Open virtual worlds as pedagogical research tools: learning from the Schome Park Programme

Twining, Peter and Peachey, Anna (2009). Open virtual worlds as pedagogical research tools: learning from the Schome Park Programme. In: Tatnall, Arthur and Jones, Anthony eds. Education and Technology for a Better World: 9th IFIP TC 3 World Conference on Computers in Education, WCCE 2009, Bento Gonçalves, Brazil, July 27-31, 2009, Proceedings. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology (302). Berlin, Heidelberg, New York: Springer, pp. 263–272.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-03115-1_28

URL: https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=vI5rCQAAQBAJ&d...

Abstract

This paper introduces the term Open Virtual Worlds and argues that they are ‘unclaimed educational spaces’, which provide a valuable tool for researching pedagogy. Having explored these claims the way in which Teen Second Life® virtual world was used for pedagogical experimentation in the initial phases of the Schome Park Programme is described. Four sets of pedagogical dimensions that emerged are presented and illustrated with examples from the Schome Park Programme.

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