We really had a great meeting today and covered a lot of territory. We established a charge to this committee:
Catalog assessment and data that maybe out there and in bits and parts in order to aggregate into a whole..in this way you can use this data on the effectiveness of Second Life as a Virtual World Learning Environment.
Encourage more research
Providing events and support to those who wish to use events to disseminate their research
Reporting on research that is program specific
Instead of reinventing the "wheel" reviewing those survey and research tools that others have used that maybe applied by other institutions.
Hopefully this group will evolve into a multidisciplinary group which will bring all kind of perspectives to the table as many of us have to justify programs and services in SL to business offices, student affairs, academic affairs and technical officers...especially to faculty!
What different point of research needs done:
Effectiveness of SL as a learning environment
The extent to which students felt they were engaged in the second live learning environment and activities
Return on investment
Student participation levels and their reported level of social interaction
Use of SL for Masters level students to Ph. D.
Discussion about our next meeting ... we will put the word out to the group to get an idea about the next meeting and best times/days.
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