Since 2004, Eileen O'Connor has been a full time faculty member at Empire State College, working in science education and in most-recently in the Masters of Arts in Learning and Emerging Technologies. She has published and presented on the uses of technology in education and communication and pursues research on the use of emerging technologies (including virtual technologies) in teaching, learning, and communication. In spring 2015, she will be on sabbatical to develop, pilot, and study an immersive environment to bring science education to students in both America and Africa through e-based interactions (much work has to be done though to enable the computer interactions).
This presentation highlights seven years of integrating virtual reality into online education courses to build community, share work, create virtual conferences and poster sessions, and develop collaborative projects. A new course has students beginning to design their own complex virtual environments. Suggestions on effective virtual usage to be shared too.
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I have been working (struggling) in virtual reality for seven years now - from Second Life to the open-source movement (less expensive but more groundwork must be done). It has been thrilling to be…Continue