Nordic Initiative on VWs Meeting


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Slides from a meeting with representatives from Nordic Region Higher Education Institutions on Oct 28, 2011 to discuss possibilities for collaborating on our virtual world activities. For more info on the meeting:

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Nordic Initiative on VWs Meeting

  1. 1. COORDINATING VW ACTIVITIES IN NORDIC HIGHER EDUCATION October 28, 2011 Nordic Virtual Worlds Network
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>1. Overview of each other ’ s VW activities and presence </li></ul><ul><li>2. Discuss possibilities and implications of co-locating SL islands </li></ul><ul><li>3. Discuss possibilities for collaborating on other platforms, e.g. OpenSim </li></ul><ul><li>4. Discuss other potential collaborative activities </li></ul><ul><li>5. Discuss future of virtual worlds (e.g. open source solutions such as OpenSim, affordances, etc)   </li></ul>
  3. 6. Kim Holmberg, PhD Information studies Åbo Akademi University @kholmber And a dozen of other workshops, courses and lectures about virtual worlds, including: Learning and research in Second Life  -workshop, @ AoIR 11.0, 2010, Gothenburg, Sweden. Learning and Research in Second Life -workshop, @ AoIR 10.0, 2009, Milwaukee, USA. Isto Huvila, Doc. Department of ALM Uppsala University @ihuvila
  4. 7. Selected publications: Holmberg, K. (2011). Lessons learned from the birth and evolution of a virtual community for educators. Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2011), workshop on Real Education in Virtual Worlds, November 28 – December 2, 2011, Chiang Mai, Thailand. Huvila, I. Being formal and flexible. Proceedings of the Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology CAA 2011. April 12-16, 2011, Beijing, PRC. Uotila, K & Huvila, I.: Virtual Landscape Modelling. In Marko Lamberg, M. H. & Haikari, J. (ed.) Physical and Cultural Space in Pre-industrial Europe: Methodological Approaches, Nordic Academic Press, Lund 2011, pp. 273-286. Huvila, I., Holmberg, K., Ek, S. & Widén-Wulff, G. (2010). Social capital in Second Life. Online Information Review , vol. 34, no. 2, pp. 295-316. [part 1] Holmberg, K. (2010). Virtual Information Spaces. Research workshop: Making Sense of Virtual Worlds and User Driven Innovation, 7.-9.6.2010, Magleaas, Denmark. [Poster] Holmberg, K. & Huvila, I. (2008). Learning together apart: Distance education in a virtual world. First Monday , vol. 13, no. 10, 6 October 2008. And now… ?
  5. 9. Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) <ul><li>Projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EU TARGET - serious games </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EU CoCreat – creativity support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CAMO Norwegian Armed Forces – cultural awareness </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Courses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cooperation technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project informatics </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Methods </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational visualizations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Role-playing </li></ul></ul>
  6. 10. Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) <ul><li>Second Life island </li></ul><ul><ul><li> NTNU / </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual campus – authentic environment for learning and socializing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VRA – framework for awareness about educational and research activities, promoting cross-fertilization and engaging the general public </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ekaterina Prasolova-Førland </li></ul><ul><li>Mikhail Fominykh </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  7. 11. Stockholm School of Economics <ul><li>Masters in Media and Marketing Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategy Module – Live Cases where students interview avapreneurs and work on live issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Ad hoc examples </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Swedish Tax Authority – Choice of media “Experiment” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3D Teaming with Duke CE: </li></ul></ul>
  8. 12. Research <ul><li>Co-creation workshops with entrepreneurs </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  9. 13. <ul><li>International, multidisciplinary team </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, USA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Academia, Industry, Public Sector </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Objectives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To explore how entrepreneurs and SMEs can use VWs to improve competitiveness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To create a Virtual Center for VW Entrepreneurship & Innovation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>March 2010 to February 2012 </li></ul>