Monday, July 13, 2009
Test Scores, Training Outcomes Improved with Second Life
I'm always excited to see new studies supporting teaching and learning in Second Life. Thank you to Regulus, for sending this around via email this morning:
The article from Linden Labs can be found here: https://blogs.secondlife.com/community/community/education/blog/2009/07/10/case-study-loyalist-college-massively-improves-test-scores-and-training-outcomes-using-second-life
A case study from Linden Labs on this even can be found here: http://secondlifegrid.net.s3.amazonaws.com/docs/Second_Life_Case_Loyalist_EN.pdf
The article from the Journal of Virtual Worlds Research can be found here: https://journals.tdl.org/jvwr/article/view/374/449
Finally, and the best for last, here's a YouTube video on how they are using Second Life at Loyalist College (cool!): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCUWcpVPtMM
A question for instructors in our community college system: how can we support those of you exploring using Second Life in your courses in doing a bit of action research to gather some feedback about how things are going? Pro or con, gathering this data can help us learn how to support your exploration better, so please let us know.