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      On the Beach - A handbook for using 3D virtual digital platforms like Second Life – “the WEISL“ – ‘Writing Explorations in Second Life’

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      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2011) (EVA)

      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2011)

      6 - 8 July 2011

      Virtual Worlds, Second Life, Writing, e-Learning, creativity, imagination

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          This paper discusses our findings resulting from SWAP funded project – On The Beach. SWAP funds support research into SUPPORTING WRITING FOR ASSESSMENT PURPOSES :creative approaches to reading, note-making and writing development. A Second Life handbook was produced to enhance learning and teaching of writing skills within the context of new media technology platforms. The project interprets the notion of an essay is an investigation into a topic by an author – be it visual, textual or kinaesthetic or if well done – through all these inter-relational modes, with attention to content, structure, style and language accuracy. “Writing” and “note-taking” are enhanced within this wider and innovative context. Our second life handbook – the WEISL– ‘writing explorations in second life’ uses digital media tools to generate and develop “new methods of writing, note-taking, investigation and essay production” within emerging 3d virtual platforms, and to enable future integration with mobile and embedded platforms and online communities.

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          Conference
          July 2011
          July 2011
          : 63-72
          Affiliations
          Principal Lecturer

          Faculty of Computing

          London Metropolitan University

          166-220 Holloway Road, London N7 8DB
          Senior Lecturer

          Faculty of Computing

          London Metropolitan University

          166-220 Holloway Road, London N7 8DB
          Article
          10.14236/ewic/EVA2011.13
          © Maureen Kendal et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2011), London, UK

          This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

          Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2011)
          EVA
          London, UK
          6 - 8 July 2011
          Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
          Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2011)
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          Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
          Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
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          Electronic Workshops in Computing

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