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					Teaching and Learning on
the UW Madison Island in
      Second Life
       Catherine Stephens
  SoE Instructional Technology Services
               UW-
               UW-Madison

         WAAL – April 23, 2009
         Talking points
UW-
UW-Madison island
Virtual Worlds pilot support group
and resources
Learning spaces in SL
Teaching activities - Spring 09
– Art 356 and Art Ed 326
Studio visits and art exhibits
Collaborative tools
Observations: SL as teaching tool
                   History
                g                g            y
Second Life emerges as a teaching tool. Faculty
and staff examine Second Life as a teaching
platform.

UW-Madison island in SL proposed as a pilot
UW-
summer 2008.

A collaborative project with support staff from
across campus.

Island sponsored and funded by CIO.

UW-
UW-Madison island opens Fall 2008.
      Support Group: Resources
Community of support for faculty/staff.
                island.
Teleport to the island
                                     Life.
Guidelines for teaching with Second Life.
                                (
Dates for Orientation sessions (next session Feb
27th).
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,                Psych
Ed Counseling Psych, Curriculum &
Instruction).
Engage project work
Faculty considering SL from variety of
disciplines.
Design of Health Sciences Learning
Center.
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
world.
Learning curve can be steep. Is it a
closed world ?
Ri h i -world content can be challenging
      in-
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.
                        p j
    Virtual World Pilot project
Pilot support group
     LaValley,
Dan LaValley, DoIT Academic Technology
       Bundy
Blaire Bundy, DoIT Academic Technology
       Dieterle,
Ulrike Dieterle, Health Sciences Library
Tom Durkin, UW Libraries
Josh Harder, Digital Media Center
Kelly Osborn, English
      Reeser,
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
        Irving,
Andrew Irving French & Italian Studies
     Armbrecht,
Tom Armbrecht, French & Italian Studies
Lee Nelson, Counseling Psychology

Sponsors
           ,     y Christoph,
                          p                ,          g
Ron Kraemer, Kathy Christoph, Carole Turner, Steve Krogull

Contact
                              UW-                                  e-
For more information on the UW-Madison virtual world pilot, please e-mail
virtualworlds@lists.wisc.edu.
virtualworlds@lists.wisc.edu.

http://comets.wisc.edu/sims_games/virtualworld/index.html
      Id
      I’d like to learn more !

          virtualworlds@lists.wisc.edu.
Contact : virtualworlds@lists.wisc.edu.


We meet on the Terrace twice/month.
Join us!

http://comets.wisc.edu/sims_games/
virtualworld/index html
virtualworld/index.html
            /index.html
virtualworld/index
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     Thank you !
     Catherine Stephens
cstephens@education.wisc.edu
      Magda Voss”
     “Magda Voss in SL