October 25, 2014

Roberta Gentry to Present at Conference

Gentry, Roberta12_webOn Friday, Feb. 6, Roberta Gentry, assistant professor in the College of Education, will speak at the South Carolina Council for Exceptional Children professional development conference in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Her presentation, “Supporting Pre-Service Special Educators in the Virtual World,” reviews research conducted using TeachLive to train pre-service teachers. The TeachLive Lab uses a mixed-reality (blended real and virtual characters), avatar-based (virtual characters controlled by human performers) simulated environment. In the TeachLive Lab, candidates build content and pedagogical skills in a controlled environment that enables consistent data collection, immediate feedback, and ongoing assessment.

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Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.

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