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July 14, 2011

New learning technologies prompt a rethinking of traditional course structure

From Chronicle of Higher Education:
By Jeffrey R. Young
Washington

"The first question many undergraduates ask professors on the first day of class is whether they really have to show up.

The way they phrase it is a bit more subtle, says Dekunle Somade, a senior at the University of Maryland at College Park. What his fellow students actually ask is: "Will reruns of lectures be available after class, or at least the full set of PowerPoint slides?"

Mr. Somade told me recently that "the general idea is that if I don't have to come to class, I don't want to come to class--and technology is giving students more and more reason not to come."

That leads to a big question: Why even have a traditional college course?..."

To see the rest of this article, please go to:
http://chronicle.com/article/Actually-Going-to-Class-How/126519/

February 16, 2010

After Frustrations in Second Life, Colleges Look to New Virtual Worlds

Chronicle of Higher Educations:http://chronicle.com/article/After-Frustrations-in-Second/64137/

The hype is gone, but not the interest, and professors think some emerging projects may have instructional staying power

February 27, 2009

Alice: An educational software that teaches students computer programming in a 3D environment

Alice.org

April 7, 2008

Cobalt

Cobalt 3D, Entertainment 3D Content and Technology

April 4, 2008

Stanford University's Virtual Human Interaction Lab

VHIL: Virtual Human Interaction Lab - Stanford University

January 3, 2008

Media Grid

Media Grid : Home Page

Immersiveeducation.org

Media Grid : Immersive Education

'Immersive Education' Submerges Students in Online Worlds Made for Learning

'Immersive Education' Submerges Students in Online Worlds Made for Learning - Chronicle.com

Project to Build Virtual Learning Platform Within Popular Online Worlds Wins Financial Support

Project to Build Virtual Learning Platform Within Popular Online Worlds Wins Financial Support - Chronicle.com

Croquet Consortium

Main Page - Croquet Consortium

Second Life

Second Life: Official site of the 3D online virtual world

Project Wonderland

lg3d-wonderland: Project Wonderland

Immersive Education the focus of 2008 Boston Summit

http://mediagrid.org/news/2008-01_Summit.html