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The Path from First to Second Life PROCEEDINGS

, Athabasca University, Canada ; , Kavala Institute of Technology, Greece

EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, in Lisbon, Portugal ISBN 978-1-880094-89-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


Abstract: This paper discusses the use of Second Life as an educational tool in higher education. It focuses on the ways educational institutions use this virtual environment, the types of spaces educational institutions are creating or simulating, and the types of activities being conducted in the virtual environment. It also presents lots of examples of Second Life uses by universities and reviews the most important findings in literature on the strengths and weaknesses of Second Life. Recommendations on effective use of Second Life and design are also provided.


Nteliopoulou, S. & Tsinakos, A. (2011). The Path from First to Second Life. In T. Bastiaens & M. Ebner (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2011--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 3807-3814). Lisbon, Portugal: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved August 16, 2017 from .