Integrating Virtual Worlds Within Blackboard Learn and CourseSites
Learn how 3D immersive virtual worlds can augment your students’ learning experience directly within Blackboard Learn and CourseSites. The Institute for Digital Intermedia Arts [IDIA Lab] at Ball State University will demonstrate the integration of embedded multi-user virtual environments with Blackboard Learn using Unity 3D – as well as an overview of the Version 9 update of our open source Blackboard Virtual World Building Block project – compatible with both Open Simulator and Second Life. The building block gives instructors the ability to asynchronously manage student’s progress with a hybrid learning environments – facilitating course registration, validation, class lists, online user monitor, adaptive release of course content and chat logging. The projects will launch publicly in June 2013. The webinar will take place on Monday, June 17th, 2013 at 11am.