Architectural evolution of e-learning virtual worlds: proposed design measures to enhance the e-learning experience within 3D learning spaces

Saleeb, Noha and Dafoulas, George (2012) Architectural evolution of e-learning virtual worlds: proposed design measures to enhance the e-learning experience within 3D learning spaces. In: Engaging the avatar: new frontiers in immersive education. Hinrichs, Randy and Wankel, Charles, eds. Research in management education and development . Information Age Publishing, pp. 49-82. ISBN 9781617357510

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Abstract

Numerous approaches are currently being adopted to efficiently utilize emergent 3D Virtual Worlds (VWs) for delivering e-learning, concentrating mainly on teaching and learning applications. Equally significant, this research demonstrates the importance of customizing architectural design characteristics
of 3D virtual learning spaces within these VWs as another complementary and essential user-centered approach to enhancing students’ e-learning experiences. This is achieved by displaying higher education students’ propositions and requirements from the design elements of their 3D educational spaces best suited for promoting their skills, satisfaction and participation during their e-learning sessions. These recommendations can be used by educators and designers to enhance the design features of existing and future 3D virtual educational facilities within 3D VWs to augment the students’ e-learning process.

Item Type: Book Section
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: 14585
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Depositing User: Noha Saleeb
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2015 13:44
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2019 18:52
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/14585

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