ReLIVE11 - Day 1
Creative Solutions for New Futures
This event took place on 21st September 2011 at 10:00am (09:00 GMT)
10:00 - 10:15 Welcome Address
10:15 - 11:15 Opening Keynote Presentation - Robin Wight
Innovation in teaching and learning through immersive virtual worlds was a major theme of ReLIVE 2008 www.open.ac.uk/relive08, the first conference to bring together researchers and educators in this field. In the three years since this event, our understanding of what it means to work, play and learn in these spaces has increased significantly, generating a rapidly growing body of academic knowledge.
Whilst immersive virtual worlds are providing us with platforms for innovation, and new opportunities to understand and address the needs of learners in the 21st century, we are under more pressure than ever not only to continue demonstrating innovation, but to do this at scale, for less money, whilst increasing efficiency and productivity. The challenge for us all is to contribute to a future where innovations meet these requirements whilst keeping learners, and learning, at the core of all that we do. With a nod to recycling we have therefore decided that ReLIVE11 will revisit some of the themes of ReLIVE08, but from the fresh perspective of using all that we have learned in between to explore how immersive virtual worlds can help us and our learners to find creative solutions for new futures.
Conference website: www.open.ac.uk/relive11
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