Teaching and Learning on
the UW Madison Island in
SoE Instructional Technology Services
WAAL – April 23, 2009
Virtual Worlds pilot support group
Learning spaces in SL
Teaching activities - Spring 09
– Art 356 and Art Ed 326
Studio visits and art exhibits
Observations: SL as teaching tool
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Second Life emerges as a teaching tool. Faculty
and staff examine Second Life as a teaching
UW-Madison island in SL proposed as a pilot
A collaborative project with support staff from
Island sponsored and funded by CIO.
UW-Madison island opens Fall 2008.
Support Group: Resources
Community of support for faculty/staff.
Teleport to the island
Guidelines for teaching with Second Life.
Dates for Orientation sessions (next session Feb
Links to SL tutorials.
Request form for faculty/staff to meet or teach
on the island.
– Orientation to SL for faculty/staff/students
– ith class oom
Help with design of classroom spaces
– SL teaching tools
– Strategies for leading discussions in SL
di l b i h Second Life
UW Madison lab spaces with S d if
SL for Education
Island Activities: Spring 09
4 classes meeting on the island (Art, Art
Ed Counseling Psych, Curriculum &
Engage project work
Faculty considering SL from variety of
Design of Health Sciences Learning
S E Committee meeting.
SoE C itt ti
Teaching and Learning Symposium
S t f lt d t ff
Survey to faculty and staff.
Spring 09 observations:
SL as a teaching tool
A design tool used in Art and Art Ed
Space design, gallery design, tools for
critique in a virtual world
Audience limited to those who visit in
Learning curve can be steep. Is it a
closed world ?
Ri h i -world content can be challenging
Rich in ld t t b h ll i
to capture, take away, print.
Requires time and careful planning to form
objectives and se as a educational tool.
Virtual World Pilot project
Pilot support group
Dan LaValley, DoIT Academic Technology
Blaire Bundy, DoIT Academic Technology
Ulrike Dieterle, Health Sciences Library
Tom Durkin, UW Libraries
Josh Harder, Digital Media Center
Kelly Osborn, English
Scott Reeser, Outreach and eLearning Extension
Cathe ine Stephens, Education
Catherine Stephens School of Ed cation
Alan Wolf, Digital Media Center, Center for Biology Education
Faculty advisory board
Michael Connors, Art
Andrew Irving French & Italian Studies
Tom Armbrecht, French & Italian Studies
Lee Nelson, Counseling Psychology
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Ron Kraemer, Kathy Christoph, Carole Turner, Steve Krogull
For more information on the UW-Madison virtual world pilot, please e-mail
I’d like to learn more !
Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org.
We meet on the Terrace twice/month.
Thank you !
“Magda Voss in SL