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What can current theories about children’s learning and development contribute to the development of new teaching and learning methods in schools? And how are new digital technologies changing the ways children think and learn? This album introduces two elements of The Open University's presence in the virtual world Second Life™ and explores the way in which virtual worlds can offer new opportunities for teaching and learning. The album also explores some of the ways that the theories of Lev Vygotsky have influenced the use of dialogue and language in the classroom and the ways in which children and teachers interact with each other. The interviews and video tracks are introduced and contextualised by Dr Kieron Sheehy of The Open University. The material forms part of The Open University course ED841 Understanding children's development and learning.

Exploring teaching and learning in real and virtual worlds - for iPod/iPhone The Open University

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What can current theories about children’s learning and development contribute to the development of new teaching and learning methods in schools? And how are new digital technologies changing the ways children think and learn? This album introduces two elements of The Open University's presence in the virtual world Second Life™ and explores the way in which virtual worlds can offer new opportunities for teaching and learning. The album also explores some of the ways that the theories of Lev Vygotsky have influenced the use of dialogue and language in the classroom and the ways in which children and teachers interact with each other. The interviews and video tracks are introduced and contextualised by Dr Kieron Sheehy of The Open University. The material forms part of The Open University course ED841 Understanding children's development and learning.

    Exploring teaching and learning in real and virtual worlds

    Exploring teaching and learning in real and virtual worlds

    A short introduction to this album.

    • 1 min
    Transcript -- Exploring teaching and learning in real and virtual worlds

    Transcript -- Exploring teaching and learning in real and virtual worlds

    A short introduction to this album.

    Teaching and learning in virtual worlds

    Teaching and learning in virtual worlds

    Dr Kieron Sheehy of The Open University talks about The Open University presence in virtual worlds.

    • 5 min
    Transcript -- Teaching and learning in virtual worlds

    Transcript -- Teaching and learning in virtual worlds

    Dr Kieron Sheehy of The Open University talks about The Open University presence in virtual worlds.

    • video
    Virtual worlds: the OU on Second Life

    Virtual worlds: the OU on Second Life

    A guided tour of The Open University island in Second Life™ virtual world, revealing some of the opportunities it offers for teaching and learning.

    • 12 min
    • video
    Virtual worlds: Schome Park

    Virtual worlds: Schome Park

    A guided tour of Schome Park, an island in Teen Second Life™ virtual world, which is being used to collect evidence about approaches to supporting teenage learners.

    • 10 min

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