And we'll have 2nd workshop by Kevin Oh and Natalie Nussli as follows
- Title: Designing Teacher Training for the Use of Virtual Worlds in K-12 Education
- Presenter: Kevin Oh, University of San Francisco, Natalie Nussli, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland
- Location: Demo Area or Lecture Hall at The Science Circle
- Summary: In our presentation, we will talk about the teacher training workshops that we have offered in the past four years. Our goal is to enable teachers to make informed decisions about the usefulness and classroom applicability of virtual worlds with a view to their own (future) classes. Based on the participating teachers (both general and special education pre- and in-service teachers), we have developed recommendations for the design of virtual worlds teacher training. We will talk about the challenges that the participating teachers have identified during their in-world experiences and fieldtrips to various educational regions in Second Life.