MUVE-ing pre-service teachers into the future
Quinn, Frances, Doyle, Helen, & Lyons, Terry (2012) MUVE-ing pre-service teachers into the future. In Brown, M., Hartnett, M., & Stewart, T. (Eds.) ascilite 2012 : Future Challenges, Sustainable Futures, Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, Wellington, New Zealand.
This paper discusses our experiences of integrating a Multi-User Virtual Environment (MUVE) called Quest Atlantis into a pre-service secondary science education unit. The use of educational MUVEs as teaching tools is accelerating, so it is crucial that pre-service teachers develop some expertise with these and related technologies. We outline the processes we followed in embedding Quest Atlantis into the content and assessment of the unit, the results of this initiative and its implications for integrating MUVEs and other ICTs into teacher education programs. Challenges such as limited time and expertise, demands of a busy teaching program, and the need for continuous specialist support need to be overcome for sustainable integration of MUVEs and related technologies into preservice teacher education. This is particularly important given the potential of preservice teachers as change agents in schools, and the imperatives of the ICT-related National Professional Standards for Teachers and the Australian Curriculum.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Additional Information:||Pre-QUT publication|
|Keywords:||MUVE, Virtual world, Quest Atlantis, Pre-service teacher education, MMOG|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators (130313)|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Teacher Education & Leadership
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
|Deposited On:||12 Mar 2014 03:00|
|Last Modified:||02 Apr 2014 02:54|
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