Virtual Professional Experience
Innovative assessment using a 3D virtual world with
VirtualPrex is a mechanism whereby pre-service teachers can gain skills, confidence and techniques to support their real life professional experience prior to practicum by the use of virtual worlds.
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VirtualPREX Machinima - (inworld video)
Role-play virtual professional experience in the virtual world of Second Life (see below).
View a short demo machinima of Role-Play in Second Life - teaching a lesson
View exemplar scripts for the role-plays and machinima
Assessment activities using machinima
Role-play sessions were undertaken in Second Life to provide pre-service teachers with another avenue to practice their teaching skills prior to live classroom professional experience. Pre-service teachers were able to take on the role of either a teacher or primary school student. Two types of sessions were conducted with pre-service teachers - in a computer laboratory or at their own computer. The computer laboratories used text only, whereas the role-plays conducted by pre-service teachers scattered world-wide used audio for teacher roles. View images of workshops.
Pre-service teachers were provided with the following instructions:
Below are machinima of role-plays that were undertaken in Second Life using text only. These were conducted in computer laboratories where audio was not an option (2011 and 2012).
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