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Pedagogies in Virtual Worlds
Pedagogies in Virtual Worlds
Maggi Savin-BadenGemma Tombs
INTRODUCTION

In recent years, e-learning research has tended to focus on students’ experiences of virtual learning environments, discussion forums and perspectives about what and how online learning has been implemented. This has resulted in a suggestion that online learning takes place in an apolitical vacuum, and that success in learning can be achieved simply through an adequate structuring of learning activities. This chapter argues that:

  • Virtual worlds can offer new opportunities for curricula for uncertain times: Virtual world learning seems to offer opportunities to move away from pedagogical scaffolding and introduce new perspectives relating to the study of the socio-political impact of learning in higher education. This is because immersive learning spaces such as Second Life are ...

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