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VCARA Virtual Worlds, Immersive Learning and MOOCs


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Valerie Hill presents for the 4th Annual VCARA Conference - Digital Stewardship & Knowledge Dissemination in the 21st Century - May 22, 2013

Valerie Hill presents for the 4th Annual VCARA Conference - Digital Stewardship & Knowledge Dissemination in the 21st Century - May 22, 2013

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  • 1. Virtual Worlds: ImmersiveLearning and MOOCsValerie Hill, Ph.D.LISD Librarian & TWU Professor SLISValibrarian Gregg (in SL)VCARA 2013
  • 2. Texas Library AssociationSL Community Group Projects• Virtual Texas- Spring 2011• Virtual Tornado- Fall 2011• Maya Island Exhibit- Spring 2012Exhibits and Live Tours heldat the Community VirtualLibrary Exhibition Area.
  • 3. Summer 2012Museum built by Jo Teeuwisse,an historical consultant in Amsterdam.
  • 4. Tours for Summer in Berlin 2012July 14th 1pm and August 5th 1pm
  • 5. Fall 2012: Museum ofVirtual Media (built by UWiSchool students)
  • 6. Spring 2013: Math in 3D
  • 7. Coming to CVL Exhibition AreaSummer 2013Explore MARS onthe Mars Rover in3D alone or withothers during alive tour.
  • 8. Virtual World Learning:Synchronous or Asynchronous
  • 9. Coursera MOOC
  • 10. MOOC Classmates
  • 11. Can a MOOC take place ina virtual world?• Massive (virtual worlds can hold only somany avatars)• Open (virtual worlds are open on a globalscale)• Online (virtual worlds are online)• Courses (Courses can take place- bothsynchronous and asychronous)
  • 12. Anne Frank MOOCImmersive learningin 3DWeekly assignmentsin online courseGlobal interactivity
  • 13. Mixed Reality & Media Formats
  • 14. Experience History in 3D
  • 15. Collaboration Across DistanceMeeting for “classin the park inAmsterdam”
  • 16. Exploration of new media is like“entering the book”.
  • 17. Personal ReflectionImmersion in theexperience can helpstudents understandhistory on adeep, personal level.
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