Bethany Winslow Instructional Designer, San José State University
Bethany supports faculty integrating technology with their
teaching and curriculum, including the use of virtual worlds in
education. Bethany is a volunteer with the Community Virtual
Library and the project lead for their Hypergrid.
Our first presenter, Alyse Dunavant-Jones, argues that “VR is the future, and the future is now!” Our second presenter, Bethany Winslow, cautions that “Regardless of what VR platforms are used in the future, designers of effective immersive learning with VR must know the history of virtual worlds in education as well as have some hands-on experience in using them.” The sparing partners will be moderated by Dr. Valerie Hill, the director of the Community Virtual Library in Second Life, Avacon, and Kitely.
Individuals requiring real-time captioning or other accommodations should contact Dr. Sue Alman as soon as possible.