Using Second Life as an educational instructional tool with pre-service education students: A work in progress

Campbell, Chris and Jones, Stephen (2008). Using Second Life as an educational instructional tool with pre-service education students: A work in progress. In: Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2008. World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (EDMEDIA) 2008, Vienna, Austria, (3638-3642). 30 June - 4 July 2008.

Author Campbell, Chris
Jones, Stephen
Title of paper Using Second Life as an educational instructional tool with pre-service education students: A work in progress
Conference name World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (EDMEDIA) 2008
Conference location Vienna, Austria
Conference dates 30 June - 4 July 2008
Proceedings title Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2008
Place of Publication Charlottesville, VA, U.S.A.
Publisher Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education
Publication Year 2008
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 1880094657
Start page 3638
End page 3642
Total pages 5
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Online social networks and computer based games continue to attract new users in their millions around the world. Educators are drawn to investigate these environments to understand their attraction to users, to meet the challenges of new kinds of literacies and to examine new kinds of interactions and the potential of new teaching tools (The Schome Community, 2007). This paper describes a work in progress of a pilot study of Second Life as an accessible example of a virtual world/rich social network and a new technological teaching tool. The study investigates fourth year pre-service education students experiencing Second Life in an intermediate educational technology unit at an Australian university. This study aims to investigate emerging teacher’s responses to Second Life and their pedagogical approaches to using virtual worlds to advance inclusive practice. Data collection will be through a variety of qualitative methods including questionnaires and focus group interviews.
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Education Publications
 
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