Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/19844
Title: Exploring virtual world innovations and design through learner voices
Contributor(s): Gregory, Sue (author)orcid ; Gregory, Brent (author); McGrath, Naomi (author)orcid ; Rudra, Amit (author); Stokes-Thompson, Frederick (author); Sukunesan, Suku (author); Zagami, Jason (author); Sim, Jenny (author); Schutt, Stefan (author); Gaukrodger, Belma (author); Hearns, Merle (author); Irving, Leah (author); Grant, Scott (author); McDonald, Marcus (author); Nikolic, Sasha (author); Farley, Helen (author); O'Connell, Judy (author); Butler, Des (author); Jacka, Lisa (author); Jegathesan, Jay Jay (author)
Publication Date: 2016
Open Access: Yes
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/19844
Open Access Link: http://2016conference.ascilite.org/wp-content/uploads/ascilite2016_gregory_full.pdf
Abstract: Student voice has played a big role in shaping the development and measure of success/failure of virtual worlds in education. Data on past and ongoing educational uses and contexts of use of virtual worlds and associated student feedback was gathered via a survey of educational researchers specialising in virtual worlds. Introduced are a range of specific uses that provide the source of and context for student feedback. Ten major themes emerged from student voices that highlight strengths and weakness and point the way forward for both educators and the students themselves. Positive feedback highlighted experiences of both pedagogical design and the ability of the technology to support it. Negative feedback revolved around technical problems, seen as hampering the effectiveness of student learning experiences. Student voice regarding virtual worlds is both positive and rewarding, and commending of staff who have dedicated their time and effort to transform the learning experience.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: ASCILITE 2016: 33rd International Conference of Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education, Adelaide, Australia, 27th - 30th November, 2016
Conference Details: ASCILITE 2016: 33rd International Conference of Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education, Adelaide, Australia, 27th - 30th November, 2016
Source of Publication: Show Me The Learning. Proceedings ASCILITE 2016 Adelaide, p. 245-254
Publisher: ASCILITE: Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education
Place of Publication: Adelaide, Australia
Field of Research (FOR): 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
130306 Educational Technology and Computing
130103 Higher Education
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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