Learning in Technology-Rich Environments: Second Life vs. Moodle

M. Fominykh (Norway)

Keywords

eLearning, Virtual world, LMS

Abstract

This paper approaches the area of learning in technology rich environments. In the last decade, the development of information technologies has influenced all spheres of human life and education in particular. This has led to the emergence of a new specific field with plenty of concepts and methods. Now a great number of learning systems are available and research into better educational approaches continues. The paper presents a brief exploration of learning in technology-rich environments, aiming to answer the question where and which technology is appropriate to use. This is based on comparison of how two platforms are used for learning: Second Life and Moodle, addressing their theoretical groundings and methodologies.

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