How to use virtual spaces for remote learning
Jaime Donally is an ed tech consultant, focusing on the practical use of augmented and virtual reality in the classroom, and an FETC® featured speaker. She began her career as a math teacher and later moved into instructional technology.
School closures are drawing attention to new options for face-to-face meetings that provide meaningful learning opportunities.
“A variety of online meeting spaces allow connections through video chat, but there are also many new virtual spaces released in the past few years that will enable connections in a 360-degree environment,” says Donally. “Some of the spaces offer incredible visuals and presentation slides, but require software to load on your computer. Other apps are great meeting spaces, but the sites are open to anyone to join, and you’ll expose attendees to discussions that may or may not be appropriate.”
Donally discusses her latest find for educators, Mozilla Hubs, which is a free, flexible resource that she has explored using a computer, iPhone (web), Oculus Quest (web) and Oculus Go (web). Click here to read more.
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