NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ1046722
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3125
Art Treasure Quests in Second Life: A Multi-Literacy Adventure
Stokrocki, Mary
Art Education, v67 n2 p37-42 Mar 2014
Treasure quests in virtual worlds can help students develop multi-literacy communication skills and promote community, offering insights about art teaching and learning. As part of the new media literacy, students explore the offerings of Second Life (SL), a virtual world, as a series of quests. Multi-literacy involves communication. Through their avatars, students search in teams for art treasures. They act as participant observers recording gestures and chat, photographing their quest events, interviewing SL artists, and analyzing these documents in search for meaningful patterns. Students used Blackboard, SL Chats and IM (instant message), and Web 2.0 tools (Survey Monkey, Flickr, and blogs) to facilitate interaction. Discovered treasures ranged from traditional to functional, political art forms that they could use in teaching, role-playing, and creating artworks. These exploits provided more WebQuest venues for exploring art treasures in SL and discussing their educational implications. Virtual worlds now can promote multi-literacies or art treasure quests on other virtual sites.
National Art Education Association. 1916 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191. Tel: 703-860-8000; Fax: 703-860-2960; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A