Novel Developments in Web-Based Learning Technologies

Brown, E. and Hobbs, M. and Gordon, M. (2010) Novel Developments in Web-Based Learning Technologies. In: Novel Developments in Web-Based Learning Technologies: Tools for Modern Teaching. Information Science Reference. ISBN 9781605669380

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Abstract

This article seeks to show that a virtual world can provide a useful addition in the use of computer mediated learning tools. We discuss the underlying educational context and link this to the properties of virtual worlds and, in particular, that of Second Life. We report on the progress of a project for developing group work that seeks to link affordances in the environment to learning outcomes and employs a socially situated, constructivist, pedagogical framework. We found that a virtual world environment can enable autonomous, differentiated learning through the use of suitably structured tasks, and postulate that an individual’s depth of engagement with the environment may be linked to the learning style.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: Citation: Brown, E., Hobbs, M. & Gordon, M., 2010. A Virtual World Environment for Group Work. In N. Karacapilidis, ed. Novel Developments in Web-Based Learning Technologies: Tools for Modern Teaching. Hershey, New York: Information Science Reference, pp. 233–244..
Faculty: Faculty of Science & Technology
Depositing User: Mr I Walker
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2016 16:35
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2017 11:59
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/600627

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