Engaging Learning in Second Life

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Slides from the presentation I made at FOTE2008 on 3 October 2008 in London

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<ul><li>1.Pauline Randall (aka Liz Ferlinghetti) virtual-e LtdVirtual world benefits through real world solutions </li></ul> <p>2. What are you trying to achieve? Students wont be entranced by some PowerPoint slides in Second Life Could this teaching be done more effectively with another tool a web page, a VLE etc? 3. Ashridge Business School - currently creating the building then looking at different ways of combining with current e-learning for distance students JISC RSCs in Scotland - developing induction workshops for Second Life which include interactive activities 4. Clear purpose to being there Make it interesting and challenging Have definite outcomes 5. Take a case study Perhaps a business plan exercise Lots of information on a piece of paper Write up your views on how viable this business is and your proposals for moving it forward 6. Create the scenario in Second Life Embed the information into objects Let the students go and look for the information, think about it and then write up their report 7. Using a laboratory Health and safety Hygiene in a kitchen Crime scene analysis 8. Give your students a proper induction into Second Life Dont make activities too simple Ask your students for some help building, scripting, ideas Be creative, be innovative with Second Life, make it work for you 9. Pauline Randall(Liz Ferlinghetti in Second Life)Second Life Solution Provider www.virtual-e.co.ukPauline.randall@virtual-e.co.uk virtual-e Island in Second Life http://slurl.com/secondlife/virtual%20e/130/127/24 Virtual world benefits throughreal world solutions 10. Places to visit in Second Life and some useful websites 11. Ashridge Business School CyMal Museums &amp; Libraries Imperial College London, Faculty of Medicine Square One Market Research, Florida University of Hawaii 12. Abyss Museum of Ocean Science - http://slurl.com/secondlife/Gun/55/42/82 Autodesk Island Engineering Design - http://slurl.com/secondlife/Autodesk/220/117/22 Bowling Green State University - http://slurl.com/secondlife/BGSU%20Creation/255/255/33 Camp Darfur - http://slurl.com/secondlife/Better%20World/175/247/21 Chinese School - http://slurl.com/secondlife/Chinese%20School/130/196/22 Dresden Art Gallery - http://slurl.com/secondlife/Dresden%20Gallery/168/128/26 Edinburgh University - http://slurl.com/secondlife/Edinburgh%20University/128/128/28 Genome Island - http://slurl.com/secondlife/Genome/135/92/29 Leeds College of Art &amp; Design - http://slurl.com/secondlife/The%20Collective/44/69/34 Streets of Baghdad - http://slurl.com/secondlife/Better%20World/182/192/23 13. Educause Review - http://connect.educause.edu/er?time=1222711572 Institutions &amp; Organisations in SL - http://simteach.com/wiki/index.php?title=Institutions_and_Organizations_in_SL Second Life www.secondlife.com Second Life Stats - http://secondlife.com/whatis/economy_stats.php SLED (Second Life Educators) List - https://lists.secondlife.com/cgi- bin/mailman/listinfo/educators SLED Blog - http://www.sl-educationblog.org/ Virtual Worlds Review - http://www.virtualworldsreview.com/info/categories.shtml </p>