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VR-MALET

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The slides to go along with the virtual reality workshop conducted by SUNY Empire Master of Arts in Learning and Emerging Technology

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VR-MALET

  1. 1. IMMERSIVE RESIDENCY Sponsored by the Master of Arts in Learning & Emerging Technology program at SUNY Empire State College Contact Dr. Eileen O’Connor for details, on-boarding & access - eileen.oconnor@esc.edu Join faculty and graduate students in this 1 day immersion in a virtual reality environment to learn about AND experience existing and emerging technologies that are allowing STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) enhanced by the A for art as well as ALL CONTENT AREAS to reach new heights. You only need a computer and internet to attend. Saturday – Oct. 12, 2019 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (online) Receive a Certificate of Attendance and an eBadge on completion
  2. 2. BECOME AN AVATAR: AND, EXPLORE VIRTUAL REALITY Eileen O’Connor, PhD. SUNY Empire State College – eileen.oconnor@esc.edu Workshop – July 12, 2019– supportive slides https://www.slideshare.net/eoconnor/become-an- avatar-open-source-development https://www.esc.edu/graduate-studies/masters-degrees/education- programs/ma-learning-emerging-technologies/ AGENDA: Acquire avatar Consider outfits Play with building Visit other locations
  3. 3. Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality https://www.slideshare.net/eoconnor/vr-aroverviewexplanations VR You become part of the environment AR 3D media overlays environment
  4. 4. HOW THE SETTING AND ENVIRONMENT INTERPLAY – SENSE OF PLACE
  5. 5. ENVIRONMENT OVERVIEW An island(s) - solo or within a larger hypergrid on a server Viewer (Firestorm) – to see Avatar (you create your own) – to participate VIRTUAL ISLANDS - Open Source - - Develop yourself or from Creative Commons - - Visited by avatars LANDMARKS – FRIENDS
  6. 6. BUILD YOUR WORLD – TO WHAT PURPOSE? BASIC SPACES: • Meetings • Conferences • Classes • Role playing • Stories / narratives / games • Shared activities • What type of space is most amenable? Friendly? Formal? ADVANCED SPACES • Simulations • Impossible / dangerous • Fantasy • Multi-setting https://sites.google.com/view/vrmarian/design https://sites.google.com/view/vrmarian/adv-development - more advanced development work
  7. 7. ACQUIRE AVATAR & ENTER • Need viewer – Firestorm installed • Get avatar – www.kitely.com • USE NAME YOU WANT & WILL REMEMBER – SAVE PASSWORD (we can not reset for you) • Test speech / text chat & movement & Snapshot • Walk / fly • Teleport by map (World Map) • Find & photo – an imminent threat; a dizzying experience; floating fun; conference commons https://sites.google.com/view/vrmarian/startup https://sites.google.com/view/vrmarian/home - pirates’ peril
  8. 8. REDEFINE AVATAR • Gather in cabin area on Mariantest • Gather notecard, join team & test: • New outfits • Change in private or be bold • Avatar size and appearance • Save versions – take Snapshots • TO LEARN – explore & use ? (help) • Avatar activities • Appearance modifications – key • Gestures too https://sites.google.com/view/vrmarian/avatar-change - basic https://sites.google.com/view/vrmarian/advanced-avatar - advanced avatar
  9. 9. VIRTUAL IDENTITY? Should an avatar: • Look like you? Or, not? • Does that matter? Is an avatar important? . . . or, time consuming? What about? • Age group • Appropriateness • Professional / personal • Point of view vs. personification Lots to study – lots to understand From K12 to healthcare to education to therapy
  10. 10. WAYS TO CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT What to do: • View MARIANTEST Map • Start in Basic Build or Repurpose • Swap areas later, if desired • Then practice / play in Your-build Area • Take SNAPSHOTS GALORE of your avatar, your creations & both – SEND favorites to eileen.oconnor@esc.edu • Premade space • Gather Creative Commons artifacts, buildings, pathway • Repurpose / modify • Make posters, media, website portals • Design from scratch • ALL OF THE ABOVE Then find your guides & have some fun – continue later
  11. 11. EXPLORE OTHER SPACES – AND PONDER • Join a travel team; move to Mariantest central house • Visit with guides: • The Hudson Line • Australia • Space • Empire Learning Design • Video Production • Shadowglen • Microknowledge • Return for ideas and debriefing https://sites.google.com/view/vrmarian/other-locations https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1_4IlstMWAE64WWqM_j8VpZ3j BwrRkGcK9AsFuegOB8M/present?slide=id.p – Kitely featured
  12. 12. YOUR IDEAS? • How is immersive different from webinar & other virtual? • Where can immersive VR play in online or blended experiences? In virtual classroom spaces? • What role could a shared space and a virtual identity play in your future? • What Can an Avatar Do? Any Virtual Thing You Design • Continue to grow • On our own • Masters courses in MALET at ESC - OpenSUNY – as applicant or non- matric https://www.esc.edu/graduate-studies/masters- degrees/education-programs/ma-learning-emerging- technologies/

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