Virtual Learners
Dean Groom, Head of Educational Development, Macquarie University.
Our industrial heritage
Our industrial heritage
 Learning has text books - which have content.
Our industrial heritage
 Learning has text books - which have content.
 Learning has exercise books - to write the facts.
Our industrial heritage
 Learning has text books - which have content.
 Learning has exercise books - to write the facts.
...
Our industrial heritage
 Learning has text books - which have content.
 Learning has exercise books - to write the facts.
...
Our industrial heritage
 Learning has text books - which have content.
 Learning has exercise books - to write the facts.
...
Our industrial heritage
 Learning has text books - which have content.
 Learning has exercise books - to write the facts.
...
scarcity of
information
too much
information
ICT - The third space
ICT - The third space
School




Home
ICT - The third space
School
         quot;The character of a third place is
         determined most of all by its
      ...
ICT - The third space
ICT - The third space
    students use ICT as ‘third spaces’
ICT - The third space
    students use ICT as ‘third spaces’
               Gameplay
ICT - The third space
    students use ICT as ‘third spaces’
                Gameplay
              Virtual Worlds
ICT - The third space
    students use ICT as ‘third spaces’
                Gameplay
              Virtual Worlds
       ...
ICT - The third space
    students use ICT as ‘third spaces’
                Gameplay
              Virtual Worlds
       ...
ICT - The third space
    students use ICT as ‘third spaces’
                Gameplay
              Virtual Worlds
       ...
ICT - The third space
    students use ICT as ‘third spaces’
                Gameplay
              Virtual Worlds
       ...
This is not your classroom today.
Unless you make it your business
Gonna teach IST, IPT, SDD, ITVET?
Gonna teach IST, IPT, SDD, ITVET?
You will also be teaching - teachers.
Teachers
Teachers
Control the class
Teachers
Control the class
Ask the questions
Teachers
Control the class
Ask the questions
Set the agenda
Teachers
Control the class
Ask the questions
Set the agenda
Mark the tests
Teachers
Control the class
Ask the questions
Set the agenda
Mark the tests
Design the lessons
Teachers
Control the class
Ask the questions
Set the agenda
Mark the tests
Design the lessons
Deliver ‘edumacation’
Teachers                Students
Control the class
Ask the questions
Set the agenda
Mark the tests
Design the lessons
Deli...
Teachers                Students
                        Behave in class
Control the class
Ask the questions
Set the agend...
Teachers                Students
                        Behave in class
Control the class
                        Answer ...
Teachers                Students
                        Behave in class
Control the class
                        Answer ...
Teachers                Students
                        Behave in class
Control the class
                        Answer ...
Teachers                Students
                        Behave in class
Control the class
                        Answer ...
Teachers                Students
                        Behave in class
Control the class
                        Answer ...
Teachers                Students
Control the class
Ask the questions
Set the agenda
Mark the tests
Design the lessons
Deli...
What is wrong with instructional learning?
Learning should be enquiry driven
       authentic in nature
  and provide bucket loads of
Learning should be enquiry driven
       authentic in nature
  and provide bucket loads of


 intrinsic
motivation
Learning should be enquiry driven
       authentic in nature
  and provide bucket loads of


 intrinsic
motivation
   (if ...
This is looks ‘right’ (to parents)
This is looks ‘wrong’ because it
   is not cognitively ‘correct’
Learning with ‘virtual’ tools
 and virtual environments
   in not (yet) normal in
     enough schools.
Learning with ‘virtual’ tools
 and virtual environments
   in not (yet) normal in
     enough schools.

We have an industr...
Rich White Edusim



Rethinking Learning
Using Virtual Learning Environments
Does this promote deeper learning?
Harder

Make
                                              powerpoint


               ...
How about this? - more motivating?
What do most teachers think
about when we say ‘virtual learning’

         (apart from ‘huh’?)
This is what
they do with
   ICTs?
ICT in High School

What did you use when you
get to use in high school?

       Powerpoint            Presentations
     ...
This is EdTech
MMO
          This is EdTech
  VLE
  VW
 MMOG
MMORPG
 WWW
 GAME
  SIM
SERIOUS
  LMS
   IM
MMO
              This is EdTech
  VLE
  VW
 MMOG
MMORPG
 WWW
 GAME
  SIM
          Which is best for learning?
SERIOUS
  ...
MMO
                This is EdTech
  VLE
  VW
 MMOG
MMORPG
 WWW
 GAME
  SIM
           Which is best for learning?
SERIOUS...
MMO
                This is EdTech
  VLE
  VW
 MMOG
MMORPG
 WWW
 GAME
  SIM
           Which is best for learning?
SERIOUS...
2D VLEs
Office Automation
Office Automation




                   social networking
You must learn to teach without
using Microsoft Office and Google.

            (seriously)
You must learn to teach without
using Microsoft Office and Google.

            (seriously)


    If you want to be relevan...
3D VLEs
Over 200 3D ‘immersive’ Virtual Worlds
Each with over 2 million subscribers
Pew Internet “Generations online 2009”


     12-17 year olds
  78% play online MMOs
   65% use social media.
The current ‘top’ browser MMO/G/RPGs


 Moshi Monsters, Rappelz, Metin 2, 
Runescape, Neostream, Crimecraft, 
Sea9ight, Ne...
“there is a generation gap in how youth 
   and adults view the value of online 
  activity. Adults tend to be in the dark...
“Traditional Educational Values”
“Traditional Educational Values”


       The 3Rs
        Reading
        Writing
       Arithmetic
The VLE does not have to be one 
technology, one space or one 
instance. The main goal is not to 
attempt to replicate a t...
Digital 3Rs
Digital 3Rs
  Realism
Digital 3Rs
  Realism
Relevance
Digital 3Rs
  Realism
Relevance
 Retention
We are virtual
We are virtual
 Txt Messaging
We are virtual
 Txt Messaging
 Email and Instant Messaging
We are virtual
 Txt Messaging
 Email and Instant Messaging
 Facebook and Myspace
We are virtual
 Txt Messaging
 Email and Instant Messaging
 Facebook and Myspace
 MSN and Skype
We are virtual
 Txt Messaging
 Email and Instant Messaging
 Facebook and Myspace
 MSN and Skype
 Internet banking, shoppin...
We are virtual
 Txt Messaging
 Email and Instant Messaging
 Facebook and Myspace
 MSN and Skype
 Internet banking, shoppin...
Devices                                Apps




                stuff I use to teach
Headsets                             ...
Learning for Teachers in Second Life
What can we do with this?
What does this teach them?
Quest Atlantis - Primary School Virtual World
MQ Virtual Campus
Learning is a global conversation!
thanks.

Clay Shirky : Here comes everybody

 http://sleducation.wikispaces.com/
 http://classroom20.ning.com/
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A lot of slides, but click'em fast. Presentation on virtual worlds to pre-teachers studying ICT. Talking about challenges and opportunities. Couple of video clips: Kapplan (Professor) and Anyone, Anyone (Ferris Beuler).

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Virtual Words In Education

  1. 1. Virtual Learners Dean Groom, Head of Educational Development, Macquarie University.
  2. 2. Our industrial heritage
  3. 3. Our industrial heritage Learning has text books - which have content.
  4. 4. Our industrial heritage Learning has text books - which have content. Learning has exercise books - to write the facts.
  5. 5. Our industrial heritage Learning has text books - which have content. Learning has exercise books - to write the facts. Learning has the teacher out the front of class
  6. 6. Our industrial heritage Learning has text books - which have content. Learning has exercise books - to write the facts. Learning has the teacher out the front of class Teachers ask questions, students learn answers
  7. 7. Our industrial heritage Learning has text books - which have content. Learning has exercise books - to write the facts. Learning has the teacher out the front of class Teachers ask questions, students learn answers Exams show who is smart
  8. 8. Our industrial heritage Learning has text books - which have content. Learning has exercise books - to write the facts. Learning has the teacher out the front of class Teachers ask questions, students learn answers Exams show who is smart Classrooms are places for learning
  9. 9. scarcity of information
  10. 10. too much information
  11. 11. ICT - The third space
  12. 12. ICT - The third space School Home
  13. 13. ICT - The third space School quot;The character of a third place is determined most of all by its regular clientele and is marked by a playful mood, which contrasts with people's more serious involvement in other spheres.” Home Ray Oldenburg
  14. 14. ICT - The third space
  15. 15. ICT - The third space students use ICT as ‘third spaces’
  16. 16. ICT - The third space students use ICT as ‘third spaces’ Gameplay
  17. 17. ICT - The third space students use ICT as ‘third spaces’ Gameplay Virtual Worlds
  18. 18. ICT - The third space students use ICT as ‘third spaces’ Gameplay Virtual Worlds Mobile Phones (txt)
  19. 19. ICT - The third space students use ICT as ‘third spaces’ Gameplay Virtual Worlds Mobile Phones (txt) Messenger
  20. 20. ICT - The third space students use ICT as ‘third spaces’ Gameplay Virtual Worlds Mobile Phones (txt) Messenger Social Networks
  21. 21. ICT - The third space students use ICT as ‘third spaces’ Gameplay Virtual Worlds Mobile Phones (txt) Messenger Social Networks informal virtual learning
  22. 22. This is not your classroom today.
  23. 23. Unless you make it your business
  24. 24. Gonna teach IST, IPT, SDD, ITVET?
  25. 25. Gonna teach IST, IPT, SDD, ITVET? You will also be teaching - teachers.
  26. 26. Teachers
  27. 27. Teachers Control the class
  28. 28. Teachers Control the class Ask the questions
  29. 29. Teachers Control the class Ask the questions Set the agenda
  30. 30. Teachers Control the class Ask the questions Set the agenda Mark the tests
  31. 31. Teachers Control the class Ask the questions Set the agenda Mark the tests Design the lessons
  32. 32. Teachers Control the class Ask the questions Set the agenda Mark the tests Design the lessons Deliver ‘edumacation’
  33. 33. Teachers Students Control the class Ask the questions Set the agenda Mark the tests Design the lessons Deliver ‘edumacation’
  34. 34. Teachers Students Behave in class Control the class Ask the questions Set the agenda Mark the tests Design the lessons Deliver ‘edumacation’
  35. 35. Teachers Students Behave in class Control the class Answer Questions Ask the questions Set the agenda Mark the tests Design the lessons Deliver ‘edumacation’
  36. 36. Teachers Students Behave in class Control the class Answer Questions Ask the questions Follow the plan Set the agenda Mark the tests Design the lessons Deliver ‘edumacation’
  37. 37. Teachers Students Behave in class Control the class Answer Questions Ask the questions Follow the plan Set the agenda Take the tests Mark the tests Design the lessons Deliver ‘edumacation’
  38. 38. Teachers Students Behave in class Control the class Answer Questions Ask the questions Follow the plan Set the agenda Take the tests Mark the tests Show up to lessons Design the lessons Deliver ‘edumacation’
  39. 39. Teachers Students Behave in class Control the class Answer Questions Ask the questions Follow the plan Set the agenda Take the tests Mark the tests Show up to lessons Design the lessons Get ‘eduamacated’ Deliver ‘edumacation’
  40. 40. Teachers Students Control the class Ask the questions Set the agenda Mark the tests Design the lessons Deliver ‘edumacation’
  41. 41. What is wrong with instructional learning?
  42. 42. Learning should be enquiry driven authentic in nature and provide bucket loads of
  43. 43. Learning should be enquiry driven authentic in nature and provide bucket loads of intrinsic motivation
  44. 44. Learning should be enquiry driven authentic in nature and provide bucket loads of intrinsic motivation (if you want deep learning)
  45. 45. This is looks ‘right’ (to parents)
  46. 46. This is looks ‘wrong’ because it is not cognitively ‘correct’
  47. 47. Learning with ‘virtual’ tools and virtual environments in not (yet) normal in enough schools.
  48. 48. Learning with ‘virtual’ tools and virtual environments in not (yet) normal in enough schools. We have an industrialist ‘factory’ approach to pedagogy.
  49. 49. Rich White Edusim Rethinking Learning Using Virtual Learning Environments
  50. 50. Does this promote deeper learning? Harder Make powerpoint talking note taking searching List Easier Blooms Revised Taxonomy
  51. 51. How about this? - more motivating?
  52. 52. What do most teachers think about when we say ‘virtual learning’ (apart from ‘huh’?)
  53. 53. This is what they do with ICTs?
  54. 54. ICT in High School What did you use when you get to use in high school? Powerpoint Presentations Word Essays Publisher Leaflets Google Searching Wikipedia Researching
  55. 55. This is EdTech
  56. 56. MMO This is EdTech VLE VW MMOG MMORPG WWW GAME SIM SERIOUS LMS IM
  57. 57. MMO This is EdTech VLE VW MMOG MMORPG WWW GAME SIM Which is best for learning? SERIOUS LMS IM
  58. 58. MMO This is EdTech VLE VW MMOG MMORPG WWW GAME SIM Which is best for learning? SERIOUS Which is the most educational? LMS IM
  59. 59. MMO This is EdTech VLE VW MMOG MMORPG WWW GAME SIM Which is best for learning? SERIOUS Which is the most educational? LMS Which is the most fun? IM
  60. 60. 2D VLEs
  61. 61. Office Automation
  62. 62. Office Automation social networking
  63. 63. You must learn to teach without using Microsoft Office and Google. (seriously)
  64. 64. You must learn to teach without using Microsoft Office and Google. (seriously) If you want to be relevant.
  65. 65. 3D VLEs
  66. 66. Over 200 3D ‘immersive’ Virtual Worlds Each with over 2 million subscribers
  67. 67. Pew Internet “Generations online 2009” 12-17 year olds 78% play online MMOs 65% use social media.
  68. 68. The current ‘top’ browser MMO/G/RPGs Moshi Monsters, Rappelz, Metin 2,  Runescape, Neostream, Crimecraft,  Sea9ight, Neopets, Fiesta, Hello Kitty  Online, S4 League, Tales Runner,  Shaiya and Twelve Sky.  Millions of players
  69. 69. “there is a generation gap in how youth  and adults view the value of online  activity. Adults tend to be in the dark  about what youth are doing online, and  often view online activity as risky or an  unproductive distraction. Youth  understand the social value of online  activity and are generally highly  motivated to participate.”  MacArthur Foundation Report, 2008
  70. 70. “Traditional Educational Values”
  71. 71. “Traditional Educational Values” The 3Rs Reading Writing Arithmetic
  72. 72. The VLE does not have to be one  technology, one space or one  instance. The main goal is not to  attempt to replicate a traditional  classroom experience. The VLE is a  pedagogical tool Cirst and foremost. It can be Teen Second Life, Moodle,  Sloodle, Blackboard, WebCT or a  page on a Wiki with hyperlinks.
  73. 73. Digital 3Rs
  74. 74. Digital 3Rs Realism
  75. 75. Digital 3Rs Realism Relevance
  76. 76. Digital 3Rs Realism Relevance Retention
  77. 77. We are virtual
  78. 78. We are virtual Txt Messaging
  79. 79. We are virtual Txt Messaging Email and Instant Messaging
  80. 80. We are virtual Txt Messaging Email and Instant Messaging Facebook and Myspace
  81. 81. We are virtual Txt Messaging Email and Instant Messaging Facebook and Myspace MSN and Skype
  82. 82. We are virtual Txt Messaging Email and Instant Messaging Facebook and Myspace MSN and Skype Internet banking, shopping - transactions
  83. 83. We are virtual Txt Messaging Email and Instant Messaging Facebook and Myspace MSN and Skype Internet banking, shopping - transactions YouTube, iTunes, BitTorrent - infotainment
  84. 84. Devices Apps stuff I use to teach Headsets Myst PSPs Warcraft iPods Open Sim Mobile Phones Teen Second Life Nintendo DS Quest Atlantis Wii Mathletics
  85. 85. Learning for Teachers in Second Life
  86. 86. What can we do with this?
  87. 87. What does this teach them?
  88. 88. Quest Atlantis - Primary School Virtual World
  89. 89. MQ Virtual Campus
  90. 90. Learning is a global conversation!
  91. 91. thanks. Clay Shirky : Here comes everybody http://sleducation.wikispaces.com/ http://classroom20.ning.com/

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