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ERIC Number: EJ1168238
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1550-1876
The Use of Virtual Worlds in Management Education: An Investigation of Current Practices in Second Life
Klein, Amarolinda Zanela; Freitas, Angilberto; Machado, Lisiane; da Silva Freitas, José Carlos, Jr.; Graziola, Paulo Gaspar; Schlemmer, Eliane
International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, v10 n1 Article 6 p61-78 2014
Frequently, research on management education does not take into account the role of Information Technology as a key resource to support teaching and learning processes. In this article, the authors explore the current applications of Three Dimensional Virtual Worlds (3DVW) for Management education. The authors researched the educational institutions subscribed to Second Life (SL) (, as it is one of the most popular open 3DVW available worldwide. The results reveal that only 31% of the institutions that answered the authors' questionnaire actually use SL in Management education. Regarding the acceptance of SL in Management education, one third of the 15 institutions using it claim that it has been well received and accepted both by students and lecturers/professors. These results lead to several questions for further research and development of practices concerning the use of 3DVW for Management education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States; United Kingdom (England); Portugal; Australia; Sweden; Brazil; Switzerland; United Kingdom (Wales); Greece
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