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Cases on the Assessment of Scenario and Game-Based Virtual Worlds in Higher Education
Reference Book
Shannon Kennedy-Clark (Australian Catholic University, Australia), Kristina Everett (Australian Catholic University, Australia), Penny Wheeler (Australian Catholic University, Australia)
Copyright © 2014.
The ever-growing creation of new internet technologies has lead to a growing trend and use of scenario-based virtual environments and serious games in education....
Building Online Communities in Higher Education Institutions: Creating Collaborative Experience
Reference Book
Carolyn N. Stevenson (Kaplan University, USA), Joanna C. Bauer (Kaplan University, USA)
Copyright © 2014.
Members of today’s online educational settings are often isolated which can prohibit the sharing of ideas and best practices among individuals working and learning...
Technologies, Innovation, and Change in Personal and Virtual Learning Environments
Reference Book
Michael Thomas (University of Central Lancashire, UK)
Copyright © 2013.
Over the last decade there continues to be an increase in the technology and how it affects our lives. Since then the incorporation of electronic databases and...
Serious Games and Virtual Worlds in Education, Professional Development, and Healthcare
Reference Book
Klaus Bredl (Department of Media and Educational Technology at Augsburg University, Germany), Wolfgang Bösche (University of Education Karlsruhe, Germany)
Copyright © 2013.
Too often the suggestion of using games and virtual environments in an educational setting is met with skepticism and objections. Many traditionally-oriented...
Design, Utilization, and Analysis of Simulations and Game-Based Educational Worlds
Reference Book
Richard E. Ferdig (Research Center for Educational Technology - Kent State University, USA)
Copyright © 2013.
Games and simulations have emerged as new and effective tools for educational learning by providing interactivity and integration with online resources that are...
Education Portal on Climate Change with Web GIS Client
Journal Article
Vilém Pechanec (Department of Geoinformatics, Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic), Aleš Vávra (Department of Geoinformatics, Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic)
Copyright © 2013.
E-learning as the use of new multimedia technologies and the Internet is widely used to improve the quality of learning. This leads to improved quality of the...
Teaching Case
Vilém Pechanec (Department of Geoinformatics, Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic), Aleš Vávra (Department of Geoinformatics, Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic)
Copyright © 2013.
E-learning as the use of new multimedia technologies and the Internet is widely used to improve the quality of learning. This leads to improved quality of the...
Physical and Virtual Learning Spaces in Higher Education: Concepts for the Modern Learning Environment
Reference Book
Mike Keppell (Charles Sturt University, Australia), Kay Souter (LaTrobe University, Australia), Matthew Riddle (LaTrobe University, Australia)
Copyright © 2012.
Higher education is facing a renaissance in terms of its approaches to teaching and learning and the use of physical and virtual spaces. Physical and Virtual...
Virtual Learning Environments: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications
Reference Book
Information Resources Management Association (USA)
Copyright © 2012.
As the world rapidly moves online, sectors from management, industry, government, and education have broadly begun to virtualize the way people interact and learn....
Blended Learning Environments for Adults: Evaluations and Frameworks
Reference Book
Panagiotes S. Anastasiades (University of Crete, Greece)
Copyright © 2012.
There is a general notion that adult education literature generally supports the idea that teaching adults should be approached in a different way than teaching...
Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of Virtual Learning Environments
Reference Book
Michael Thomas (University of Central Lancashire, UK)
Copyright © 2012.
Virtual learning environments offer a novel environment through which teachers can engage students in active learning. Whether through virtual worlds such as...
Intelligent Tutoring Systems in E-Learning Environments: Design, Implementation and Evaluation
Reference Book
Slavomir Stankov (University of Split, Croatia), Vlado Glavinic (University of Zagreb, Croatia), Marko Rosic (University of Split, Croatia)
Copyright © 2011.
As a special class of e-learning systems, intelligent tutoring systems support and improve the learning and teaching of domain-specific knowledge, respecting...
Virtual Immersive and 3D Learning Spaces: Emerging Technologies and Trends
Reference Book
Shalin Hai-Jew (Kansas State University, USA)
Copyright © 2011.
Immersive learning has grown in popularity with the development of open-source immersive 3D learning spaces. Those in e-learning have been working to find ways to...
Teaching through Multi-User Virtual Environments: Applying Dynamic Elements to the Modern Classroom
Reference Book
Giovanni Vincenti (Towson University, USA), James Braman (Towson University, USA)
Copyright © 2011.
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...
Cases on Building Quality Distance Delivery Programs: Strategies and Experiences
Reference Book
Stephanie Huffman (University of Central Arkansas, USA), Shelly Albritton (University of Central Arkansas, USA), Barbara Wilmes (University of Central Arkansas, USA), Wendy Rickman (University of Central Arkansas, USA)
Copyright © 2011.
The field of education is continually changing to reflect the needs and demands of students. The greatest impact on education came with the introduction of...
Teaching and Learning in 3D Immersive Worlds: Pedagogical Models and Constructivist Approaches
Reference Book
Amy Cheney (Appalachian State University, USA), Robert L. Sanders (Appalachian State University, USA)
Copyright © 2011.
Virtual worlds are an area of growing interest in many sectors, including higher education. While Web-based tools have existed for years to help deliver course...
Multi-User Virtual Environments for the Classroom: Practical Approaches to Teaching in Virtual Worlds
Reference Book
Giovanni Vincenti (Towson University, USA), James Braman (Towson University, USA)
Copyright © 2011.
The future success of education depends on technological and pedagogical innovation. Unbridled by the physical constraints of both time and space, virtual spaces...
Using Technology to Connect Students with Emotional Disabilities to General Education
Journal Article
Alicia Roberts Frank (SUNY Plattsburgh, USA)
Copyright © 2011.
This case follows a high-school special-education teacher who teaches in a program for students with emotional disturbance (ED) in a large, comprehensive high...
Teaching Case
Alicia Roberts Frank (SUNY Plattsburgh, USA)
Copyright © 2011.
This case follows a high-school special-education teacher who teaches in a program for students with emotional disturbance (ED) in a large, comprehensive high...
Cases on Collaboration in Virtual Learning Environments: Processes and Interactions
Reference Book
Donna Russell (University of Missouri at Kansas City, USA)
Copyright © 2010.
As emerging technologies increase the potential for constructivist learning processes and responses, it is critical that educational researchers, instructional...
Collective Intelligence and E-Learning 2.0: Implications of Web-Based Communities and Networking
Reference Book
Harrison Hao Yang (State University of New York, USA), Steve Chi-Yin Yuen (University of Southern Mississippi, USA)
Copyright © 2010.
With the advent of Web 2.0, e-learning has the potential to become far more personal, social, and flexible. Collective Intelligence and E-Learning 2.0...
Interaction in Communication Technologies and Virtual Learning Environments: Human Factors
Reference Book
Angela T. Ragusa (Charles Sturt University, Australia)
Copyright © 2010.
Changes in the availability, quality, and quantity of communication technologies are revolutionizing and fundamentally altering how individuals and organizations...
Multiliteracies and Technology Enhanced Education: Social Practice and the Global Classroom
Reference Book
Darren Lee Pullen (University of Tasmania, Australia), David R. Cole (University of Technology - Sydney, Australia)
Copyright © 2010.
Recently, educators have begun to consider what is required in literacy curricula and best teaching practices given the demands placed on the educator sector and...
Technology-Supported Environments for Personalized Learning: Methods and Case Studies
Reference Book
John O'Donoghue (Univeristy of Central Lancashire, UK)
Copyright © 2010.
Responding to the specific needs of each student, personalized learning has the potential to refocus education on the individual rather than the institution....
International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE)
Journal
Krista Terry (Appalachian State University, USA), Amelia Cheney (Appalachian State University, USA)
Est. 2010.
The International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE) provides readers with comprehensive coverage of developments in learning...

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