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Australasian Journal of Educational Technology

Jan 01, 2012 Volume 28, Number 3


Eva Heinrich; Michael Henderson; Petrea Redmond

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Number of articles: 8

  1. Second Life machinima enhancing the learning of law: Lessons from successful endeavours

    Des Butler, Queensland University of Technology

    A traditional approach centred on weekly lectures, perhaps supported by tutorials, still predominates in modern legal education in Australia. This approach tends to focus on the transmission of... More

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  2. Real thinking with virtual hats: A role-playing activity for pre-service teachers in Second Life

    Sue Gregory & Yvonne Masters, University of New England

    Role-plays in a virtual world hold tremendous potential for higher education because they allow synchronous, immersive participation by students located across the globe. They also have the added... More

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  3. On the MUVE or in decline: Reflecting on the sustainability of the Virtual Birth Centre developed in Second Life

    Sarah Stewart, Otago Polytechnic; Deborah Davis, University of Canberra

    Pressures in terms of the availability of quality, real-life clinical experiences for students have resulted in increased interest in the use of simulation in a variety of healthcare disciplines.... More

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  4. The impact of Chinese language lessons in a virtual world on university students' self-efficacy beliefs

    Michael Henderson, Hui Huang, Scott Grant & Lyn Henderson

    It was found in the two-year study reported in this article that a single collaborative language lesson using Second Life can result in a statistically significant increase in student self-... More

    pp. 400-419

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  5. In search of a method to assess dispositional behaviours: The case of Otago Virtual Hospital

    Swee-Kin Loke, Phil Blyth & Judith Swan

    While the potentials of virtual worlds to support experiential learning in medical education are well documented, assessment of student learning within these environments is relatively scarce and ... More

    pp. 441-458

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  6. Responding to the widening participation agenda through improved access to and within 3D virtual learning environments

    Denise Wood & Julie Willems

    The Australian Government's widening participation agenda - also referred to as the social inclusion agenda - considers equity through the triple focus of access, participation and outcomes. These... More

    pp. 459-479

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  7. Developing a virtual physics world

    Margaret Wegener, Timothy McIntyre, Dominic McGrath, Craig Savage & Michael Williamson

    In this article, the successful implementation of a development cycle for a physics teaching package based on game-like virtual reality software is reported. The cycle involved several iterations ... More

    pp. 504-521

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  8. Unpacking frames of reference to inform the design of virtual world learning in higher education

    Katherine Wimpenny, Maggi Savin-Baden, Matt Mawer, Nicole Steils & Gemma Tombs

    In the changing context of globalised higher education, a series of pedagogical shifts have occurred, and with them, a number of interactive learning approaches have emerged. This article reports ... More

    pp. 522-545

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