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Virtual Possibilities: A Constructivist Examination of the Educational Applications of Second Life
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Journal of Interactive Learning Research Volume 21, Number 1, ISSN 1093-023X Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

This study surveyed post-secondary instructors in 15 countries regarding their experiences using the virtual world Second Life as a teaching tool. Qualitative analysis of responses to open-ended questions suggests that Second Life offers a great deal of potential in realizing Grabinger and Dunlap’s (2000) attributes of a rich environment for active learning (REAL), as well as a number of practical benefits. However, technological barriers, institutional opposition, limited familiarity, and other concerns may be preventing instructors from fully making use of Second Life in their curricula.

Citation

Neely, J.C., Bowers, K.W. & Ragas, M.W. (2010). Virtual Possibilities: A Constructivist Examination of the Educational Applications of Second Life. Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 21(1), 93-110. Waynesville, NC: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 22, 2019 from .

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