Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorScheucher, B.
dc.contributor.authorBelcher, J.
dc.contributor.authorBailey, P.
dc.contributor.authordos Santos, F.
dc.contributor.authorGuetl, Christian
dc.contributor.editorMichael e Auer
dc.identifier.citationScheucher, Bettina and Belcher, John and Bailey, Philip and dos Santos, Fabio and Guetl, Christian. 2009. Evaluation results of a 3D virtual environment for internet-accessible physics experiments, in Michael Auer (ed), 12th International Conference on Interactive Computer Aided Learning, Sep 23 2009, pp. 1139-1150. Villach, Austria: International Association of Online Engineering.

In the science of physics the interrelation of physical theory, model and experiement is hard to comprehend, therefore group learning becomes more important. This fact, combined with the opportunity to work on practical experiences over distance in a collaboratively way, has raised worldwide the interest of creating new learning environments based on 3D virtual worlds.This paper outlines an evaluation that was performed to determine whether the addition of collaborative virtual learning environment (CVLE) to an internet-accessible physics experiment (iLab) would improve learning experience. We wanted to assess if the developed CLVE helps participants to achieve a better understanding of physics phenomena. Within this CLVE avatars represent learners and they are able to communicate and collaborate in a way similar to real life in order to perform physics experiments using the TEAL simulation toolkit. One of the major findings of this evaluation indicates that the reconsideration of design and additional items at the 3D visualization could further improve the learning process in the CLVE in a more effective way.

dc.publisherInternational Association of Online Engineering
dc.titleEvaluation results of a 3D virtual environment for internet-accessible physics experiments
dc.typeConference Paper
dcterms.source.titleProceedings of the ICL 2009
dcterms.source.seriesProceedings of the ICL 2009
dcterms.source.conference12th International Conference on Interactive Computer aided Learning
dcterms.source.conference-start-dateSep 23 2009
dcterms.source.conferencelocationVillach, Austria
dcterms.source.placeVienna, Austria
curtin.accessStatusOpen access
curtin.facultyCurtin Business School
curtin.facultySchool of Information Systems

Files in this item


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record