Sloodle www.sloodle.org Daniel Livingstone University of Paisley Funded and Supported by Eduserv
Sloodle and Moodle <ul><li>VLE (LMS) vs MUVE </li></ul><ul><li>Why Sloodle? </li></ul><ul><li>Sloodle Tools </li></ul><ul>...
 
Learning Support in VLEs <ul><li>Document dissemination </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Long form/formatted documents </li></ul></ul...
Multi-User Virtual Environments Image: Fleep Tuque (Chris Collins)
What Happened When I taught with SL… <ul><li>Virtual world too open-ended, lacks obvious goals, rich social & technical en...
 
Sloodle <ul><li>Non-prescriptive approach </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Support different pedagogies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Second...
Sloodle Architecture Moodle DB Moodle Php Sloodle Php HTTP Web Browser Second Life LSL Object Moodle/Sloodle Web-server
Approaches to integration <ul><li>The 3D classroom </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Original conception </li></ul></ul><ul><li>UI int...
The 3D Classroom
PrimDrop - Digital Dropbox <ul><li>Gathering assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Version control </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback </li...
Chat: Web-Intercom
UI Integration
Challenges <ul><li>Authentication </li></ul><ul><li>Propagation of roles from Moodle to SL </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Differing...
Progress… <ul><li>User authentication </li></ul><ul><li>User toolbar </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom tools </li></ul><ul><ul><...
Community <ul><li>Sloodle.org </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Forums, resources, links </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sloodlers </li></ul><u...
Summary <ul><li>Providing access to Moodle from SL </li></ul><ul><li>Providing new tools for supporting learners </li></ul...
Credit: Janina Dewitz Chris Surridge
<ul><li>Any questions? </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.sloodle.org </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
 
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Sloodle-JISC CETIS Nov 07

  1. 1. Sloodle www.sloodle.org Daniel Livingstone University of Paisley Funded and Supported by Eduserv
  2. 2. Sloodle and Moodle <ul><li>VLE (LMS) vs MUVE </li></ul><ul><li>Why Sloodle? </li></ul><ul><li>Sloodle Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Sloodle Community </li></ul><ul><li>Sloodle Survey </li></ul>
  3. 4. Learning Support in VLEs <ul><li>Document dissemination </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Long form/formatted documents </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Management tools </li></ul><ul><li>Asynchronous & synchronous discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Coursework submissions </li></ul><ul><li>Assessments </li></ul><ul><li>Learning object integration </li></ul><ul><li>Management tools/tracking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gradebooks </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. Multi-User Virtual Environments Image: Fleep Tuque (Chris Collins)
  5. 6. What Happened When I taught with SL… <ul><li>Virtual world too open-ended, lacks obvious goals, rich social & technical environment </li></ul><ul><li>Students needed support for working towards goals and reflecting on experiences </li></ul><ul><li>E.g. permissions on objects, group work </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students often needed to work together but failed to set object permissions correctly </li></ul></ul>
  6. 8. Sloodle <ul><li>Non-prescriptive approach </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Support different pedagogies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Second Life as a Moodle client </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Access Moodle from within the 3D environment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Moodle to enhance learning support in Second Life </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide better support for learners in Second Life </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Second Life and Moodle as complimentary and integrated learning environments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do something more than using the two separately </li></ul></ul>
  7. 9. Sloodle Architecture Moodle DB Moodle Php Sloodle Php HTTP Web Browser Second Life LSL Object Moodle/Sloodle Web-server
  8. 10. Approaches to integration <ul><li>The 3D classroom </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Original conception </li></ul></ul><ul><li>UI integration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Sloodle toolbar </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Rich 3D Learning Environment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning & assessment built into a rich 3D interactive virtual landscape </li></ul></ul>
  9. 11. The 3D Classroom
  10. 12. PrimDrop - Digital Dropbox <ul><li>Gathering assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Version control </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Permissions </li></ul><ul><li>Returning submissions </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting reflection </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=VUUnnLm-AG4 </li></ul>
  11. 13. Chat: Web-Intercom
  12. 14. UI Integration
  13. 15. Challenges <ul><li>Authentication </li></ul><ul><li>Propagation of roles from Moodle to SL </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Differing roles in SL than in Moodle – glossary, chat tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using Moodle to set SL roles – dropbox, management tools </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Supporting Flexibility </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adding flexibility adds complexity to many SL objects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To what degree should Sloodle support flexibility vs. allowing users to modify Sloodle for particular uses </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What can we add to Moodle, to make Sloodle more ‘standard’? </li></ul>
  14. 16. Progress… <ul><li>User authentication </li></ul><ul><li>User toolbar </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chat support/logging/messaging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Glossary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drop box </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Check permissions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>log SL submissions on Moodle </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3D Classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quiz tool </li></ul></ul><ul><li>0.2 release in December </li></ul><ul><li>Feature request survey in progress for future development </li></ul>
  15. 17. Community <ul><li>Sloodle.org </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Forums, resources, links </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sloodlers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In-world group in Second Life </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sloodle Village in Second Life </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Meeting, chat and learning zones </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Weekly meetings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developers and Users (Tuesdays, varying times – see Sloodle.org) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SloodleMoot – Jan 18 th /19 th </li></ul>
  16. 18. Summary <ul><li>Providing access to Moodle from SL </li></ul><ul><li>Providing new tools for supporting learners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E.g. Dropboxes for more effective sharing, submission, markup and return of 3D projects; Gestures; … </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Providing new paths for communication between web and 3D learning environments </li></ul><ul><li>Sloodle is a work in progress </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Specific goals: Integrate Moodle & SL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wider goals: Learn more about the hows and whys for integrating VLEs and MUVEs </li></ul></ul>
  17. 19. Credit: Janina Dewitz Chris Surridge
  18. 20. <ul><li>Any questions? </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.sloodle.org </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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