Second Life®: A 3D Virtual Immersive Environment for Teacher Preparation Courses in a Distance Education Program

  title={Second Life{\textregistered}: A 3D Virtual Immersive Environment for Teacher Preparation Courses in a Distance Education Program},
  author={Melissa D. Hartley and Barbara L. Ludlow and Michael C. Duff},
  journal={Rural Special Education Quarterly},
  pages={21 - 25}
Many colleges and universities rely upon online programs to support distance delivery of personnel preparation programs in special education and related services. These distance education programs enable individuals who live or work in rural communities to access training programs to earn teaching certification and assist rural schools in providing much-needed professional development opportunities for preservice and inservice personnel. Instructors have begun to use real-time online formats… 

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