Mixed Reality Simulation Technology in Teacher Preparation (Sara Aronin, West Virginia University)

July 27, 2011

2 p.m.
Presented by:Dr. Sara Aronin, Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education, West Virginia University
Room 121 JRP

Mixed reality combines human and computer assets in real time, exploiting the strengths of each to produce simulation/role play tools for advanced training in the health professions, military, business, and education. Only recently has education personnel preparation begun to use virtual reality and mixed reality tools common to the health professions and military for many years. Dr. Sara Aronin will discuss and demonstrate a variety of specific mixed reality simulation applications, using the SOE’s newly acquired simulator, TeachMe™ KU, developed by Professors Lisa Dieker (Sara’s doctoral advisor) of Special Education and Charles Hughes of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Sara will devote most of this 90-minute session to demonstration of specific ways faculty and GTAs can use the simulator to further intended outcomes of their students. Following an introductory description of the simulator and its capabilities, Sara will demonstrate several simulation procedures and techniques followed by questions and discussion.