Fall 2008 Internet2 Member Meeting

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Real-World Experiences in Virtual Reality

Time 10/15/08 04:30PM-05:30PM

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Session Abstract

This second of two virtual worlds panel discussions sponsored by the Teaching & Learning SIG and the K20 Initiative will draw on widely disparate stories to spark a discussion of how virtual world projects can strengthen teaching and research. Robert Griffiths will talk about the development of TELRport Island, Ohio State's presence in Second Life. San Francisco's Exploratorium has begun using Second Life to prototype exhibits and present professional development trainings and has launched a Museum Virtual Worlds to collaborate with other museums using virtual worlds and share experiences and resources; Rob Rothfarb, the Exploratorium's Director of Web Development, will describe their experiences. Emily Gillespie, a graduate student from Wake Forest, will talk about the Phylogenetics Lab she is building on Second Life's Genome Island. And finally Doug Canfield will discuss the use of multi-user virtual environments for teaching foreign languages at the University of Tennessee.

Speakers

Speaker Emily Gillespie Wake Forest University

Speaker Doug Canfield University of Tennessee

Speaker Rob Rothfarb Exploratorium

Speaker Rob Griffiths The Ohio State University

Moderator Chris Hodge University of Tennessee

Secondary tracks Teaching and Learning/K20

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