Virtual worlds

Assistant Head Mike Adams wanted to investigate the potential of using virtual worlds in education. After joining the Schome project with South East Grid for Learning and the Open University, he was able to explore the educational potential of Second Life. Pupils at John Hanson Community School in A...

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Corporate Author: Real Life Productions. (Producer)
Format: Electronic Video
Language:English
Published: [London] : Teachers TV/UK Department of Education, 2008.
Series:ICT for the non-specialist ; 1
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Online Access:CONNECT
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Summary:Assistant Head Mike Adams wanted to investigate the potential of using virtual worlds in education. After joining the Schome project with South East Grid for Learning and the Open University, he was able to explore the educational potential of Second Life. Pupils at John Hanson Community School in Andover are using this software to build in the virtual world.Steve Thompson from the University of Teeside works with pupils at Freebrough College in Cleveland as part of a project to redesign and rebuild Cleveland's Skinningrove Jetty in Second Life. Head of maths Helen Perkins describes the educational benefits of using virtual worlds with pupils in the classroom. Steve Thompson also leads a training session for those working in education who want to explore the virtual world's benefits for collaborative learning.
Item Description:Title from resource description page (viewed Mar. 5, 2012).
Physical Description:1 online resource (16 min.).
Previously released as DVD.