Pedagogy in virtual worlds is a new phenomenon that is evolving into something very different from the traditional classroom. Learning spaces are currently considered physical spaces, but with virtual worlds, learning spaces can now be designed in multiple ways for any given course. No longer is one constrained to location. A teacher can take their class to see international sites without the costs associated with a physical visit to the same location. As teachers begin to think about their methods of instruction and how best to enable their students to learn fully and completely, the pedagogy that is employed in these classes will be very different from that used in the traditional classroom. It will also be affected by the students that are enrolled in the course and how they see the use of virtual worlds in their own education. Because of these influences, pedagogy using virtual learning spaces needs to be studied for future business education classes that take place in virtual worlds.
Kisling, Eric; Hodge, Elizabeth; and Kibbe, Sharon
"Learning spaces in a Second Life,"
International Journal for Business Education: Vol. 150:
1, Article 2.
Available at: https://ir.library.illinoisstate.edu/ijbe/vol150/iss1/2