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Project Title : PolyU Virtual Hotel

Teacher Feedback on teaching and learning using Second Life

Part A: Virtual Teaching

Q.1 How would you describe you in-class experience of virtual teaching?

Very interesting Interesting Neutral Not very helpful Troublesome
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Q.2 How would you rate the benefits of using Second Life to assist your teaching?

Very good Good Satisfactory OK Poor
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Q.3 Do you think that virtual teaching is a good option for encouraging students’ learning and
effective knowledge transferring?

 YES  NO
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Q4 What kind of support is most significant for you to use Second Life in teaching?

Training workshop for teachers 
Training workshop for students 
Activity / Game design based on the curriculum 
In-class technical support 
Assessment tool 
Log specific data for evaluation 
Media materials preparation 
Multimedia tools development, such as projector for powerpoint 
Any other comments about support provided for Second Life (if any):
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5a What are the drawbacks of virtual teaching? Drawback Long training time required  Too much dependency on the technology (software and hardware)  Employment risk  Lack of human interaction  Other: ________________________________________________________  ______________________________________________________________ Q.5b What are the advantages of virtual teaching? Advantage Provide more interesting learning experience  Catch up to the up-to-date educational trends. ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ Q.7 What didn’t work in your virtual teaching experience? Comment  Learning environment  Learning effectiveness  Movement and control  Voice or chat Other (please specify: _______  _________________________) Q.8 What could be done better to improve the learning activities to give you a more useful experience? __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ .6 What worked well in your virtual teaching experience? Comment  Learning environment  Learning effectiveness  Interactions with others  Voice or chat Other (please specify: _______  _________________________) Q. such as game-based learning  International interaction  Broaden the view of both teachers and students  Other: ________________________________________________________  ______________________________________________________________ Q.

 You can create any object you want based on teaching. voice) Transportation      Appearance      modification Searching      Inventory      Q. chat.Q.9 Do you have any other suggestions on how PolyU could use Second Life for learning and teaching? What subjects could benefit. and how? 9.2_________________________________________________________________________ 9.10 How would you rate the level of difficulty when using Second Life ? Catergory Very easy Easy Manageable Difficult Very difficult Registration      Installation      Basic Control Movement       Communication      (e.g.12 What was your experience of dealing with an avatar in this virtual world? .1_________________________________________________________________________ 9.11 What are the most attractive or interesting things you found about Second Life? Features (You can tick more than one) You can modify your avatar’s appearance.  You can go visiting different places in Second Life.  You can meet different people in Second Life.3_________________________________________________________________________ Any other ideas: ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ Part B: Using Second Life Q.  You can experience another dimension of activity in the virtual world  You can enjoy voice or chat with friends and people from all over the world  You can have a free account registration  You are attracted by the 3D virtual environment  You can enjoy media shared from all over the world in Second Life  You can join events in Second Life  Others (Please specify : ________________________________________)  Q.

12 Any other comments about using Second Life (if any): ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ Part C: Virtual gaming and simulations experience Q.16 Personal Information (tick the appropiate one) 16.13 What is your experience of virtual gaming or simulation? (Choose the most suitable one)  Appreciated  Satisfied  Frustrated  Annoyed Comment (if any): __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ Q. YouTube or social networking (MySpace etc)? If so. Enjoyable Realistic Satisfactory Difficult Hard      Comment (if any): __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ Q. (You can choose more than one) Fantastic Average Poor Comment Facebook    Flickr    MySpace    Youtube    Skype    Others : _______________    Other comment (if any): __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ Part D: Demographics Q. such as Habbo Hotel or World of Warcraft? If so.15 Do you have any experience in using any other web-based tools such as Blogs.1 Gender :  Male  Female .14 Have you participated in any virtual worlds before. please list your top three impressive worlds and how you feel about them: (1)________________________________ (reason : _________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________) (2)_____________________________________ (reason : ____________________________ __________________________________________________________________________) (3)_____________________________________ (reason : ____________________________ __________________________________________________________________________) Q. please tick with your comment.

3 Major field of teaching:  Hotel  Tourism  Other (Please specify: ____________________) 16.2 Year of teaching: _____________ 16.16.4 Nationality: ____________________ 16.5 Age:  below 25  25 – 30  30 – 35  35 – 40  above 40 * * * End of Questionnaire .Thank You * * * .