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Doctor of Education

Female |CHENNAI, India

SLMOOC14: Re-engineering Virtual Worlds for Pedagogic Practice

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About the class

About the class

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

About the Host



Doctor of Education

Anita Zijdemans-Boudreau
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

Website: http://sites.google.com/site/anitazboudreau/

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