Pre-service students using Teen Second Life in secondary classroooms: A work in progress

Campbell, Chris and Boulay, Rachel (2009). Pre-service students using Teen Second Life in secondary classroooms: A work in progress. In: SITE 2009: Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference, Charleston, South Carolina, United States, (2468-2472). 2-6 March 2009.

Author Campbell, Chris
Boulay, Rachel
Title of paper Pre-service students using Teen Second Life in secondary classroooms: A work in progress
Conference name SITE 2009: Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference
Conference location Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Conference dates 2-6 March 2009
Place of Publication Chesapeake, VA, United States
Publisher Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education
Publication Year 2009
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 1880094673
9781880094679
Start page 2468
End page 2472
Total pages 5
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Second Life is an online, 3D virtual world where each user is represented by an avatar. This pilot study aims to investigate pre-service teachers using Teen Second Life as an example of a virtual world and a new technological tool in secondary classrooms. This study aims to give computing method Diploma of Education (post baccalaureate) students experience in Second Life as well as enable them to develop educational activities both in class and independently. The Diploma of Education computing method students will be introduced to Second Life as part of their class activities where the students will create activities to use in Teen Second Life and will then teach these activities to secondary students while on teaching rounds. The study will use a qualitative methodology within a case study framework and will have approximately 20 Diploma of Education students participating in this study. This work in progress paper describes this groundbreaking research as well as the current literature in this new field.
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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