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A discussion about Second Life and virtual reality as a tool in online teacher education
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, , Minnesota State University, Mankato, United States ; , University Of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 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), Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

This study looked at online-teacher preparation through the use of Second Life. Conducted over the period of one year, the study consisted of 25 graduate-level Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) students. The procedures were implemented according to the recommendations suggested in previous research in hopes that informed design would be the means to overcoming the published limitations of Second Life. Despite this, the authors were not able to overcome previous difficulties, and did not find Second Life to be a practical alternative venue for peer-teacher role-playing in teacher development courses.

Citation

Lybeck, K., Bruhn, D. & Feyissa, S. (2011). A discussion about Second Life and virtual reality as a tool in online teacher education. In M. Koehler & P. Mishra (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2011--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 499-503). Nashville, Tennessee, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved July 11, 2020 from .

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