Writing and Reading Skills Guest, Lorelle VanFossen, co-founder of Educators in VR and the Creative Writing Meetup in AltspaceVR, brings us some fun writing and reading lessons we can do in VR without pen and paper, exploring creative writing, maybe even some poetry.
Travel and Cultural Heritage The past, present and future of travel. This will be an open discussion about how travel was, is and how it will be. Special guests will be Margherita Berti, Educational Technologist aat the University of Arizona, and Dominique Lyoen of Novo3D in France. Novo3d is a company specializing in the creation of real-time 3D environments for tourism, heritage and entertainment and discuss with the audience about their travel experiences and how VR can promote tourism.
Raising money for the La Croce Rossa Italia Lecce, the Red Cross unit for Lecce, Italy, struggling to cope with the medical needs of a community devastated by COVID-19, Michael McDonald of Gold Lotus presents the world's first 24-hr long virtual English Lesson in VR in AltspaceVR, ENGAGE, and rumii.
Join him as he tackles English language lessons each hour on money, culture, films, art, nature, environment, crime, and more. Help support the cause by donating to the GoFundMe account for La Croce Rossa Italia Lecce Coronavirus and help his community.
After a combined 20 years of studying and teaching foreign languages, Michael McDonald set up the Gold Lotus consultancy in Lecce, Italy, to support students accelerate their language-learning potential and cultural awareness by using virtual reality. Michael is working on a number of projects relating to English-language learning in VR, and collaborates with universities across Europe to research how immersive tasks can support the language learner or teacher. Spring 2020 also sees the start of two publicly-funded projects in Italian schools which will offer a program to students and teachers to build their English skills in VR and connect them, in real-time collaborative environments, to other schools globally in a virtual cultural exchange program. You may follow his progress on Twitter at @GoldLotusCo.
This event is sponsored and supported by Educators in VR, a membership organization dedicated to helping educators, learners, researchers, and passionate users integrate spatial technologies into education and teach workshops and classes in Vr. Educators in VR hosts weekly workshops on Tuesday and workshops, classes, and trainings throughout the week in AltspaceVR and hosts a variety of events in ENGAGE, rumii, Mozilla Hubs, Somnium Space, and more.