Virtual Reality Poster Feedback Session Within Second Life

Crow, J. , Mable, B. and Murray, J.-A. (2018) Virtual Reality Poster Feedback Session Within Second Life. 11th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, Glasgow, UK, 28-29 Mar 2018.

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Abstract

The use of virtual worlds (VW) in education has increased in recent years, with Second Life (SL) being the most commonly used VW in Higher Education. At the University of Glasgow SL has been predominately used with online distance learning (ODL) students. However, due to a lack of availability of physical space to run a poster session with on-campus Masters students in the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Healthy and Comparative Medicine SL was used as an alternative. A purpose-built poster display area within the Gilbert Scott building on SL was used to facilitate this session. During these sessions students logged into Second Life, created their avatar, viewed the posters and provided feedback comments beside the posters – all within the virtual reality environment. This presentation will focus on the processes we employed and the obstacles we encountered setting up and running these virtual poster sessions. We will also report on the lessons learned, including student’s autonomy (Xie and Ke 2011) in creating their own unique avatars (Pellas 2014).

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Mable, Professor Barbara and Crow, Miss Jenny and Murray, Professor Jo-Anne
Authors: Crow, J., Mable, B., and Murray, J.-A.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Veterinary Medicine
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