Engaging Learning in Virtual Environments

2012 Federal Virtual Worlds Challenge Announced – This year there are TWO grand prizes of $25,000! Check it out! Engaging Learning focus area is a call for demonstrations of learning activities in virtual environments

The Federal Virtual World Challenge is an open, global Challenge to the world for the best of the best implementations within virtual environments. The Challenge is an annual event led by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory – Simulation & Training Technology Center. The event is conducted to explore innovative and interactive solutions in virtual environments. The criteria are intentionally unbounded to encourage creative results.

The Engaging Learning focus area is a call for demonstrations of learning activities in virtual environments.  You’ve played learning games you had a hard time putting down or walking away from. Maybe you even played one that you can’t wait to play again.  While you play, you learn about important material or build skills.  The Army wants to learn more about what strategies best encourage learners to play with learning material.  Entries should be examples of any learning tasks accessible in a virtual environment.  They are very interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) learning tasks among others.

All submitted content remains the intellectual property of the creators.

-article by TLP Student Staff Jim Aird

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