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Using Second Life® to Enhance Student Learning of Technical Concepts
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, , Rochester Institute of Technology, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Orlando, Florida, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-83-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

Second Life® Life (http://secondlife.com/ ) is a virtual world that has been available for a few years and has been used primarily as a social networking tool, but there is very little data that evaluates its use as a learning/pedagogical tool. Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) has a Second Life® (SL) campus and faculty in technical disciplines have used it for instruction. The authors have used SL to teach students Physics and Computer Technology skills. The authors found that there was some pedagogical benefit from using Second Life® as an instructional tool.

Citation

Mallory, J. & Long, G. (2010). Using Second Life® to Enhance Student Learning of Technical Concepts. In J. Sanchez & K. Zhang (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2010--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 244-248). Orlando, Florida, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 29, 2020 from .

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