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Real-Time in a Virtual World: Transforming Education Through Interactive Videoconferencing
Patricia Barbanell, Schenectady City Schools, USA

Demonstration: Demonstrations - Session 2

Project VIEW, a USA Federal Technology Innovation Challenge Project, is entering the last year of its 5-year grant which has sought to transform the nature of K-12 content delivery through the infusion of interactive video-conferencing with museums and other content providers. Increasingly, Project VIEW has documented systemic change and cultural transition in education delivery of both museums and K-12 school partners as a result of engaging interactive videoconferencing in curriculum. This demonstration will include real-time (if possible) interactive connections to museums such as the Guggenheim Museum of Art, the Cincinnati Museum of Art, and/or others such as C-SPAN and the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center that are working in partnership with Project VIEW. (If video-conferencing connections – ip – are not available, digital archives will be used.) Conference participants will have the opportunity to learn about the transformations that are occurring at the institutions, and the institutional responses to them. The demonstration will also include a review of the growing archives of linkages and collaborating educators in Project VIEW community which are found on the Project website and the websites of its partners. Information will be available on the latest findings of the VIEW’s on-going evaluation and assessment of project programs, and the research methodologies used to study them.