Virtually Enhanced Languages –
- VEL demonstration workshop @ Monash University, Saturday 29 August 2015
- Further details here
- Presentation at Transforming Assessment webinar (another OLT funded project)
- Exhibit at the Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education 2015 conference
- Final project report finished and submitted
- Ongoing updates of resources
- Sharing Practice presentation at Ascilite 2014 in Dunedin, New Zealand, 3 – 6 November, 2014 (http://ascilite2014.otago.ac.nz/)
- Webinar to be held (details to be announced)
- Data evaluation
- Meeting of the Virtual Worlds Working Group (Australia & New Zealand) in the VEL Demonstration region, 4 September 2014
- Workshop successfully held at two Universities in Melbourne,
RMIT University, 20 September 2014 and La Trobe University, 30 September 2014
A big thank you to all collaborating staff and students for their passionate participation! We are currently in the process of data evaluation. Outcomes will be presented shortly.
- First resources available on website (pedagogical and technical).
- Workshop preparation.
- Online VEL Demonstration region and VEL Sandbox region moved to ZetaWorlds grid (http://zetaworlds.com/)
- Online VEL Demonstration region and VEL Sandbox region established on OSgrid (http://www.osgrid.org/)
- Workshop and Webinar preparation, ongoing survey evaluation.
- Establishment of online 3D virtual learning environment demonstration region and sandbox region.
- First transfer of full 3D virtual learning environment from SoaS (USB stick) to online multiuser grid conducted.
- Proposal for demonstration workshop at Ascilite 2014 conference to be held in Dunedin, New Zealand, in November submitted for review.
- Resources section of VEL project website set up. Trial shareable resources made available and testing carried out.
- Two online regions (VEL Demonstration and VEL Sandbox) set up and running in the cloud and connected to grid provider OSGrid.
- Survey on use of 3D learning environments developed and sent to introductory and intermediate level educators at tertiary institutions with Chinese language and culture programs around Australia.
- Ongoing survey data evaluation.
- Expressions of interest for face-to-face hands-n workshops and online webinars received.
- Ongoing development of full OpenSim demonstration region on SoaS carried out.
- Grid service provider for online OpenSim regions identified.
- Commercial service provider responsible for setting up and maintaining Opensim regions in the cloud and connecting them to grid service provider identified and contract signed.
- Nation-wide investigation of the textbooks used by all introductory and intermediate level tertiary Chinese language and culture programs and the contents of those textbooks carried out.
- Content taught from these textbooks by each respective program identified and analysed and common themes and content that could form the basis of task-based language learning lessons in a 3D virtual learning environment identified.
- Sim-on-a-Stick (SoaS) environment for set up and tested for the development and running of full OpenSim demonstration region.
since March 2014
- Development of resources (demonstration region, lesson plans)