Title Education in a Virtual World (E-VIWO)
Project Number 2010-1-FI1-LEO05-03043
Product Design of visual imagery
Title Design of visual imagery
Product Type teaching material
Marketing Text Establishing design and graphics for learning zones in development of Second Life islands gives the students e.g. knowledge on how to structure a virtual fair with different topics.
Design and graphics was established for learning zones in development of Second Life islands. An interactive learning module for Media, Graphics and Art & Design was applied in a virtual world.
Creative Media students work together with ICT students. Art & Graphic students prepared the design, layout and visual content that the Media and IT students then used when programming and preparing presentations for the virtual fair.
The work undertaken by the students formed part of their accredited project which forms part of their main qualification. SL was imbedded into existing courses.
Teachers and students/IT
Technical and vocational secondary education
Barnet and Southgate College brought design and graphics expertise to establish learning zones in development of Second Life islands.t was decided that the Virtual Fair was to have the design of a professional expo. Even though it was in a virtual space and took many of its design features from influences such as the recent Worldskills Competition.
It was decided that exhibitions created by contributing students and colleges would be organised into learning zones which would be colour coded to help visitor identification, location and experience.
All of the stalls and walls of these learning zones would be ‘branded’ with a consistent coloured surround. Each country also had clear signposting in complimentary design.
Barnet & Southgate developed an interactive learning module for Media, Graphics and Art & Design application in a virtual world. Design content ensured an environment where both the design participants and those accessing the sites could apply digital technology skills.
Considerable attention was given to the floor-plan for the Virtual Fair and to the division of areas for the partners, exhibitions and general teaching, learning and presentation areas.
Each country had its own area in the virtual fair specifically for its own use and exhibits as well as an area devoted to the exhibits for the professional companies/sponsors. Each partner had equal area on the island and access to the general areas.
Permissions were granted for students to build in the sandbox learning area (though objects would be returned) and within their own area. Similarly staff could build in their own areas and some in general areas as needed.
The result support a successful completion of work package objectives since it advances the establishment of learning zones development of SL islands.
Area of application
Product Languages English