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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.

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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.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2009 International Federation for Information Processing
ISBN: 3-642-03114-5, 978-3-642-03114-4
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Education
Education and Language Studies
Other Departments > Development Office
Other Departments
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Education Futures
Item ID: 19871
Depositing User: Peter Twining
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2010 12:09
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2016 12:26
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