Multi-user virtual environments for international classroom collaboration: Practical approaches for teaching and learning in Second Life

Annie Jeffery, Scott Grant, Howard M. Gregory

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With an increasing trend toward the use of participatory culture and networked learning in education, opportunities to explore real examples of participatory culture are invaluable. Interwoven into seemingly simple collaborations are pedagogical, cultural, knowledge management, social, temporal, technical, as well as legal issues. A further layer of complexity is added when considering international networks and collaborations.However, such issues add a level of understanding important to participatory cultures. Enabled by communities of practice, and social constructivist learning, a range of bricoleur skills are developed from technical to higher level cognitive skills amongst students. These skills map many aspects of Jenkins' Participatory Culture, and the skills essential to our 21st century students.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTeaching Arts and Science with the New Social Media
EditorsCharles Wankel
Place of PublicationBingley UK
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9780857247810
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameCutting-Edge Technologies in Higher Education
ISSN (Print)20449968
ISSN (Electronic)20449976

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