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dc.contributor.authorGuetl, Christian
dc.contributor.editorFrancesca Pozzi, Donatella Persico
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-30T11:17:26Z
dc.date.available2017-01-30T11:17:26Z
dc.date.created2012-02-29T20:00:41Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationGutl, Christian. 2011. The support of virtual 3D worlds for enhancing collaboration in learning settings, in Francesca Pozzi, Donatella Persico (ed), Techniques for Fostering Collaboration in Online Learning Communities: Theoretical and Practical Perspectives. pp. 278-299. USA: IGI Global.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/10213
dc.description.abstract

Collaborative learning activities apply different approaches in-class or out-of-class, which range from classroom discussions to group-based assignments and can involve students more actively as well as stimulate social and interpersonal skills. Information and communication technology can support collaboration, however, a great number of pre-existing technologies and implementations have limitations in terms of the interpersonal communication perspective, limited shared activity awareness, and a lack of a sense of co-location. Virtual 3D worlds offer an opportunity to either mitigate or even overcome these issues. This book chapter focuses on how virtual 3D worlds can foster the collaboration both between instructors and students as well as between student peers in diverse learning settings. Literature review findings are complemented by the results of practical experiences on two case studies of collaborative learning in virtual 3D worlds: one on small group learning and one on physics education. Overall findings suggest that such learning environment’s advantages are a promising alternative to meet more easily and spontaneously; and that an integrated platform with a set of tools and a variety of communication channels provides real life world phenomena as well as different ones. On the negative side, there are usability issues in relation to the technical limitations of 3D world platforms and applications, which reduce the potential for learning in such collaborative virtual environments.

dc.publisherIGI Global
dc.subjectElectronic Learning (E-Learning)
dc.subjectVirtual 3D World
dc.subjectUser Behavior
dc.subjectSun Wonderland
dc.subjectRemote Education
dc.subjectDistance Education
dc.subjectImmersive Learning Environment
dc.subjectEducational IS
dc.subjectDistance Learning
dc.subjectGroup Learning
dc.subjectCollaboration
dc.subjectSecond Life
dc.subjectUser Characteristics
dc.subjectE-Learning 3.0
dc.titleThe support of virtual 3D worlds for enhancing collaboration in learning settings
dc.typeBook Chapter
dcterms.source.startPage278
dcterms.source.endPage299
dcterms.source.titleTechniques for Fostering Collaboration in Online Learning Communities: Theoretical and Practical Perspectives
dcterms.source.isbn9781616928988
dcterms.source.placeUSA
dcterms.source.chapter18
curtin.departmentSchool of Information Systems
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