Sunday, January 25, 2009

Conference: Education, Culture, and Virtaul Worlds

I will be giving a short talk about virtual worlds in this unique event that share a partnership between colleges in Israel.

Info about the conference: http://tak.macam.ac.il
Poster of the conference In Hebrew and Arabic.

I will be joined by two speakers: Dr. Hanan Yaniv, from Canada who will share his experience with the Virtual Interactive Mazes and Jeremiah Spence from Texas who will share his epreinces in Brazil.

Here's the invite in English:

The Fifth Conference on Technology and Multiculturalism:
Education, Culture and Virtual Worlds

The conference will take place on Thursday 12.2.2009 at the Kibbutzim College of Education, Derech Namir, Tel Aviv, in Hall 70


Program:
13.00-13.30- reception

13.30-15.30- F2F meetings of groups of students from the course "advanced online learning environments" (students from Arab colleges, secular Jewish colleges and religious Jewish colleges have their first F2F meeting)*

15.30-16.00- break and refreshments

16.00-16.15- Greetings

16.15-17.00: Chair- Dr. Elaine Hoter
"Virtual Worlds" – Dr. Yesha Sivan
"Education in the Virtual World-from theory to practice",
Jeremiah Spence, USA
Dr. Hanan Yaniv, Canada

17.00-17.45: Panel discussion, Education, culture and Virtual worlds
The Psychological perspective, Dr. Yehuda Ben Oriah
The Sociological perspective, Dr. Shai Frugal
The cultural perspective, Asmaa Ganayam

17.45- 18.00: Discussion and closure- Dr. Miri Shonfeld

* The participating teaching colleges: Al-Kasami College of Education, David Yellin College of Education, Levinsky College of Education, The Arab College of Education Haifa, Lipshitz College of Education, Sachnin College of Education, Talpiot College of Education and The Kibbutzim College of Education.

There is no participation fee but we request that you register in advance http://tak.macam.ac.il
Email tak@macam.ac.il 03-6901281