Architectural propositions for enhancement of learning spaces within 3D Virtual Learning Environments

Saleeb, Noha and Dafoulas, George ORCID: (2010) Architectural propositions for enhancement of learning spaces within 3D Virtual Learning Environments. In: IEEE 2010 International Conference on Information Society (i- Society 2010), 28-30 June 2010, London, UK.

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Newly emergent 3D Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs), e.g. Second Life, are increasingly being utilised by many educational institutions and universities to deliver e-learning. This necessitates erection of virtual campuses to accommodate classes and sessions conducted within these worlds. However, sparse research exists that explores users’ satisfaction from buildings used within these 3DVLEs. Furthermore, no research exists that discusses contentment levels of users specifically towards 3D educational facilities, or users’ preferences and requirements from buildings’ different constructional and architectural design elements. This research investigates the presence of such impact of architectural features of 3D virtual educational buildings and classrooms on users’ comfort within them, by recording, analyzing and categorising higher education students’ and staff’s design preferences and propositions to enhance virtual campus’ learning spaces, internally and externally. This has potential to boost e-learning experiences within 3DVLEs analogous to the positive effect of physical real-life architecture on students’ learning within their respective classrooms.

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: 14578
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Depositing User: Noha Saleeb
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2015 12:29
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2019 11:56
ISBN: 9781457718236

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