Worthy worlds: A case study of the pedagogy, design, and execution of two university courses in Second Life
Daniel James Fekete, University of Toronto , Canada
University of Toronto . Awarded
With increasing access to powerful computer processing and broadband Internet connectivity, persistent immersive worlds like Second Life are being adopted for use as virtual learning environments. The flexibility of these spaces, however, offers little innate direction for educators in terms of design and pedagogy considerations, creating a space for research, shared experience, and possibly the development of "best practices" literature. This multiple-case study explores the unique affordances of immersive environments for distance education with reference to the design, pedagogy, and student experience of two university-accredited courses taught entirely "in-world" on the Second Life platform.
Fekete, D.J. Worthy worlds: A case study of the pedagogy, design, and execution of two university courses in Second Life. Master's thesis, University of Toronto.
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