Building an Online Virtual School
Thursday, June 22 11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Presider: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.