03 January 2013
Posted in Digital Horizons
Researchers are exploring how virtual environments can enhance young students’ learning, and that is precisely what the Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative seeks to find out. In fact, you can discover with them when ADL Technologies hosts the Imaginarium workshop at Otronicon!
Participants will enter the Imaginarium and encounter imaginary creatures in a virtual environment. Their mission will be to identify and classify the most promising for inclusion in a top 10 list. All the while, learners will use an interactive simulated Personal Assistant for Learning (PAL) that is tailored to meet each learner’s individual preferences.
The Imaginarium is used to teach adaptability in the context of “common good” decision making that is centered on sustainability science and ecosystems.
ADL Technologies is focused on efforts to enhance the next generation learning environment through digital tools, intelligent systems and virtual environments. ADL seeks to create experiences that measure how decision making is distributed among learners and their PALs. Learners’ performance is demonstrated by solving problems creatively, coping with unpredictability and using effective interpersonal communication skills.
All actions are monitored by the virtual environment and the hybrid chat bot/human PAL provides dynamic interactions that can help learners reflect, communicate more effectively, become more self-aware and problem solve.