The Google Education On Air Conference today was an impressive lineup of online presentations by educators.
I was lucky enough to be one of the select 10 "hanging out" in the Google+ in Higher Education presentation. I was so inspired that I started my own page!
This Research Symposium will discuss research-based solutions to one of the most daunting problems in American higher education – the continued loss of graduates in STEM areas. How do we counter the precipitous drop in STEM enrollments and how does the research being conducted enable STEM online programs to educate the workforce needed in STEM?
Registration and Forum: Free! Register Now!
Moderated Online Discussions: April 19th-29th
Live panel conversation: May 3, 2012, 11:00—2:00 ET
Virtual worlds are powerful. They can allow students to visualize difficult topics, experience dangerous situation, and collaborate across the globe. This presentation will take you on a tour of STEM islands and curriculum that already exist, as well as a discussion of how we can work together to meet our Catalyst needs in a new virtual world. Please bring your laptop and be ready to download a virtual world viewer for a truly immersive experience.
A workshop presentation at the HP Catalyst Summit, Beijing, China - April 13 2012
The Virtual Worlds: Best Practices in Education Conference 2012 was excellent this year, with many interactive presentations and top-notch speakers. My graduate research assistant, Veronica Pistoia, moderated a panel session on STEM in Virtual Worlds. Below, you will find the abstract to that panel session as well as a link to the audio.