‘Inter-Life’ as a Novel Virtual World Technology to Support the Transition into Higher Education

Devlin, A. M. , Canavan, B., Magill, J. and Lally, V. (2013) ‘Inter-Life’ as a Novel Virtual World Technology to Support the Transition into Higher Education. 8th Immersive Education Summit (iED, 2013), Boston, MA, USA, 3-6 June 2013.

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Abstract

The ‘Inter-Life’ project has successfully established 3-dimensional virtual world islands to support young people in navigating challenging life transitions. The shape of Higher Education is changing as a result of wider access policies, resulting in increased diversity of the student population and there is a need for those in the Higher Education setting to be ‘future ready.’ Being ‘future ready’ increasingly includes the need to integrate Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) tools in a meaningful way in order to support the transition to university as well as continuity and progression throughout Higher Education. The present study evaluated the effectiveness of the Inter-Life virtual world in supporting a cohort of new students in the initial stages of transition to a University community.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Lally, Professor Victor and Devlin, Dr Alison and Magill, Dr Jane
Authors: Devlin, A. M., Canavan, B., Magill, J., and Lally, V.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > MRC/CSO SPHSU
College of Social Sciences > School of Education
College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Interdisciplinary Science Education Technologies and Learning

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