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ERIC Number: EJ927823
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0007-1013
Improving Teaching and Learning of Computer Programming through the Use of the Second Life Virtual World
Esteves, Micaela; Fonseca, Benjamim; Morgado, Leonel; Martins, Paulo
British Journal of Educational Technology, v42 n4 p624-637 Jul 2011
The emergence of new technologies such as three-dimensional virtual worlds brings new opportunities for teaching and learning. We conducted an action research approach to the analysis of how teaching and learning of computer programming at the university level could be developed within the Second Life virtual world. Results support the notion that it is possible to use this environment for better effectiveness in the learning of programming. The main results are the identification of problems hampering the teacher's intervention in this virtual world and the detection of solutions for those problems that were found effective to the success in using this environment for teaching/learning computer programming.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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