The Virtual Campus for Online Learning: Practical Applications

In this webinar, we will explore the potential of augmented and virtual environments—sometimes known collectively as the metaverse—within the context of online, blended, and digital learning. Specifically, we’ll consider: 

  • What does a virtual campus offer in terms of community building, collaboration, and a sense of belonging, beyond what is available in synchronous platforms or asynchronous activities? 
  • How can specific disciplines benefit from using such virtual environments? 
  • What are the most effective pedagogical practices within these spaces? 

Our presenters will start with an overview of effective practices for engaging students in the metaverse, and our sponsor, ViewSonic, will then provide a brief demo of UNIVERSE, a virtual campus developed specifically for online learning.

This webinar is sponsored by:

Speaker Bio


Angela Bullock, PhD

Associate Professor of Social Work in the Division of Education, Health and Social Work – University of the District of Columbia

Alex Colvin, PhD

Associate Professor and Chair of Undergraduate Programs – University of North Texas at Dallas


Sebrena Jackson, PhD

Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Educational Programs and Student Services – University of Alabama

Angel Lin

Business Development Manager – ViewSonic