Introducing Jass Easterman: my 'Second Life' learning space

Gregory, Sue and Tynan, Belinda (2009) Introducing Jass Easterman: my 'Second Life' learning space. In: ASCILITE 2009: 26th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education: Same Places, Different Spaces, 6-8 Dec 2009, Auckland, New Zealand.

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Abstract

Virtual worlds are an emerging technology being used by an increasing number of educational institutions around the world. It is a technology, environment, medium, learning (or elearning) and teaching tool (ie a shared social space). A pilot study was conducted in 'Second Life' with postgraduate education students to ascertain student perceptions of learning in a virtual world. Results and methodology of this study will be discussed and the implications and impact for students learning in a virtual world from the perspective of the student will be explored. A number of themes have emerged from the study. There have been a variety of studies undertaken on virtual worlds with very little on their implications for the academic who is teaching in this environment. The implications of these findings will be the foundation for future research.


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Additional Information: Published version desposited with blanket permission of publisher. Copyright © 2009 Sue Gregory and Belinda Tynan. The authors assign to ascilite and educational non-profit institutions, a non-exclusive licence to use this document for personal use and in courses of instruction, provided that the article is used in full and this copyright statement is reproduced. The authors also grant a non-exclusive licence to ascilite to publish this document on the ascilite Web site and in other formats for the Proceedings ascilite Auckland 2009. Any other use is prohibited without the express permission of the authors.
Depositing User: Professor Belinda Tynan
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Distance and e-Learning Centre
Date Deposited: 24 May 2012 02:19
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 01:09
Uncontrolled Keywords: virtual worlds, Second Life, pedagogy, virtual classroom, education, learning spaces
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/21149

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