Pedagogical immigration to 3D virtual worlds: a critical review of underlying themes and their concepts

Saleeb, Noha and Dafoulas, George ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2638-8771 (2010) Pedagogical immigration to 3D virtual worlds: a critical review of underlying themes and their concepts. In: IEEE 2010 International Conference on Information Society (i-Society 2010), 28-30 June 2010, London, UK.

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Abstract

A contentious issue has been in debate for the past decade, over the extent of dependency of current generations of students on information and communication technology (ICT) for education.
Despite this controversy, there is a generalisation amongst researchers that fundamental shifting of educational methods towards e-learning is deemed inevitable and beneficial to cater for emerging students’ skills and preferences. One of these newly
emergent e-learning platforms is 3D Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) like Second Life. To the authors’ knowledge, this paper is the first to derive and critically analyse, using grounded theory, advantageous and disadvantageous themes and their sub concepts of providing e-learning through 3DVLEs.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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: 14577
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Depositing User: Noha Saleeb
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2015 12:34
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2019 12:40
ISBN: 9781457718236
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/14577

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