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ERIC Number: EJ916699
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 0
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0830-0445
Creating a Virtual World Mindset: A Guide for First Time Second Life Teachers
Stoerger, Sharon
Journal of Distance Education, v24 n3 2010
Education technology proponents argue that tech-savvy students want active learning opportunities that enable them to produce, as well as consume, content. Some educators have responded to this rhetoric by appropriating virtual worlds such as Second Life (SL) for teaching and learning. While SL rewards exploration and experimentation, the technology alone is not enough to create a student-centered learning environment. At present, there is little guidance for teaching in these digital spaces. Therefore, many educators who venture into this space rely heavily on teacher-centered approaches. This practical guide is for individuals who want to create effective SL teaching and learning experiences. (Contains 6 online resources and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A