Objective: Create an interactive, standards-based virtual world experience that teaches middle level learners about the cell.
Many milestones for such a project; too many to list here. Broader questions include:
- What is needed to engage a young learner?
- Can one meet curriculum standards for many schools with a single design? (I think so.)
- What technical difficulties emerge in creating content for use as OAR files?
Ultimately, the goal would be to export the VW design in the form of an OAR file, freely available to anyone using VWs in the classroom. This calls for installing and operating a simulator myself for testing and file configuration…so, I have done that.
Can a simple design emerge before the summer months, in time for adventurous teachers to offer feedback?
Got skills? Any help is welcome.
Got learners? Please holler.
Linden Labs, through the agency of the LEA Committee, sponsors content creation regularly with their Artist in Residence (AiR) program. Some of the best designs you will see take space in the LEA sims. If not familiar with the program, you could have a look at some Flickr images and blog posts about the LEA projects that users have found remarkable.
The committee has awarded a full sim, for five months, to develop and exhibit the project described in this page.