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Virtual Campus in the Context of an Educational Virtual City

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Presentation for Ed-Media conference.
By:
Mikhail Fominykh
Ekaterina Prasolova-Førland
NTNU, Norway

Mikhail Morozov
Alexey Gerasimov
MarSTU, Russia

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Virtual Campus in the Context of an Educational Virtual City

  1. 1. Virtual Campus in the Context of an Educational Virtual City Mikhail Fominykh Ekaterina Prasolova-Førland NTNU, Norway Mikhail Morozov Alexey Gerasimov MarSTU, Russia 23.06.2009, Honolulu
  2. 2. Virtual Cities and Virtual Worlds
  3. 3. Idea Learning tools Educational Virtual City City context Web 2.0 tools Social virtual worlds lack in connecting virtual and real Virtual cities lack in learning and socializing support
  4. 4. Virtual City of Yoshkar-Ola (VCYO) <ul><li>Learning tools </li></ul>Social software City context
  5. 5. Case study <ul><li>Direct observation </li></ul><ul><li>Archival records </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Notes with comments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Photo-sharing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Path recordings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social network </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Essays and questionnaire </li></ul>
  6. 6. Navigation
  7. 7. Community network <ul><li>Social networking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Profiles, friend lists, blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>List of online users </li></ul><ul><li>Text chat </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Global, local and personal </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Notes and photos </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Posting and commenting </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Virtual places <ul><li>Meeting place </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Announcements and notes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Exhibition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Attracting interest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussing the exhibition online </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Virtual lecture <ul><li>Place </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Auditorium; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slide show, web browser and video; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Text-chat; </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Foreign lecturer </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback </li></ul>
  10. 10. Campus + City Places Virtual campus City context Hanging out Festivals Games History Architecture Culture Space Resources L S
  11. 11. Appearance <ul><li>Points of interest </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating familiar atmosphere </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Places for learning and socialising </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Serving specific goals </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Atmosphere <ul><li>Accurate design </li></ul><ul><li>Music and Sounds </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Alive’ objects and creatures </li></ul><ul><li>Presence of other users </li></ul>
  13. 13. Resources and tools Model Resources Tools Exploring Learning Hanging out Networking Contributing Learning more Acquisition + +
  14. 14. Navigation facilities <ul><li>City tours </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation routes </li></ul><ul><li>Tourist offices </li></ul><ul><li>Searchable maps </li></ul><ul><li>Social navigation facilities </li></ul>
  15. 15. Conclusion <ul><li>The concept of integrating a virtual campus and a virtual city </li></ul><ul><li>Results of a case study in VCYO </li></ul><ul><li>Guidelines </li></ul>
  16. 16. Thank you! Mikhail Fominykh, Ekaterina Prasolova-Førland NTNU, Norway Mikhail Morozov, Alexey Gerasimov MarSTU, Russia E-mail: [email_address] Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/mfominykh/ VCYO: http://virtyola.ru/

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