Monday, December 23, 2019

2019 #VWEDU: WRITE: A Christmas Carol and the times it tells: Dickens project in virtual worlds

A Christmas Carol 
and the times it tells: 
Dickens project in virtual worlds

A presentation about the times represented in the famous story by Charles Dickens.

Dickens Resource Center
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A presentation?

  • Well, where is the auditorium?
  • This is not an auditorium presentation.
  • How can you have a presentation without an auditorium?
  • In a virtual word we often have a presentation in a place relevant to the subject.
  • How does that work?  Where does the audience sit?  
  • The avatars don't sit.  The walk around in the place. 
  • That won't work.  They can't see the slides while they are walking.
  • We don't present with slides.  The places they walk to do the job of the slides.
  • You can't do a power-point presentation without slides.
  • We don't usually do power-point presentations.
  • Okay, so go on with your story  But you are doing it all wrong.

 About antique patterns
  • And Victorian dresses
  • Antique Pattern Library
  • Well, there's a slideshow right there. They can stop and look at slides.
  • That's not how we do it around here. Val talked about historical authenticity.
  • The antique pattern library offers authentic patterns.
  • People can come back and look at the slides later.  
  • The Dickens exhibit will be here all of December
Disability in Dickens' work
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  • A research article in a slideshow.
  • Disability in the work of Charles Dickens
  • This kind of product could come from inquiry-based learning.
  • There--another slideshow.  But no seats for people to sit and watch it.
  • There are lots of slideshows here. This presentation is about all of them.  
  • You are supposed to show each slide and talk about it. 
  • Instead we show each slideshow and talk about it.  
A wall of slideshows
  • With all those slideshows, you could have a lot of presentations.
  • We don't have time for a lot of presentations.  People can come look at the slideshows by themselves.
  • By themselves they don't have anybody telling them what the slides mean.
  • They will have to read and figure it out for themselves.  This is a presentation for people who can read.
Victorian man's outfit
  • On the slideshow.  The female attire is on the ladies.
  • And I stand aside because I am in my Thinkerer outfit, not Victorian.
  • A special outfit just to come to a presentation?  That is wild! 
  • Or at least different. In a virtual world, the audience participates.
Victorian London

  • Posters can carry lots of information.
  • You expect people to read it instead of telling them.  That's weird.
  • It only works with people who can read.  
Victorian characters 
  • Populating a Victorian exhibit.
  • It's not a presentation.  It's more like a museum tour.
  • Okay, a museum tour from your home or office.  
  • But it doesn't even have a stage for the presenter to stand on.
  • It is not about the presenter; it is about the subject. 
What was ailing Tiny Tim?
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A balloon tour of the Dickens exhibit 

Reports on the Dickens Project from previous years


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