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Bringing ‘second life’ to a tough undergraduate course : cognitive apprenticeship through machinimas
conference contributionposted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Nona Muldoon, David Jones, Jennifer James, Colin Beer
This paper discusses a novel use of Second Life to produce a series of ‘machinimas’ to support a cognitive apprenticeship model of learning in accounting education. In this paper,the notion of ‘second life’ has dual meaning: first, it is about curriculum renewal; and second, it pertains to the widely talked about social software. The paper describes both meanings of 'second life' in this context, shows how when combined they have resulted in a significant increase in the quality of student learning outcomes and argues that technology only becomes transformational when it is used to enable alignment across all curriculum elements.