A University Curriculum for a Second Life Course PROCEEDINGS
Penelope Semrau, Barbara Boyer, California State University, Los Angeles, United States
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 et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2008 (pp. 179-184). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
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