v27 n1393 Taking Information Systems Distance Learning to the Virtual Level
Author(s)Melinda Korzaan Phd
Contributor(s)The Pennsylvania State University CiteSeerX Archives
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AbstractVirtual worlds, such as Second Life, are becoming more prevalent as a platform for Information Systems education. However, getting started and designing an educational experience in Second Life may seem like a daunting task and challenge for educators. This paper provides some practical advice for Information Systems instructors who are considering taking their distance education needs to a new level: the virtual level. This paper examines the crucial questions of how to begin facilitating Information Systems class sessions in Second Life by gleaming information from an exploratory experience where graduate-level Information Systems class sessions were conducted in Second Life. This pilot Second Life experience will be shared with readers and interwoven with tips, techniques, and recommendations to help educators take that first step for conducting a class meeting in-world.