Track: Explorations of Virtual Worlds

Title Explore Cupids: The Settlement of Cupids Canada
Author(s): Marlene Brooks; Cathy Wicks
Date Friday, March 18 09:00
Location: West Departure 2
Abstract Explore the historical replication of Cupers Cove settlement in Second Life. The Cupids Project is an example of how educators can bring stories to life where there is an emphasis on active rather than passive learning and engagement with historical content in new and innovative ways using virtual world technology, machinima and mobile learning.Description: In 1610, John Guy led a ship of intrepid English settlers across the Atlantic to a sheltered inlet named Cupers Cove in what was then known as the New Founde Land. It was the first English settlement in what would become Canada. The land was as rugged as it was wild but John Guy and his fellow settlers made it their home. The community he founded is known today as Cupids, Newfoundland and Labrador. The oldest English-speaking settlement in Canada. (Cupids 400 Year Celebration. http://www.cupids400.com)
Bio(s): Marlene Brooks: Marlene Brooks is an Adult Educator, Senior Instructional Designer, and Second Life Project/Course Lead responsible for the implementation of Second Life virtual world technology at Distance Education and Learning Technologies (DELT), Memorial University.  
Cathy Wicks: @font-face { font-family: "Cambria"; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; } Cathy Wicks graduated with a Bachelor of Computer Science f

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