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Lessons learned in developing a Second Life educational environment

Rapanotti, Lucia and Hall, Jon (2010). Lessons learned in developing a Second Life educational environment. In: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computer Supported Education, 7-10 Apr 2010, Valencia, Spain.

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Virtual worlds are rapidly spreading beyond gaming and entertainment into education and the corporate world. Should this trend continue, as forecast by the industry, then immersive applications will become more prominent, with bespoke software developed in the metaverse affording both opportunities and challenges. This paper reflects on the experience of developing a learning virtual space based on Second Life as part of an innovation project at The Open University, UK. The paper focuses on the lessons learnt from the viewpoint of managing the development of the learning environment, and could be of benefit to educators and educational technologists who are thinking to engage in this sort of development.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2010 The Authors
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 19474
Depositing User: Lucia Rapanotti
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2010 14:42
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2018 17:27
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