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Becoming a Virtual Instructor: How Can Higher Education Faculty Prepare for Second Life?
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, Empire State College / SUNY, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-66-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

Abstract: Given the need for more engaging online courses and the promise of immersive virtual environments, how can a teacher-education faculty member learn to work effectively, and quite independently, in Second Life (SL)? This paper highlights how a teacher-education instructor developed a useful pilot study of SL. Citing lessons learned along the way, it considers the instructor’s background and temperament and ways she documented her process, planned curriculum and the learning environment, and prepared students. It also highlights the implementation, modifications, and assessment, concluding with suggestions gleaned from this first-hand experience and considering next steps that this instructor plans in SL. Although developing classes in SL is time consuming, the greater student participation, caring, and interactions compared to the equivalent online course appears to have made the time investment worthwhile.

Citation

O'Connor, E. (2008). Becoming a Virtual Instructor: How Can Higher Education Faculty Prepare for Second Life?. In C. Bonk, M. Lee & T. Reynolds (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2008--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 1144-1149). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved April 21, 2019 from .

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