E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in New Orleans, LA, USA ISBN 978-1-939797-12-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA
Second Life® (SL) is a Multi-User Virtual Environment (MUVE) that can be utilized as an educational platform in online distance education programs. This paper outlines strategies for facilitating collaboration in distance education courses using SL for instruction in real time. Authors also highlight learning activities designed for and implemented in two sections of an online graduate course in special education on professional collaboration in inclusive classrooms and schools. Students from multiple locations across the U.S. have engaged in role-playing exercises and other small group activities to practice skills for communication, consultation, and conflict resolution that they will use throughout their professional teaching careers.
Ludlow, B. & Hartley, M. (2014). Facilitating Collaboration When Teaching in a Multi-User Virtual Environment. In T. Bastiaens (Ed.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning (pp. 1226-1231). New Orleans, LA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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