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Teaching and Learning in Second Life

Session Details

Friday, October 31, 2008
8:10 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Room W330D

Session Type: Emerging Technologies
Content Level: Introductory
Intended Audience: Frontline technology practitioners, IT directors and managers


  • Geoffrey B. Cain, Director of Academic Technology, Humboldt State University
  • John Miller, Nursing Instructor, Consultant, avatar: JS Vavoom, Tacoma Community College
  • Session convener: Lloyd Onyett, Assistant Dean for Technology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania


This presentation will examine teaching techniques in virtual environments, particularly Second Life, from the perspectives of an instructor and instructional designer and demonstrate how a second-year nursing program successfully uses Second Life to teach clinical procedures, critical thinking, and decision making.

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