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IASL Research Abstracts: 239

Kemp, J. W. & Haycock, K. (2008). Immersive Learning Environments in Parallel Universes: Learning through Second Life

Abstract: Opportunities for more creative and innovative environments for learners continue to develop through distance education. Especially at the post-secondary level, these immersive environments can involve high-end video game technologies to create multi-user virtual worlds that can both replicate and far extend physical classrooms. At San Jose State University's School of Library and Information Science, courses offered in and through Second Life develop both competence and comfort in working with library users. Several useful lessons have also been learned.

Subject categories: Information & communication technologies (ICTs) 9, Information literacy, information processing models (10), Information sources and services (11), Teacher education issues (22)

Abstract submitted by Janice Newsum, Florida State University

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