This webinar is hosted in English
Re-engineering Virtual Worlds for Pedagogic Practice: Why the Open Source Community is Our Friend
The coming of Open Source has been such a game changer for technology the rate of its development has been largely limited by Society’s ability to respond. But one particular sub-culture of Society has been particularly slow to react. Education.
Let’s discuss the opportunities educators can open up by a fuller engagement with Open Source and the vibrant, dynamic community that surrounds it.
The development - past, present and future - of Aurora* will be used to guide and illustrate.
* a relative of OpenSim
Doctor of Education
Associate Professor of Education; Advanced Programs & Flex Program Coordinator (Forest Grove)
Dr. Zijdemans Boudreau completed her doctoral studies at OISE-University of Toronto, Canada specializing in applied cognitive science, learning technologies, and human development. Since 1995, she has been involved in teacher education - teaching courses such as Human Development & Applied Psychology, Educational Technology, & Educational Research - and has worked as a consultant providing professional development in technology integration. Her research areas include: eLearning, Virtual Learning Space Design, Knowledge Management, Knowledge Media, Learning Communities, & Culturally Responsive Practice.
PhD and MA - University of Toronto
BA and BEd - York University