Recommended reading: Virtual Environments: Issues and Opportunities for Researching Inclusive Educational Practices

I read Kieron Sheehy’s article about the application of virtual worlds in inclusive education which is very interesting. In his article, Sheehy proposes that avatar mediated interactions, for instance “Second Life”, make it accessible for learners to alternative social interactions and contribute to developments of learners’ social communication skills. For learners with learning difficulties in classrooms, like autistic people or blind people, virtual worlds enable them to engage in activities in virtual worlds which might be challenging for them to participate in the real world.
Further reading:
Sheehy,K. 2010. Virtual Environments: Issues and Opportunities for ResearchingInclusive Education Practices.

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