AHRD webcast slides 2010

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AHRD webcast slides 2010

  1. 1. Our Interest in VHRD• Interest in immersive, more engaging learning for students• Work with military and allied health in virtual simulations• Previous research in instructional design, online learning, virtual worlds, and evaluation• Used Second Life for virtual office hours starting 2007• Used Active Worlds in course projects in 2008• 2008, 2009, 2010 AHRD presentation about using Virtual Worlds in HRD• UNC-TLT presentations in Second Life• Dissertation research
  2. 2. About the Article• Need: no consensus on what or how to evaluate learning in Virtual Worlds• Purpose: address methods and assessment techniques for measuring learning outcomes in VWs• Qualitative case study investigating evaluation practices in VWs & their relevance to VHRD, & literature review on evaluation and virtual worlds
  3. 3. Significance to VHRD• Capturing learning that measures performance• Evaluating in context: performance based learning, authentic assessment, social learning, group learning artifacts, peer evaluation• Developing formalized evaluation plans & strategies for VHRD• Reducing barriers for HRD practitioners

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