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ERIC Number: EJ1013937
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0313-5373
Second Life, First Experiences: Using Virtual Worlds in Teacher Education
Wilks, Judith L.; Jacka, Lisa
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, v38 n4 Article 10 Apr 2013
Innovating in a higher education teaching context is never a straightforward matter. There are many factors influencing how, what, and when we teach, and the students' experiences of these things. This is especially so in the context of pre-service teacher education, forever evolving in response to rapidly changing technological, political and socio-cultural landscapes. In this paper we relate and reflect on the innovation of utilising the 3D immersive virtual world of Second Life in two secondary education units of study. We discuss and interrogate our own and our students' experiences when we used Second Life to teach in during the first unit, and to teach about in the second. (Contains 3 tables and 2 figures.)
Edith Cowan University. Bradford Street, Mount Lawley, West Australia 6050, Australia. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A