Stepping Into Literature

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Published on August 4, 2008

Author: BethRitterGuth

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Keynote address to the Stepping into Literature conference in Second Life.

Stepping Into Literature Desideria Stockton (SL) Beth Ritter-Guth (RL) CEO, Literature Alive!

I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence Two roads diverged in a wood And I took the one less traveled by And that has made all the difference Robert Frost

Teaching Literature in Virtual Worlds Why? How? Standards? Assessment?

Why?

How?

Standards?

Assessment?

Why? 3D Literature is Captivating * Students Learn Best by Doing

Projects Dante’s Inferno Spoon River Anthology The Feral Cat Project The American Project The Blithedale Romance

Dante’s Inferno

Spoon River Anthology

The Feral Cat Project

The American Project

The Blithedale Romance

The Blithedale Romance

Margaret Fuller The Dial

The Dial

A Final Product

How? Teach Literature…not Building * Provide Examples

Stick to the Course Outline Grade WRITING (communication, notecards, research, and other writing) Assess CITATIONS (promote ethical use of materials) Allow for non-technical users to participate (on a wiki, blog, or in a CMS)

Grade WRITING (communication, notecards, research, and other writing)

Assess CITATIONS (promote ethical use of materials)

Allow for non-technical users to participate (on a wiki, blog, or in a CMS)

Guided Tours Literature Alive! Projects Alumni/Student Leaders: Daliah Carter Other Sites: International Spaceflight Museum NOAA Drexel Island/American Chemical Society Genome Project Tintern Abbey and Seven Gables

Literature Alive! Projects

Alumni/Student Leaders: Daliah Carter

Other Sites:

International Spaceflight Museum

NOAA

Drexel Island/American Chemical Society

Genome Project

Tintern Abbey and Seven Gables

Standards and Assessment Use the SAME grading standards you have ALWAYS used… Grade the WRITING Grade the RESEARCH Grade the ANALYSIS Grade the CITATIONS

Use the SAME grading standards you have ALWAYS used…

Grade the WRITING

Grade the RESEARCH

Grade the ANALYSIS

Grade the CITATIONS

The Lonely Road Teaching Literature in Virtual Worlds is NOT widely popular in the academy EXPECT RESISTANCE

Is it Worth It?

Listen to Students… “ I thought this was crazy at first, but it is really cool, and I learned a lot about Dante.” – Dante’s Inferno “ This was a lot of work. But, it was better than just doing a paper.” – Blithedale Romance “ It was cool to see all those people at our presentation from all over the world. I really felt important.” Feral Cat Project “ This project challenged my ideas of being an American.” The American Project

“ I thought this was crazy at first, but it is really cool, and I learned a lot about Dante.” – Dante’s Inferno

“ This was a lot of work. But, it was better than just doing a paper.” – Blithedale Romance

“ It was cool to see all those people at our presentation from all over the world. I really felt important.” Feral Cat Project

“ This project challenged my ideas of being an American.” The American Project

Literature Alive! Desideria Stockton, CEO Eloise Pasteur, Educational Designer Daliah Carter, Executive Assistant LauraMaria Onomatopoeia, Content Consultant

Desideria Stockton, CEO

Eloise Pasteur, Educational Designer

Daliah Carter, Executive Assistant

LauraMaria Onomatopoeia, Content Consultant

Resources Literature Alive! Wiki http://literaturealive.wikispaces.com Literature Alive! Blog http://literaturealive.blogspot.com The College English Wiki http://collegeenglish.wikispaces.com

Literature Alive! Wiki

http://literaturealive.wikispaces.com

Literature Alive! Blog

http://literaturealive.blogspot.com

The College English Wiki

http://collegeenglish.wikispaces.com

Resources Hotchkiss Educational Technology Blog http://hotchkissedtech.blogspot.com Beth’s Second Life Blog http://bethssecondlife.blogspot.com Eloise’s Thoughts and Fancies Blog http://eloisepasteur.net/blog

Hotchkiss Educational Technology Blog

http://hotchkissedtech.blogspot.com

Beth’s Second Life Blog

http://bethssecondlife.blogspot.com

Eloise’s Thoughts and Fancies Blog

http://eloisepasteur.net/blog

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