Using Second Life to Teach Difficult Theoretical Concepts

A session at Emerging Learning Design Conference 2011

  • Edina Renfro-Michel

Friday 3rd June, 2011

1:00pm to 1:50pm (EST)

Second Life and other virtual worlds are becoming more popular in education due to the nature of these immersive environments. Utilizing this emerging technology can be a powerful learning opportunity for students if these experiences are pedagogically driven. While discussing current research, this presentation will provide an example of a ground-breaking project, built by students and professors, called The Theorist Project, an interactive learning environment designed to teach counseling theories. Specific ways to integrate virtual worlds into a variety of educational environments will be discussed, as will the joys and challenges of utilizing virtual worlds for teaching and learning.

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Time 1:00pm1:50pm EST

Date Fri 3rd June 2011

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