Using first and
second life to
develop inquiry skills
in the freshman year
at a UK university: a
happy blend?
Sheila Webbe...
1


 Short
answer

“yes”



         Sheila Webber, 2008
2


Sheffield
in RL
                           “There is a
                          tremendous
                        ni...
Using first and second life to develop inquiry skills in the freshman year at a UK university: a happy blend?
Using first and second life to develop inquiry skills in the freshman year at a UK university: a happy blend?
Using first and second life to develop inquiry skills in the freshman year at a UK university: a happy blend?
Using first and second life to develop inquiry skills in the freshman year at a UK university: a happy blend?
Using first and second life to develop inquiry skills in the freshman year at a UK university: a happy blend?
Using first and second life to develop inquiry skills in the freshman year at a UK university: a happy blend?
Using first and second life to develop inquiry skills in the freshman year at a UK university: a happy blend?
Using first and second life to develop inquiry skills in the freshman year at a UK university: a happy blend?
Using first and second life to develop inquiry skills in the freshman year at a UK university: a happy blend?
Using first and second life to develop inquiry skills in the freshman year at a UK university: a happy blend?
Using first and second life to develop inquiry skills in the freshman year at a UK university: a happy blend?
Using first and second life to develop inquiry skills in the freshman year at a UK university: a happy blend?
Using first and second life to develop inquiry skills in the freshman year at a UK university: a happy blend?
Using first and second life to develop inquiry skills in the freshman year at a UK university: a happy blend?
Using first and second life to develop inquiry skills in the freshman year at a UK university: a happy blend?
Using first and second life to develop inquiry skills in the freshman year at a UK university: a happy blend?
Using first and second life to develop inquiry skills in the freshman year at a UK university: a happy blend?
Using first and second life to develop inquiry skills in the freshman year at a UK university: a happy blend?
Using first and second life to develop inquiry skills in the freshman year at a UK university: a happy blend?
Using first and second life to develop inquiry skills in the freshman year at a UK university: a happy blend?
Using first and second life to develop inquiry skills in the freshman year at a UK university: a happy blend?
Using first and second life to develop inquiry skills in the freshman year at a UK university: a happy blend?
Using first and second life to develop inquiry skills in the freshman year at a UK university: a happy blend?
Using first and second life to develop inquiry skills in the freshman year at a UK university: a happy blend?
Using first and second life to develop inquiry skills in the freshman year at a UK university: a happy blend?
Using first and second life to develop inquiry skills in the freshman year at a UK university: a happy blend?
Using first and second life to develop inquiry skills in the freshman year at a UK university: a happy blend?
Using first and second life to develop inquiry skills in the freshman year at a UK university: a happy blend?
Using first and second life to develop inquiry skills in the freshman year at a UK university: a happy blend?
Using first and second life to develop inquiry skills in the freshman year at a UK university: a happy blend?
Using first and second life to develop inquiry skills in the freshman year at a UK university: a happy blend?
Using first and second life to develop inquiry skills in the freshman year at a UK university: a happy blend?
Using first and second life to develop inquiry skills in the freshman year at a UK university: a happy blend?
Using first and second life to develop inquiry skills in the freshman year at a UK university: a happy blend?
Using first and second life to develop inquiry skills in the freshman year at a UK university: a happy blend?
Using first and second life to develop inquiry skills in the freshman year at a UK university: a happy blend?
Using first and second life to develop inquiry skills in the freshman year at a UK university: a happy blend?
Using first and second life to develop inquiry skills in the freshman year at a UK university: a happy blend?
Using first and second life to develop inquiry skills in the freshman year at a UK university: a happy blend?
Using first and second life to develop inquiry skills in the freshman year at a UK university: a happy blend?
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Using first and second life to develop inquiry skills in the freshman year at a UK university: a happy blend?

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This is a paper presented at the inworld (in Second Life) track of SLEDcc, 5th September 2008. The presenter identifies how the respective strengths of a Real Life Virtual Learning Environment (WebCT) and a virtual world (Second Life) can be exploited to support and develop inquiry skills in first year undergraduate students. She focuses on experiences from two core modules in a 1st year BSc Information Management programme, both of which take an Inquiry Based Learning (IBL) approach. The presenter will address the advantages and disadvantages of the overall IBL approach, and of the different learning environments (WebCT, SL and face to face).

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Using first and second life to develop inquiry skills in the freshman year at a UK university: a happy blend?

  1. 1. Using first and second life to develop inquiry skills in the freshman year at a UK university: a happy blend? Sheila Webber Department of Information Studies University of Sheffield, September 2008 Sheila Webber, 2008
  2. 2. 1 Short answer “yes” Sheila Webber, 2008
  3. 3. 2 Sheffield in RL “There is a tremendous nightclub scene” Sheffield Sheila Webber, 2008

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