Analogy between impact of architectural design characteristics of learning spaces on learners in the physical world and 3D virtual world

Saleeb, Noha and Dafoulas, George ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2638-8771 (2010) Analogy between impact of architectural design characteristics of learning spaces on learners in the physical world and 3D virtual world. Journal of Virtual Studies, 1 (1) . pp. 43-59. ISSN 2155-0107

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Abstract

This research starts by establishing from literature the importance of architectural design elements of physical learning spaces on face-to-face learning, hence, after illustrating examples of different types of architecture in Second Life,
delves into exploring the effect of individual architectural features of 3D virtual building design, such as color, shape of class, lighting and open spaces, height of space, textures and other aspects on higher education learners during online e-learning
sessions conducted in virtual worlds, in an analogy with the physical world. Learners are divided into three groups: (i) under-graduate students, (ii) post-graduate students, and (iii) adult learners and researchers. Results comprising charts and diagrams capturing, using surveys, the extent of learners’ satisfaction from being inside different 3D virtual university campuses in Second Life, representing different variations of architectural design elements in each learning space, hence their
contentment from specific design characteristics, preferences and suggestions for design of a better learning environment are demonstrated. Moreover, this presentation will reveal how this research can help initiate the development of a framework or
recommendations for building codes, for educational facilities within 3D Virtual Environments, to complement or contradict existing codes for erecting such facilities in the physical real-life world.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Journal of Virtual Studies, Vol 1 No 1 (2010): 2010 Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference Proceedings
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science
A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science > Intelligent Environments group
A. > School of Science and Technology > Design Engineering and Mathematics
Item ID: 14574
Notes on copyright: Yes
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Depositing User: Noha Saleeb
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2015 12:35
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2019 18:52
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/14574

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