Congratulations to faculty Lynn McClelland and Cynthya Ippoliti for pioneering the development of virtual learning communities at PVCC.
This month McClelland, English faculty, and Ippoliti, library faculty, won a grant from the Maricopa Center for Learning and Instruction to fund their project “Digging for Gold in the Superstition Mountains.”
The evidence-based virtual reality game will teach research and critical thinking skills to composition students as they seek the secret location of hidden treasure.
The faculty hope to have the game available for classroom application by Spring 2010.
Here’s a brief introduction to how virtual learning environments work: