Title Education in a Virtual World (E-VIWO)
Project Number 2010-1-FI1-LEO05-03043
Product Second Life 3D programming course in English
Title Second Life 3D programming course in English
Product Type teaching material
A virtual environment has no geographical borders and offers unlimited possibilities for vocational educators and students in a safe and prejudice-free environment, encouraging and promoting equality for all.
Taking a Business English course in the Moodle-learning environment and in SL gives the possibility to train Business English needed in real life. Hearing, writing and speaking skills are also trained.
A Business English course in the Moodle-learning environment and in SL. A
blog was also set up on the E-VIWO-page during the project period. This blog was removed after the completion of the project since it doesn't contain material to be transferred after the project period.
Study weeks: 1, Grading
points 1-3, To train Business English needed in real life. Hearing, writing
and speaking skills are trained.
Teachers and students/IT
Technical and vocational secondary education
A virtual environment has no geographical borders and offers unlimited
possibilities for vocational educators and students in a safe and prejudicefree environment, encouraging and promoting equality for all. Creating courses in a virtual environment is a creative way of teaching and learning. Once the course is created it can be shared and used over and over again and still be cost effective. The material costs are limited since they only exist in the virtual environment and can easily be shared and re-used. Simulation and configuration can be performed in a virtual environment. Students and teachers can also learn design and programming skills whilst developing and testing necessary activities in a virtual environment and enjoy playing various roles as avatars (representative of a real person in the virtual environment).
Implemented information technology and alternative methods has also been a motivating factor when learning English. The students learned about Second Life Wiki – LSL Portal, special features of LSL-scripting,
linkmessages, chat channels and chat messages, the contents o the
primitives (prims), the Basic prim creation and editing, notecard and SLurl
Builder, hovertext-script, chat-script, sittarget-script. They also learned how to create textures, how to make a SL-door and how to make a SL-link to a website.
Area of application
Product Languages English