EUROVERSITY at VCEI Launch

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Presentation by Luisa Panichi at the launch of our NVWN Virtual Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation on SSE's island in Second Life. More information on our website: http://nordicworlds.net/2011/10/28/welcome-to-the-launch-of-the-vcei-virtual-center-for-entrepreneurship-and-innovation/.

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  • Very interesting! Here is educational virtual world vAcademia from Russia. Future partner?
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EUROVERSITY at VCEI Launch

  1. 1. Euroversity: Building the first pan-European virtual world university Luisa Panichi Department of Modern Languages University of Hull, UK L. Panichi, Hull University 7/11/2011 NVWN Virtual Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  2. 2. The Euroversity Network <ul><li>Exploitation network of AVALON project </li></ul><ul><li>Builds on existing synergies (Avalon, AVATAR, Niflar, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>3 year multilateral and transversal network LLP EACEA, KA3 (ICT) </li></ul><ul><li>Expected start date: December 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>19 partners in 12 countries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Austria, France, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Cyprus, Portugal, Spain, UK, Netherlands, Italy, Israel </li></ul></ul><ul><li>EU co-funded </li></ul>L. Panichi, Hull University 7/11/2011 NVWN Virtual Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  3. 3. Euroversity Partners <ul><li>Dept of Modern Languages, University of Hull, UK , Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Bielefeld University, DE </li></ul><ul><li>CCI Jura, FR </li></ul><ul><li>Coimbra University, PT </li></ul><ul><li>Cyprus University, CY </li></ul><ul><li>For.Com Univ Consortium, IT </li></ul><ul><li>Guglielmo Marconi Univ, IT </li></ul><ul><li>ICC Intl Language Network, DE </li></ul>L. Panichi, Hull University 7/11/2011 NVWN Virtual Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation <ul><li>Kiel University, DE </li></ul><ul><li>Linnaeus University, SE </li></ul><ul><li>Manchester University, UK </li></ul><ul><li>Molde University College, NO </li></ul><ul><li>Stockholm School of Economics, SE </li></ul><ul><li>Talkademy, AT </li></ul><ul><li>Technion Insitute of Tech, IL </li></ul><ul><li>TELL Consult, NL </li></ul><ul><li>Umeå University, SE </li></ul><ul><li>Utrecht University, NL </li></ul>
  4. 4. Sister Projects <ul><li>Avalon http://www.avalonlearning.eu/ </li></ul><ul><li>ASSIS https://assis.pbworks.com </li></ul><ul><li>AVATAR http://www.avatarproject.eu </li></ul><ul><li>Niflar http://cms.hum.uu.nl/niflar/ </li></ul><ul><li>Nordic Virtual Worlds Network http://nordicworlds.net/ </li></ul>L. Panichi, Hull University 7/11/2011 NVWN Virtual Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  5. 5. Aims of Euroversity <ul><li>Collect examples of good practice in teaching and learning in virtual worlds from different subjects and national and local contexts </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate transfer of core knowledge to new contexts </li></ul><ul><li>Provide framework for creation of pan-European virtual-world university </li></ul>L. Panichi, Hull University 7/11/2011 NVWN Virtual Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  6. 6. Expected Outcomes <ul><li>Increase number of experts in virtual world education </li></ul><ul><li>Create policy of long-term sustainability of network and its outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Design model for knowledge transfer </li></ul><ul><li>Host and promote dissemination events </li></ul>L. Panichi, Hull University 7/11/2011 NVWN Virtual Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  7. 7. The Euroversity Vision <ul><li>Become European and international point of reference </li></ul><ul><li>Create strategic formal alliances with major educational bodies for delivery of education in virtual world platforms </li></ul><ul><li>“ Massification” of virtual world education </li></ul><ul><li>Provide EU certification of teaching and learning for recognition of HE credits </li></ul>L. Panichi, Hull University 7/11/2011 NVWN Virtual Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  8. 8. Added Value of Virtual Worlds <ul><li>Distance learning platform for telecollaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Synchronous communication </li></ul><ul><li>Multimodal communication </li></ul><ul><li>Highly immersive with greater potential for learner engagement, participation and sharing of experience </li></ul><ul><li>3D rendering (joint building, design, simulations) </li></ul><ul><li>Huge potential for transformation of knowledge </li></ul>L. Panichi, Hull University 7/11/2011 NVWN Virtual Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  9. 9. Opportunities <ul><li>Innovation in Education! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce costs of education for all stakeholders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase virtual mobility of learners and teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitate international collaboration and research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce barriers to education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transform our understanding of delivery of education </li></ul></ul>L. Panichi, Hull University 7/11/2011 NVWN Virtual Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  10. 10. Euroversity Challenges <ul><li>General teacher/learner acceptance </li></ul><ul><li>Access and technical barriers </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional barriers </li></ul><ul><li>Community misconceptions (i.e., virtual worlds are for gaming only, avatars are dangerous, it is not real, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Quality </li></ul>L. Panichi, Hull University 7/11/2011 NVWN Virtual Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  11. 11. Cost Action Application <ul><li>EU Cost Action for European Cooperation in Science and Technology ( http://www.cost.esf.org/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Funding for networking and mobility of researchers </li></ul><ul><li>Create European think-tank for measurement of effectiveness of 3D/Virtual reality applications in education, training and research </li></ul>L. Panichi, Hull University 7/11/2011 NVWN Virtual Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  12. 12. Cost Application Domain <ul><li>Individual, society, culture and health </li></ul><ul><li>Our proposal: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Healthcare Operations (Häl l et al., 2011, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disaster Planning (Klann et al. 2006, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Foreign Language Development (Deutschmann, M. & Panichi, L., 2009, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Game Based Learning (Pivec, M & Pivec, P., 2009, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Performance (Sant, T., 2009, etc.) </li></ul></ul>L. Panichi, Hull University 7/11/2011 NVWN Virtual Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  13. 13. Cost Proponents L. Panichi, Hull University 7/11/2011 NVWN Virtual Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  14. 14. Join the Euroversity Network <ul><li>Online community ning: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://euroversity.ning.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Contact </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Luisa Panichi/Darren Mundy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University of Hull, UK </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>L. Panichi, Hull University 7/11/2011 NVWN Virtual Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  15. 15. On behalf of Euroversity and Hull University…… <ul><li>Thank you </li></ul><ul><li>for your time </li></ul>L. Panichi, Hull University 7/11/2011 NVWN Virtual Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

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