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Silvia Marinova


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How about a VIRTUAL classroom?

What do you imagine as the perfect classroom?
Me and my students were wondering ...
Is it big and full of light?
Is it in the middle of the jungle?
Are there many books in it?
Is there music in it?
What about a VIRTUAL classroom where you study in a virtual environment as if in a video game? Can we learn more from the virtual world than we actually think? Please, share some ideas and opinions ...
Waiting for your replies: Radina, Iliana and Silvia Marinova (teacher) from Sofia, Bulgaria.

Topics: education school

Closing Statement from Silvia Marinova

Thank you all for answering our question! It's been a pleasure answering and reading all the suggestions. :) We learned a lot as well. So you guys were very helpful and gave us some great insights!
A classroom has to be most of all effective and fun for both teachers and students. :)
Have a great time and enjoy the lifetime learning.

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    Jan 30 2013: In my undergraduate degree, I remember taking a unit that was based entirely online. Our class interacted with each other, and with our lecturer, through a program called Second Life. Within Second Life, we were able to attend lectures, go on excursions, speak with each other, complete group assignments, and even hang out with each other.
    A virtual classroom is the perfect way to connect with people from around the globe. Real education is not confined by boundaries, and within a virtual environment we are able to take inquiry learning to the next level. It is a way to inspire students to think creatively, to build networks, and to find their own niche in the world.
    The perfect classroom? Be it physical or virtual, in a jungle or a room surrounded by books; for me, it is simply one that inspires students, and gives them the tools to become active global citizens.

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