Using Second Life for teacher training: Opportunities and challenges
Miri Shonfeld, Kibbutzim College of Education and Mofet Institute, Israel ; Adit Ganot, Kibbutzim College of Education, Israel
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-02-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Building the college in Second life (SL) was aimed to enable students’ experience in teaching and learning in virtual worlds. The College can hold virtual lectures and conferences in the new virtual College building as well as virtual activities such as fitness lab and theater. However, there are challenges in using SL Environment. The students need to download a software and face difficulties due to security systems or insufficient requirements. Some of them suffer from limited bandwidth or poor graphic display. Furthermore, students complained on audio problems and communication difficulties. In this round table we will present the Kibbutzim college island, plans and programs focusing on the fitness lab opportunities and chalanges.
Shonfeld, M. & Ganot, A. (2013). Using Second Life for teacher training: Opportunities and challenges. In R. McBride & M. Searson (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2013--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1034-1037). New Orleans, Louisiana, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).