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Sunday, September 8 • 8:30am - 9:20am
D. I. Y. Build Blueprints for Creating Engaging and Effective Virtual World Learning Simulations

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Using the Data Detectives Game as a [case study] backdrop, the presenter will detail the essential virtual world learning simulation components identified by student users as well as demonstrate and discuss the pedagogical elements and innovations utilized to maximize learner engagement and increased learning outcomes. Also, the techniques used for monitoring student progress and adapting the virtual learning simulation to the needs and/or preferences of the learners will be demonstrated and discussed.

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Kay McLennan

Tulane University
Kay McLennan is a professor of practice at Tulane University. Kay started using virtual world simulations in her e-learning courses in 2008 and was a finalist in the Federal Virtual World Challenge in 2012 for her Prisoner's Dilemma game theory simulation and in 2013 for her Data Detectives Game. Kay's recent presentations on virtual world educational simulations include "Interactivity, Engagement, and Increased Learning Outcomes in 3D Virtual... Read More →


Sunday September 8, 2013 8:30am - 9:20am
Breakout Zone 4

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