A University Curriculum for a Second Life Course PROCEEDINGS
Penelope Semrau, Barbara Boyer, California State University, Los Angeles, United States
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-66-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This paper describes a task-centered curriculum for a Second Life university course taught winter quarter 2008. The students were primarily K-12 teachers pursuing their master’s degrees in instructional technology, math education, or counseling. The hugely successful course took students from being Second Life newbies to builders within ten weeks. The curriculum emphasized scaffolding of learning skills and knowledge, and Harrington’s (2006) nine principles for successful “situated learning environments.”
Semrau, P. & Boyer, B. (2008). A University Curriculum for a Second Life Course. In C. Bonk, M. Lee & T. Reynolds (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2008--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 179-184). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 17, 2018 from https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/29601/.
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