Dr. Pawel Topol: Researching educational functionality of Second Life

March 1, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Dr. Pawel Topol: Researching educational functionality of Second Life

The presentation will be a report of my research project on Second Life as a functional environment for language teaching and learning. 70 students of Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland participated. The research methodology included a pedagogical experiment with experimental and control groups, questionnaires, surveys and discussion groups. The students were involved in different activities in SL: quests, individual and group exploration of SL, regular foreign language classes in SL, etc. In the presentation, a description of the project will be given, methodology and results.

Pawel Topol aka Pawlus Twine, Ph.D., head, Division for Educational Applications of Computers, Faculty of Educational Studies, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland. Experienced in EFL teaching (30+ years), CALL (25 years), IT and ICT teaching (20+ years), distant education, and finally active teacher in Second Life since 2008. Author, book, with English title “Educational functionality of virtual worlds”, 424pp., published in Polish in 2013.

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