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Virtual worlds as pedagogical places: experiences of higher education academics

Irving, Leah 2016, Virtual worlds as pedagogical places: experiences of higher education academics, PhD. thesis, School of Education, Deakin Univeristy.

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Title Virtual worlds as pedagogical places: experiences of higher education academics
Author Irving, Leah
Institution Deakin Univeristy
School School of Education
Faculty Faculty of Arts and Education
Degree type Research doctorate
Degree name PhD.
Thesis advisor Walker-Gibbs, BernadetteORCID iD for Walker-Gibbs, Bernadette orcid.org/0000-0002-7175-7874
Beavis CatherineORCID iD for Beavis Catherine orcid.org/0000-0002-8835-0309
Date submitted 2016-03
Keyword(s) Pedagogy
Tertiary education
Educators
Virtual reality
On-line teaching
Second Life(software)
Teaching methodology
Summary This thesis explores how academics in higher education experience virtual worlds as pedagogical places. Using the virtual world Second Life™ as a lens, I examine the changing nature of embodiment, pedagogy and place for academics and the significance these changes have for academic identity and practices.
Language eng
Field of Research 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
Description of original xvi, 367 pages : tables, colour illustrations.
Copyright notice ┬ęThe Author. All Rights Reserved
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30088534

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