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Title: Myth busting education in a virtual world - changing demands and directions
Contributor(s): Gregory, Sue  (author)orcid ; Diener, Scott (author); Wood, Denise (author); Gregory, Brent  (author); Sinnappan, Suku (author); Jacka, Lisa (author)
Publication Date: 2011
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Abstract: There has been much media reporting on the efficacy of virtual worlds for education over the last few years. Some of the claims made are unfounded and not based on empirical evidence. All panel members have been teaching and conducting research in virtual worlds for several years. They will address many of the myths about teaching and learning in a virtual world. The format will follow Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage's television series, "Myth Busters" ("MythBusters," 2011) to find out whether the myths are "founded", "busted" or "plausible". To date there has been limited research and publications reporting on myths surrounding the teaching and learning in virtual worlds. However, Calani (2010) attempted to resolve the myths around immersion, James (2007) set about resolving the myths surrounding business in Second Life and, Hendrich & Mesch (2009), discussed 10,000 reasons why a virtual world will or won't work. This interactive session will seek audience participation in resolving these myths through evidence-based practice. In this symposium we will endeavour to address some of the following myths that have been perpetuated about teaching in learning over the last few years.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Details: ASCILITE 2011: 28th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, Hobart, Australia, 4th - 7th December, 2011
Source of Publication: Changing Demands, Changing Directions: Proceedings ascilite Hobart 2011, p. 502-503
Publisher: University of Tasmania
Place of Publication: Hobart, Australia
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
130103 Higher Education
130306 Educational Technology and Computing
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 930103 Learner Development
930102 Learner and Learning Processes
930101 Learner and Learning Achievement
HERDC Category Description: E3 Extract of Scholarly Conference Publication
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