In the last few years, educators have become familiar with the concept of online education through the use of tools such as “Blackboard,” “WebCT,” and other online course delivery systems.
Teaching through Multi-User Virtual Environments: Applying Dynamic Elements to the Modern Classroom highlights the work of educators daring enough to teach in these new frontiers of education. This timely publication is a must-read for all educators and practitioners, of any subject and at any level, who wish to incorporate a dynamic online element to their classroom. It is also meant for researchers of education, computer science, and instructional technologies. Teaching through Multi-User Virtual Environments: Applying Dynamic Elements to the Modern Classroom is a one-stop resource for practices, as well as research activities, within the domain on Multi-User Virtual Environments.
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Twenty-four essays from teachers, instructional designers and academics from the fields of education and computer technology provide a comprehensive overview of the state of the art of Multi-User Virtual Environments (MUVEs) in classrooms around the world. Divided into four sections covering concepts of virtual environments, educational goals for MUVEs, language learning in MUVEs and specific techniques, applications and lesson design for virtual environments, individual chapters discuss such topics as overcoming objections to MUVEs in traditional education environments, teaching in Second Life, design for language learning in an embodied environment and healthcare education through 3D MUVE-based simulations. ...
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