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Virtual worlds for business learners

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Virtual worlds for business learners

  1. 1. Virtual worlds for business learners E‐Learning and Knowledge Sharing (ELKS) Tuija Marstio 11/24/2011
  2. 2. Tuija Marstio Senior Lecturer at Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Lohja UnitBlankuskaTebaldi 11/24/2011 Laurea‐ammattikorkeakoulu 2
  3. 3. Why virtual worlds? ØEducation + entertainment + culture + business  Ø A game­like environment  Ø Learning through different senses  Ø International environment  Ø Effective distance learning 11/24/2011 Laurea‐ammattikorkeakoulu 3
  4. 4. LEARNING SUBSTANCE  ENVIRONMENT  Business  opportunities  Marketing  Brand building  Experiencial  Custormer  learning  service  Service Design  Second  Interactive  learning  Life  Learning paths  RL business  with tasks  REGIONAL  DEVELOPMENT11/24/2011 Laurea‐ammattikorkeakoulu 4
  5. 5. Companies already using Second Life
  6. 6. ” Buying a virtual product gives you the same experience as if you were buying it in a real store” Yolanda Hirvi/ Nyt‐liite 18.3.2011
  7. 7. Planning Agency,  Wisconsin, USA­ Presenting the prototypes of the houses in three dimensions ­ Meeting the clients in a virtual office 
  8. 8. Learningenvironment 11/24/2011 Laurea‐ammattikorkeakoulu 9
  9. 9. The entrepreneurship village  •Entrepreneurship path  • The area of wellbeing of an entrepreneur  • A virtual company ”The Shoe House”  • A Shopping Center  • Online business center  • Family business11/24/2011 Laurea‐ammattikorkeakoulu 10
  10. 10. Learning path ‐ Entrepreneurship 11/24/2011 Laurea‐ammattikorkeakoulu 11
  11. 11. Stop #1: The qualities of an entrepreneur11/24/2011 Laurea‐ammattikorkeakoulu 12 
  12. 12. Online store Family business11/24/2011 Laurea‐ammattikorkeakoulu 13
  13. 13. The Shoe House Main Office11/24/2011 Laurea‐ammattikorkeakoulu 14
  14. 14. The Shoe House Shop 11/24/2011 Laurea‐ammattikorkeakoulu 15
  15. 15. Making snow angels in the Laurea Winter Wonderland11/24/2011 Laurea‐ammattikorkeakoulu 16 
  16. 16. Added value:Strong feeling of presence,Immersive environmentSociabilityEdutainment The imagination Innovative is the only International  limitation
  17. 17. Regional Development Aamumaa –natural cosmetics company 11/24/2011 Laurea‐ammattikorkeakoulu 18
  18. 18. The Tytyri Mine11/24/2011 Laurea‐ammattikorkeakoulu 19
  19. 19. Other areas­Laurea Haven: learning environment for nurse students ­ Recreational areas: * Cafés * Winterland with sauna, swimming, fishing * Street Football ­ Several meeting areas ­ The House of the Oldest of the Village: Ms. Siiri ­ The Hut of Pate­Pärjääjä, ex entrepreneur, now alcoholic11/24/2011 Laurea‐ammattikorkeakoulu 20 
  20. 20. First there was nothing…‐Planning with students /spring2011; benchmarking,brainstorming‐ Building started during spring2011‐ Opening ceremony 19th ofDecember 2011‐All first year students create anavatar and learn to use SL since2009 11/24/2011 Laurea‐ammattikorkeakoulu 21
  21. 21. The dialogue between  the structure and the  content  Remember the user  friendliness! Manuscript on wiki­platform Students heavily involved at every stage of planning 11/24/2011 Laurea‐ammattikorkeakoulu 22 
  22. 22. Thank you! Tuija Marstio  SL: Blankuska Tebaldi  tuija.marstio@laurea.fi  Twitter: tuitzi11/24/2011 Laurea‐ammattikorkeakoulu 23 

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