Teaching in Second Life: Opportunities for Trials, Tribulations, and Triumphs
Patricia Anderson, Maureen Ellis, East Carolina University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-84-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Faculty members who teach in the Second Life environment face many challenges in planning, teaching, and evaluating instruction. This session focuses on a demonstration of a unique Second Life teaching environment, an explanation of the creation of that environment, and a discussion of the challenges posed for faculty members who utilize this distinctive learning setting. Participants will see a live demonstration of a Second Life classroom setting used by two different instructors. The demonstration will focus on the challenges, intricacies, and successes experienced through creating and teaching in this In-World environment. Sample learning activities and Second Life experiences will be demonstrated live during the conference session.
Anderson, P. & Ellis, M. (2011). Teaching in Second Life: Opportunities for Trials, Tribulations, and Triumphs. In M. Koehler & P. Mishra (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2011--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2019-2024). Nashville, Tennessee, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).