"Very few people in the world have access to this kind of technology"

 

Aaaron Walsh
Aaron Walsh, Director, Immersive Education Initiative   http://ImmersiveEducation.org

 

 

London, UK- A vote was taken by the board of the  Immersive Education Initiative to form an articulation agreement with the Roxbury Institute of  Technology which would insure the delivery of technology that very few in the world have access to.

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Immersive Education (ImmersiveEducation.org) combines interactive 3D graphics, commercial game and simulation technology, virtual reality, voice chat (Voice over IP/VoIP), Web cameras (webcams) and rich digital media with collaborative online course environments and classrooms.

Immersive Education gives participants a sense of "being there" even when attending a class or training session in person isn't possible, practical, or desirable, which in turn provides educators and students with the ability to connect and communicate in a way that greatly enhances the learning experience.

Unlike traditional computer-based learning systems, Immersive Education is designed to immerse and engage students in the same way that today's best video games grab and keep the attention of players.

Immersive Education supports self-directed learning as well as collaborative group-based learning environments that can be delivered over the Internet or using fixed-media such as CD-ROM and DVD.

Shorter mini-games and interactive lessons can be injected into larger bodies of course material to further heighten and enrich the Immersive Education experience.

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Welcome to the proposed:

Roxbury Institution of Technology  Immersive Education Initiative High School

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   Our mission is to provide a second chance for high school age learners who have not found success in their lives.  Incarcerated, court involved and at risk learners, as well as  Advanced Placement/Honors students with an interest in technology will be encouraged to apply.  Limited boarding facilities will be provided for students who are not thriving in their present living arrangements. Each student will be provided with a personalized strategic learning and lifestyle change plan. He/she will be appointed a personal board of directors/mentors who will help them mitigate their way through the roadblocks presently in their lives.

 

    The ‘Roxbury Institute of Technology’ is a proposed charter public high school with student boarding facilities. The school will offer traditional educational services delivered over an Immersive Education platform. The teaching faculty and the student body have partnered with an international collaboration of universities, colleges, research institutes, consortia and companies that are working together to define and develop open standards, best practices, platforms, and communities of support for virtual reality, and game-based learning.

    The founding group seeks a public charter from the Massachusetts Department of Education for a September 2010 opening.

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History of the

Roxbury Institution of Technology

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The Roxbury Institute of Technology, founded at the Neighborhood Development Corporation of Grove Hall in 1999 is a community computer classroom.  Over the years the school has served many K-12 after school students, as well as college students, and adult learners. 

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NEWS flash:

The NDC of Grove Hall and the World renown Immersive Education Initiative to play major roles

The following two institutions would play major rolls in the pedagogical model for the learning space:

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(1) Neighborhood development Corporation of Grove Hall

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 Academics/Administration:
The (NDCGH) Neighborhood Development Corporation of Grove Hall is Roxbury's premiere Community Development Corporation and has the full support of city hall and the community in which the CDC serves.  Academic and administrative responsibilities would reside within The Neighborhood Development Corporation of Grove Hall in cooperation with the RIT school board.

About the Neighborhood Development Corporation of Grove Hall, Roxbury:


http://GroveHallNDC.org/
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(2)Immersive Education Initiative

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Immersive Education paradigm:

(A vote was taken by the board of the  Immersive Education Initiative to form an articulation agreement with the Roxbury Institute of  Technology which would insure the delivery of technology that very few in the world have access to) 

Hundreds of faculty, researchers, staff, administrators and students are members of the Immersive Education Initiative, which is growing at a rapid rate every day. Virtual learning standard responsibilities would reside within the Immersive Education Initiative.  

The Immersive Education Initiative is an international collaboration of universities, colleges, research institutes, consortia and companies that are working together to define and develop open standards, best practices, platforms, and communities of support for virtual reality and game-based learning and training systems.

About the Immersive Education Initiative:


http://ImmersiveEducation.org/




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