Online course discussion through Second Life

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Presented at Educause2009 conference 4 May 2009 Perth, Australia by Dr Jason Zagami

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  • Online course discussion through Second Life

    1. 1. Online course discussion through Second Life Jason Zagami Gold Coast Griffith University j.zagami@gmail.com
    2. 2. www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOFU9oUF2HA
    3. 3. Distance and Flexible Education; Presentations, Panels and Discussions; Training and Skills Development; Self-paced Tutorials; Displays and Exhibits; Immersive Exhibits; Roleplays and Simulations; Data Visualisations and Simulations; Libraries, Art Galleries and Museums; Historical Re-creations and Re-enactments, Living and Immersive Archaeology; Computer Programming; Artificial Intelligence Projects; Artificial Life Projects; Multimedia and Games Design; Art and Music Projects; Literature, Composition and Creative Writing; Theatre and Performance Art; Photostories and Photo Scenarios; Machinima; Treasure Hunts and Quests; Virtual Tourism, Cultural Immersion and Cultural Exchange; Language Teaching and Practice, and Language Immersion; Social Science and Anthropological Research; Awareness/ Consciousness Raising and Fund Raising; Support and Opportunities for People with Disabilities; Politics, Governance, Civics and Legal Practice; Business, Commerce, Financial Practice and Modelling; Real Estate Practice; Product Design, Prototyping, User-testing and Market Research; Interior Design; Architectural Design and Modelling; and Urban Planning and Design SLED, 2008b
    4. 4. www.simteach.com/wiki/index.php?title=Second_Life_Education_Wiki
    5. 5. (2008) LMS VLE Attendance 80% 85% Discussion Contribution (discrete discussion 43 67 threads generated) Discussion Sustainment (average number of 68 96 characters contributed to a discussion thread) Discussion Inclusion (mean contribution in 22 (8) 43 (10) characters (SD)) Average time before response (seconds) 33 9 Average length of response (characters) 110 58 25
    6. 6. (2007) LMS VLE Attendance 75% 88% Discussion Contribution (discrete discussion 64 98 threads generated) Discussion Sustainment (average number of 87 210 characters contributed to a discussion thread) Discussion Inclusion (mean contribution in 25 (8) 57 (15) characters (SD)) Average time before response (seconds) 35 8 Average length of response (characters) 139 40 26
    7. 7. Online course discussion through Second Life Jason Zagami Gold Coast Griffith University j.zagami@gmail.com

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