Track: Content Based and Informal Presentations

Title Avatars in class: Campus Hamburg in 3D
Author(s): Hanno Tietgens; Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Swoboda; Sue Gregory, Grad. Dip. Ed.; Prof. Dr. Andreas Hebbel-Seeger; Micha Becker, Dipl.-Ing.
Moderator(s):Edith Halderman
Date Friday, March 18 10:00
Location: North 1
Abstract Revisiting four years of teaching, learning, collaboration and research – discussing the future of avatar based education in Second Life and beyond.

The panel presentation sums up four years of experience gained in projects associated with the "Campus Hamburg in 3D" initiative. Participants will discuss the stunning development of social web 3D technology, the adoption of immersive learning spaces in Germany and the future potential of the avatar as a catalyst for research, teaching, learning, and work. The event will connect VWBPE attendees to a real life audience in Hamburg, aiming to provide insight, inspiration and arguments for educators and other decision makers involved with new media in education. For more information check http://www.buerox.de/documents/VWBPE2011_Panel.html.

Bio(s): Hanno Tietgens: SL: Xon Emoto
Campus Hamburg in 3D | BÜRO X Media Lab
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Swoboda: SL: Professor Svoboda
HAW Hamburg
Sue Gregory, Grad. Dip. Ed.: SL: Jass Easterman
University of New England, Armidale, Australia
Prof. Dr. Andreas Hebbel-Seeger: SL: ahs Planer
mhmk Macromedia
Micha Becker, Dipl.-Ing.: SL: Sanders Beaumont
HafenCity University

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