Some West Virginia teachers to use avatars to test teaching methods

08/4/2010 | T.H.E. Journal

Some West Virginia math teachers will be trained through a Second Life professional-development program -- a virtual world that allows teachers to experiment with different ways to engage students. "We wanted the teachers to have in-world experiences that would prime the pump and develop ideas about how they would use this type of learning environment to teach their students creatively," said a West Virginia University instructional technologist.

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