Second Life: An Interactive Qualitative Analysis
Joe Sanchez, University of Texas at Austin, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Antonio, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-61-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This paper is an Interactive Qualitative analysis of the user experience in Second Life, an online Metaverse, in an undergraduate literature class. A focus group of eighteen students produced a systems model including ten affinities with one primary driver and one primary outcome. The results of this analysis indicate the importance of the use of socio-technical systems when deploying gaming in the classroom. This presentation will include a discussion of the affinities and share recommendations for implementing an online game such as Second Life in other institutions.
Sanchez, J. (2007). Second Life: An Interactive Qualitative Analysis. In R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2007--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1240-1243). San Antonio, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).