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2010-04-14 EDUCON eMadrid UAM Mariano Rico


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2010-04-14 EDUCON eMadrid UAM Mariano Rico

  1. 1. Automatic guidance tools for<br /> enhancing the educative <br />experience in non-Immersive <br />Virtual Worlds<br />Preliminary results from project V-LeaF<br /><br />
  2. 2. The V-LeaF project<br />Funding: Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation <br />EXPLORA Program<br />Project Coordinator: EstrellaPulido<br />Researchers<br />David Camacho<br />Xavier Alamán<br />Gonzalo Martínez<br />Site:<br />
  3. 3. Target<br />Spanish high-school students <br />Agreement with 4 spanish high schools<br />Enhance the students programming experience<br />Not expertisement but subjective perception of technical subjects learning<br />Simple for teachers<br />They can contribute<br />New tools<br />Extend/Enhance existing tools<br />
  4. 4. Better than reality (1/2)<br />Virtual tools to enhance technical teaching and learning <br />Previous studies<br />J.N. Bailenson 2008 (immersive virtual reality environments)<br />Teachers eye-gaze. The more the better.<br />Students location. <br />The closer the better <br />The more in front the better<br />Students interaction<br />The less distractive students the better<br />Steptoe 2009 (immersive Collaborative Virtual Environments, typically CAVEs)<br />Eye-Gaze is very important<br />H. Harris 2009 (Second Life)<br />Behavior in virtual environments mimics real social behavior <br />Immersive<br />Non-Immersive<br />
  5. 5. Better than reality (2/2)<br />Virtual tools to enhance technical teaching and learning <br />Benefits<br />Cheaper than real hardware<br />Easy to create (Linden Scripting Language)<br />Our tools<br />Students monitor<br />Recommender system for students<br />Experimental results<br />Students are enthusiastic<br />Teachers want more<br />
  6. 6. V-LeaF Architecture<br />V-LeaF Web Portal<br />Data Bases<br />Web Site<br />documents(tutorials, <br />guides)<br />Teacher<br />Web Server<br />(Tomcat)<br />Groupsinfo<br />(teachers, <br />students)<br />Logs, <br />computedinfo<br />(teachers,<br />students)<br />Internet<br />Student<br />SecondLifeclient<br />Virtual World (V-LeaF)<br />VW objects<br />(teachers, <br />students)<br />Scientist<br />Other software<br />Data mining, statistical software<br />Access to V-LeaF data<br />
  7. 7. V-LeaF monitoring<br />RecommenderSystem<br />LSL<br />(1)<br />OpenSimulator<br />OpenSimViewer<br />logs<br />Internet<br />(2)<br />OperatingSystem<br />Internet<br />Monitor System<br />Virtual World Server<br />Client<br />
  8. 8. V-LeaF Monitoring Tools (1/3)<br />Interactive blackboard<br />Logs teacher activity and students attention<br />Teacher configures<br />Slides content (images)<br />Who can turn pages<br />Teacher can point out positions in the blackboard (laser pointer)<br />
  9. 9. V-LeaF Monitoring Tools (2/3)<br />Students monitor<br />Object attached to the teacher view<br />Students must wear a bracelet<br />
  10. 10. V-LeaF Monitoring Tools (3/3)<br />Virtual recommendations for students and teachers<br />
  11. 11. Futurework<br />Tests tools with real users<br />New tools based in results<br />Questionnaires <br />to check <br />The quality of the teacher lecture<br />The attention level of students<br />Simple to create by teachers (web application)<br />Improve recommender system<br />We encourage you to participate!!<br />
  12. 12. Thanksforyourattention<br /><br /><br />