Connecting Second Life and Real Life: Integrating Mixed-Reality-Technology into Teacher Education
Thomas Winkler, IMIS / University of Luebeck, Germany ; Martina Ide, Institute for Qualitydevelopment at Schools in Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel, Germany ; Michael Herczeg, IMIS / University of Luebeck, Germany
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Charleston, SC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-67-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
In this contribution we discuss the duties and responsibilities which are important within teacher education to qualify for teaching students in the 21st century at school for acting competent in their future by including contemporary media in their learning. Based on a practiced teaching module the authors’ give an example, how to structure contemporary learning processes. This approach has been verified by the design, test and evaluation of a mixed reality learning environment. 12th graders and undergraduate students design and perform possibilities of identities in connecting Second Life and Real Life. The results of the evaluation of the teaching attempt are discussed und transferred in specific guidelines for teacher education in this area.
Winkler, T., Ide, M. & Herczeg, M. (2009). Connecting Second Life and Real Life: Integrating Mixed-Reality-Technology into Teacher Education. In I. Gibson, R. Weber, K. McFerrin, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2009--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1141-1148). Charleston, SC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).