Using Second Life in the Language Classroom
Miri Shonfeld, Kibbutzim College of Education and Mofet Institute, Israel ; Adi Raz, The University of Texas at Austin, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Austin, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-92-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Languages and cultural study was the target for two classes from Texas and Israel that met virtually in Second Life on a weekly basis for six weeks. The analysis of their feedback reveals that students were satisfied from the new pedagogy, the social interaction, convenience in working from home, communicating with students from another country, and cultural understanding. The challenges they faced were connected to cultural differences, time zone restrictions, technology, pedagogy, fears, and collaboration skills.
Shonfeld, M. & Raz, A. (2012). Using Second Life in the Language Classroom. In P. Resta (Ed.), Proceedings of SITE 2012--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 907-910). Austin, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).