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ERIC Number: EJ859405
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-8756-3894
Integrating Second Life into an EFL Program in China: Research Collaboration across the Continents
Wang, Charles Xiaoxue; Song, Hongbo; Stone, David E.; Yan, Qiaoqiao
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, v53 n6 p14-19 Nov 2009
Educational researchers and practitioners have paid considerable attention to the use of multiuser virtual environments (MUVEs) in recent years in order to support learning across curricula. Among MUVEs, Second Life (SL) is one of the most popular environments, with over 18 million account-registered users as of May 2008. This paper reports a research collaboration between Georgia State University in the United States and Yantai University in China which explores various facets of EFL (English as a Foreign Language) learning within SL. The ultimate purpose of this research collaboration is to find appropriate ways to integrate SL into an EFL program in China. The paper reports the research collaboration background of the EFL Program in SL, including its implementation and evaluation, and suggestions for implementing similar programs for international collaboration. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China; Georgia; United States