0365A Using Virtual Environments in Teaching and LearningExplore virtual environments and the unique opportunities they provide for online teaching and learning. Learn principles of instruction for virtual worlds and investigate conditions for and assessment of learning in virtual worlds.
- Define types of virtual environments
- Recognize unique aspects of virtual environments that influence and impact teaching and learning
- Analyze the characteristics of virtual environments that motivate and support learning
- Identify methods to assess learning in virtual environments
[Note: Coursework will take place in an online virtual environment (such as Second Life or SceneCaster) and via asynchronous online discussions and journal postings in the Learn@UW course management system. Students must be able to set-up an account in a virtual environment and participate in an online virtual world tour or sample lesson as part of the 0365A course activities. Instructions on how to access the virtual environment activities will be provided in Week 1 of class.]