NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
ERIC Number: EJ893873
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-2153-2974
A Faculty Mentoring Experience: Learning Together in Second Life
Silva, Karina; Correia, Ana-Paula; Pardo-Ballester, Cristina
Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, v26 n4 p149-159 Sum 2010
Researchers have highlighted the benefits of using virtual worlds such as Second Life in education, but they have also forewarned educators of potential drawbacks. Understanding how virtual worlds work, including their capabilities and limitations, empowers educators to make better decisions regarding their relevance to learning and teaching. This study describes a technology mentoring experience aimed at teaching two faculty members to use Second Life. This experience allowed the mentees to engage in a collaborative effort to understand how they can use this virtual environment in teacher education and language learning. This article discusses the perspectives of both mentor and mentees and shares the lessons learned. Finally, the authors offer implications for teacher educators. (Contains 3 figures.)
International Society for Technology in Education. 180 West 8th Avenue, Suite 300, Eugene, OR 97401-2916. Tel: 800-336-5191; Tel: 541-302-3777; Fax: 541-302-3778; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A