Trial of Second Life as a teaching aid for the curriculum in Computing

Kathryn Trinder, David C. Moffatt

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    This paper reports on a pilot project that aimed to evaluate the 3D virtual world Second Life for teaching a computing subject in a UK University. The course module, that this intervention was a part of, covered aspects of Artificial Intelligence algorithms. The project aimed to develop a useful visualization system, built by students for students, for some of these otherwise rather abstract and dry AI techniques, as well as evaluating SL as a useful teaching tool, and exploring potential issues in student induction to a new technology.

    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009

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    teaching aids
    artificial intelligence
    curriculum
    student
    pilot project
    Teaching
    induction
    visualization
    new technology

    Keywords

    • virtual learning
    • higher education
    • second life

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