Virtual worlds in education - a story so far

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Published on November 11, 2008

Author: eduservfoundation

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A keynote for the Virtual Worlds 2008 conference at the University of Stirling in October 2008.

Virtual worlds in education The A story so far…

My first positive experience

My inspiration…

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The snapshots so far funded by the Eduserv Foundation four so far: June 2007 September 2007 May 2008 October 2008 strictly covering UK university and college activities only started off being solely about Second Life use lately moving into Second Life and other worlds getting unwieldy; format may need to change thanks to John Kirriemuir for the content of the next few slides

funded by the Eduserv Foundation

four so far:

June 2007

September 2007

May 2008

October 2008

strictly covering UK university and college activities only

started off being solely about Second Life use

lately moving into Second Life and other worlds

getting unwieldy; format may need to change

Some things are changing steady growth in usage (both in terms of individuals and institutions) – activity at well over 75% of institutions more sources of funding more teaching and learning increasing acceptance by staff and students growing interest in MUVEs other than Second Life

steady growth in usage (both in terms of individuals and institutions) – activity at well over 75% of institutions

more sources of funding

more teaching and learning

increasing acceptance by staff and students

growing interest in MUVEs other than Second Life

And some things aren’t people still build virtual representations of campuses and lecture theatres sceptics little up-take in FE few attempts to measure impact (or agreement about how to measure it) people still want more time and more money to undertake their SL activities

people still build virtual representations of campuses and lecture theatres

sceptics

little up-take in FE

few attempts to measure impact (or agreement about how to measure it)

people still want more time and more money to undertake their SL activities

Mentions in October 2008 three or less mentions each: Olive The Palace Croquet Metaplace There Neverwinter Small Worlds Active Worlds Twinity

three or less mentions each:

Olive

The Palace

Croquet

Metaplace

There

Neverwinter

Small Worlds

Active Worlds

Twinity

Mentions in October 2008 eight or more mentions each: OpenSim Wonderland Metaplace

eight or more mentions each:

OpenSim

Wonderland

Metaplace

Virtual World Watch Web: www.virtualworldwatch.net Twitter: V_World_Watch are you a UK academic doing “stuff” in virtual worlds? submit your blog to the blogroll fill in the next snapshot survey questionnaire contribute a few screendumps to the Flickr picture pool thanks – that also helps you publicise your work

Web: www.virtualworldwatch.net

Twitter: V_World_Watch

are you a UK academic doing “stuff” in virtual worlds?

submit your blog to the blogroll

fill in the next snapshot survey questionnaire

contribute a few screendumps to the Flickr picture pool

thanks – that also helps you publicise your work

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I think there is a real danger that as we ‘sanitise’ virtual worlds for use in education, we destroy the magic that makes them what they are

thank you

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