Presented by Tamara MalloffTeacher-Librarian & Technology Coordinator, Mt. Sentinel Secondary School South Slocan, B.C. In collaboration with Jeff Yasinchuk, Teacher-Librarian, L.V. Rogers Secondary School Nelson, B.C.
“...innovations mean that the commons as a physical space will be obliged to integrate even more of the virtual world into the face- to-face environment it now successfully provides...“ -Educause, April 2011Tamara Malloff/2012
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“Virtual reality is the first step in agrand adventure into the landscape of the imagination.” -FRANK BIOCCA, TAEYONG KIM, & MARK R. LEVY, Communication in the Age of Virtual Reality “When anything new comes along, everyone, like a child discovering theworld, thinks that theyve invented it, but you scratch a little and you find a caveman scratching on a wall is creating virtual reality in a sense. What is new here is that moresophisticated instruments give you the powerto do it more easily. Virtual reality is dreams.” -MORTON HEILIG, attributed, Virtual Reality and the Exploration of Cyberspace Tamara Malloff/2012
Gordon Holden has been, and continues to be, an influential pioneer andteacher-leader in applying immersive technology environments in an educationalcontext. He has worked tirelessly in coaching, mentoring, and tutoring those of usnew to immersive tech. Gordon teaches at Kelowna Christian Heritage, andamongst several presentations on immersive tech including ISTE 2012, is thefounder of Immersive Technology 4 Learning Ning. Thank you, Gordon, for all ofyour guidance and wisdom in helping us understand and learn about immersivetechnology environments, and your building tutorials!Mark Hawkes is the e-Learning Coordinator, Learning Division, in the Ministry ofEducation. Mark wears several hats, including coordinating the BCNexus project, acutting-edge provincial immersive technology initiative based on the ActiveWorldsplatform. Mark has been instrumental in guiding the learning involved in MtSentinels iteration, "DreamWorld," and continues to oversee the BCNexus projectthis year. Many thanks to you, Mark for your patience, guidance, and assistance inour Dreamworld project, and for your leadership on BCNexus! We also gratefully acknowledge the continued inspiration of our fellow teacher librarians here and internationally. Thank you also to our administrators and senior leadership at SD8 for supporting this project. Tamara Malloff/2012