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A Sociotechnical Systems Analysis of Second Life in an Undergraduate English Course.
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, University of Texas at Austin, United States

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vancouver, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-62-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

Sociotechnical systems analysis is a term frequently used in computer supported collaborative work that refers to the interaction between people and technology. Technology adoption can be seen as consisting of both a social and technical system. This paper will provide a sociotechnical analysis of an implementation of Second Life, an online virtual world, into an undergraduate English course at a large public university. The paper will 1) describe the pilot course, 2) analyze affinities from a sociotechnical systems perspective, and finally 3) give recommendations based on lessons learned from implementing Second Life in an undergraduate English course.

Citation

Sanchez, J. (2007). A Sociotechnical Systems Analysis of Second Life in an Undergraduate English Course. In C. Montgomerie & J. Seale (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2007--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 4254-4258). Vancouver, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved August 25, 2019 from .

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