RSCN09 keynote

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RSCN09 keynote

  1. 1. Virtual Worlds in Education (Casting Pride & Prejudice) Kate Boardman Sunderland, April 2009
  2. 2. Virtual Worlds <ul><li>Definitions </li></ul><ul><li>Dreaming </li></ul><ul><li>Developing </li></ul>
  3. 3. Definitions
  4. 4. Virtual Worlds in Education?
  5. 5. Learning in Virtual Worlds?
  6. 6. Learning in Virtual Worlds? <ul><li>Virtual Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual World </li></ul>
  7. 7. Learning in Virtual Worlds? <ul><li>Online Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Online Teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Online World </li></ul>
  8. 8. Learning in Virtual Worlds? <ul><li>Online Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Online Teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Online World </li></ul><ul><li>Real Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Real Teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Real World </li></ul>
  9. 9. Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) <ul><li>Content </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Customisation </li></ul><ul><li>= Learning Management System </li></ul>
  10. 10. Virtual Worlds <ul><li>3D immersive environments </li></ul><ul><li>Simulations </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Exploration </li></ul><ul><li>Creation </li></ul><ul><li>= Virtual Learning Environment </li></ul>
  11. 11. Dreaming
  12. 21. Developing
  13. 22. 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>
  14. 23. Visual Environments What does... ...look like?
  15. 24. Casting Pride & Prejudice <ul><li>Who is your... </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hercule Poirot </li></ul></ul><ul><li>...? </li></ul>
  16. 25. Casting Pride & Prejudice
  17. 26. Casting Pride & Prejudice
  18. 27. Casting Pride & Prejudice <ul><li>Does it matter what your... </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hercule Poirot </li></ul></ul><ul><li>looks like...? </li></ul>
  19. 28. Casting Pride & Prejudice <ul><li>Who is your... </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Miss Marple </li></ul></ul><ul><li>...? </li></ul>
  20. 29. Casting Pride & Prejudice
  21. 30. Casting Pride & Prejudice
  22. 31. Casting Pride & Prejudice <ul><li>Does it matter what your... </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Miss Marple </li></ul></ul><ul><li>looks like...? </li></ul>
  23. 32. Casting Pride & Prejudice <ul><li>Who is your... </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mr Darcy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>...? </li></ul>
  24. 33. Casting Pride & Prejudice
  25. 34. Casting Pride & Prejudice
  26. 35. Does it matter?
  27. 36. 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>
  28. 37. Café <ul><li>French </li></ul><ul><li>...  </li></ul><ul><li>What makes a French café? </li></ul>
  29. 38. Café
  30. 39. Café
  31. 40. Café
  32. 41. Café
  33. 42. Does it matter?
  34. 43. Does it matter? <ul><li>What... </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>a café </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>...looks like? </li></ul>
  35. 44. 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>
  36. 45. 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>
  37. 46. 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>
  38. 47. 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>
  39. 48. Does it matter?
  40. 49. Does it matter? <ul><li>What... </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>a canteen </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>...looks like? </li></ul>
  41. 50. Dwelling
  42. 51. Dwelling Just an individual dwelling  What does a «dwelling» look like?
  43. 52. Dwelling Just an individual dwelling 
  44. 53. Dwelling Just an individual dwelling 
  45. 54. Dwelling Just an individual dwelling 
  46. 55. Dwelling
  47. 56. Dwelling Just an individual dwelling 
  48. 57. Does it matter?
  49. 58. Does it matter? <ul><li>What... </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>a dwelling </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>...looks like? </li></ul>
  50. 59. Text/Image/Learning Outcome Detailed text scenario provided Staff care what it looks like Affects the learning outcome Café Canteen Dwelling
  51. 60. Text/Image/Learning Outcome Detailed text scenario provided Staff care what it looks like Affects the learning outcome Café Canteen Dwelling   
  52. 61. Text/Image/Learning Outcome Detailed text scenario provided Staff care what it looks like Affects the learning outcome Café Canteen Dwelling      
  53. 62. Text/Image/Learning Outcome Detailed text scenario provided Staff care what it looks like Affects the learning outcome Café Canteen Dwelling         
  54. 63. Does it matter? <ul><li>What... </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>an office </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>...looks like? </li></ul>
  55. 64. 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>
  56. 65. Text/Image/Learning Outcome Detailed text scenario provided Staff care what it looks like Affects the learning outcome Café Canteen Dwelling          Office  (  )  (  )  (  )
  57. 66. Does it matter? <ul><li>What... </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>an office </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>...looks like? </li></ul>
  58. 67. Does it matter? <ul><li>What... </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>an office </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>...looks like? </li></ul>
  59. 68. 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>
  60. 69. 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>
  61. 70. 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>
  62. 71. 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>
  63. 72. 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>
  64. 73. 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>

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