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Teaching and Learning in Virtual Worlds
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Teaching and Learnign in Virtual Worlds
Please feel free to add topics and resources. I will be adding to this page as I gather and select what I think may be useful material. I am not in any way an expert on the subject or can say what is or isn't the best material or the best practices. I am enthusiastic about the potential of Virtual Worlds for Training, Coaching, Teaching and Learning. I myself am still exploring and learning and would love to collaborate with others who have a similar interest or at least curious to discover a bit more about the opportunities those environment provide.
Note: (avi) next to any person name means that the name is the avatar name. Some people I know only as avatars, so far :-)
What are Virtual Worlds?
A virtual world is one where imagination gives it the reality -Norman
Examples of Virtual Worlds for Education/Learening
, Commercial, Free Basic Subscription, Owned by Linden Labs
World of WarCraft
What are the different roles of Virtual Worlds in Education/Learning?
Lindy Mckeown Blog
ISTE Special Interest Group for Virtual Environments
How some educators are using Virtual Worlds
Examples captured by Machinima
Ask the Expert Water Cycle
By Ines Puspita (avi) with her students, The German International School, Indonesia.
Nice but.... too "schoolish". If we just transfer usual classroom practices to the virtual world, is anything gained?
Virtual Genetics Laboratory in SL
SWIFT project, University of Leicester
Much better: the students do in virtual lab some tasks that they cannot do in real lab. Any other examples that can only be done in virtuality? I know one:
virtual schizophrenia in SL
nnovation for Online Virtual Education
Why Virtual Worlds?
Simulations that cannot be performed in the real world
Re-construction of historical places and events
Bring together in a more realistic "together" sense, students from all the world
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