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Virtual World Education Roundtable session on December 4, 2014 in Second Life. Examining student projects and discussion topics of interest to educators.

Virtual World Education Roundtable session on December 4, 2014 in Second Life. Examining student projects and discussion topics of interest to educators.

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  1. 1. Exploring Education in Virtual Worlds Cynthia Calongne, aka Lyr Lobo Image by C. Calongne, physics experiment by a student in Second Life
  2. 2. Virtual World Strengths • 3D content • Identity diversity • Community • Immersion • Engagement • Collaboration • High social presence • Activity-based learning • Problem-based learning • Replication – process, curriculum and rezzers
  3. 3. Class Projects in 3D Lyr Lobo’s class projects video, made with Animoto http://ctusoftware.blogspot.com/2013/10/from-mars-to-margaritavillean-em-825.html
  4. 4. Class Presentations – Civic Justice
  5. 5. Immersive Experiences
  6. 6. What Educators Want • Access control • Content control • Easy maintenance • Improved usability • Easy server hosting • Authentic assessment • Reduced cognitive load • Rubrics and easy grading • Safe learning environments
  7. 7. Martian World’s Fair
  8. 8. Projects that Integrate Existing Content
  9. 9. Human Barometer Studies
  10. 10. Controversial Subjects
  11. 11. What the Administration Fears • Change • Litigation • Responsibility • Reputation loss • Exposure to adverse situations • Personal or professional risks • Loss of control – access or content • Lack of a safe learning environment • Adopting new roles - pioneer vs. settler • Loss of instructional and personal power
  12. 12. Integrating Content to Transform Minds Lyr Lobo’s contact info: http://bit.ly/ccalongne

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