Turning immigrants to citizens: merits of the pedagogical shift in 3D Virtual Learning Environments

Saleeb, Noha and Dafoulas, George (2010) Turning immigrants to citizens: merits of the pedagogical shift in 3D Virtual Learning Environments. International Journal for Infonomics (IJI), 3 (4). pp. 369-381. ISSN 1742-4712

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Abstract

The extent of reliance of current generations of students on information and communication technology (ICT) for education has been a debatable issue for decades. Despite this controversy, there is a generalization amongst researchers that
fundamental shifting of educational methods towards e-learning is deemed inevitable and beneficial to cater for students’ skills and preferences, through newly emergent 3D Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) like Second Life. This paper derives and
critically analyses, using grounded theory, advantageous themes and their sub-concepts of providing e-learning through 3DVLEs.Furthermore it discusses two identified states of learners in 3DVLEs, namely digital natives and digital immigrants, and how these pave the way for emergence of digital citizens in 3DVLEs.

Item Type: Article
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: 14590
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Depositing User: Noha Saleeb
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2015 15:39
Last Modified: 30 May 2019 19:22
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/14590

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