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    Implementing the Virtual World Environment: Seton Hall University's Initiative Implementing the Virtual World Environment: Seton Hall University's Initiative Presentation Transcript

    • Implementing the Virtual World Environment Seton Hall University’s Initiative Mary Balkun, Professor, English Department Chairperson Mary Zedeck, Instructional Designer, TLT Center SHU’s VW Initiative Course Variety/Delivery Methods Through a series of projects in a Experience • Face-to-Face variety of courses, the university has Imagine Design • Distance Education been exploring the ways students work collaboratively, can develop projects Co-create New Realities • Undergraduate that allow them to actively engage • Graduate course material and concepts, and become dynamic participants in their • Professional own learning. SHU’s Future VW Explorations Courses • Associations with virtual world • I/O Psychology partners − NMC • Graduate American Literature − RezEd • Senior Seminar: Gothic Literature − Media Grid • Business/Law Collaboration • Investigate variety of virtual world platforms • Public Healthcare Administration • Reaching out to other institutions to • Ecology/Introduction to Geology form collaborations (Fall 2009) • Exploring venues for research and publication Teaching/Learning Activities • Continued support and further • Inworld collaborations development of existing initiatives • Co-creation Faculty/Instructional Designers • Team building • Faculty: Danielle Mirliss, Mary Balkun, Jack Shannon, Susan Spencer, Anne Hewitt, • Simulations Martha Schoene, Marian Glenn • Instructional Designers: Heidi Trotta, • Role-playing Mary Zedeck, Riad Twal