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Heather Joseph-Witham: 2007 TLC Technology Grant Report


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A Professor’s Perspective on Virtual Worlds

During the fall of 2006, I received a generous Fletcher Jones grant through the Otis College of Art and Design TLC (teaching and learning center) in order to take the time to delve into academic concepts regarding virtual worlds and their uses for student learning. This may seem unnecessary to some. However, I am from, ahem, a slightly older population than the typical Otis student. I do not have a my Space page, I have never text-messaged, do not own a Playstation and only play computer games with my 5 year old daughter. So, yes, I know every Spongebob, Dora, and Barbie game online, but was quite ignorant regarding World of Warcraft, and the SIMS online. I only use the internet for email and shopping! Way too much shopping!

--Heather Joseph-Witham
Liberal Arts and Sciences

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