Using Five Stage Model to Design of Collaborative Learning Environments in Second Life
International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age (CELDA),
Specifically Second Life (SL) among virtual worlds draws attention of researchers to form collaborative learning environments (Sutcliffe & Alrayes, 2012) since it could be used as a rich platform to simulate a real environment containing many collaborative learning characteristics and interaction tools within itself. Five Stage Model (FSM) developed by Salmon, Nie and Edirisingha (2010) is an application development model supporting educators to design collaborative environments in SL to promote learning and group studies of learners. The educators may benefit from FSM to test and design collaborative learning tasks in SL to support group studies of learners. From this point of view, in this study; we planned a collaborative learning environment design in SL by using FSM. In this context, the research is important to form an example in the literature in the matter of designing collaborative learning environments in SL based on FSM. [Funding for this report was provided by Usak University Scientific Research Projects Coordination Unit through Project No: 2012/SOSB004. For the complete proceedings, see ED557311.]
Orhan, S. & Karaman, M.K. (2014). Using Five Stage Model to Design of Collaborative Learning Environments in Second Life. Presented at International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age (CELDA) 2014.