A University Curriculum for a Second Life Course
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World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (ELEARN) 2008
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
November 17, 2008
Curtis J. Bonk, Mimi Miyoung Lee & Tom Reynolds
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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 et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2008 (pp. 179-184). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Retrieved December 5, 2013 from http://www.editlib.org/p/29601.
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