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Teaching and learning in virtual worlds: Is it worth the effort?

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posted on 2010-01-01, 00:00 authored by H Farley, S Gregory, A Ellis, G Crisp, Janette Grenfell, D A Thomas Dr, M Campbell
Educators have been quick to spot the enormous potential afforded by virtual worlds for situated and authentic learning, practising tasks with potentially serious consequences in the real world and for bringing geographically dispersed faculty and students together in the same space (Gee, 2007; Johnson and Levine, 2008). Though this potential has largely been realised, it generally isn't without cost in terms of lack of institutional buy-in, steep learning curves for all participants, and lack of a sound theoretical framework to support learning activities (Campbell, 2009; Cheal, 2007; Kluge & Riley, 2008). This symposium will explore the affordances and issues associated with teaching and learning in virtual worlds, all the time considering the question: is it worth the effort?. © 2010 Helen Farley, Sue Gregory, Allan Ellis, Geoffrey Crisp, Jenny Grenfell, Angela Thomas & Mathew Campbell.

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Event

ASCILITE Conference (27th: 2010: Sydney, N.S.W)

Pagination

339 - 342

Publisher

ASCILITE

Location

Sydney, N.S.W

Start date

2010-12-05

End date

2010-12-08

ISBN-13

9781742720166

Language

eng

Publication classification

EN Other conference paper

Copyright notice

2010, ASCILITE

Title of proceedings

Proceedings of the 27th Annual Conference of Australasian Society for Computers in Learning Tertiary Education; ASCILITE 2010

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