Embarking on an Educational Journey in Second Life
Sean McKay, George Fox University, United States ; Joop Van Schie, Cocon, Netherlands ; Scot Headley, George Fox University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-64-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
The virtual world of Second Life is an immersive environment in which the participants create the world around them and can participate in rich, multimedia activities. The potential of Second Life should be evaluated for its effectiveness as a virtual learning environment. Can it be an effective tool for preparing new teachers? The authors share their experiences, both good and bad, with Second Life as a tool for teaching and learning.
McKay, S., Van Schie, J. & Headley, S. (2008). Embarking on an Educational Journey in Second Life. In K. McFerrin, R. Weber, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2008--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1762-1766). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).