Sanghoon Park, associate professor of instructional technology at the USF College
of Education, four current graduate students and a recent doctoral graduate presented
their research at the seventh International Symposium on Education (ISE): Future Education
for the Changing Societal Needs. Jeeheon Ryu, professor of education in the Institute
of Educational Research at Chonnam National University (CNU) in South Korea, served
as the host of this virtual conference.
This international event was held on the Virbela Metaverse platform, iU-GJ campus, where participants adopted an avatar identity prior to signing into the first session. Speakers and attendees from the University of South Florida, Chonnam National University (South Korea), Wenzhou University (China) and Nihon Fukushi University (Japan) attended the conference. The presentations covered topics such as virtual reality (VR), extended reality (XR) and artificial intelligence (AI).
ISE international virtual conference
The event kicked off on Feb. 24, 2023 with a welcome message and keynote presentation from 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. EST, followed by panel presentations from each university and then break-out room presentations finishing at 12:30 a.m. EST. In Korean Standard Time, the conference took place from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
USF virtual research presentations in the Metaverse
Instructional technology researchers from the University of South Florida presented at this virtual event in the Metaverse on a variety of topics that contributed to the research focus of this international conference, Future Education for the Changing Societal Needs.
Sanghoon Park, associate professor of instructional technology
“Chatbots for Education: To Open or To Focus”
Pranam Parsanlal, doctoral student of instructional technology
“Designing and Evaluating a Virtual High-fidelity Clinical-Simulation Module for Nursing Students”
Andy Hoằng, doctoral student of instructional technology
“Evaluating the Effectiveness of the USF CyberCamp Curriculum and Activities for K-12 Learners”
Megan Derrick, doctoral student of instructional technology
“How to Enhance Language Lessons Using Augmented Reality”
Jeanette Abrahamsen, doctoral student of instructional technology
“A Systematic Literature Review of VR Devices and Their Potential to Promote Learning in Higher Education”
David Tai, associate director of Digital Learning Ecosystems, ‘22
“ChatGPT: a Professor’s Confession in Using AI to Redesign an Online Learning Course”
ISE virtual conference highlights
Want to learn more about the Metaverse?
The Anchin Center is excited to host “Teaching, Learning, and Research in the Metaverse,” a FREE weekly professional learning series. Csaba Osvath, visiting professor at the USF College of Education will share the educational potential of virtual reality and video games through live demonstrations and discussion. USF faculty and students are welcome to attend these weekly presentations.
Date: every Wednesday starting March 8
Time: 4:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Location: EDU 213