To the intrepid seven who opted to spend their last session of CATE with me, thank you. Your insights are invaluable - your contributions will be noted on the acknowledgement page of my dissertation - your dedication to your students, the reason I am working to see if we can use the technology to bring students back to the written word. Please let me know how I can help.
All the Stuff from Conference.
The presentation powerpoint for “Cinematic Virtual Reality (CVR) in a High School English Classroom: Lessons Learned from How Do We Love Thee?” is found by clicking here: CVR - The Inevitable. Looking for books to gain a background on the subject? Here are my top picks:
Jeremy Bailenson’s Experience on Demand: What Virtual Reality Is, How It Works, and What It Can Do.
What Bailenson does:
Presents his and his students’ research from the preeminent VR research facility in the world, in layman’s terms.
Why you, as an educator, should read it:
It distills the academic studies into readable prose.
It provides a much needed look into the not-so-future of tech. (Think Orwell)
It provides thoughtful consideration of the virtual reality.
Rubin’s Future Presence: How Virtual Reality is Changing Human Connection, Intimacy, and the Limits of Ordinary Life.
What Rubin does:
Surveys the VR industry.
Why you as an educator should read it:
To understand the ubiquity of this new tech in industry.
To gain arguments for including VR and media literacy in your curriculum.
Like Bailenson’s, it’s well written and in an approachable tone.