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Teaching and learning in Virtual Worlds: Is it worth the effort?
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, University of Southern Queensland ; , University of New England ; , Southern Cross University ; , University of Adelaide ; , Deakin University ; , University of Tasmania ; , Australian Catholic University

ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference, Publisher: Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education

Abstract

Educators have been quick to spot the enormous potential afforded by virtual worlds for situated and authentic learning, practising tasks with potentially ser ious consequences in the real world and for bringing geographically dispersed faculty and students together in the same space (Gee, 2007; Johnson and Levine, 2008). Though this potential has largely been realised, it generally isn’t without cost in terms of lack of institutional buy-in, steep learning curves for all participants, and lack of a sound theoretical framework to support learning activities (Campbell, 2009; Cheal, 2007; Kluge & Riley, 2008). This symposium will explore the affordances and issues associated with teaching and learning in virtual worlds, all the time considering the question: is it worth the effort?

Citation

Farley, H., Gregory, S., Ellis, A., Crisp, G., Grenfell, J., Thomas, A. & Campbell, M. (2010). Teaching and learning in Virtual Worlds: Is it worth the effort?. In Proceedings of ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference 2010 (pp. 339-342). Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education. Retrieved June 26, 2019 from .

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