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Digital Selves: Lessons from Second Life

, , Monash University, Australia

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Lisbon, Portugal ISBN 978-1-880094-89-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


In this paper, the authors present their experiences of teaching a final year undergraduate subject, Digital Selves, in the public virtual world, Second Life. The goal of Digital Selves is to prepare graduates of a large Australian research-intensive university with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to become professional, ethical and insightful members of the virtual workplace. Insights into the day-to-day running of an inworld subject are provided and some unexpected benefits of virtual worlds teaching, especially in relation to inclusiveness and student engagement, are discussed.


Collins, F. & McCormick, D. (2011). Digital Selves: Lessons from Second Life. In T. Bastiaens & M. Ebner (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2011--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 3405-3411). Lisbon, Portugal: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 11, 2019 from .



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