Those of you who were fortunate enough to hear Stephan Caspar speak at the 3RT Spring Seminar may recall that in his work directing the Kenner Room at Carnegie Mellon University, he explores the utilization of technology as a gateway to language learning, cultural competency, and globalization. Caspar will host a workshop to allow ESL instructors discover one technological medium, virtual reality (VR), and its applications in classroom. Specifically, instructors will be able to ‘discover VR’ by trying headsets and learning about different content formats. Workshop activities will include appropriate student learning outcome (SLO) generation, materials selection, and other developing lesson plan activities. Using VR in contexts with limited access to equipment and funds will be addressed.
The session will be held from 9:30-11:30A on Saturday, 7 September in CMU’s Kenner Room in the Tepper Quad. Prior VR experience is not needed. There is no fee for the event, but registration is required as space is limited and a maximum of 15 participants will be accepted in order to allow every participant access to equipment. Register for the workshop at: https://tinyurl.com/3RT-VRWorkshop.