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Mar
17
Sat
2018
Blending VWs & Digital Tech. in Language Teaching
Mar 17 @ 08:00 AM – 09:00 AM

Track: Creativity and Innovation in Design, Practice, and Learning
Format: Spotlight Presentation

Presenter:
Anabel Nowak/Ann von Rhein (Avatar)

This presentation deals with teaching immersive English literature by blending 3D worlds, machinima and other external digital tools.
In this project students practice English while having the chance to use different platforms and devices in order to train 21st century skills.

Participants will be able to learn how digital technology and new ideas can easily be incorporated in language syllabi in order to revolutionize teaching.

Accessibility:
Voice
SpeakEasy HUD Tool

Liberate Agency Amplification Via Avatar Identity
Mar 17 @ 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM

Presenter:
Renne Emiko Brock/Zinnia Zauber (Avatar)
Educators and Trainers

Let go of control. Instructors empower students through agency with active learning ownership, not with ultimate authority. Build validating lessons prior to entering virtual situations with surprising personal investigation, mood board creation, and character sketches. Develop education buy-in through accelerated and immediate avatar customization to reveal individuality and unlimited potential. Use reflection exercises to reveal how this experience exposed their real investment in themselves.

Participants will be able to utilize revelations of student’s motivation via avatar development.
Participants will be able to foster personalized research, design, documentation, and blogging.

Track: Creativity and Innovation in Design, Practice, and Learning
Format: Spotlight Presentation
Accessibility: Voice & SpeakEasy HUD Tool