iED2011_Lius-demosession-web

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iED2011_Lius-demosession-web

  1. 1. Learning  by  doing  and  by  experience   in  a  virtual  world   Demo  session  by  Esko  Lius   1. Virtual learning path 2. Collaborative learning
  2. 2. Virtual  learning  path    vs.    Textbook  reading   European Literary History virtual pathway Compared learning in two secondary high schools Students could choose: •  virtual pathway •  ordinary textbook
  3. 3. Virtual  learning  path    vs.    Textbook  reading   Medieval epoch built as a tavern.
  4. 4. Blending  classroom,    the  web  &  VW   Enlightenment built as a Crusoe island.
  5. 5. Blending  classroom,    the  web  &  VW   io n hin g sess Conta ct teac owledge W ng anderi pathway n sic SL k ments and al e vir tu or in pairs •  ba assign th d/ p, uts one an •  ma ide as printo al SL-gu ed yw eb-bas ackchannel O rdinar latfor m b pensat ed p m le ar ning m ents co ore l assign orious ch Vir tua tain lab er for a c
  6. 6. Learning  outcome  Exam  results,  two  secondary  high  schools  in  Finland,  term  2010   SL                          Tb   SL                          Tb   course  final  exam   5  weeks  later  
  7. 7. Learning  outcome  Exam  results,  two  secondary  high  schools  in  Finland,  term  2010   SL                          Tb   SL                          Tb   course  final  exam   5  weeks  later  
  8. 8. Learning  outcome   Exam  results,  two  secondary  high  schools  in  Finland,  term  2010   SL                          Tb   SL                          Tb   course  final  exam   5  weeks  later   bered ot to kno w the e nts remem cher g ”The stud well”The tea levels ng matter in many the learni students ld.” er a long t ime.” e vi rtual wor - even aft here in th Literature teacher Heidi Heikkilä, Vantaa, Finland
  9. 9. CollaboraBve  learning:  Colour-­‐changing  hats  
  10. 10. ApplicaBon  of  the  jigsaw  learning  method   (iniFally  E.  Aronson  1971)    
  11. 11. 1.  hometeams     2.  specialist  teams     3.  hometeams    Avatars  form   Avatars  form  groups   Avatars  return  to  a  home  group   for  tackling  a  part  of   home  group  and   the  learning  task   share  knowledge  
  12. 12. CollaboraBve  learning  works   io n l applicat train first ”T his virtua d ”It was wise to of jigsaw metho easy text. , with an wo rld great w orked in as we manag e at leas t as well Now as an classroo m. the me thod, we c al in the re study subjec t.” e rpad &c. enter real Embed ding Eth ” was a bonus. Applied Uni teachers in further training in Second Life
  13. 13. Thank  you!  Esko  Lius  -­‐  iSL  Esko  Levee   esko.lius@omnia.fi   Presentation online: tiny.cc/iED-LIUS Thinking hats freely available iSL!

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