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Explore Place-Based Learning with Clemson

Explore Place-Based Learning with Clemson

Today’s image of the week is an example of a seamless way to power place-based learning. Interactive Rocks & Minerals of the Carolinas was created by Clemson University student Benjamin Kelly as part of a story map project in Kelly Lazar’s course at the university. The project is available online in Clemson University’s Bob Campbell Geology Museum.

Explore Interactive Rocks & Minerals of the Carolinas

Benjamin Kelly uses narration and stunning photos on top of a 360 image to tell an immersive story about Rocks and Minerals in the Carolinas. ThingLink 360/VR allows learners to use engaging media to communicate globally about local issues and experience the benefits of Place-Based Education. Here is the complete project created by Benjamin. You will find the ThingLink on the “Dive into Rocks & Minerals” tab.


Using Interactive VR for Place-Based Education at Clemson

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Last December we facilitated a ThingLink 360/VR Bootcamp for faculty and students at Clemson, where Matthew Boyer and Stephen Moysey are co-directors of the Center for Geospatial Technologies. The team has been working on projects to test the use of ThingLink 360/VR to support immersive, interactive place-based learning. They presented their ideas to the Symposium on the Future of Libraries last winter. Read more on American Libraries

We are excited to see the work coming out of Clemson and eager to share more examples with our community. 



Share your 360/VR image of the week for a chance to select a professional 360 image for our library! We will award the selection of an image to everyone whose work we feature as our image of the week. We know you’ve created some amazing images and we hope you will share!

Use this form as a checklist to help you meet criteria related to source crediting and to help you prepare your image for publication. Don’t delay. We hope to select an image to feature next week!

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Susan Oxnevad
Susan Oxnevad strives to build a powerful network of educators who share a passion for using ThingLink to transform teaching and learning. In addition, she also hosts ThingLink webinars for educators and blogs about thoughtful ways to leverage the power of technology for teaching and learning on the ThingLink Blog for Education. Follow her on Twitter @soxnevad
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