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Presentation TitleThoughts on Virtual Worlds
Presenting Author NameDonald Orth
Presenting Author AffiliationVirginia Tech, Fish and Wildlife Conservation
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Presenting Author Social Media Handles@donaldorth
Presentation Number1
Unit Meetinginvited
General Topicteaching, virtual worlds, principles, conservation, management
Type of PresentationOral

The coronavirus pandemic forced us to consider how we do everything when sheltered in place. The post-coronavirus world will include more opportunities to explore virtual worlds that replace face-to-face interactions with some technological fix. I describe principles and practices of online teaching and suggest that these principles of Pandemic Online Teaching will apply to the world of fish conservation and management. I encourage all listeners to consider opportunities to learn and grow during the pandemic. I conclude with a call to explore the potential of virtual communities that can work at the interface between government and the fishing communities.