Track: Content Based and Informal Presentations

Title Paper to Pixels: College Writing Students Adapt their Research Papers in Second Life
Author(s): Rawlslyn Francis
Moderator(s):Elektra Panthar
Date Friday, March 18 06:00
Location: North 2
Abstract Participants will learn how I have used Second Life in my face to face, hybrid and online college writing courses by helping students transfer their research essays to 3D virtual displays. By using a virtual simulation environment, ┬ástudents are able to go beyond analyzing their topic and synthesize the information they gathered for their research papers. Their virtual displays included images, text, hyperlinks to articles, videos and relevant websites students cite in their research essays. I will end my presentation by inviting participants to my college’s island to walk through past and present class project builds for a hands-on experience of what my students created. Click here to visit my college SL college island.
Bio(s): Rawlslyn Francis: Assistant Professor of Language Arts

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