Monday, November 5, 2018

2018 EDU: Empire State College (ESC) Virtual Residency (applied practice)

Empire State College (ESC) 
MALET program Virtual Residency 
(applied practice)

A report in pictures of instructional activities in a virtual world.  See how we can provide onlne instruction in the new century.
We attend a lecture in Kitely
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  • This group looks way too relaxed.
  • To relax in school, you have to know your stuff.
  • SUNY Empire State College (ESC)
  • MALET Program:  Master of Arts in Learning and Emerging Technologies.
  • Residency is a term taken from medical education.
  • All the MALET courses are online, so much coursework is done alone.
  • The residency program lets students connect with peers in MALET
  • And perhaps develop collaborative activities
More after the break

Metaverse events, recent and upcoming



  • 9:00 AM - tech preparation / faculty introductions
  • 9:30 - 10:30 AM: The Virtual to Augmented Reality Continuum - Eileen O'Connor, Ph.D. 
  • Break; move to Empire Learning Design in Kitely; you will be given directions
  • 11 - 12:00 : VR Worldbuilding - Nicola Allain, Ph.D. 
  • Break  
  • 1 - 1:30 PM: Arts & Media in Virtual Worlds - Nicola Allain 
  • 1:30 - 2:00 PM:  STEM group activity - Eileen O'Connor
  • 2:00 - 3:00 PM:   Game Design and Unity Game Engine - Mark Lewis

"Slide" presentation
  • No slides are really needed, but we can make something a slide presentation.
  • Sometimes we put a transparent prim in front of the screen.
  • That lets the audience click to focus on the screen
  • Without affecting the presenter prim.
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  • In a virtual world, we can easily zoom in on the screen
The group gathers at a bridge
  • This walking tour was about the architecture and landscaping of the place.
Note the building across the bridge
  • Recognize the style?  
This works as an auditorium

The walking tour crosses another bridge
  • They shall run and not be weary.
We explore a house

We hear how this place was built

  • This could be a model of some important real-world place. 
  • Then the talk could be about the real place.


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