Teaching using scenario based simulations in Second Life

This case study examines how the University of Leicester utilised a virtual oil rig in the online world Second Life, to help students develop an emergency evacuation strategy for an oil rig. This was conducted as part of the DUCKLING research project, involving students in an online masters degree in occupational psychology. The unique learning opportunities offered by virtual worlds are discussed, along with common technical difficulties that can potentially inhibit student learning.

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