Living In a Virtual World at Lewis and Clark

By Alexandra Blockton
ablockton@lc.edu

In today’s world, nearly everything is based on technology. Such as using the computer for nearly all of our communication needs we use to connect with one another.

Whether it is in the workplace, with a family member and/or school, we are using technology and it is working excellent for us all. Many times instead of making a phone call we may tend to just email another individual or even a group of individuals all at once. It just all depends on the situation or matter of the message we are trying to get out to other individuals.

A virtual world is the use of computer technology to create a simulated environment!

I find that, while currently being a student, it is very helpful to reach out to my fellow students, teachers, professors, advocates, mentors, faculty members, staff and counselors using computer-based techniques, such as email and/or class discussion threads in Blackboard. Blackboard Collaborate is an online location where all students, teachers, professors and faculty members all come together to associate with one another, complete class assignments, take tests, and connect with one another on our educational needs here at Lewis and Clark Community College. Since all of our classes are online now due to the stay at home order from COVID-19, it has really come in handy and become one of our number one ways of communicating throughout campus and staying connected with one another.

Throughout the world, many people use computer technology for recruitment and training as well as work collaboration in the workplace. It can allow employees to have a typical feel of the work environment. As well as allowing employees to collaborate on one assignment all together without everyone having to physically be with one another in person.

Overall, living in a virtual world is suitable for different learning styles, can be done remotely saving time and money and simplifies complex problems and situations. Best of all, it is used at little or no risk in a safe controlled area!

 

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