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"Put the Milk in the Back": The Design of Persistent Social Spaces in Virtual Worlds
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, Boise State University, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Quebec City, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-63-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

In this session, the author explores the question, "How do we design persistent social learning spaces in virtual world environments?" The author draws upon her experiences building EDTECH Island, a virtual world environment in Second Life, and designing and teaching a graduate course on the island. The concept of using nodes and pathways to encourage physical and social interaction with the environment will be discussed. Tracking data is shared to understand the development of the island as a resource for graduate students and other virtual educators. An iterative design model is proposed for considering further development of social persistence in virtual world environments.

Citation

Dawley, L. (2007). "Put the Milk in the Back": The Design of Persistent Social Spaces in Virtual Worlds. In T. Bastiaens & S. Carliner (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2007--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (p. 1476). Quebec City, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 17, 2019 from .

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