Building an Online Virtual School

  1. Christopher Carnahan, Doctoral Program Coordinator, New Jersey City University, United States
  2. Kimberly Crowley, Jersey City Public Schools, United States
  3. Norma Fernandez, Jersey City Public Schools, United States

Thursday, June 22 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

Presider: {% thumbnail paper.presentation.session.presider.user.profile.photo "micro" crop="center" as photo % Lyudmila Smirnova, Mount Saint Mary College, United States

As online education has continued to evolve, there has been a search to transform distance education to engage students. Many variations have emerged in the field, but there has not been a single mode that has been proven to be the most effective in every setting. The current paper looks to examine implementing an online virtual world in a K-12 setting. Unlike prior iterations of worlds that were based on experiential learning and had limited security or structure, the current study used an online platform that simulated a school setting and gave prominence to creating a replacement for a brick and mortar school in regards to social, instructional, and collaborative spaces.

ID
51303
Type
Roundtable
Topics
Design of Distance Learning Systems Interactive Learning Environments SIG: Emerging Technologies for Learning and Teaching
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