The LiveAbility House: A collaborative adventure in discovery learning

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dc.contributor.editor Hai-Jew, Shalin 2011-12-21T16:15:40Z 2011-12-21T16:15:40Z 2011-12-21
dc.description.abstract This chapter follows efforts of an online community of practice whose mission is to make individual educational experiences for family caregivers widely available. The case study illustrates the collaborative learning and creative processes of the community of practice as it worked to construct and transform informal educational content into engaging, interactive, and immersive educational tools for its intended audience. As part of its efforts, the CoP created The LiveAbility House, a virtual demonstration home, constructed in Second Life®. This virtual home is designed to teach individuals about real life universal design principles and assistive technology devices that may increase their ability to remain living at home despite physical or cognitive challenges they may encounter due to aging, illness, or disability. In addition to the creation of a virtual learning experience, the chapter also addresses plans to then take that experience out of the virtual world and apply and demonstrate learning principles in a real world setting. en_US
dc.publisher IGI Global en_US
dc.relation.uri en_US
dc.rights Archived with permission from IGI Global. en_US
dc.subject LiveAbility House en_US
dc.subject Virtual learning experience en_US
dc.subject Second Life en_US
dc.subject Virtual home en_US
dc.subject Caregivers en_US
dc.title The LiveAbility House: A collaborative adventure in discovery learning en_US
dc.type Book chapter (publisher version) en_US 2012 en_US
dc.citation.doi doi:10.4018/978-1-61350-320-1.ch003 en_US
dc.citation.epage 48 en_US
dc.citation.isbn 978-1-61350-320-1 en_US
dc.citation.spage 25 en_US
dc.citation.btitle Constructing self-discovery learning spaces online: Scaffolding and decision making technologies en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid dsellers en_US

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