A networking meet-up for educators currently using learning simulations in virtual worlds/platforms AND for educators and others interested in learning more about using learning simulations in virtual worlds/platforms. Drop by to visit with colleagues, ask a question, share/locate content, and more!
To attend this event, you can either Hypergrid into the OSCC grid or register to attend #OSCC21 and get a local account avatar at http://conference.opensimulator.org. The meet-up will be in the ‘OSCC Expo Zone 3′ region, at the Speaker booths.
In addition to the Educators’ Meet-Up on 12/10/21, do not forget about joining the “Educators in OpenSim” group (in the OSCC grid). More specifically, after you are logged into the OSCC grid:
Right click on your avatar;
Click on Groups;
Search for “Educators in OpenSim” (without the quotation marks);
Click on the “Join” button; and
Click on the “Yes” button.
Finally, feel free to use the Educators in OpenSim group chat function to network with other educators during the 2021 Open Simulator Community Conference!
Kay McLennan is a Professor of Practice at the Tulane University School of Professional Advancement. Kay created the Tulane SoPA Metaverse and has been creating and using virtual world learning simulations in her online economics, business studies, and online pedagogy courses since 2008. Kay uses student feedback to continually refine and expand the educational simulations she creates to use in her e-courses. She has written about her creation and use of OpenSimulator-based learning simulations – see “Interactivity, Engagement, and Increased Learning Outcomes in 3D Virtual World Educational Simulations” (@ http://www.editlib.org/p/40849), “Prisoners’ Dilemma” simulation use case example (@ https://sites.google.com/view/the-prisoners-dilemma/home), and “Data Detectives Game” simulation use case example (@ https://sites.google.com/view/data-detectives-game). Also, the video clips from the December 2018 “Mainstreaming Virtual World Learning Colloquium” event – organized by Kay — can be viewed @ https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLctERt0Fl50gLOgYPdfHDE8NcPtuO4wb0.