The ChallengeHow do we offer distanceeducation students the meansof participating in acampus event?
The SolutionProvide an equivalent virtualexperience with as many of thesame functions aspossible.
The ContextTWU Student Creative Arts &Research Symposium2007- Virtual Posterswith Wikis2008- Second Life
The ProcessIdentifyStaffDeterminePlatformRegentsPresentationDevelopPolicies UserSupportPresenterSupportQualityCheckCommunityPresentationsDevelopSpaceCopyrightCompliance
The EventReal Life meets a Second Life“So, in a virtualworld, we don’thave distance.”“Additive ratherthan distractive.”
The DebriefingPresenters“The experience exceeded my expectations!”Feeling of accomplishment and excitement to share research.FacultyPlans & requests formore uses of platformStaffOverall SuccessAdjustments and changesfor future events1014 1123190102030VP1 SOA1 VP2 SOA2 VP3Session AttendedReal Life Attendees
The FutureSymposium Alumni Activities Teaching Student Research