Immersive Virtual Environments for Science Education
Summer Semester 2006
Monday, August 14th to Wednesday, August 16th,
(Mon. 1-5 p m., Tue. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Wed. 9 a.m. -1 p.m.)
Building: Library Cluster, NDSU, Fargo, ND
Prerequisite Courses: None
Semester hours: One
Due to space and budget constraints the course is limited to 25 in-service teachers, grades 6 - 12. Participants will be chosen on the basis of finding a balance between a) high school and middle school, and b) rural and urban schools, and by first-come-first-served within that distribution.
Course costs are supported by grant funds. In addition, participants will be awarded a $400.00 stipend (participants are responsible for the $50.00 "recording fee" required by NDSU). Travel costs and local lodging for out-of-town participants will also be covered by grant funds, and "working" lunch will be provided on the second and third days. Participants will also be provided a free copy of the textbook, "Electric Worlds in the Classroom".
See how to implement an immersive, computer-based environment to enhance your biology or earth science curriculum. Learn how these environments operate and the overall impact they can have on science education. Assist the development group at NDSU in implementing these worlds in your classroom.
The purpose of the course is to study the theory, practice, implementation, dissemination, and institutionalization of role-based immersive virtual environments (IVEs) for science education. The topics under discussion will therefore be broad. Particpants will engage in the study of immersive virtual environments for science education in the context of instruction in the grade 6-12 classroom. Participants will be expected to evaluate these systems in terms of current state standards and produce a portfolio document.
Course Organization:I. (4 hours) Theory: Overview of Immersive Virtual Environment (IVE) Theory and Practice.
II. (8 hours) Practice: Experience with science learning
in IVEs (customized to participant interest).
III. (4 hours) Implementation, Dissemination, and
Institutionalization: Portfolio documentation relating
to science learning in Immersive Virtual Environments (IVEs).
Click here for the 2006 Detailed Schedule
Final portfolio documents will be due Wednesday, August 30th (two
weeks after the conclusion of the course).
Online Registration Form: http://wwwic.ndsu.edu/~mooadmin/GEOBIO600/registration.doc
(MS-Word format, print on 8.5" x 11" paper).
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