Associate Professor of Music Education Ann Clements will travel to England in September 2015 to present her research at the "Designs for eLearning Conference" hosted by the University of London.
Clements will be joined by Penn State colleagues Chris Stubbs and Bart Pursel for two presentations. The first - "Creating a 3D Virtual Teaching Lab (VTL) in the Arts" (with Chris Stubbs) - will focus on a 3D virtual teaching laboratory that Clements and colleagues in the Teaching and Learning with Technology department are currently building at Penn State. Blending the best elements of games and simulations, including feedback, repetition, narrative, and safe spaces to fail, this lab will allow pre-service teachers an opportunity to practice common teaching skills, such as the use of proximity, gesture, engagement, and classroom management, in a simulated virtual environment. This project is funded by Penn State Educational Technology Services and is based on her winning submission in the Penn State 2015 Open Innovation Challenge.
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