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Carmean SL live at LOEX West 2008

  1. 1. A MUVEing Experience: an instructional perspective on Second Life Colleen Carmean School of Global Management & Leadership Arizona State University
  2. 2. Research: A look at the landscape <ul><li>20% of VW inhabitants believe/claim that they live there , and only eat, sleep here . Synthetic Worlds ( Castranova, 2006) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Research: A look at the landscape <ul><li>Our world is not on their affective map. It is no longer where their community abides. </li></ul><ul><li>E Castranova, 2006 </li></ul>
  4. 4. A look at the landscape: Kurzweil <ul><li>Ray Kurzweil claims this immigration will become more pronounced, in numbers and in feeling of presence there within 5 years. </li></ul>
  5. 5. What if we met them there? <ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/nmc-campus/427626589/ </li></ul>
  6. 6. What if we met them there? <ul><li>How might this change teaching? </li></ul><ul><li>Learning? </li></ul><ul><li>Identity? </li></ul><ul><li>Engagement? </li></ul>
  7. 7. EDT 598: Evaluating emerging technologies (hybrid)
  8. 8. EDT 598: hybrid doctoral course <ul><li>We explored trends, usability, meaning and affordances of Second Life for teaching and learning </li></ul>
  9. 9. Second Life <ul><li>13,000,000+ million citizens </li></ul><ul><li>38,000 on at any one time </li></ul><ul><li>~30% have PhDs </li></ul>
  10. 10. What we found <ul><li>130+ campuses up, numerous more ‘under construction’ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/marksimpkins/142984795/ </li></ul>
  11. 11. Tradition often determines design outcomes <ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/89376128@N00/380907239/ </li></ul>
  12. 13. Instructor issues <ul><li>Inability to age gracefully </li></ul><ul><li>Inappropriate presence </li></ul><ul><li>Back chatter </li></ul><ul><li>Getting started </li></ul>
  13. 14. How does one teach there? <ul><li>Higher education now building facsimile and imaginary campuses without codes of behavior, conduct, expectations or understanding of pedagogical potential </li></ul>
  14. 15. Who is designing the learning experience? http://www.flickr.com/photos/89376128@N00/380919210/
  15. 16. Rio Salado Community College (AZ) <ul><li>Learning spaces </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting spaces </li></ul><ul><li>AVATARS of instructors and administrators </li></ul><ul><li>Designed by young men in Canada unconnected to learning outcomes ($175,000) </li></ul><ul><li>Linda Thor, President, RSCC (Sloan 2008) </li></ul>
  16. 17. Learning Spaces by design <ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/nmc-campus/297008520/ </li></ul>
  17. 18. Teaching by design? <ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/nmc-campus/260218800/ </li></ul>
  18. 19. Deeper Learning <ul><li>Social </li></ul><ul><li>Active </li></ul><ul><li>Context-driven </li></ul><ul><li>Fosters ownership </li></ul><ul><li>Requires engagement </li></ul><ul><li>(Carmean & Haefner, 2002) </li></ul>
  19. 20. What next for the instructional (design) community? <ul><li>SLED : Second Life Educators </li></ul><ul><ul><li>https://lists.secondlife.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/educators </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New Media Consortium (nmc.org) </li></ul><ul><li>My contact info: Ariel Surya aka carmean@asu.edu </li></ul>

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