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Dreams into [virtual] reality

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Does scenario design affect learning outcomes in SL?

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Dreams into [virtual] reality

  1. 1. Dreams into [virtual] Reality (does design impact on learning?) Kate Boardman ALT-C, September 2009
  2. 2. Typology ( v basic  ) <ul><li>Beach & cushions </li></ul><ul><li>Campus replicator </li></ul><ul><li>« Now what? » </li></ul><ul><li>...the dangerous ones... </li></ul><ul><li>(the ones with the ideas...) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Visual Environments What does... ...look like?
  4. 4. Does it matter?
  5. 5. Does it matter? <ul><li>What... </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>a café </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>a canteen </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>a dwelling </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>an office </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>...looks like? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Café <ul><li>French </li></ul><ul><li>...  </li></ul><ul><li>What makes a French café? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Café
  8. 8. Café
  9. 9. Café
  10. 10. Café
  11. 11. Canteen <ul><li>Factory </li></ul><ul><li>...  </li></ul><ul><li>What does a (factory) canteen look like? </li></ul>
  12. 12. Does it matter? <ul><li>What... </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>a café </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>a canteen </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>a dwelling </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>an office </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>...looks like? </li></ul>
  13. 13. Does it matter? <ul><li>What... </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>a café </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>a canteen </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>a dwelling </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>an office </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>...looks like? </li></ul>
  14. 14. Canteen <ul><li>Factory </li></ul><ul><li>...  </li></ul><ul><li>What does a (factory) canteen look like? </li></ul><ul><li>Dirty </li></ul><ul><li>...  </li></ul>
  15. 15. Does it matter? <ul><li>What... </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>a café </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>a canteen </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>a dwelling </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>an office </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>...looks like? </li></ul>
  16. 16. Dwelling
  17. 17. Dwelling Just an individual dwelling  What does a «dwelling» look like?
  18. 18. Dwelling Just an individual dwelling 
  19. 19. Dwelling Just an individual dwelling 
  20. 20. Dwelling Just an individual dwelling 
  21. 21. Does it matter? <ul><li>What... </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>a dwelling </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>...looks like? </li></ul>
  22. 22. Text/Image/Learning Outcome Detailed text scenario provided Staff care what it looks like Affects the learning outcome Café Canteen Dwelling
  23. 23. Text/Image/Learning Outcome Detailed text scenario provided Staff care what it looks like Affects the learning outcome Café Canteen Dwelling   
  24. 24. Text/Image/Learning Outcome Detailed text scenario provided Staff care what it looks like Affects the learning outcome Café Canteen Dwelling      
  25. 25. Text/Image/Learning Outcome Detailed text scenario provided Staff care what it looks like Affects the learning outcome Café Canteen Dwelling         
  26. 26. Does it matter? <ul><li>What... </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>an office </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>...looks like? </li></ul>
  27. 27. Office <ul><li>Desk </li></ul><ul><li>Filing cabinet </li></ul><ul><li>Diary </li></ul><ul><li>Computer </li></ul><ul><li>Files </li></ul><ul><li>Phone... </li></ul>
  28. 28. Text/Image/Learning Outcome Detailed text scenario provided Staff care what it looks like Affects the learning outcome Café Canteen Dwelling          Office  (  )  (  )  (  )
  29. 29. Does it matter? <ul><li>What... </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>an office </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>...looks like? </li></ul>
  30. 30. Does it matter? <ul><li>What... </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>an office </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>...looks like? </li></ul>
  31. 31. Developing VLEs (==LMSs) <ul><li>Relevant </li></ul><ul><li>Look good (believable) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>*not necessarily L$ or time* </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Easily navigable </li></ul><ul><li>Allow focus on the learning outcome </li></ul>
  32. 32. Developing VLEs <ul><li>What do you want? </li></ul><ul><li>What’s the learning outcome of this? </li></ul><ul><li>How detailed does it need to be? </li></ul>
  33. 33. Developing VLEs <ul><li>What do you want? </li></ul><ul><li>What’s the learning outcome of this? </li></ul><ul><li>How detailed does it (really) need to be? </li></ul>
  34. 34. Developing VLEs <ul><li>What do you want? </li></ul><ul><li>What’s the learning outcome of this? </li></ul><ul><li>How detailed does it (really) need to be? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have real/virtual images, or only mental ones? </li></ul>
  35. 35. Developing VLEs <ul><li>What do you want? </li></ul><ul><li>What’s the learning outcome of this? </li></ul><ul><li>How detailed does it (really) need to be? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have real/virtual images, or only mental ones? </li></ul><ul><li>Can you draw it? (!) </li></ul>
  36. 36. Developing VLEs <ul><li>What do you want? </li></ul><ul><li>What’s the learning outcome of this? </li></ul><ul><li>How detailed does it (really) need to be? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have real/virtual images, or only mental ones? </li></ul><ul><li>Can you draw it? (!) </li></ul><ul><li>When do you need it? (!!) </li></ul>
  37. 37. Thanks  <ul><li>http://tinyurl.com/klb-sl </li></ul>

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