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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

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.

SpeakEasy HUD Tool

Flying Stickies, Easy Quests, VW + Unity for Edu
Mar 17 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Julie LeMoine/Juliein3D (Avatar)
Artists, Designers and Builders

The presentation will summarize a new and emerging virtual world API running on the Unity game engine that offers a lot of creation flexibility from a VW classrooms without requiring much coding. A set of insights on this merging VWs with Unity will be presented. Much of the presentation will be framed in a real use case – a 3D classroom from the 2017 fall semester and will cover how this particular VW API on Unity enabled the rapid, no-code creation of engaging NPC interaction (quests) and how 3D sticky notes and other collaboration tools were added to amp up engagement.

Participants will learn about a new VW on Unity, Sinespace, and learn the basics of the new VW’s 3D quests creation tool.

Track: Collaboration and Distance Connections
Format: Spotlight Presentation
Accessibility: Voice & SpeakEasy HUD Tool