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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/33648

Title: Worthy Worlds: A Case Study of the Pedagogy, Design, and Execution of Two University Courses in Second Life
Authors: Fekete, Daniel James
Advisor: Brett, Clare
Department: Curriculum, Teaching and Learning
Keywords: Second Life
Immersive
Virtual
Post-Secondary
Classroom Design
Pedagogy
Information Technology
CSCL
VLE
Virtual Learning Environments
Issue Date: 28-Nov-2012
Abstract: With increasing access to powerful computer processing and broadband Internet connectivity, persistent immersive worlds like Second Life are being adopted for use as virtual learning environments. The flexibility of these spaces, however, offers little innate direction for educators in terms of design and pedagogy considerations, creating a space for research, shared experience, and possibly the development of “best practices” literature. This multiple-case study explores the unique affordances of immersive environments for distance education with reference to the design, pedagogy, and student experience of two university-accredited courses taught entirely “in-world” on the Second Life platform.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/33648
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