><ul><li> Average age 45
  4. 4. Professionals (PD)
  5. 5. Majority are educators
  6. 6. Highly motivated
  7. 7. Self-directed
  8. 8. Tech confident
  9. 9. Used to studying asynchronously
  10. 10. Little, or no prior experience with VWs</li></ul>and/or games <br />MIL pedagogy<br />Since 1974, all educational programs at Aalborg Uni have been based on a Problem-Oriented Project-Pedagogy (POPP)<br /><br /><ul><li>Problem formulation
  11. 11. Practice orientation
  12. 12. Student control
  13. 13. Joint projects/tasks
  14. 14. Interdisciplinary approach
  15. 15. Action learning</li></ul>Flexibility in relation to time, space, and curriculum<br />
  16. 16. Research method<br />Redesign of a 6-week, part-time, online course on “ICT and Pedagogic Design”<br />1 main teacher (me)<br />53 students<br />4 research cycles in 2007-2010<br />Study based on<br />participant-observation<br />Primary data<br />Synchronous (SL/3D)<br /><ul><li> 128 hours</li></ul>Asynchronous (FC/2D)<br /><ul><li> 1.027 postings</li></ul>Insider Action Research <br />1 main researcher (me)<br />
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  19. 19. Design for learning<br /> - based on Wenger. 1998 <br /> Address methodological and pedagogical challenges<br />Belonging<br />Doing<br />Community<br />Practice<br />Learning<br />Identity<br />Meaning<br />Experiencing<br />Becoming<br />Address epistemological and ontological challenges<br />
  20. 20. Ok, so we made it Here!<br />- Designfor legitimate peripheral participation<br />Keywords: TLC, and patience, patience, patience …<br />
  21. 21. MIL10 – joint navigation<br />- with pose balls<br />1.<br />2.<br />
  22. 22. Now what?<br />- Design for meaningful participation<br />Mastery of medium and subject matter<br />Presentation<br />Analysis of SL as teaching and learning environment<br /><ul><li>Address pedagogic design questions in relation to a self-chosen target group based on theory/practice
  23. 23. Demonstrate knowledge of SL (min. 2 locations/use of objects/NpIRL)
  24. 24. Instructional elements
  25. 25. 2 hrs, incl. feedback</li></ul>Mastery of medium<br /><br />Newbie Nights<br />Tours<br />Exploration<br />Peer-review<br /><br />Joint<br />reflection<br /><br />Individual<br />reflection<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />SLectures<br />Visits<br />Studies<br /><br /><br />Mastery of subject matter<br />Keywords: Relevance to medium, subject matter, target group, and time<br />
  26. 26. MIL10 – joint presentations <br /> 1. Cooperative Learning<br />2. Remediation strategies<br />3. Nurse Education<br />4. ADHD-patients<br />
  27. 27. MIL10 – joint reflection<br />- with thinking hats<br />
  28. 28. http://milmariis.wordpress.com/<br />

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