BIO-SE founder joins virtual charter school team

Press release: Stephen Gasior Joins NOBLE Virtual, Inc.

ATLANTA – NOBEL Virtual, Inc. has announced the appointment of Dr. Stephen Gasior as the Director of School Development.

In addition to overseeing the chartering of NOBLE Virtual Schools across the nation, Dr. Gasior will monitor science content in the NOBLE Learning Adventures, a series of interactive 3-D instructional units for grades 3-12.

“Stephen brings an impressive array of experiences to the position,” said NOBLE Virtual CEO Steve Mashburn. “His background as a highly respected science educator coupled with his outstanding skills and talents in virtual world education makes him an excellent choice to lead our attempt to place a NOBEL Virtual School in every state.“

Stephen Gasior
Stephen Gasior

Members of the virtual world education community will recognize Dr. Gasior as the founder of Biological Interactive Objects for Science Education (BIO-SE) and the Virtual Islands for Biology Education (VIBE).

“I see a lot of potential in the use of virtual worlds for teaching all subjects,” states Dr. Gasior, “but I think science is particularly suited to the 3D immersive experience. I am excited be a part of NOBLE Virtual, an organization that is stepping up and pioneering the OpenSim platform in K12 virtual schools.”

Dr. Gasior received a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and a B.S. from Tulane University. He is currently an instructor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of New Orleans.

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