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ERIC Number: EJ890753
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1093-023X
Virtual Possibilities: A Constructivist Examination of the Educational Applications of Second Life
Neely, Jeffrey C.; Bowers, K. Westmoreland; Ragas, Mathew W.
Journal of Interactive Learning Research, v21 n1 p93-110 Jan 2010
This study surveyed post-secondary instructors in 15 countries regarding their experiences using the virtual world Second Life as a teaching tool. Qualitative analysis of responses to open-ended questions suggests that Second Life offers a great deal of potential in realizing Grabinger and Dunlap's (2000) attributes of a rich environment for active learning (REAL), as well as a number of practical benefits. However, technological barriers, institutional opposition, limited familiarity, and other concerns may be preventing instructors from fully making use of Second Life in their curricula. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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