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David Hicks, Todd Ogle, and colleagues receive Outstanding Presentation Award at SITE Interactive Online Conference

February 21, 2022

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David Hicks (SOE), and Todd Ogle (University Libraries), with colleagues Adam Friedman (Education, Wake Forest) and Colleen Fitzpartrick (Education, University of Toledo), received the Outstanding Presentation Award at the SITE Interactive Online Conference for their presentation, “Preparing social studies and ELA teachers to use XR technologies intentionally to support learning”. The 2021 Conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), held October 27th-28th, presents research related to best practices regarding the use of information technology in teacher education, and improving instruction and mentoring using information technology. The Outstanding Presentation Award is given to work that “demonstrates recognition from fellow experts in the field of technology and teacher education”.

Lesson Materials from the “I AM A MAN” Inquiry Design Model. In this lesson students work in the VR interactive documentary experience “I AM A MAN” to examine photos and film, and listen to the voices of participants from the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Workers strike as they “walk” and demonstrate within and through the streets of Memphis.
Lesson Materials from the “I AM A MAN” Inquiry Design Model. In this lesson students work in the VR interactive documentary experience “I AM A MAN” to examine photos and film, and listen to the voices of participants from the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Workers strike as they “walk” and demonstrate within and through the streets of Memphis.

Their presentation highlighted protocols and projects to help define key attributes associated with XR technologies and introduced a question frame to guide a generative discussion to build a common understanding of XR and a research to practice framework for introducing teachers to the ways XR technologies may be used to support intentional inquiry-based learning. Through this presentation researches aimed to establish, 1) a common understanding/definition of XR, and 2) a research to practice framework for introducing preservice and inservice teachers to the ways XR technologies can be used to support intentional inquiry- based learning.

You can learn more about the project here

Hicks, D., Ogle, T., Friedman, A., & Fitzpatrick, C. Preparing social studies and ELA teachers to use XR technologies intentionally to support learning. Presentation at SITE Interactive Online 2021 Conference.