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F URTHER EXPLORATIONS ON S UPPORTING L EARNING IN V IRTUAL W ORLDS WITH W EB -B ASED L EARNING E NVIRONMENTS Daniel LIVINGSTONE The University of the West.

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1 F URTHER EXPLORATIONS ON S UPPORTING L EARNING IN V IRTUAL W ORLDS WITH W EB -B ASED L EARNING E NVIRONMENTS Daniel LIVINGSTONE The University of the West of Scotland

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3 H OW CAN WEB - BASED VLE S S UPPORT LEARNING IN V IRTUAL WORLDS ? Three broad categories of ways to use VLE and VW together: With access to the VLE from within the virtual worlds (web-embedded in the virtual world) Providing guidance external (and separate from) the VW learning experience By sharing data between VW & VLE about activities taking place in the VW

4 W EB I N -W ORLD

5 A CCESSING THE VLE (W EB I N -W ORLD )

6 ... OR WORN BY AN A VATAR !

7 S UPPORT FROM W EB

8 S UPPORTING VW ACTIVITIES FROM W EB Simplest form of linking is to provide hyperlinks from web-pages from within the VLE Modern VLEs are often used as a course’s ‘home’ online Natural to exploit this to provide guidance and support for VW activities: Instructions, help, FAQs, discussion boards, etc. Simple lessons: Providing links to the VW at the start of a set of instructions will result in many students not reading the instructions! Attention split between VW/VLE

9 S UPPORTING T UTORIAL G ROUPS (O PEN U NIVERSITY )

10 C ONNECTING VW & VLE With SLOODLE

11 SLOODLE SLOODLE is a plugin for VW (OpenSim/Second Life) & VLE (Moodle) Data sharing & integration Identity Activity Variety of tools supporting range of learning activities SLOODLE is an open-source project (GPL) Developed in PHP (server) & LSL (SL/OpenSim)

12 M IRROR ACTIVITIES IN VW & VLE Web-intercom (text chat) Glossary Choice Presenter Quiz (not shown)

13 C LINICAL S IMULATION – S UPPORTING R EFLECTION (I MPERIAL )

14 T RACKING PROGESS IN VW ACTIVITIES (U LSTER & UWS)

15 R ESOURCES Set of video tutorials & supporting materials Virtual world basics, installing SLOODLE, using SLOODLE tools, example lessons (Model PC & CPU simulator) Developed by partners at University of Ulster Available from:

16 S UPPORTING R EUSE AND OER

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18 M EANWHILE... S LOODLE 2.0 Edmund Edgar (Avatar Classroom) leading the development of SLOODLE 2.0 Current: Moodle 1.9.x & Moodle 2.x Compatible New Classroom Rezzer: Save & load groups of objects, including postions& Moodle settings Awards: Infrastructure to support GBL In the works Moodle 2.1 quiz compatibility Full OpenSim port Functions to enable sharing scenes

19 #SLOODLE_N EWS WWW. SLOODLE. ORG #dlivingstone


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