The integration of emerging technologies in higher education presents a new set of challenges and opportunities for educators. With a growing need for customized lesson plans in online education, educators are rethinking the design and development of their learning environments.
Utilizing Virtual and Personal Learning Environments for Optimal Learning expertly combines informative chapters and relevant case studies on the effective use of technology to enhance online education for students of varying learning styles and abilities. This publication is an essential reference source for educators, researchers, professionals, and upper-level students with an interest in leveraging digital technologies and virtual environments to enhance personalization in learning.
This publication features timely research and case studies focused on online teaching and learning techniques in higher education including immersive technologies, research methodologies, and pedagogical designs.
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Researchers in education technology, computers, and education discuss applications of immersive learning environments; personal learning environments; identity, community, and citizenship; and emerging research methodologies. The topics include teacher perceptions of the practicality and effectiveness of immersive ecological simulation, students as designers of virtual world learning environments, using massively multiplayer role playing games to support second-language learning: a case study of the student journey, the trajectory of an institutional personal learning environment in higher education based on an electronic portfolios system, and revisiting the effects and affordances of virtual manipulatives for mathematics learning.
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