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Saturday, November 8 • 2:30pm - 3:15pm
From Start to Scholarly Finish: Best practices for developing and evaluating virtual world educational modules

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Streaming Link: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/oscc4

This session will briefly discuss the theory of education in virtual worlds (VW) and examine the broad categories of VW applications in education: Practice & Simulation, Collaboration/ Distance learning, Role-Play/Dramatization, Visualization and Gaming. With practical examples, the audience will be guided through VW curricular design, with emphasis on creating specific and measurable learning objectives for your ideas, storyboarding (project planning), and scholarly evaluation of the educational impact on your learners.

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Carolyn Lowe

Carolyn is an associate professor of science education at Northern Michigan University when she teaches life science for future teachers, undergraduate and graduate courses in teaching science, and basic biology.She lives in the woods of the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Carolyn (Clowey) previously operated Biome and Biome II in Second Life and now has two complete grids, Biome and Biome4Kids as part of the Virtual Islands for Better... Read More →
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Rachel Umoren

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics & Director of Immersive Learning, University of Washington
Dr. Rachel Umoren is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, Washington and the Director of Immersive Learning for the Neonatal Education and Simulation-Based Training (NEST) Program. Her research interests are in enhancing healthcare partnerships and teamwork using virtual simulations. She has published and presented internationally on using virtual... Read More →

Saturday November 8, 2014 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Education Track

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