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ERIC Number: EJ909589
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1527-1803
Where's the Chicken? Virtual Reality Brings Poultry Science to the Community College
Kloepper, Marcia Owens; Zweiacher, Ed; Curtis, Pat; Evert, Amanda
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), v85 n6 p44-47 Sep 2010
This article highlights how two institutions--Redlands Community College (RCC) and Auburn University--teamed up to create a virtual world called Eagle Island, where learners enter to learn all they need to know about poultry science. Eagle Island, located in Second Life, provides an opportunity to tour a real-life food processing facility--virtually. The Eagle Island design provides a more engaging learning experience than a traditional brick and mortar campus setting. Collaboration between the two institutions has given RCC students an opportunity to learn about the poultry industry virtually--RCC utilizing Eagle Island to augment classroom presentations and encourage critical thinking. Though Eagle Island was built based on the design of real facilities, some creative liberties were taken.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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