Today I’d like to share with you my recent paper about using virtual worlds in education, with a special focus on how we can use virtual worlds with Moodle. I wanted this paper to be a basic introduction to why virtual worlds are good for education, and also provide a basic overview of some of the most interesting virtual worlds/tools on the market today.
Originally published at http://ialja.blogspot.com/2009/05/virtual-worlds-in-education-and-moodle.html
Here is the embedded version from Scribd:
Virtual worlds in education and Moodle
I presented this paper at the 3rd International Slovenian MoodleMoot with a live demonstration of Webline.lite (a super easy way to add avatars to any website), and I hope I managed to encourage some teachers to think about virtual worlds as a possible addition to their online courses. This year I was positively surprised to hear so many teachers using blogs and wikis in their classrooms, so perhaps next year I won’t be the only weirdo talking about virtual worlds anymore :)