Second Life in HE

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Presentation to Ustinov College, University of Durham seminar series on Technology and Education, October 2008

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Second Life in HE

  1. 1. Immersing yourself in virtual learning Using Second Life for Education Kate Boardman, October 25 th 2008
  2. 2. <ul><li>Virtual Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual World </li></ul><ul><li>Real Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Real Teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Real World </li></ul>
  3. 3. Virtual Learning <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>
  4. 4. Virtual Teaching <ul><li>Should we simply build on existing provision? </li></ul><ul><li>Do we need to provide useful additional basic skills to allow effective student integration and enhance their immersive experience? </li></ul><ul><li>Do we enable and empower students to develop an identity with their avatars? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we provide this if it is necessary? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Getting Started
  6. 6. Orientations
  7. 7. Freebie City
  8. 8. Beyond Newbie 
  9. 9. Playing? Living?
  10. 10. Immersive Environments
  11. 18. Traditional Teaching
  12. 19. Less Traditional
  13. 20. Being Imaginative <ul><li>Health ( + hallucinations, testes tour) </li></ul><ul><li>Science ( + Space Museum, Genome Island) </li></ul><ul><li>Using audio, creating sets </li></ul><ul><li>Field trips (scale, size, navigational geography) </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural immersion (SL user base) </li></ul><ul><li>Performance Art </li></ul><ul><li>Architecture </li></ul>
  14. 21. NESIM
  15. 22. Simulations
  16. 24. Modular Molecules
  17. 25. Collaborative Molecules
  18. 26. Music Appreciation
  19. 27. Music Appreciation
  20. 28. Parthenon
  21. 29. Assisi
  22. 30. Sistine Chapel
  23. 32. Cultural Immersion
  24. 33. Second Sweden
  25. 34. Midsommar Concert
  26. 35. Alhambra, Granada
  27. 37. Generalife
  28. 38. Bayeux Tapestry
  29. 39. ‘Sky Dancers’
  30. 40. Palomar Medical Center
  31. 41. The Campus Question
  32. 45. Teeslife <ul><li>Food technology </li></ul><ul><li>Art </li></ul><ul><li>Forensics </li></ul><ul><li>Nursing </li></ul><ul><li>Architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Sociological Research </li></ul><ul><li>Psychological Research </li></ul><ul><li>Programming </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Music </li></ul><ul><li>Animation </li></ul><ul><li>History & Community Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Media Production </li></ul><ul><li>Journalism </li></ul><ul><li>Learning and Teaching research </li></ul><ul><li>E@T Lunch </li></ul>
  33. 46. E@T Staff Lounge

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