Developing Self-Regulation Skills in Virtual Worlds: An Educational Scenario Applied in Second Life

  title={Developing Self-Regulation Skills in Virtual Worlds: An Educational Scenario Applied in Second Life},
  author={Fotini Paraskeva and Sofia Mysirlaki and Vasilis N. Vasileiou},
  journal={Int. J. Online Pedagog. Course Des.},
In order to succeed in today’s life and work environments, people require more than thinking skills and content knowledge. Initiative and self-direction skills are needed, including the ability to manage goals and time, to work independently, and be self-directed learners. On the other hand, e-learning has brought changes in every field of formal and informal education, such as training programs, basic education, and life-long learning. However, e-learning is not inherently motivating and can… 

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