Educational researchers have paid considerable attention to the use of multi-user virtual environments (MUVEs) to support learning across curricula. Among those MUVEs, Second Life (SL) is one of the most popular. This paper reports on a study of student teachers’ experience of teaching English in an experimental EFL (English as a Foreign Language) program in Second Life (SL) with students in China. This study was a collaborative effort of faculty members and graduate students of both a state university in the USA and a provincial university in China. The study took a case study approach to reveal student teachers’ perceptions of their teaching in SL, what they have learned and discusses the implications for teaching in similar EFL programs in SL.
Wang, Charles Xiaoxue; Lefaiver, Mary L.; Hunt, Christy; and Wang, Qi
"Teaching in an EFL Program in Second Life: Student Teachers’ Perspectives and Implications,"
Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE): Vol. 4
, Article 4.
Available at: http://aquila.usm.edu/jetde/vol4/iss1/4