Investigating student satisfaction from environmental and architectural design elements of 3D educational facilities within 3D virtual worlds

Saleeb, Noha and Dafoulas, George ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2638-8771 (2010) Investigating student satisfaction from environmental and architectural design elements of 3D educational facilities within 3D virtual worlds. In: 3rd World Summit on the Knowledge Society (WSKS 2010).

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Abstract

Evolving online virtual worlds are intensely being utilised as 3D
Virtual Learning Environments (3D VLEs) by hundreds of universities worldwide. However, there is inadequate academic research depicting satisfaction of users from the environmental design factors of 3D virtual buildings used within these virtual worlds. Specifically, there is no research evidence representing satisfaction of educational facilities’ users, namely students and faculty, from the architectural design characteristics of their 3D
virtual university campuses. This research focuses explicitly on capturing the contentment levels of students towards specified variations of certain architectural design elements of the 3D virtual learning spaces, where educational sessions are conducted in 3D VLEs. This hence provides preliminary guidelines on how to enhance the design of these spaces to augment e-learning experiences of students within 3D VLEs; achieved by analysing survey results representing students’ opinions towards different architectural features of the learning spaces within different university 3D virtual campuses.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Design Engineering and Mathematics
A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science
A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science > Intelligent Environments group
Item ID: 14581
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Depositing User: Noha Saleeb
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2015 12:24
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2019 23:08
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/14581

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