I. (4 hours) Theory: Overview of Immersive Virtual
Environment (IVE) Theory and Practice.
- Design and implementation of IVEs
- Meaning and implications of authentic science
instruction in IVEs
- Assessment of learning, and educational
outcomes of IVEs
- Roles and role formation in IVEs
- Software agents and artifical intelligence in IVEs
II. (8 hours) Practice: Experience with science learning
in IVEs (customized to participant interest).
- Practice with the Virtual Cell (2-6 hours)
- Practice with the Geology Explorer (2-6 hours)
- Practice with other IVEs (1-2 hours)
III. (4 hours) Implementation, Dissemination, and
Institutionalization: Portfolio documentation relating
to science learning in Immersive Virtual Environments (IVEs).
Participants will prepare a portfolio of lesson plans and
relating to their grade 6-12 curricula.
Final portfolio documents will be due Friday, June 20th (two
weeks after the conclusion of the course).
- Prepare lesson plans incorporating IVEs into current instruction
- Design new instruction based on IVEs
- Design age-appropriate assessment and evaluation
instruments (relating them to national and state standards).
- Write implementation protocols based on technology
- Actively participate in discussions arising from items above.
The tentative plan is for exemplary portfolio materials to be collected
into a "workbook" for possible use in future courses or possible
state or national dissemination.
Modified: 3June03; Contact: email@example.com