Second life and lifelong learning

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Second life and lifelong learning

  1. 1. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com ICT4LLL Conference Sofia Second Life and other Lifelong Learning Connected Technologies David Wortley FRSA
  2. 2. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com Topics  Introduction to Virtual Worlds for Learning  Second Life and Learning  New Devices and Virtual Worlds  Summary and Conclusion
  3. 3. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com Introduction to Virtual Worlds and Learning
  4. 4. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com Virtual Worlds for Learning are NOT New Animals and Children learn through Play
  5. 5. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com There are Many Types of Virtual World
  6. 6. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com Technology and Immersive Worlds Games Virtual Worlds Social Networks Immersive Worlds engage our hearts, minds and wallets
  7. 7. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com Why Virtual Worlds Aid Learning  Encourage imagination  Support exploration  Risk-free environment  Help our understanding  Engage our interest  Make inaccessible accessible  Build relationships  Bridge to Physical World
  8. 8. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com Encourage Imagination
  9. 9. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com Support Exploration
  10. 10. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com Risk Free Environment
  11. 11. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com Help our Understanding Sensors & 3D visualisations help us understand and manage our environment
  12. 12. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com Make the Inaccessible Accessible
  13. 13. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com Second Life – Second Chance
  14. 14. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com Virtual Worlds Build Relationships
  15. 15. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com Virtual Worlds Build Relationships Artificial Intelligence, Geo-location, profiling
  16. 16. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com Virtual Worlds Building Bridges “My SGI” The physical “real” environment can be linked to multiple, personalised virtual environments
  17. 17. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com Second Life and Learning
  18. 18. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com Hybrid Events
  19. 19. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com Virtual Events
  20. 20. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com Virtual Meetings
  21. 21. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com New Devices and Virtual Worlds
  22. 22. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com New Devices Motion / Voice Controllers
  23. 23. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com New Ways of Learning
  24. 24. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com Watch, Copy, Feedback, Learn Immersive Technologies changing the face of Learning
  25. 25. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com Summary and Conclusion
  26. 26. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com Summary and Conclusion  Virtual Worlds for Learning is not a new concept  Immersive Technologies create fresh opportunities for creative learning  Virtual Worlds include games and social network applications  Second Life offers virtual meeting spaces  New devices will extend the potential of virtual worlds
  27. 27. Immersive Technology Strategies www.davidwortley.com ICT4LLL Conference Sofia Second Life and other Lifelong Learning Connected Technologies David Wortley FRSA

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