Virtual learning environments coming to PVCC

 

The avatar of English Faculty Lynn McClelland moves through a three dimensional virtual learning environment.

The avatar of English Faculty Lynn McClelland moves through a three dimensional virtual environment.

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:

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