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O'Connor, Eileen A.; Sakshaug, Lynae E. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2009
Second Life (SL) is a user-created virtual environment with possible merit for teaching and learning in higher education. In this article, two teacher educators reflect on their initial development in SL, considering the ways they worked within SL to meet their differing instructional needs and the ways they prepared students for these learning…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Virtual Classrooms, Teacher Educators, Teacher Education Programs
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Efaw, Jamie – EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 2005
With the infusion of technology into all aspects of daily life, students are becoming more and more adept at using technology as an educational resource. Many faculty, however, are not keeping pace with their students. Additionally, faculty feel increasingly unprepared to integrate technology into the classroom. Many institutions of higher learner…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Faculty Development, Educational Resources, Teaching Methods
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Padamsee, Hasan – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2003
As a science teacher, the author strives to make science an effective component of a liberal arts education. In this article, he describes a conceptual physics/astronomy course integrated with such humanities fields as history, art, and literature, which he has been teaching over the last 5 years. The course, entitled Physics of Heaven and…
Descriptors: Creativity, Physics, Science Teachers, Humanities