Educating in the Virtual Environment – this presentation will focus on working implementations of the virtual environment for educational use: second language learning, visual studies and design, and healthcare (nurse education and surgery).
About the speaker:
Brant Knutzen has set up and operated two virtual worlds for educational institutions in Hong Kong using the Second Life environment. Starting in 2007, he has conducted courses in the virtual environment including Design, Programming, Visual Studies, English 101, and English using Drama. The use of the virtual environment for facilitating collaboration between universities will also be explored, as well as the application of the Moodle LMS for building depth of student understanding in conjunction with the highly engaging virtual world.