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

  1. 1. 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

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