Friday, 23 March 2012

The Virtual Worlds Best Practice in Education unconference brought together some excellent resources on
practices for education in virtual environments, and assessment in virtual worlds, reproduced below:

Best Practice Resources

Readings:
Journal of Virtual World Research, Vol 2. No. 1
Pedagogy, Education and Innovation in Education
http://jvwresearch.org/index.php/past-issues/21-pedagogy-education-and-innovation
VEJ Virtual Education Journal – September Issue http://www.virtualeducationjournal.com/

Organizations:
AERA Applied Research in Virtual Environments for Learning http://arvelsig.ning.com/
ISTE SIGVE http://sigve.iste.wikispaces.net/

Second Life sites:
ISTE Island
CAVE (Community of Applied Virtual Educators)
Virtual Pioneers
EdTech Island

Educator Research Groups and Social Media:
ARVEL – Second Life group
ISTE – Second Life group
Virtual Pioneers – Second Life Group
AERA ARVELSIG twitter @arvel

Assessment in Virtual Worlds

Resources and Readings:
Dede, C. Planning for Neomillennial Learning Styles, Educause Quarterly http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Quarterly/EDUCAUSEQuarterlyMagazineVolum/PlanningforNeomillennialLearni/157325
Clarke, J. Studying the Potential of Virtual Performance assessments for Measuring Student Achievement in Science. http://virtualassessment.org/publications/aera_2009_clarke.pdf
Virtual Assessments Project http://virtualassessment.org/participants/participants.html

Elluminate Session - watch the following keynote from Global Education Conference 2011
Chris Dede “How Immersion in Virtual Environments Aids Students in the Real World”
https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2008350&password=M.1B3D99DCC4FF0D2C6B978CCFF6991D

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