New World Notes: “Bored With Zoom, Professor Teaches Computer Programming In A Virtual World, And Streams It To Her Twitch — Here’s Her Advice For Other Educators” (Crista Lopes quoted)

February 12, 2021

Starting at 12:30pm PT today, you can watch this Twitch channel to see yet another clever solution to teaching a large group of students in quarantine times: UC Irvine computer scientist Crista Lopes, being “sick and tired of teaching in Zoom”, moved her class of 150 students to OpenSimulator, an open source virtual world. And not just to stream a video lecture to an assembly of avatars, but using OpenSim’s scripting functionality so students could actually learn programming by using the virtual world’s language, and building applications within it.

Read the full article at New World Notes.