Virtual Worlds & Education Maria & Paola

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Virtual Worlds & Education Maria & Paola

  1. 1. VIRTUAL WORLDS FOR EDUCATION BY: PAO & PIO VIRTUAL WORLD: GEOGRAPHY FOR YOU TOPIC: TOURISM
  2. 2. VIRTUAL WORLDS <ul><li>TOPIC: </li></ul><ul><li>OUR SUBJECT IS GEOGRAPHY BUT WE HAVE DECIDED TO FOCUS ON TOURISM </li></ul><ul><li>TOURISM IS THE MOVEMENT OF PEOPLE TO OTHER COUNTRIES OR PLACES OF INTEREST. </li></ul>
  3. 3. EXPECTING STUDENTS TO LEARN <ul><li>THROUGH THE VIRTUAL WORLD WE EXPECT STUDENTS TO LEARN ABOUT THE DIFFERENT ATTRACTIONS COUNTRIES HAVE. </li></ul><ul><li>ALSO THEY WILL BE ABLE TO SEE THROUGH THE VIRTUAL WORLDS HOW THESE COUNTRIES ARE </li></ul><ul><li>WE EXPECT STUDENTS TO LOOK AT THE PUSH AND PULL FACTORS EACH COUNTRY HAS THAT CONTRIBUTE TO TOURISM </li></ul>
  4. 4. EXPECT STUDENTS TO LEARN <ul><li>DIFFERENCES BETWEEN TOURISM IN MEDC’S (More Economically Developed Countries) AND LEDC’S (Low Economically Developed Countries) </li></ul>
  5. 5. HOW IT WOULD BE USED? <ul><li>IN GEOGRAPHY CLASS, WE DON’T INVESTIGATE ALL COUNTRIES, SO OUR VIRTUAL WORLD WILL ONLY HAVE ACCESS TO 4 COUNTRIES. (2 MEDC’S AND 2 LEDC’S) </li></ul><ul><li>BRAZIL </li></ul><ul><li>UNITED STATES </li></ul><ul><li>INDONESIA </li></ul><ul><li>EL SALVADOR </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO USE THE ID USERNAME AND PASSWORD OF THE SCHOOL TO ACCESS THE VIRTUAL WORLD </li></ul><ul><li>THEY WILL BE ABLE TO CREATE THEIR OWN AVATAR (CHOOSE THEIR COLOUR OF HAIR, EYES, SKIN, BE ABLE TO MAKE THEM FAT, SKINNY…ETC) </li></ul><ul><li>WITH THEIR AVATAR THEY WILL BE ABLE TO TRAVEL TO THOSE FOUR COUNTRIES AND LEARN ABOUT THEM </li></ul>
  7. 7. WHO WOULD USE THEM? <ul><li>ONLY GEOGRAPHY SENIOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS WILL HAVE ACCESS TO THIS VIRTUAL WORLD FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSE ONLY </li></ul><ul><li>OTHERWISE, YOUNGER STUDENTS MIGHT GET DISTRACTED AND USE VIRTUAL WORLD AS A GAME NOT AN EDUCATIONAL TOOL </li></ul>
  8. 8. WHY IS V.W. BETTER? <ul><li>IT MAKES IT INTERESTING FOR BOTH TEACHERS AND STUDENTS </li></ul><ul><li>STUDENTS CAN BE CONSTANTLY EXPERIENCING BY THEMSELVES (NOT ONLY IN SCHOOL BUT AT HOME) </li></ul><ul><li>THEY CAN HAVE FUN WHILE LEARNING </li></ul><ul><li>WHY FUN? THEY CAN CREATE THEIR OWN AVATARS, AND COMMUNICATE TO OTHER AVATARS (CLASSMATES, TEACHER) </li></ul>
  9. 9. CHALLENGES OR PROBLEMS <ul><li>DIFFICULTY OR CONFUSION TO USE THE VIRTUAL WORLD </li></ul><ul><li>UNACCESABILITY TO INTERNET CONNECTION </li></ul><ul><li>USE ONLY FOR FUN AND NOT FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES </li></ul><ul><li>THEY CAN BECOME ADDICTED AND WASTE USEFUL TIME WHILE USING THE VIRTUAL WORLD </li></ul>

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