Digital Learning

Using the virtual world to assist learning

Increasingly young people are turning to the virtual world to make new friends, communicate with their peers and learn more about the world around them. The challenge that schools currently face is how to use this technology, and the behaviours and processes it develops, to assist learning.

A strikingly original project using social and participative media engages young people in history, citizenship and issues relating to 20th- century conflict. Dan Phillips explains.

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