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New Worlds for Geoscience Teaching: Using Online Games and Environments
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Workshop Program

Monday April 21: Introduction and the online learning environment landscape

(times are US Central Daylight)

10:00-10:30 Introductions and opening remarks
10:30-12:00 The big picture lay of the land: Presentation by Alan Levine followed by real-time discussion and questions.

Dial-in number: 1.800.704.9804 (or 1.404.920.6604 if you can't use an 800 number).
Use the participant code: 753674
Web Address for Screen Sharing: http://www.yugma.com/app/loading.php?user=&collsession=211267880&role=4

Tuesday April 22: Learning about each others work

Posters pages are hosted on the workshop web page. In a virtual 'gallery walk' each participant reads and adds comments to each of the other participants' posters. This happens asynchronously Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning in preparation for the discussion.

12:00-2:00 Discussion based on these posters and the comments offered by fellow participants.

Evaluation Roadcheck

Dial-in same as Monday
Dial-in number: 1.800.704.9804 (or 1.404.920.6604 if you can't use an 800 number).
Use the participant code: 753674
Web Address for Screen Sharing: http://www.yugma.com/app/loading.php?user=&collsession=211267880&role=4

Small Group Call Details

All group will use the same 800 number as above. Each has a different participant code:
Group 1 Frank, Cathy, John: stay where you are.....
Group 2: Alan, Sam, Jim 588622
Group 3: Mike, Brian, Mel 179736
  • Assessing Learning in Games
  • What in gaming is good and bad (for learning)
  • Realism versus simulation
reconvene at the main number (access code 753674) at 1:10pm
Cathy's Discussion Summary (Microsoft Word 24kB Apr22 08)

Wednesday April 23: Building Expertise

dial-in and yugma info same as previous days

11:00-12:00 Discussion: Learning in On-line Games and Simulations, this discussion will be based on a short selection of readings including

Cathy's discussion summary (Microsoft Word 22kB Apr24 08)

12:00-1:00 Presentation (PowerPoint 1.7MB Apr24 08) by Daniel Laughlin, Project Manager NASA Learning Technologies, followed by discussion.

1:00pm-2:00pm Virtual Field Trips

Visit Frank and Brian's environments.

Thursday April 24: Synthesis

dial-in and yugma info same as previous days

This morning we'll work asynchronously to produce a synthesis document that summarizes the affordances, challenges and our recommendations for games in undergraduate geoscience education. We also may have some sort of working group time to complete resources for the website or to work in small groups on things that are of high interest.

1:00-2:00 Wrap-up session.

Notes on follow activities (Microsoft Word 20kB Apr24 08)

Final Evaluation
Virtual beer

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