ET3 Activities




ET3 Virtual Worlds in education




"We all live every day in virtual environments, defined by our minds" 

- Crichton















To assist in understanding the concepts and research presented in this module, various activities of increasing demand and complexity are provided.

Level 1 (Quiz Activity)
Level 2  (Completion Activity)
Level 3  (Learning Activity)
Level 4 (Advanced Activity)
Level 5 (Research Activity)
Level 6 (RHD Activity)













Level 1 (Quiz Activity)



Virtual worlds in Education Quiz


You should study in detail the Virtual Worlds in Education module before completing the quiz.


Outstanding Very High High Satisfactory Close Fail Fail Abject Fail
 5.00 - 4.25 4.24 -3.75 3.74 - 3.25 3.24 - 2.50  2.49 - 2.25 2.24 - 1.25         1.24 - 0.00
 100% - 85%         84% - 75% 74% - 65% 64% - 50% 49% - 45% 44% - 25% 24% - 0%

85% of questions answered correctly.

75% of questions answered correctly.
 
65% of questions answered correctly.

50% of questions answered correctly.

45% of questions answered correctly. 

25% of questions answered correctly.

<25% of questions answered correctly. 

To complete your quiz go to the Learning@Griffith course website and the select ET3 Quiz.

You may only attempt a quiz once and the first six quizzes attempted will be used to determine their contribution to your Log of Learning Activities. 



Level 2 (Completion Activity)



Photo Tour


Take 5 photographs (screenshots) of different locations in a virtual world and briefly annotate each with how the location could be used for teaching. It should:
  1. 5 photos (screenshots)
  2. All photos could relate to teaching
  3. Descriptions all relate to teaching
  4. A variety of teaching approaches are used
  5. A variety of VW locations are used


Outstanding Very High High Satisfactory Close Fail Fail Abject Fail
 5.00 - 4.25 4.24 -3.75 3.74 - 3.25 3.24 - 2.50  2.49 - 2.25 2.24 - 1.25         1.24 - 0.00
 100% - 85%         84% - 75% 74% - 65% 64% - 50% 49% - 45% 44% - 25% 24% - 0%

All five elements evidenced.

Four elements evidenced.
 
Three elements evidenced.

Two elements evidenced. 

One element evidenced. 

A partial element evidenced.

No element evidenced. 


To submit your completion activity, choose one of the Level 2 Completion Activity tasks on Learning@Griffith, and attach your photographs as image files (jpeg) and include your descriptions in the comment section when submitting your assignment. 



Level 3 (Learning Activity)



Machimina Tour

Create a Machimina tour of virtual worlds, detailing and demonstrating a range of educational activities. (7 minutes).

You should aim to interpret the existing uses of machimina as a format for conveying understanding of  concepts and develop your own machimina video to assist in the understanding of a concept. A satisfactory standard can be achieved by demonstrating use of machimina, however High, Very High and Outstanding standards will not be achieved unless insight is shown into the educational application of machimina. This will be assisted by reading deeply into the module text, examples, and further reading into the use of machimina and educational video for teaching and learning.

You can present your machimina via a Youtube video (maximum of 7 minutes).

Your machimina will be assessed against the following criteria: 

 Outstanding Very High High Satisfactory Close Fail Fail Abject Fail
 15 - 12.75 12.74 -11.25 11.24 - 9.75 9.74 - 7.50  7.49 - 6.75 6.74 - 3.75       3.74 - 0.00
 100% - 85%         84% - 75% 74% - 65% 64% - 50% 49% - 45% 44% - 25% 24% - 0%
Analytical ability in analysing the educational uses of machnimina at an exceptionally high standard.Analytical ability in analysing the educational uses of machnimina at a very high standard.Analytical ability in analysing the educational uses of machnimina at a good standard. Analytical ability in analysing the educational uses of machnimina at a satisfactory standard.  Analytical ability in analysing the educational uses of machnimina at unsatisfactory quality but close to a satisfactory standard.Analytical ability in analysing the educational uses of machnimina at unsatisfactory standard.Analytical ability inanalysing the educational uses of machnimina at a significantly unsatisfactory standard.
Interpretive ability in using screen recording and video editing software to explain concepts at an exceptionally high standard.Interpretive  ability in using screen recording and video editing software to explain concepts at a very high standard.Interpretive ability in using screen recording and video editing software to explain concepts t a good standard.Interpretive ability in using screen recording and video editing software to explain concepts at a satisfactory standard.Interpretive ability in using screen recording and video editing software to explain concepts at unsatisfactory quality but close to a satisfactory standard.Interpretive ability in using screen recording and video editing software to explain concepts at unsatisfactory standard.Interpretive ability in using screen recording and video editing software to explain concepts t a significantly unsatisfactory standard.
Articulation and presentation of an educational machimina at exceptionally high quality.Articulation and presentation of an educational machimina at  very high quality.Articulation and presentation of an educational machimina of a good quality. Articulation and presentation of an educational machimina of a standard quality.Articulation and presentation of an educational machimina of unsatisfactory quality but close to a satisfactory standard.Articulation and presentation of an educational machimina of unsatisfactory quality.Articulation and presentation of an educational machimina of significantly unsatisfactory quality.

To submit your learning activity, choose one of the Level 3 Learning Activity tasks on Learning@Griffith, place a link to your machimina Youtube video into the comment section when submitting your assignment. Remember to ensure that you have made your video public.




Level 4 (Advanced Activity)



Virtual World build


Create an educational environment within a publicly accessible virtual world   (11 minutes of video).

The educational environment should demonstrate an effective application of Virtual Worlds for educational purposes.  

Your video should explain (using voiceover) why various tools/constructions have been incorporated and will be assessed against the following criteria: 

 Outstanding Very High High Satisfactory Close Fail Fail Abject Fail
 15 - 12.75 12.74 -11.25 11.24 - 9.75 9.74 - 7.50  7.49 - 6.75 6.74 - 3.75         3.74 - 0.00
 100% - 85%         84% - 75% 74% - 65% 64% - 50% 49% - 45% 44% - 25% 24% - 0%
Interpretive and analytical ability in analysing educational uses of virtual worlds at an exceptionally high standard.Interpretive and analytical ability in analysing educational uses of virtual worlds at a very high standard.Interpretive and analytical ability in analysing educational uses of virtual worlds at a good standard. Interpretive and analytical ability in analysing educational uses of virtual worlds at a satisfactory standard.  Interpretive and analytical ability in analysing educational uses of virtual worlds at unsatisfactory quality but close to a satisfactory standard.Interpretive and analytical ability in analysing educational uses of virtual worlds at unsatisfactory standard.Interpretive and analytical ability inanalysing educational uses of virtual worlds at a significantly unsatisfactory standard.
Interpretive and analytical ability in developing VW content that is educationally meaningful  at an exceptionally high standard.
Interpretive and analytical ability in developing VW content that is educationally meaningful  at a very high standard.Interpretive and analytical ability in developing VW content that is educationally meaningful  at a good standard.Interpretive and analytical ability developing VW content that is educationally meaningful  at a satisfactory standard.  Interpretive and analytical ability in developing VW content that is educationally meaningful ways  at unsatisfactory quality but close to a satisfactory standard.Interpretive and analytical ability in developing VW content that is educationally meaningful  at unsatisfactory standard.Interpretive and analytical ability in developing VW content that is educationally eaningful  at a significantly unsatisfactory standard.
Intellectual initiative in describing educational activities possible at an exceptionally high standard.Intellectual initiative in describing educational activities possible at a very high standard.Intellectual initiative in describing educational activities possible at a good standard.Intellectual initiative in describing educational activities possible at a satisfactory standard.  Intellectual initiative in describing educational activities possible at an unsatisfactory standard but close to a satisfactory standard.Intellectual initiative in describing educational activities possible at anunsatisfactory standard.Intellectual initiative in describing educational activities possible at a significantly unsatisfactory standard.
Intellectual initiative in creating objects and locations an exceptionally high standard.Intellectual initiative in creating objects and locations  at a very high standard.Intellectual initiative in creating objects and locations at a good standard.Intellectual initiative in creating objects and locations at a satisfactory standard.  Intellectual initiative in creating objects and locations at an unsatisfactory standard but close to a satisfactory standard.Intellectual initiative in creating objects and locations at an unsatisfactory standard.Intellectual initiative in creating objects and locations at a significantly unsatisfactory standard.
Articulation and presentation of an explanatory video of exceptionally high quality.Articulation and  presentation of an explanatory video of very high quality.Articulation and presentation of an explanatory video of good quality. Articulation and presentation of an explanatory video of standard quality.Articulation and presentation of an explanatory video of  unsatisfactory quality but close to a satisfactory standard.Articulation and presentation of an explanatory video of  unsatisfactory quality.Articulation and presentation of an explanatory video of  significantly unsatisfactory quality.



To submit your Advanced Learning Activity, choose the Level 4 Learning Activity task on Learning@Griffith, then attach and submit your explanatory video as a public youtube video.




Level 5 (Research Activity)







Level 6 (RHD Activity)






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