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ERIC Number: ED542653
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
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Virtual Summer School in Second Life: Supporting Creative Communities
Fominykh, Mikhail; Prasolova-Forland, Ekaterina; Divitini, Monica
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age (CELDA) (Madrid, Spain, Oct 19-21, 2012)
Creativity can be applied to every domain of knowledge and must be seen as an important competence. Supporting social creativity across different domains and disciplines in learning communities is an important part of collaborative process in both university education and in the context of large-scale international projects. In this paper, we present the experiences from the Virtual Summer School in Second Life as an attempt to support creative communities in a systematic manner. The Virtual Summer School acted as a forum for the presentation of innovative approaches, developments, and outcomes of research projects in the areas of technology-enhanced learning, serious games, and collaborative technologies, facilitating the exchange of ideas between students, researchers, and practitioners. To the end, we present lessons learned and implications for using this approach for supporting creative communities, outlining some recommendations and directions for future work. (Contains 2 figures and 1 table.) [The work is conducted in collaboration with TARGET and CoCreat. For the complete proceedings, "Proceedings of the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age (CELDA) (Madrid, Spain, October 19-21, 2012)," see ED542606.]
International Association for the Development of the Information Society. e-mail: secretariat@iadis.org; Web site: http://www.iadisportal.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Hawaii; Norway