Track: Best Practices Showcase

Title The Past, Present, and Future of Virtual World Education
Author(s): Valerie Hill
Moderator(s):Edith Halderman
Date Friday, March 16 10:00
Location: CAVE/EdTech Auditorium
Abstract The University of Washington Certificate in Virtual Worlds has graduated three classes of students (2009, 2010, and 2011) and a new class will graduate in June 2012.  Representative graduates from each class, along with a current student, will share best practices of education from a variety of perspectives.  Topics will include history, art, educational curriculum, new media formats, virtual libraries, and predictions for the future.  Panelists will demonstrate collaboration across the globe through diverse professions, languages, and transmedia.
Bio(s): Valerie Hill: Valerie Hill is a librarian, working on a PhD in Library and information Studies with a research focus on the adoption of virtual worlds in libraries.

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