Second life, first experiences: using virtual worlds in teacher education

Wilks, Judith L. and Jacka, Lisa ORCID: (2013) Second life, first experiences: using virtual worlds in teacher education. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 38 (4):10. pp. 165-182.

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Innovating in a higher education teaching context is never a
straightforward matter. There are many factors influencing how,what, and when we teach, and the students’ experiences of these things. This is especially so in the context of pre-service teacher education, forever evolving in response to rapidly changing technological, political and socio-cultural landscapes. In this paper we relate and reflect on the innovation of utilising the 3D immersive virtual world of Second Life in two secondary education units of study.
We discuss and interrogate our own and our students’ experiences when we used Second Life to teach in during the first unit, and to teach about in the second.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: No Faculty
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: No Faculty
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2021 23:59
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2021 01:26
Uncontrolled Keywords: secondary education; virtual education
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390405 Educational technology and computing
39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390307 Teacher education and professional development of educators
39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390303 Higher education
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1603 Teaching and curriculum > 160303 Teacher and instructor development
Identification Number or DOI: doi:10.14221/ajte.2013v38n4.10

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