Brown, B.M (2018) Virtual classrooms: constructing authentic, real-life experiences through technology. In: ATEE 2018 Winter Conference – Technology and Innovative Learning, 15 - 16 February 2018, Utrecht, Netherlands.

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This session will focus on the use of the innovative technology of a virtual classroom and describe how it is being used in initial teacher training to create a safe place for students to practice pedagogical skills and deal with difficult conversations. This pilot project at Bath Spa University is the first time in the UK that hundreds of initial teacher trainees across several programmes will use this technology. The virtual classroom is a classroom environment that simulates real pupils with a range of abilities and personalities responding in real-time to the live interaction and performance of the teacher with the class. In short, it is a classroom of computer generated students controlled live, in real-time by an actor. This session will include an interactive discussion about how this technology is currently being used and how it could be used to enhance learning and teaching including a chance to try out the technology.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Institute for Education
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2018 14:53
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2018 14:53
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