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Rak l&t conf sl

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Rak l&t conf sl

  1. 1. UoB Meridian – A Virtual Campus Dr Paul Rogers Dr Debbie Abdel Nabi
  2. 2. Workshop overview <ul><li>Why do we need a virtual campus? </li></ul><ul><li>Practical issues </li></ul><ul><li>Tour of island </li></ul><ul><li>Future plans </li></ul><ul><li>Work in progress </li></ul><ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>06/05/11 Dr Paul Rogers
  3. 3. Rationale <ul><li>Shared Community of Bolton students – UK, RAK , ? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://digitalcommons.bolton.ac.uk/psych_journalspr/11/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Student-led learning </li></ul><ul><li>SL delivery of material </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing (open days, orientation) </li></ul><ul><li>Research - UBCCRU </li></ul>06/05/11 Dr Paul Rogers
  4. 4. Practical issues <ul><li>Cost </li></ul><ul><li>Number of avatars </li></ul><ul><li>Build rights </li></ul><ul><li>Layout of island </li></ul><ul><li>Hardware </li></ul><ul><li>Software </li></ul><ul><li>Technological expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Communication options – voice vs. chat </li></ul><ul><li>? </li></ul>06/05/11 Dr Paul Rogers
  5. 5. Island tour <ul><li>Basic controls </li></ul><ul><li>Island map </li></ul>06/05/11 Dr Paul Rogers
  6. 6. Future plans <ul><li>Encourage use! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students (SU) / student ambassadors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Specific events / lectures </li></ul></ul><ul><li>www.bolton.ac.uk/SL </li></ul><ul><li>SLoodle </li></ul><ul><li>Anyone interested: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact us, pr4@bolton.ac.uk or da1@bolton.ac.uk </li></ul></ul>06/05/11 Dr Paul Rogers

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