Leveraging the Affordances, Minimizing the Barriers of Virtual Worlds
It is not yet possible for us to duplicate the richness amd complexity of the real world in a virtual world. What instructional deisgn elements can we use to simulate real world experiences? What affordances do these virtual spaces offer that the real world does not and what are the barriers to success?
At the 2007 NMC Summer Conference, a panel of educators tackled these and other complex issues in an exploration in the use of virtual worlds in the classroom.
- Heidi Trotta, Seton Hall University
- Nick Noakes, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
- Cynthia Calongne, Colorado Technical University
- Hilary Mason, Johnson & Wales University