Virtual worlds for student engagement

Sajjanhar, Atul 2012, Virtual worlds for student engagement, Creative education, vol. 3, Special Issue, pp. 796-801.

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Title Virtual worlds for student engagement
Author(s) Sajjanhar, Atul
Journal name Creative education
Volume number 3
Season Special Issue
Start page 796
End page 801
Total pages 6
Publisher Scientific Research Publishing
Place of publication Irvine, Calif.
Publication date 2012
ISSN 2151-4771
2151-4755
Keyword(s) student engagement
virtual worlds
second life
Summary In this paper, we study the scope of virtual worlds for student engagement in higher education. The motivation for the study is the gap in opportunities for interactivity that exist for off-campus students compared with on-campus students. A student taking a course at a university, while located in a different geographic location, has limited opportunity for student-student and student-teacher interaction; this effects student engagement significantly. We conduct a feasibility analysis for engaging students in a virtual world; Second Life is used as the test-bed to create the virtual world environment. We present preliminary findings, the promises and the limitations of Second Life as an immersive environment for engaging students.
Language eng
Field of Research 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
Socio Economic Objective 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30051391

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Information Technology
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