Colorado Community College Online Project Bioimmersive!
Concurrent Session 3
Bioimmersive! tackles via professional developments the challenges related to sharing best practices, games based learning, simulations and immersive environments founded on inquiry and science standards.
This session will cover three System-wide initiatives for professional development events for biology educators: Bioimmersive! MOOC, Conference and EdCamp!
The presenter will discuss how these events help educators form an online community of practice for the implementation of immersive and games based learning and provide an opportunity to use social networking in a professional context while improving educators’ best teaching practices and, ultimately, students’ retention and achievement.
This session would serve as a model for attendees to use in their institution to create highly engaging and immersive contents by tackling major contemporary challenges such as the gain to up-to-date science games based learning content and experiences in simulations and immersive environments founded on inquiry and science standards.
The takeaway of this session is to have an overview on how to:
• Form an online community of practice for the implementation of immersive and games based learning.
• Provide educators the opportunity to use social networking in a professional context.
• Capitalize on the collaborative effort of those involved in the MOOC and the conference and identify the best approaches to introduce and further explain a concept to students.