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Open Habitat for NGEii


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Open Habitat for NGEii

  1. 2. Overview A JISC funded project piloting the use of Multi-User Virtual Environments with Art & Design and Philosophy students A collaboration between: The University of Oxford; Leeds Metropolitan University; King’s College London Supported by: The JISC Emerge Community of Practice Core project team: Dave Cormier; Graham Hibbert; Margarita Perez-Garcia; Ian Truelove; Steven Warburton; David White Technology: Second Life (Linden Labs); OpenSim (Open Source); MPK 20-Darkstar (SUN micro-systems)
  2. 3. Themes
  3. 4. Outputs <ul><li>Guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Exemplars </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Models </li></ul><ul><li>Platforms </li></ul>For collaborative building & debate/discussion in Multi-User Virtual Environments
  4. 5. World of Warcraft <ul><li>Popular </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Discursive </li></ul><ul><li>Sophisticated </li></ul>This is the current state of the art in collaborative 3D environments.
  5. 6. World of Warcraft From ‘Alone Together?’ Ducheneaut et al. 2006 <ul><li>Levels </li></ul><ul><li>Tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Rewards </li></ul><ul><li>Goal </li></ul><ul><li>Narrative (framing) </li></ul>
  6. 7. Comparison Genre Structured Direction Work? Tasks Explicit Capital Given Roles Determined Controlled A World Topography Locked Down Platform Freeform Multi-Directional Play? Social? Implicit Capital Social Roles Open Free Islands Hyperspace Editable - - - - - - - - - - -
  7. 8. Situated?
  8. 9. Informal?
  9. 10. First Steps
  10. 11. Scaffolding
  11. 12. Master - Apprentice
  12. 13. Goal?
  13. 14. Thoughts <ul><li>Second Life's weaknesses are educational opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life relies on the community offering support </li></ul><ul><li>Need a combination of the structured and the free </li></ul><ul><li>Master–Apprentice works for Art & Design but what about Philosophy? </li></ul><ul><li>Orientation needs to be situated </li></ul>
  14. 15. Contact - Information [email_address] Secondlife://open%20habitat Please take a postcard…