VCARA Virtual Worlds, Immersive Learning and MOOCs
Virtual Worlds: ImmersiveLearning and MOOCsValerie Hill, Ph.D.LISD Librarian & TWU Professor SLISValibrarian Gregg (in SL)VCARA 2013
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.
Summer 2012Museum built by Jo Teeuwisse,an historical consultant in Amsterdam.
Tours for Summer in Berlin 2012July 14th 1pm and August 5th 1pm
Fall 2012: Museum ofVirtual Media (built by UWiSchool students)
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)
Anne Frank MOOCImmersive learningin 3DWeekly assignmentsin online courseGlobal interactivity
Collaboration Across DistanceMeeting for “classin the park inAmsterdam”
Exploration of new media is like“entering the book”.
Personal ReflectionImmersion in theexperience can helpstudents understandhistory on adeep, personal level.
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