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Learning in virtual worlds : research and applications, (ebook)

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Learning in virtual worlds : research and applications
Title
Learning in virtual worlds
Title remainder
research and applications
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Language
eng
Summary
Three-dimensional (3D) immersive virtual worlds have been touted as being capable of facilitating highly interactive, engaging, multimodal learning experiences. Much of the evidence gathered to support these claims has been anecdotal but the potential that these environments hold to solve traditional problems in online and technology-mediated education-primarily learner isolation and student disengagement-has resulted in considerable investments in virtual world platforms like Second Life, OpenSimulator, and Open Wonderland by both professors and institutions. To justify this ongoing and sustained investment, institutions and proponents of simulated learning environments must assemble a robust body of evidence that illustrates the most effective use of this powerful learning tool. In this authoritative collection, a team of international experts outline the emerging trends and developments in the use of 3D virtual worlds for teaching and learning. They explore aspects of learner interaction with virtual worlds, such as user wayfinding in Second Life, communication modes and perceived presence, and accessibility issues for elderly or disabled learners. They also examine advanced technologies that hold potential for the enhancement of learner immersion and discuss best practices in the design and implementation of virtual world-based learning interventions and tasks. By evaluating and documenting different methods, approaches, and strategies, the contributors to Learning in Virtual Worlds offer important information and insight to both scholars and practitioners in the field. Contributors include Paul M. Baker, Francesca Bertacchini, Leanne Cameron, Chris Campbell, Helen S. Farley, Laura Fedeli, Sue Gregory, Christopher Hardy, Bob Heller, Vicki Knox, Shailey Minocha, Jessica Pater, Margarita P<U+00da>rez Garc<U+00dd>a, Mike Procter, Torsten Reiners, Paul Resta, Corbin Rose, Miri Shonfeld, Ann Smith, Layla F. Tabatabaie, Assunta Tavernise, Robert L. Todd, Steven Warburton, and Stephany F. Wilkes
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Midwest
Dewey number
371.33/468
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1981-
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  • Gregory, Sue
  • Lee, Mark J. W.
  • Dalgarno, Barney
  • Tynan, Belinda
  • hoopla digital
Series statement
Issues in distance education
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  • Virtual reality in education
  • Shared virtual environments
  • Human-computer interaction
Target audience
adult
Label
Learning in virtual worlds : research and applications, (ebook)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781771991353
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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MWT11882967
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remote
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11882967
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MWT11882967
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Learning in virtual worlds : research and applications, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781771991353
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11882967
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11882967
System control number
MWT11882967
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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