How are Australian higher education institutions contributing to change through innovative teaching and learning in virtual worlds?

Gregory, Brent, Gregory, Sue, Wood, Denise, Masters, Yvonne, Hillier, Mathew, Stokes-Thompson, Frederick, Bogdanovych, Anton, Butler, Des, Hay, Lyn, Jegathesan, Jay Jay, Flintoff, Kim, Schutt, Stefan, Linegar, Dale, Alderton, Robyn, Cram, Andrew, Stupans, Ieva, McKeown, Orwin Lindy, Meredith, Grant, McCormick, Debbie, Collins, Francesca, Grenfell, Jenny, Zagami, Jason, Ellis, Allan, Jacka, Lisa, Campbell, John, Larson, Ian, Fluck, Andrew, Thomas, Angela, Farley, Helen, Muldoon, Nona, Abbas, Ali, Sinnappan, Suku, Neville, Katrina, Burnett, Ian, Aitken, Ashley, Simoff, Simeon, Scutter, Sheila, Wang, Xiangyu, Souter, Kay, Ellis, David, Salomon, Mandy, Wadley, Greg, Jacobson, Michael, Newstead, Anne, Hayes, Gary, Grant, Scott and Yusupova, Alyona 2011, How are Australian higher education institutions contributing to change through innovative teaching and learning in virtual worlds?, in ASCILITE 2011 : Changing demands, changing directions : Proceedings of the Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Conference, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tas., pp. 475-490.

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Title How are Australian higher education institutions contributing to change through innovative teaching and learning in virtual worlds?
Author(s) Gregory, Brent
Gregory, Sue
Wood, Denise
Masters, Yvonne
Hillier, Mathew
Stokes-Thompson, Frederick
Bogdanovych, Anton
Butler, Des
Hay, Lyn
Jegathesan, Jay Jay
Flintoff, Kim
Schutt, Stefan
Linegar, Dale
Alderton, Robyn
Cram, Andrew
Stupans, Ieva
McKeown, Orwin Lindy
Meredith, Grant
McCormick, Debbie
Collins, Francesca
Grenfell, Jenny
Zagami, Jason
Ellis, Allan
Jacka, Lisa
Campbell, John
Larson, Ian
Fluck, Andrew
Thomas, Angela
Farley, Helen
Muldoon, Nona
Abbas, Ali
Sinnappan, Suku
Neville, Katrina
Burnett, Ian
Aitken, Ashley
Simoff, Simeon
Scutter, Sheila
Wang, Xiangyu
Souter, Kay
Ellis, David
Salomon, Mandy
Wadley, Greg
Jacobson, Michael
Newstead, Anne
Hayes, Gary
Grant, Scott
Yusupova, Alyona
Conference name Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education. Conference (28th : 2011 : Hobart, Tasmania)
Conference location Hobart, Tasmania
Conference dates 4-7 Dec. 2011
Title of proceedings ASCILITE 2011 : Changing demands, changing directions : Proceedings of the Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Conference
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2011
Conference series Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Conference
Start page 475
End page 490
Total pages 16
Publisher University of Tasmania
Place of publication Hobart, Tas.
Keyword(s) virtual worlds
VWs
second life
opensim
engagement
VWWG
Summary Over the past decade, teaching and learning in virtual worlds has been at the forefront of many higher education institutions around the world. The DEHub Virtual Worlds Working Group (VWWG) consisting of Australian and New Zealand higher education academics was formed on 2009. These educators are investigating the role that virtual worlds play in the future of education and actively changing the direction of their own teaching practice and curricula. 47 academics reporting on 28 Australian higher education institutions present an overview of how they have changed directions through the effective use of virtual worlds for diverse teaching and learning activitiessuch as business scenarios and virtual excursions, role-play simulations, experimentation and language development. The case studies offer insights into the ways in which institutions are continuing to change directions in their teaching to meet changing demands for innovative teaching, learning and research in virtual worlds. This paper highlights the ways in which the authors are using virtual worlds to creat opportunities for rich, immersive and authentic activities that would be difficult or not possible to achieve through traditional approaches
Language eng
Field of Research 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2011, ASCILITE
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30064178

Document type: Conference Paper
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