The Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference is pleased to confirm that Larysa Nadolny will be our closing keynote in Second Life. Dr. Nadolny knows about research, education, and learning in the 21st century. Her grant funded projects have resulted in some extraordinary transformative ideas, which incorporate game-based learning, augmented reality, and leveraging the power of social networks. As the closing keynote, Dr. Nadolny is sure to motivate other educators and researchers to engage more avidly in the potential of interactive and immersive tools to revolutionize education.
Date: Saturday April 12th, 2014
Time: 1:00pm PDT
Location: Second Life – VWBPE Central Auditorium
“There’s always room for a virtual zipline”, and other lessons from SciEthics Interactive
How do you make room for fun when serious learning is the goal? Dr. Larysa Nadolny will share lessons learned from the NSF funded SciEthics Interactive project, a virtual world simulation with an ethics twist, to show it’s possible. She will discuss how collaboration and global community are keys to success. Finally, she will challenge the audience to bring islands like SciEthics Interactive to the next level in order to overcome the current challenges present in today’s virtual learning environments.
Read more about this keynote at the VWBPE website
"Some teachers view games and virtual worlds as a distraction from learning, but Larysa Nadolny's research may help change their minds." Nadolny Studies Virtual Worlds in Education, by Sarah Burke
Join me this Friday as I present "STEM+ in 3D: Virtual Worlds". We will be talking about the use of virtual worlds in STEM education, as well as taking a virtual "field trip" to SciEthics Interactive.
All of the webinars in this series have come from the HP Catalyst grants, which is an impressive groups of universities and businesses. There is a reduced price for ISTE members, but you can view the entire series to get an even better deal.
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