CCTA authors publish chapter on Online Identities in Virtual Worlds

Andrew Power and Grainne Kirwan have just published a chapter on Online Identities in Virtual Worlds in Critical Design and Effective Tools for E-Learning in Higher Education: Theory into Practice. The book is edited by colleagues in the DIT and contains chapters by higher education professionals on the impact of technology on graduates.

In their chapter Power and Kirwan consider online identities of learners. They argue that little is know about the use of online identities during elearning and blended learning programmes. They report a survey of students engages in a programme where an awareness of online identities is to teh fore. They identify strengths and weaknesses on online identities in education and suggest some implications for practice.

Power, A. and Kirwan, G. (2010) Online Identities Virtual Worlds in Donnelly, R., Harvey, J., and O Rourke, K. Critical Design and Effective Tools for E-Learning in Higher Education: Theory into Practice, IGI Publishing. For more information http://www.igi-global.com/Bookstore/TitleDetails.aspx?TitleId=40285.

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Dr Marion Palmer

19 August 2010