Teaching through Multi-User Virtual Environments: Applying Dynamic Elements to the Modern Classroom
Release Date: August, 2010. Copyright © 2011. 588 pages.
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ISBN13: 9781616928223, ISBN10: 1616928220, EISBN13: 9781616928230
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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Michelle O. Crosby-Nagy, John M. Carfora
This chapter examines applications of information and communications technologies (ICTs) for education, including multi-user virtual environments...
Craig A. Cunningham, Kimball Harrison
In this chapter, the authors discuss some of the possibilities of Second Life for education from both theoretical and practical standpoints. First...
Russell Fewster, Denise Wood, Joff Chafer
Over a four-week period students enrolled in a second-year visual theatre course at the University of South Australia attempted to stage the online...
Paul Sweeney, Cristina Palomeque, Dafne González, Chris Speck, Douglas W. Canfield, Suzanne Guerrero, Pete MacKichan
3D voice-enabled MUVEs are increasingly being used in education and in the area of language learning, and teaching is no exception. In this chapter...
Manuela Núñez Redó, Arturo Quintana Torres, Ricardo Quirós, Inma Núñez Redó, Juan B. Carda Castelló, Emilio Camahort
In this Chapter, the authors will present an Augmented Reality (AR) system for teaching Inorganic Chemistry to university-level students. Augmented...
David R. Dannenberg
While the educational use of Second Life by the academic community is well established, the number of corporate training and development programs...
Reviews and Testimonials
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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- Applying Multi-User Virtual Environments to Education
- Classroom Experiences
- Designing Classroom Activities for MUVEs
- Digital Intelligence
- Education-Oriented Research Activities Conducted in MUVEs
- ICT Applications in U.S. Higher Education
- Second Life
- Self-Developing a MUVE
- Static vs. Dynamic Online Learning Environments
- Techno-Pedagogical Context of Distance Learning