The Virtual Woodwork and Seminar Room Lesson and Assignment questionnaire is emailed to all students at the end of the assignment: this is a quick view of it here – it is available as a doc file.
If you can indicate your preference with an X an in the last box give us some general feedback, we are trying to assess whether the virtual lesson make the practical test piece lesson easier, more fun, or gives you a better chance to understand techniques where you can go back to the virtual world to make certain you understand the first principles of woodwork
the responses are the usual Strongly Agree/Agree/Disagree Strongly/Disagree
1 I am able to easily access the Internet as needed for my virtual woodwork course of study
2 I am comfortable communicating within second life and email
3 I am willing to actively communicate with my peers and tutors electronically
4 I feel that the course of study will be beneficial to my studies
5 I believe that working with fellow students to discover facts within the virtual seminar room will help with the test piece phase
6 that the resources reinforce my basic knowledge
7 that If I want to access the virtual seminar again to refresh my knowledge that I can retain and build on my expertise
8 that as a student in the virtual would I can enjoy working independently
9 As a student in the virtual world I can enjoy working with other students within the group
10 I can have good interaction with the tutor and/or teaching assistants.
11 I possess sufficient computer keyboarding skills for doing online work. or I have learnt to use second life well enough to use it for the class lesson
12 I can also use other studying tools online at the same a time as the VR experience via wikis, dictionaries, web searching etc
13 I can ask my tutor or teaching assistant questions and receive a quick response during Internet activities outside of class.
14 I feel that face-to-face contact with my tutor is necessary to learn.the subject when I am using the virtual woodwork room
15 I feel more motivated to talk to fellow students about the subject outside of the VR lesson
and a non multi response question…
16 Please give a short note as to your experiences within second life, heres a helpful question..
Has the virtual world tutorial made the challenge of making the test piece in the real world easier