Virtual Reality vs Virtual Worlds “Smackdown”
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. SLT (Pacific)


Published: October 14, 2019 by Dr. Pat Franks

Join us for a lively debate on the merits of virtual worlds and virtual reality! 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.

Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Time: 5 p.m. SLT  (Pacific)
Location: VCARA, Second Life
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Questions regarding the event and access to the space in Second Life should be directed to Dr. Pat Franks.