Building an Online Virtual School

ID: 51303 Type: Roundtable
  1. Christopher Carnahan, Doctoral Program Coordinator, New Jersey City University, United States
  2. Kimberly Crowley and Norma Fernandez, Jersey City Public Schools, United States

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

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.


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