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ERIC Number: EJ836966
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1053-6728
Give Your Professional Development a Second Life
Sheehy, Peggy
Technology & Learning, v29 n7 p28 Feb 2009
Pursuing professional development (PD) is contractual for some, and oxygen for others. As technology has increased access to anytime-anywhere learning, many of the hurdles for conquering time and space constraints have been addressed with online learning in web-based classroom environments, webinars, and even some of the newer social networking sites. Those people who have taken the plunge down the rabbit hole into virtual worlds (MUVES) have discovered a new venue for PD: Second Life (SL). Although it is not truly face-to-face, the sense of presence conveyed within the Second Life environment is the next best thing to being there. The evolution of the virtual world Second Life has been nothing short of remarkable. Yet, its value as a professional-development meeting place for the mainstream education community is just beginning to be appreciated. In this article, the author talks about pursuing professional development in Second Life and describes the evolution of the international educational presence in Second Life.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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