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Herold, David Kurt – Computers & Education, 2010
Second Life has become increasingly popular with educators and educational institutions, because of the educational possibilities it seems to offer. While there has been a lot of hype and academic publications about educational design or the theoretical framing of teaching in virtual environments, there have been few publications focusing on…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Introductory Courses, Virtual Classrooms, Social Networks
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Wagner, Christian; Ip, Rachael K. F. – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2009
Virtual worlds, computer-based simulated environments in which users interact via avatars, provide an opportunity for the highly realistic enactment of real life activities online. Unlike computer games, which have a pre-defined purpose, pay-off structure, and action patterns, virtual worlds can leave many of these elements for users to determine.…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Management Information Systems, Student Projects, Assignments