Jonathon Richter, Ed.D. is a Research Associate at the University of Oregon and Director of the Center for Learning in Virtual Environments at the University of Oregon. With research interests in the educational use of virtual worlds, electronic assessment and digital storytelling, Dr. Richter is currently Co-Principal Investigator on two National Science Foundation grants – one to integrate computer science and game development into virtual environments at Lane Community College in Oregon and the other investigating dimensions of globally distributed teams’ use of virtual worlds to collaborate and innovate for work-related purposes. He is the co-founder and current chair of the American Educational Research Association’s special interest group on virtual worlds named the Applied Research in Virtual Environments for Learning (ARVEL)


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