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Kenny Hubble - Ken Hudson keynote address from Second Life Best Practices in Education 2007 - Loyalist College Experience in Second Life

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  1. 1. Loyalist College in Second Life
  2. 2. Virtual Worlds = Massive Growth <ul><li>By 2011, 80% of all internet users will have some form of “Second Life” or 3D Virtual Identity . </li></ul>
  3. 3. For Education Virtual Worlds… <ul><li>Extend the Classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Augment Materials </li></ul><ul><li>Accelerate Learning </li></ul>
  4. 4. Educational Topics in VW <ul><li>Animation </li></ul><ul><li>Architecture and Building </li></ul><ul><li>Art and Design </li></ul><ul><li>Business </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Correctional and Justice Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Disability Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Emergency Services </li></ul><ul><li>Gender Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Identity and Esteem </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific Simulations </li></ul><ul><li>+ more and growing </li></ul>
  5. 5. Harvard Law’s CyberOne Course: Law in the court of public opinion
  6. 6. Mr. Hubble goes to Harvard
  7. 7. Loyalist College Eduisland Campus
  8. 8. Parrott Centre – Loyalist College
  9. 9. Loyalist College Amphitheatre
  10. 10. Topics in Journalism <ul><li>20 Students </li></ul><ul><li>Small Group Discussion usually conducted via LMS would take place now in SL </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage discussion by engaging students in an exciting cool environment </li></ul>
  11. 11. Loyalist College E-Journalism Class
  12. 12. Topics in Journalism - Outcomes <ul><li>Enhanced Student Participation </li></ul><ul><li>Cosmopolitan Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Favorable Publicity </li></ul>
  13. 13. Loyalist College – Basic Orientation <ul><li>Behavior 101 </li></ul><ul><li>Interface Navigation – Upper and Lower Menus/Buttons </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Navigation Controls – options for moving around in space. </li></ul><ul><li>Flying Controls </li></ul><ul><li>Finding Stuff with Search </li></ul><ul><li>Teleporting </li></ul><ul><li>Camera Controls </li></ul><ul><li>Instant Message and Chat Controls </li></ul><ul><li>Right Click Options and Menus </li></ul><ul><li>Inventory </li></ul><ul><li>Snapshot </li></ul><ul><li>Video and Audio Preferences and Controls </li></ul><ul><li>Force Sun </li></ul>
  14. 14. Journalism – Live Streaming Event
  15. 15. Study in Canada
  16. 16. OSMOSA Open Source Museum of Open Source Art Brown University and Loyalist College
  17. 17. Loyalist College and U.S. State Department Visa Information Session
  18. 18. Virtual Worlds are Innate Learning Worlds <ul><li>The environment itself engages the user in learning from the start </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration and cooperative communication are paramount in Virtual Worlds </li></ul><ul><li>Avatars are aspirational, cyclically influencing their creators identity </li></ul>
  19. 19. SoupCan Tomsen – Second Life
  20. 20. SoupCan Tomsen – Real Life
  21. 21. Loyalist College Island
  22. 22. Shark Tank Pub – Loyalist College Island
  23. 23. Podcast Cinema
  24. 24. Justice Studies: Youth Detention Facility Simulation – Fall 2007
  25. 25. Faculty Reactions <ul><li>“I feel like a kid again…” </li></ul><ul><li>“Exciting” </li></ul><ul><li>“Need to do more” </li></ul><ul><li>“Intoxicating” </li></ul>
  26. 26. Where do I start? <ul><li>SLED - Second Life Educators List </li></ul><ul><li>Start small with a highly organized project with modest objectives and expectations. </li></ul><ul><li>Never on a Wednesday </li></ul><ul><li>Anticipate delays difficulties technological miscues and lots of questions </li></ul><ul><li>Do it anyway! </li></ul>

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