Virtual Possibilities: A Constructivist Examination of the Educational Applications of Second Life
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Neely, J.C., Bowers, K.W. & Ragas, M.W. (2010). Virtual Possibilities: A Constructivist Examination of the Educational Applications of Second Life. Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 21(1), 93-110. Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
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Journal of Interactive Learning Research
Volume 21, Issue 1, January 2010
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) Chesapeake, VA
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This study surveyed post-secondary instructors in 15 countries regarding their experiences using the virtual world Second Life as a teaching tool. Qualitative analysis of responses to open-ended questions suggests that Second Life offers a great deal of potential in realizing Grabinger and Dunlap’s (2000) attributes of a rich environment for active learning (REAL), as well as a number of practical benefits. However, technological barriers, institutional opposition, limited familiarity, and other concerns may be preventing instructors from fully making use of Second Life in their curricula.
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